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If you’re of a certain age, you probably had a Sega Genesis growing up. You probably adored ToeJam & Earl, the funky and humor-laden adventure game that followed two rapping aliens that crash-landed on Earth and immediately try to escape. If you don’t religiously follow gaming news, you may have missed that ToeJam & Earl are back in the groove with a sequel that launched today on Steam. I’m playing it on Linux since there’s a native version available (Mac OS + Windows too), and I had to laugh when seeing the “official” system requirements.
;ToeJam & Earl: Back in the Groove; box art
As an old-school rogue-lite adventure game with a 16-bit aesthetic, you can play it on pretty much anything. Windows users, for example, need merely an Intel Core 2 Q6600 CPU or an AMD Phenom 9850 on the processor side. If you have at least 4GB of RAM and an Nvidia 9800GT (an 11-year-old video card), you’re also good to go. And make sure to carve out a paltry 3GB of space on your drive.
What if you’re playing on Linux? Reddit spotted the official system requirements and here they are:
Linux PC requirements for ToeJam & Earl: Back in the Groove
Linux games will need “a good one” where the CPU is concerned. As for graphics, we learn that the game “has some.” I can confirm, however, that the claim of needing only 3MB of space is false.
I’m not sure if this is an inside joke or just a humorous way of saying “look, this game runs on anything so these system requirement listings are silly.”
ToeJam & Earl: Back in the Groove is available now for $19.99 on Steam.