Attack of the Killer Tomatoes

a game by THQ, and Imagineering Inc.
Genre: Platformer
Platforms: NESNES, GameBoy
Editor Rating: 5/10, based on 4 reviews
User Rating: 4.0/10 - 1 vote
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Attack of the Killer Tomatoes
Attack of the Killer Tomatoes
Attack of the Killer Tomatoes
Attack of the Killer Tomatoes

This title is based on the sizzling new Saturday morning cartoon coming up this fall which features a roving band of wild and crazy, what else, tomatoes!

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System requirements:

  • PC compatible
  • Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP
  • P-200, 32 MB RAM

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System requirements:

  • PC compatible
  • Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP

Game Reviews

Amgh! Splat! Squish! These are just a few of the words you might associate with a video game based on Attack of the Killer Tomatos. It was a movie, it is a TV cartoon, and now it's going to be a Game Boy cart by THQ.

Live on Location

Daring news reporter Whitley White brings us the story of a band of rogue beefsteaks set on the loose by Gangrene. They're demolishing inas. terrorizina citizens, and in aeneral making a nuisance of themselves in San Zucchini city. Wilbur Fin-letter, veteran of the Tomato Wars, volunteers to stop Gangrene from fulfilling his fertiliza-tion fantasies.

Wilbur Strikes Back

Wilbur is one tough cookie when it comes to de-juicing vegetables. For this side-view assignment, he limbers up his feet for running, boots for bouncing, and Swords for tomato-slicing. Wilbur also cruises on a Skateboard and free-floats in a Parachute. He gets unlimited continues, a plus, but controls like a rotten you-know-what, a minus. In addition, for some unfathomable reason, Button B jumps and A attacks instead of the usual other-way around.

The Swords, as well as energyboosting Medals, 1-up awarding Hearts, and speed-inducing Lightning Bolts, are scattered throughout this 13-level gardene s nightmare. Wilbur can also retrieve tiny Cherry Tomatoes from smushed big tomatoes, 100 of which translates into an extra life. A spinning "X" icon multiplies points and Cherry Tomatoes, so snatch it if you see it.

Tomato Iteachery

Tomatoes here, tomatoes there, tomatoes everywhere. You'll go head-to-vine with Piranha Tomatoes, Skull Tomatoes, Cloud Tomatoes, Mouther Tomatoes, Roller Tomatoes, Shrapnel Tomatoes, Mexican Tomatoes, Ballistic Seeder Tomatoes, Bat Tomatoes, and Super Boss Tomatoes. Yikes! Yucky! Who dreams up this stuff? The landscapes include the streets, rooftops, and countryside of San Zucchini.

Not the Pick of the Crop

What sets Attack of the Killer Tomatoes apart from other games is, well, nothing. The graphics aren't eye-straining, and the music is worth a listen, but neither really excels. After a while, the game action "grows" ho-hum, even with tomatoes wearing sombreros.

Killer Tomatoes is an all-around decent attempt at another side-scroller for the Game Boy, but in the final analysis, it's likely to be too silly and too uncontrollable for some tastes; average hack-n-splatter action. "Splat!" indeed.

ProTips:

  • To jump as high as possible, don't run, just stand still and hold down B.
  • To collect an item floating off a ledge, jump out, grab it, and hook back to safety with the controller.
  • You need the Tomato Juice Can to exit a level. Punch and kick everywhere to find it.
  • Climb down this Level Four house's chimney to uncover a hidden area.
  • Walk through walls in Level Ten to reach secret item areas.
  • Bust blocks and smash windows from below for bonus points.
  • Don't enter the funky steam-spewing processor machine or you'll be.
  • To beat any of the three boss beefsteaks, toss a sword as soon as he unsquishes and repeat If you run out of blades, switch to your stomp attack.

The home grown baddies from the Saturday morning cartoons are back in action! This time on the the GameBoy. You are needed to stop a wicked scientist on his power-mad scheme to take control of the world with his race of killer mutant tomatoes at his side!

This new title is based on the Saturday morning cartoon. You are a young boy out on a mission to stop an invasion of mutant veggies from total Earth domination!

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