5. ToeJam & Earl
First Release: ToeJam & Earl (1991, Sega Mega Drive/Sega Genesis)
Last Release: ToeJam & Earl III: Mission to Earth (2002, Xbox)
This series is proof that aliens have been listening to Rakim and Heavy D records. ToeJam & Earl featured two funky non-earthlings who threw tomatoes and collected presents. Sound weird? Yeah, but it was weird and fun when it was initially released.
The platforming-centered sequel was just as good, if not better than its predecessor. The dance off's with other aliens was a favorite. The Xbox sequel that dropped years ago left a lot to be desired, so now we're in the market for a new iteration for this generation of consoles.
How should it play? Side-scrolling run and jumping or open world gameplay? Who cares? These characters just need to show up. Motion-controlled “Jam Out” sessions must be present too. Word.