Toejam and Earl; 2 Alien's from the Planet of Funkotron..where funk oozes from the lowliest bug to the highest tree. After crashlanding on Earth, they must find the pieces of their rocket ship to repair it and get back to their planet. Earthlings met along they way, steal TJ and Earl's health and funk and have to be defeated by being caputured inside a jar.
I spent 2/3rd of my gametime as a child, playing Toejam and Earl. It wasn't violence based, so my mum loved it. In special levels they would have to use a trampoline to perform mid-air stunts (not disimilar from the air stunts in the first Tony Hawks game). Funk-based video games have died out, being replaced with cocaine or rifle based ones.
This game is indicative of a time when early hip-hop was everywhere, parachute pants were the rage and Fresh Prince was God. For the time, the graphics were remarkably good, a colourful and fairly challenging platform game, that was just good fun.