Excerpt: Over the past few years the only way Tecmo and Family Friendly Gaming were put together is if the prefix anti was applied. When a report on Tokobot on the Playstation Portable came across my desk I was more than just a little skeptical.
Excerpt: Considering the anemic status of the PSP's library at the moment, it pains me to see UMDs with potential that end up being mediocre, one right after another. Every time something new hits shelves, I wonder if it's going to be the thing that kickstarts Sony's shiny black portable into being a valid...
Excerpt: Tokobot 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.
Excerpt: However, unlike that title, Tokobot is a completely new game from Tecmo where a young explorer named Bolt controls a small army of cute, little robots who can join together and shapeshift into new contraptions used to navigate the ancient ruins which you are asked to traverse.
Conclusion: Tokobot isn’t a game that will win any awards; it isn’t a game that will be talked about in a few years from now. But Tokobot is a game that takes advantage of much maligned PSP platform and just makes a very simple and fun game that a lot of PSP owners will be sure to enjoy.
Conclusion: Kung Fu Chaos all in all is a “party game” that is based around the purpose of being “fun”. Well I will flat out say I did very limited fun while playing the single player mode. It just was very repetitive and it just didn’t do anything new or interesting to keep me interested.
Conclusion: Tokobot also features a Time Attack mode (once you’ve completed the story mode fully), as well as a selection of mini games. It’s a good solid package of entertainment, one that you can play for minutes or hours.
Pros: A unique style and charm all of its own, Steady learning curve and constant challenge, Fun from start to finish
Cons: Some dodgy translation, Occasionally dopey camera, A few extremely tricky jumping puzzles, Music is a bizarre mix freeform jazz and annoyingly boppy J-pop crap