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Tomba!

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Tomba!

Also known as: Tombi! (EU), Ore! Tomba (JP)
Developer: Whoopee Camp
Publishers: SCEA (US), SCEE (EU), Whoopee Camp (JP)
Platform: PlayStation
Released in JP: December 25, 1997
Released in US: July 1, 1998
Released in EU: September 1998


MovieIcon.png This game has unused cinematics.
ItemsIcon.png This game has unused items.
RegionIcon.png This game has regional differences.


So very stubbly.
This page is rather stubbly and could use some expansion.
Are you a bad enough dude to rescue this article?
Hmmm...
To do:
  • Page introduction
  • Search for unused areas
  • More unused items(?)
  • Unused graphics
  • Remains of a level select
  • More regional differences

Unused Video

This video shows the Iron Castle area being freed from the Evil Pigs, yet this area is never accessible in the game nor is there a pig to break the spell for it. This hints that the Iron Castle might have been a far bigger area than it is in the final version.

Unused Items

There are several unused items in the game code. Most of them have a placeholder description.

Item Name Description
Map A handy world map.
Rain Essence ...???
Torn Map 1 ...???
Torn Map 2 ...???
Rubber Gloves ...???
Iron ...???
Iron Wheel A strong cogwheel.
Letter ...???
Wood ...???
Shovel ...???
Electric Eel ...???
Black Water ...???
Red Candy ...???
Blue Candy ...???
Green Candy ...???
Black Candy ...???
Silver Candy ...???
Coconuts Empty the coconut and fill it with something else for an exciting event.
Funga Leather ...???
Funga Tree ...???
Funga Sap ...???
Unusual Key A key... Where's the lock?

Unused Events

There are three events that are not used in the final game.

  • Miniature Making Trumpets
  • Wonders of the Black Water
  • The Rusty Steel Car

Regional Differences

Opening Music

Japan USA Europe

The opening intro in the Japanese version has "Paradise", complete with vocals, as its theme tune. The US version uses an instrumental version of the song and adds sound effects to go with the video.

The European version curiously plays the theme song to the 1997 Children's BBC TV show No Sweat!, which was performed by UK teen band North & South (Wikipedia).

Title Screen

Japan USA Europe
Tombajptitlescreen.png Tombaustitlescreen.png Tombi-TitleE.png

The US and European versions removed the 3D effect from their respective logos, but made the menu and copyright text a bit more visually appealing.

Loading Screen

Hmmm...
To do:
Replace these with GIFs since APNG support isn't quite universal yet.
Japan International
Tombajploading.png Tombausloading.png

The loading screen is much more animated in the localized versions than it is in the Japanese version.


(Source: Dirty Justice, X-Cult)

Menu Screen (Items)

Japan International
Tombaitemmenu jp.png Tombaitemmenu int.png

The item menu in the localized versions of the game are more visually appealing than the Japanese version, and also have a different layout, though the Japanese version has a pig for a background.