First Look: Toki Tori by Two Tribes
Two Tribes – the developer of Toki Tori for other platforms such as Nintendo’s Wii (WiiWare) have teamed up with game publisher Chillingo to bring this excellent puzzle game to the iPhone. Two Tribes’ announcement from February 9th originally stated that the game would be released in the first quarter of 2009, however we are told now by publisher Chillingo that the release will come in the next few weeks.
Toki Tori is a puzzle game where you are a baby chick set out to save your siblings (not yet hatched from their eggs) from certain doom. You are given certain tools and items (eg: Telewarp, Freeze-o-Matic and InstantRock™) and a limited number of each tool that you can use in order to navigate the level and save all of the eggs. Use the items wisely to ensure you can save all of your unhatched siblings!
In the porting efforts of the game to the iPhone, Two Tribes said in their statement that a full revamping of the controls was necessary in order to take advantage of all the iPhone’s capabilities: “The controls have been redesigned to make full use of the multi-touch screen and tilt sensor.” Martijn Reuvers, Managing Director at Two Tribes had this to say about the game: “A lot of games get dumbed down before being released on the iPhone, but we believe in full quality games and offer exactly this with Toki Tori.”
Given Chillingo’s already excellent release history of games for the iPhone and the commitment of Two Tribes to deliver an excellent port of Toki Tori we’re sure that this game will be a smash hit. A full review will be posted on our site once the final version is released so check back soon. In the meantime, there are a couple of videos for you to feast your eyes on…
Toki Tori is not yet available in the iTunes App Store.
Developer: Two Tribes
Game footage from WiiWare:
Game Footage from iPhone Preview Version (TouchArcade.com):