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Attack of the Killer Tomatoes (NES)

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Title Screen

Attack of the Killer Tomatoes

Developer: Imagineering
Publisher: T·HQ
Platform: NES
Released in US: January 1992
Released in EU: 1991


DevMessageIcon.png This game has a hidden developer message.
DevTextIcon.png This game has hidden development-related text.
GraphicsIcon.png This game has unused graphics.
MusicIcon.png This game has unused music.


Attack of the Killer Tomatoes is a platformer based on a Saturday morning cartoon based on an old movie. Don't bother with the rotten tomatoes, this game already has plenty of them.

Placeholder Screen

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Use the Game Genie codes GAKEGLAA, EPKETUAN, and LASAALYE to replace the title screen with this odd placeholder screen.

Hmmm...

Though the screen does have its own associated palette (top row), it is immediately overwritten with the title screen palette when using the aforementioned codes. Aside from a couple of swapped colors, it bears a striking resemblance to the palette used by the PC EGA video adapter (bottom row).


(Source: BMF54123)

Easter Egg

Aww, how cute.

After losing your last life, before the message "TRY AGAIN TOMATO FACE" and tomato eyes appear on the screen, press and hold Down + Left + A + B. The message "ROB LOVES SANDY" will appear. Rob Harris is one of the game's programmers.

Unused Music

Tracks 5 and 10 in the NSF are short, unused jingles, the latter is a short snippet of the music from the final stage that ends abruptly.

Track 5

Track 10

Developer Text

Inside the US and European ROMs at 0x25332, there's a block of temporary messages.

TEMP MESSAGE
AT BEGINNING OF LEVEL
AUTO-TIMEOUT LEVEL 1
TEMP MESSAGE 
AT BEGINNING OF LEVEL
AUTO-TIMEOUT LEVEL 2
TEMP MESSAGE
AT BEGINNING OF LEVEL
AUTO-TIMEOUT LEVEL 3
TEMP MESSAGE
AT BEGINNING OF LEVEL
AUTO-TIMEOUT LEVEL 4
TEMP MESSAGE
AT BEGINNING OF LEVEL
AUTO-TIMEOUT LEVEL 5