ToeJam & Earl Bringing Funk Back To PlayStation 3

By Spencer . July 20, 2012 . 12:32pm

toejSega has been re-releasing classics like Gunstar Heroes and soon Jet Set Radio as PlayStation Network downloads. ToeJam & Earl is coming next.


Sources tell Siliconera that the two Sega Genesis games ToeJam & Earl and its side-scrolling sequel ToeJam & Earl in Panic on Funkotron are slated for re-release as part of Sega’s Vintage Collection.


ToeJam & Earl, if you never played it before, has a good sense of humor and roguelike mechanics at its core. Players have to search for ten spaceship pieces on randomly generated maps. ToeJam & Earl in Panic on Funkotron went in a different direction and has players capture earthlings who somehow got to Funkotron in jars.

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  • MrRobbyM

    As highly as I doubt this will ever happen, I hope the re-releases of the old Sega classics means they want to actually do something with them. I mean, I really just want a new JSR game. This generation would feel complete with a new one.

  • Jack Frazee

    Oh, heck yes! ToeJam & Earl was one of my absolute favorite Genesis games.

  • Crevox

    This game is OP

    Now give sequel

    • cj_iwakura

      Yeah, uh, they tried that. It went badly.

      • Crevox

        I wouldn’t call that a sequel… I wouldn’t even call #2 a sequel. Or at least, not a proper sequel.

  • VenerableSage

    I approve of TJ&E.

    However… it’d be nice if Sega would bother to port, like, 95% of their Saturn library to XBLA/PSN. Far too many classics that basically no modern gamer has the ability to play (without resorting to illegal measures, anyway).

    Please, Sega? Pretty please? With gold rings and chaos emeralds on top?

  • Kyle D. Johnson

    Haha, I’m looking at my Genesis cartridge of this game as I type this. Memories~

    I didn’t like Panic Funkotron all that much, though…

  • Anime10121

    Loved Panic on Funkotron, used to play that game all the time as a kid!  It was just so bizarre :P dont remember much about the first one, but a question Sega, WHERE THE FREAK IS SONIC 3 and S&K for PSN!?!?  But alas, that can easily be overlooked (by now I’m sure it is) since Sega is bringing so many awesome classics back to the forefront JSR, Nights, SA2, TJ&E, etc.  Good to be an old Sega fan right about now:)

  • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

    Ahhh.^^ My good old childhood. Here hoping that if the fame is kinda successful there, Sega will be able to come out with a new series for this game there. As current handheld should be able to improve a lot factor of this game there.^^

  • TheInternetNomad

    where is sonic 3 (and knuckles)

  • Chow

    * Starts doing impressions of the voice samples in the game. *

    “Yeah!  All right!”

    • Chow

      “LA lala!”

  • miyamoto

    What Sega? ! Guardian Heroes for PS3 this instant!

  • Keitaro004

    We’re paying 6$ for virtual toe-jam now, huh?

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