Aw! Lookit all the pweety birdies! I saved them all!
After getting stuck on just about every puzzle in the game, but managing to solve them all just before Miiverse stepped in to help, I finally reached the final special frog and “captured” it, sending it to the room with the giant evil heart, and the game was won!
Now, I expect there’s something to be gained by collecting all the little symbol things strewn across the map, dumping them into some device I found, and I’m still short some photos, but for now I’m done with the game. It was great, but I’m not sure I want to bother with the post-credits clean up. Especially with too many other games to do!
This image shows just one of $hlmun places where I got stuck. So stuck I thought I’d have to give up. So I posted on Miiverse, and before I got a reply, I figured it out myself.
Exactly like I did with every other puzzle where I got stuck.
I’ve just realised this is the first time I’ve mentioned this game here. Not really surprising, as I bought it as soon as it came out, and hated it. It was too fiddly, the map was impossible to understand, and the puzzles were – even near the start – frustrating. I played for about an hour, and gave up.
Then I dug it out again a few days ago, and persevered with it. Eventually, the map made sense. I discovered ways of making creatures do things. I eventually figured out that our sparky chums in that screenshot could be doused with water to fizz them out. Then the second part of the game kicked in – you reach a giant heart, and are shown areas to find special frogs, which you have to lure into vacuum tubes. So off you go again, warping round (ah! that’s what the monoliths are for!) trying to get the special frogs.
And, somehow, the game is now awesome.
With 4 of the (it appears) 5 frogs caught, I think I’m nearing the end, but I’m really glad I gave Toki Tori 2 another shot.
Yeah, yeah – I wasn’t going to buy any more Wii downloadable content. Partly because of the nasty experience I’ve had losing full access to £400-worth of Xbox 360 DLC (all Microsoft’s fault), but mainly because my Wii is full and I don’t want to delete or move anything until Nintendo develop some proper sort of storage system.
But then I saw Toki Tori on the new-today WiiWare shop.
I had to move two N64 VC games, and delete my WiiFit channel, but it’s now bought, downloaded and played. And? It’s very good! It’s cute, and reminds me a lot of Adventure of Lolo – which is aces. So far I’ve completed all of the first world’s normal levels, most of the hard levels, and about 4 of the second world’s levels. Some of the hard ones have been more than a little difficult…