Conclusion: Tokobots alone won't get you through this game, however; your skills will be tested as you make precision jumps, battle an assortment of enemies, and try to figure out what you must do in order to continue deeper into the game's stages. Be assured–at times, you'll fail, and you'll die.
Conclusion: Tokobot Plus doesn’t really have much going for it at all. It’s not that there’s anything really badly wrong with the game – well, expect for the camera – it’s just that there’s nothing that’s terribly exciting about it either. If you’re after a badly paced, bland platformer with gameplay that seemed out of date when it appeared on the handheld two years ago, then look no further.
Excerpt: Tokobot Plus: Mysteries of The Karakuri is a platforming puzzler from Tecmo that features a group of little robots who can work together to help you out in a number of tricky situations. These robots were apparently created many, many years ago by a prehistoric civilisation. Many years later they were rediscovered by an agent of the Canewood's Lab research agency.
Excerpt: For all the crap that the PSP gets for being the home of endless PlayStation 2 ports, it's actually managing to spawn a few creative games of its own, some of which are starting to make the leap to the PS2. It's happening with Ignition's (both versions, since the PS2 game merrily lifts almost all the content from the PSP one -- meaning the games are nearly identical) takes place in the realm of Moritari where thousands years ago, it was a hell of a party; a device called...
Conclusion: Karakuri attacks at the push of a single button. There is also a new point upgrade system added into the game to allow players to power up their combination attacks as well as increase their life bars. Many upgraded attacks will feature special animated sequences in addition to the extra damage they will deal out. Another new skill in the Tokobot arsenal is the ability to absorb the powers of their fallen enemies.
Conclusion: If you're a 3D-platforming fanatic and you have a PSP then I can see you perhaps picking up the PSP version, albeit largely thanks to a lack of much else on the platform. However, stretching the game out to the big screen doesn't do it any favours and on the PS2 there are plenty of other games out there that offer greater depth and fun than Tokobot.
Pros: Presentation is nice
Cons: It's a conversion from a PSP game and it shows
Tokobot Plus: Mysteries Of The Karakuri PS2 Review
29 January 2007
Excerpt: The Tokobot series is truly an inoffensive one… since starting out on the PSP last year it was one of those games I knew nothing about going in but after playing I found I really loved it. Sadly it was also a game I could never talk with anyone else about without getting hit with the question “ what the hell is a Tokobot? ” Anyways, now Tokobot is off the PSP and is open to a whole new audience… that’s the good news.