ToeJam & Earl PS3 release dreams realized

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The PlayStation 3 may be about to get incredibly funky on us. There’s new rumors out claiming that a re-release of Sega Megadrive classic ToeJam & Earl is on the way, not just the original game but also the sequel as well.

We really hope this happens, as it remains one of the true retro gems in our opinion and a game that first showed how fun co-op can be. Not only was the game one of the Megadrive’s best, but it also has arguably the most funkiest video game soundtrack known in history – we challenge you to find one game which has funkier music than ToeJam & Earl.

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Unfortunately, Sega hasn’t confirmed this as a fact yet, but Siliconera seem to be confident that the game is coming along with ToeJam & Earl in Panic on Funkotron, as part of a new Sega Vintage collection on the PS3. We’re a bit disappointed that this is just a re-release rather than a full remake, as we think a proper HD remake would be an excellent addition on console.

It would also give a history lesson to the current generation of gamers who play nothing but Call of Duty every day. ToeJam & Earl belongs in the same leagues as Sonic, Mario and Zelda in our opinion and we hope that Sega are now planning to embrace it. I fondly remember the countless hours of playing with my pal Tim, flying down to a secret Lemonade island in the corner of the map. I also remember how annoying those boogeymen were and I’m pretty sure we never completed it, due to a no nonsense difficulty curve.

I even still have the original Megadrive cartridge as well, as you can see in the image above. If you played ToeJam & Earl too in the Megadrive glory days, let us know your thoughts on the idea of the game re-releasing on the PS3. Will you be buying it?

  • Wbradley

    Best game I’ve ever played to date! Still have my megadrive cartridge and love it. I’m not sure how the game would translate to HD though. As long as the makers don’t get too hung up on trying to ‘re-invent’ it! I’d for sure give it a go though. Super-funktastik.