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Tokobot Plus: Mysteries of the Karakuri review

AT A GLANCE
  • Cute, cute, cute
  • Puzzle elements handled nicely
  • Budget price
  • Camera angles
  • Lots of jaggy graphics
  • Controls could be smoother

It’s a crazy world. We all expected the PSP to get its fair share of ports from the PS2. Recently, though we’ve seen a number of PSP to PS2 ports with Mercury Meltdown and Liberty City Stories all making their way over to the PS2. The choice of porting Tokobot to PS2 seems a strange one.



You control a human who is aided by a number of tiny robot helpers who make formations with you (called Joins) to traverse mazes and traps and defeat enemies in a variety of dungeons and ruins. There’s a convoluted story about ancient civilizations and uncovering treasure. If you’ve played the PSP version you’ll know it well, as this is almost a direct copy of that game with a few extra levels and characters grafted in.

No real improvements have been made to the game which is a wasted opportunity as the poor camera and basic graphics stand out even more on the PS2 than in the original version. Pick it up at a budget price if you haven’t played the original.

More Info

Jan 12 2007 - PS2 (UK)
Available Platforms: PS2
Genre: Action
Published by: Tecmo
Developed by: Tecmo, Volition
ESRB Rating:
Everyone: Cartoon Violence
PEGI Rating:
7+

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