Hi everyone and welcome to Chip's Game. Today I bring to you a new game, we'll not new but a great classic, Tomba! For the PlayStation one, aka PS1, and in Japan as the Psx.
Tomba! is a side-scrolling platformer in which players control Tomba, a wild boy on the search for his grandfather's bangle that was stolen by some evil pigs. Tomba! is set on a group of islands in the middle of an ocean which do not appear on any map. Formed with great provinces in the north and smaller islands in the south, the region is home to peaceful people who lived in tranquility for many years. The island was once a beautiful place, home to birds and plantations.
The protagonist is an energetic pink-haired youngster named Tomba (Tombi in Europe). One day, seven evil pigs appeared, and using their magical powers, they mutated the surroundings into a bizarre landscape. The underlings of The Evil Pigs, called the Koma Pigs, stole Tomba's grandfather's bracelet and a substantial amount of gold through a strange lust for it.
Tomba's quest is to fetch his bracelet, which requires trapping the Evil Pigs along the way. Trapping them involves finding the Evil Pig Bags, which are keys to entering each realm of each Evil Pig. He must also complete missions for other people to get items and the Evil Pig Bags. Some side-missions are purely for fun and irrelevant to the main storyline.
In today's video Tomba is introduced to the viewer as the main protagonist. The introduction of the game lays out the plot of the game and the goal. Tomba is thrown straight into the game and is met by a survivalist who said he used to live in this town and that it changed a lot. He mentions that there is an old man on top of the hill that mumbles a lot and that Tomba should go and seek out this old man. When trying to head out to visit the old man the survivalist stops Tomba and mentions that there is a very thick fog up ahead that needs to be cleared. Tomba finds a small tornado inside a mailbox and clears the fog. Tomba finally reaches the old man and explains to him how this town was overrun by the evil pigs.