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|ToeJam & Earl|
|Developer(s)||ToeJam & Earl Productions|
|Distributor(s)||Wii Virtual Console|
|System(s)||Sega Genesis, GameTap, Wii|
|Followed by||ToeJam & Earl in Panic on Funkotron|
|Series||ToeJam & Earl|
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|Twitch||ToeJam & Earl Channel|
ToeJam & Earl is the first in a series of action-adventure games for the Sega Genesis and Xbox consoles. The first game was released on March 12, 1991 in North America. The games feature the two eponymous characters, aliens from a planet called Funkotron, who accidentally crash on Earth after their ship collides with an asteroid.
The games were created by ToeJam & Earl Productions, formerly known as Johnson Voorsanger Productions (JVP), of San Rafael, California by founders Greg Johnson and Mark Voorsanger. Scott Berfield was the producer and it was published by Sega of America. The music was written by John Baker.
The game's premise starts with ToeJam and Earl cruising the stars in their spaceship, when ToeJam decides to let Earl drive. As a result, the pair crash-land on Earth, their spaceship broken into ten pieces. They must search for the pieces and reassemble their spaceship in order to return home to the planet Funkotron. As they do so, they face a variety of Earthlings that either stand in their way (by causing the player to lose health in various ways) or help by providing beneficial services (for a small fee).
The gameplay consists of the player controlling the characters around a multitude of levels in a search for their Funkotronic space ship parts, while fighting earthlings with tomatoes. During the game, the player will also collect present boxes which contain special items. The items vary from food (to gain or lose health points) to rocket-skate shoes, and each different type of present box contains the same kind item.