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  • Summary: The iconic ‘90s duo is back in the groove with all-new presents to help them navigate this wack planet ”Earth” and retrieve all the lost pieces to the Rapmaster Rocket. Team up for co-op play to discover secret locations, hidden presents and new friends.

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ToeJam & Earl: Back In The Groove . -Launch Trailer
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Mar 19, 2019
    90
    This game helped me understand why people love the original ToeJam & Earl so much. Back in the Groove basically renders the original obsolete. I would recommend it to any fan of the original and to anyone who wants a unique and less action packed game to play, even more so if you have friends to play with. It will be exciting to see what’s next for the funk duo and their friends.
  2. Apr 5, 2019
    80
    I enjoyed my first foray into ToeJam & Earl and really enjoyed the childhood memories that it brought out. It’s a solid title for a single player playthrough but the multiplayer may not be for everyone, which is unfortunate because it’s great to see a couch co-op title spread itself into an online experience. Fans of the series will definitely and should buy!
  3. Apr 17, 2019
    80
    Toejam & Earl: Back in the Groove was everything I wanted from a modern revisit to the series — it’s bright, it’s funky, and it has an obvious love for the past with modern twists. The single and local components are great and the experience holds up well. That said, those looking for online co-op may want to look elsewhere.
  4. Feb 28, 2019
    70
    Bristling with energy and a bright, breezy '90s-inspired style, ToeJam & Earl: Back in the Groove harks back to a simpler time, when life was a little bit funkier. And fun. This is a fun game.
  5. Mar 6, 2019
    63
    Human Nature succeed In bringing back ToeJam & Earl. The old fans will enjoy this again with its iconic and legendary 90s characters.
  6. Official Xbox Magazine UK
    Apr 9, 2019
    60
    A short, funky old-school nostalgia trip that fails to fulfil its potential.
  7. Feb 28, 2019
    50
    ToeJam and Earl may have gained cult status for their past escapades, but unless you're a hardcore fan of the series, the magic doesn't quite carry over to the 21st century.

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  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
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  1. May 1, 2019
    10
    Maxing the score to offset the review bombers (why do people do that, anyway?). Back in the Groove is every bit as great as the original gameMaxing the score to offset the review bombers (why do people do that, anyway?). Back in the Groove is every bit as great as the original game on the Genesis, and better in many ways. It's ridiculously fun and endlessly replayable. Even the price is right! Expand
  2. Mar 1, 2019
    8
    ToeJam & Earl, ahhh... I remember the nostalgia of the original game back in 1991 because it was one of my favorite games on the Sega Genesis.ToeJam & Earl, ahhh... I remember the nostalgia of the original game back in 1991 because it was one of my favorite games on the Sega Genesis. I remember the laughs the enjoyment the original game would gave me. Again laughed with the newest entry in the series, thanks to the as always wacky visuals and sound design. There are minor technical issues every now as I'm sure they were also there in the original before I use to notice such things. I quickly forgot to notice these issues, thanks to the very fun gameplay when played with a friend truly shines through. It’s also fun when played on your own as well and there’s more than enough content to keep you interested, I just preferred playing it co-op with a friend. Whether you chose to play alone or with a friend is the perfect balance of being fun and challenging at the same time. If like me you’re a fan of the franchise then you’ll thoroughly enjoy what ToeJam & Earl: Back in the Groove has to offer, because it stays true to the fans and it offers you a ton of fun and enjoyable moments throughout. Two Thumbs up and a recommendation for fans and newcomers alike. Expand