Last year a fan translation for Tomato Adventure got released link. I've just finished the game and found a few cameos that wasn't listed before.
First - one of DeMille's gimmicks is called Chomper and it is actually Ultra Hand cameo. Here is the screenshot:
By using another gimmick - Tail Wag, DeMille gets a raccoon tail and attacks with it by spinning. Screenshot:
There is also a Pac-Man reference. In the game by using gimmicks properly you accumulate awsome points (or AWE!). When you accumulate a lot of it you gain access to special attacks that involve two of your characters (similar to Bros. attacks in Mario & Luigi series). There are two such attacks for every character. The second AWE! attack for Sofubi is called Choco-Muncher and make Sofubi transform into a Pac-Man-like creature and start to chase DeMille - you can even hear familiar sound effects. Here is a video:
That's all that I've found. There are also some gimmicks that I didn't get (there is a list of all gimmicks at the credits), so it's possible that more cameos are waiting to be found in the game.
Yeah, isn't it great when we get new info years later? Regarding the online resource for gimmicks - sadly I doubt you will find any. If I find some time I might make a video showing the gimmicks. But first I will try to find all of them. This seems to be easier than I originally thought. Meanwhile I uploaded video with all of AWE! attacks.
Now that I look at that, TomatoRobo Mk.2 attack is giving some F-Zero vibes - with how background changes to racetrack and how the robot enters it. MechaMecha Panic has also that limbless robot similar to Joy Mecha Fight. Both are stretches though.
Currently I'm revisiting locations in the game and I'm finding some curious stuff. For example this: What are those totems? Nothing to do with the game, they are just background, but for some reason one of these heads look familiar but I cannot quite place it...
Another example: This human figurine is also a background. I was thinking maybe it's another N&B blocks cameo. The trees are quite similar but it seems there were no human figurines like that with N&B blocks.
I will keep posting screenshots if I find anything interesting.
I have a save file which got them all legitimately but having trouble exporting it to my computer due to a different save file type. When the fan translation came out though, I beat the game again on emulator and posted a story clear save file here, in case anyone needs it. sites.google.com/site/torchickens2/other-game-save-files
Last Edit: Mar 17, 2022 17:41:55 GMT -5 by Evie ❤✿
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