ATTACK OF THE KILLER TOMATOES Walkthrough ver 0.1 by Kains D. (firstname.lastname@example.org) -Revisions Version 0.1 Done at 1 o'clock AM, 'nuff said. -Introduction Attack of the Killer Tomatoes is far from being a popular game for the NES, but I found it challenging enough to keep me playing it until the end. I'm writing this just for the fans out there. Keep in mind that this is my first FAQ and I'm not a native English Speaker. Oh, and that I haven't played the game for years. Future versions will be better, I promise; I'll greatly appreciate your feedback to correct anything. Enjoy. -Controls and strategy Forget about what the instruction manual says, it was written by someone who is even drowsier than me. B buton You can dash (press and hold B button with Right or Left directional arrows) until you reach the the tomato factory. It is VERY useful. This also works to make Chad climb ladders faster. At the end of stage 2 (the sewers) you'll slide and grab some rocks which you can throw to the pipe organ. You must stand in front of the pipes in order to throw rocks that can break them. But the most important use of B button is to control your jumps. Since you must stomp on most enemies EXACTLY in the middle or on the head, jumping higher and farther is very important. Use the directional arrows to land Chad correctly and avoid damage. Items There are three types of items: The (useless) fertilizer bag, which only adds points to your score ; the lunch bags which come in two different presentations: one will heal four ticks of your life bar while the other will heal all ticks. The latter makes you invencible for a short time since it will keep you healing while the "healing" sound lasts. You may call this the "Starman" of Super Mario Bros. because most enemies die when you touch them (and they hurt you unless you stomp on them). Jumping Practice your jumps. Even when the controls are good, stomping on tomatoes and not getting hurt is a very precise art. This is specially true of flying enemies which are the toughest to beat flawlessly. Do not forget that large tomatoes break up into small seedlings that may hurt you. Backgrounds Pay attention to the background, this is not your ordinary plataformer. In certain parts you'll have to push up or down on the directional pad in order to proceed. And never forget to look for ladders when you seem to wander in circles. Lack of observation may get you stranded at the third and last level. Be patient Do not try to kill two enemies with one jump unless you've practiced a lot. Most of the time you'll get hurt if you rush. And avoid skipping "cinema displays" or you'll miss the true last stage and ending. -Stage strategy Stage 1 The streetlights will help your sight. Run towards the kamikaze tomatoes whenever you see them, they dive very high so they'll miss. Practice your jumps. Jump three or five (can't remember) on Tomacho to defeat him, beware of your landing since you'll bounce. Jump into the manhole. *Weird stuff Once you've become an expert with jumps, you may land on Tomacho on the left side and facing right so you keep bouncing as he escapes to the left to the beginning of the stage. Stage 2 As you fall, hold right to land in a safer place. Push up to enter the door. You'll slide when you touch the slime in whatever side you're facing. Beware of the leaks, be patient and time your jumps and slides. Kill enemies before jumping. You'll encounter the hooded figure, ignore it, it will only run away and you can't catch it. Avoid Ketchuk also, DO NOT try to stomp him. Once you get to the pipe organ room (you'll nedd two ticks of energy, at least), you'll get the rocks (which can be used only for this part of the game). Stand then press the B button to throw one of your infinite rocks. Now, instead of smashing the left pipes, begin with the right ones. you must break all pipes to defeat the Phantom. *Weird stuff If you keep throwing rocks into the pipes, you'll keep gaining points for your score. So, you may gain whatever score you want. Stage 3 This is the toughest and largest stage of all. First, dash and high-jump (jump while holding button B) to avoid Beefsteak and land on the conveyor belt. Now your problem will be the annoying mechanical arm that chases you. It hurts you only when it is extended, time those jumps to the highest conveyor belt. You'll get to a machine which drops normal tomatoes. Notice the weird panel-thing on the wall. Use the spot where tomatoes are laid and high jump to touch the panel. You'll be able to walk on the ceiling. Now use the same spot to high jump to the left as far as possible. You'll reach the ventilation duct. Get inside and use the same panels to alter your gravity and make your way up to Dr. Gangrel's chamber. Begin squashing every enemy that appears right next to Dr. Gangrene, move to the left if you have problems. After you stomp enough tomatoes (about 7-10) you can go to the right where the next stage awaits. *Weird stuff Killer Tomatoes cannot be stomped when you are upside down. Stage 4 Now you must stomp er, stop Doomsday Tomato. This is stage is pretty straightforward, just climb and climb. When you cannot climb anymore, turn around at the corner (press up or down) until you can climb more. Be careful with Fang. If you face Zoltar then you are going the right way. Dodge him by dashing under him (think of King Koopa). If you fail, return to the previous room. Keep climbing until you reach the Doomsday Tomato controls. Leave the control on the sofa, stretch your legs while enjoying the end. *Weird stuff Fang reacts as Tomacho when you stomp on him (beware of fangs) but he seems to be invencible. DO NOT PUSH ANY BUTTON DURING THE FINAL CREDITS! Secret/Last Stage 5 Climb the strange-looking pillars and turn around in corners till you find a strange appendix hanging from the "ceiling". Stomp on that thing and you'll win the game. Congratulations. -Final words Well, here it is. Feedback about this FAQ email me at email@example.com -Thanks to www.gamefaqs.com For posting this cr@p. Kao Megura His FAQs encouraged me to help other gamers in distress. JHarring For writing nice and simple FAQs Samael The best band of the whole world. My brother Gracias por todo, bro. You For reading this useless thing. -Copyright & Legal Disclaimer This document is free and for personal use only. It can only be posted by electronic means in its entirety without any kind of alteration. (c) this document, Kains D. King Koopa, Starman, and Super Mario Bros. are copyright Nintendo.