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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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  1. Positive: 4 out of 11
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  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 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.
  3. Nov 26, 2019
    80
    The original ToeJam and Earl is a pretty good microcosm of the early 1990s, complete with its aesthetic roots in hip-hop culture. HumaNature has successfully brought the duo into 2019 with a thorough update that maintains that same aesthetic, while adding in more up-to-date components. For the uninitiated, the game will feel … um, “fresh” … while old-school gamers will have plenty of nostalgia combined with new references everyone will get. With the holiday season upon us again, having this game handy for party guests would amp up any gathering. You’ll have to provide your own carrot suit, however.
  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. Feb 28, 2019
    70
    ToeJam and Earl: Back in the Groove is a very faithful comeback. However, outside of some lovely looking visuals, things haven’t really kept up with the times. It’s fun in short bursts, but be prepared for things to get a bit too repetitive, a bit too quickly, especially in solo play. The soundtrack, on the other hand, is as brilliant and as funky as it ever was. When all is said and done, die-hard fans of the originals will find the most value here.
  6. 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.
  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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  2. Mixed: 0 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