Excerpt: The indomitable spirit of dopey looking bird Toki Tori has come to the aid of the barren Wii U software landscape. Toki Tori 2 , an eShop title, revives and reinvents a franchise created in 2001 on the Game Boy Color. That was problematic; something called the Game Boy Advance had already hit shelves, causing the general public to mostly ignore Toki Tori . So it is rather remarkable that all these years later we find a sequel in our hands.
Excerpt: Toki Tori 2 is the most impressive downloadable title on the Wii U to date. This little puzzle game is stuffed with personality. This rotund yellow bird is out and about when this black ooze shoots up. He goes through a massive forest solving puzzles along the way.
Excerpt: Title: Toki Tori 2 Developer: Two Tribes Platform: Wii U (eShop) Release Date: 4th April 2013 Price: £12.99/$14.99 After an 18 month period of development, Toki Tori 2 has finally arrived on the Wii U. Available to buy exclusively from the eShop, the open world puzzler is crafted with delightful visuals and an even cuter set of characters.
Puzzle game without any instructions could vex younger kids.
Common Sense Media
6 March 2013
Summary: Parents need to know that Toki Tori 2 is a side-scrolling puzzle adventure game. It has very little violence (expect a cartoonish shock animation every now and then) and no other iffy content. It stars a bird under the player's control who runs around colorful environments solving contextual conundrums by tweeting and stomping the ground to make other animals and objects move. Note, this game was purposefully designed without any instructions or tutorials.
Summary: Toki Tori 2 takes the Two Tribes mascot in a bold, ambitious new direction, and represents a unique offering on the Wii U eShop. At its best it's a visually appealing, intuitive experience that truly teaches you to use powers of deduction and to think creatively. The offset of the hands-off approach to narrative is that the lack of guidance can be daunting and, at times, detrimental — it's simply too easy to miss a subtle clue and wander aimlessly with no suggestion of...
Conclusion: Don’t let the cute birds and frogs fool you, Toki Tori 2 is a very charming, but highly challenging puzzle game that will bring you to your knees before you find out the light. No hand holding allowed.
Pros: Does a lot with very little, Very challenging, Super charming, No hand holding