First thing: keep reading. Second thing: We’ve written about Toki Tori before, in passing, but with a demo released, it’s now time for you to pay proper attention. Third thing: keep reading. Fourth Thing: despite its hyper-cute styling, this is a devilishly smart little puzzle game which recalls me of the intricate post-Lemmings stuff which appeared on the Amiga. You simply have a limited number of tools and have to collect all the eggs on the level. The level doesn’t want you to. Who will win? It’s just lovely pure game design. Fifth thing: It’s also dirt cheap. The game’s five dollars (aka Three-quid-fifty) from all your favourite digital download places (Steam! Impulse! Gamers Gate! And – er – Mac Game Store!). Sixth Thing: Demo’s on the steam page (or the Mac Game Store page) and you can watch some actual little footage below.
Seventh thing: I’ve resisted the urge to write Tik-Tok-Toki-Tori for the whole post. I will submit now. Eighth Thing: it was originally a GameBoy Colour game, before being brought to the Iphone and the WiiWare. I’m really glad to see a developer who isn’t working in our field choosing to step over. Ninth Thing: Stop reading and play the bally demo.