Toki: Going Ape Spit

Toki: Going Ape Spit

An ape-themed platformer developed by TAD Corporation.

Overview

A side-scrolling platformer from TAD Corporation. Players control a character that has been transformed into a primate with the ability to shoot fireballs from his mouth. Originally developed for Japanese arcades, the game would later appear on multiple home computers and consoles, including the Sega Genesis, Nintendo Entertainment System, and the Atari Lynx. The Genesis port was developed by Santos (later rebranded as Megasoft) and Sega, which greatly expanded the length of the game with new levels. Toki was eventually remade in 2018 by French developers Microids.

The goal of the game is to rescue Toki's girlfriend, who was whisked away by the same evil Dr. Stark (or the witch doctor Vookimedlo in other versions) that transformed the hero. This involves fighting past hostile mutant minions, using Toki's powerful spitting attack - which can be upgraded - to bring them down from a distance.