MasonicGamer.com - As I sat at home on a lazy Thanksgiving afternoon, I decided to play some games. I didn’t fancy anything too intense, nor anything that required a great deal of concentration. I wanted something comforting and familiar that would go well with the happiness of the holiday. I settled upon an old favourite – the Sega classic, ToeJam & Earl, which had recently been released on Xbox Live Arcade.
I already own boxed copies of both ToeJam & Earl and its sequel, Panic on Funkatron, but I knew that for a few MS Points I could land versions of these titles that added a few little extras. The graphics haven’t been updated, nor has the sound been tweaked. There are no extra levels, characters, or game modes. However, extra challenge is found in the form of little things called Achievements.
I should let you know that I’m not a so-called “Achievement whore”, whose only goal when playing games is to boost their Gamerscore. However, when it comes to games I like, I want everyone to know how good I am. Much as one may wear a t-shirt sporting their favourite band or movie, my achievements serve as notice to others that I’m a fan of something. In this case, I want people to know I’m an old school Sega kid.