'80s arcade platformer Toki is getting a Switch release with a wooden arcade cabinet
July 10, 20181 min read
Years back, like try 29 years ago, Toki was released in arcades. No not Toki Tori, the puzzle game with the adorable bird mascot: rather, straight up Toki, a platformer starring an ape. Also known as "JuJu Densetsu" in Japan, Toki saw a modest release in arcades, followed by ports on several home consoles, and in 2009, a low key mobile release -- now it's coming to Switch on November 22.
Publisher Microids is going all out, too, as the "Retrollector Edition" comes with prints, the game, a comic, stickers sheets, and wait for it...a wooden arcade machine that houses a Switch. They actually got Philippe Dessoly, artist for the Amiga version, to return for the game's visuals as artistic director, as it'll sport a whole new graphical sheen.
It doesn't seem to have a swap-on, swap-off retro to new style option like Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap , but the success of that remake definitely kicked off a trend of cult retro revivals.