Bill's Tomato Game

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Bill's Tomato Game
Bill's Tomato Game
Cover art
Developer(s) Psygnosis
Publisher(s) Psygnosis
Designer(s) Bill Pullan
Programmer(s) Bill Pullan
Composer(s) Matt Furniss
(Mega Drive)
Platform(s) Amiga
Atari ST
Mega Drive (unpublished)
Release date(s) 1992
Genre(s) Puzzle game
Mode(s) Single-player

Bill's Tomato Game is a 1992 puzzle, platform computer game for the Atari ST and Amiga.

Summary[edit]

The game was developed and published by Psygnosis. The game requires the player to guide Terry the tomato up the vine of Sammy Squirrel and rescue his girlfriend Tracey from the squirrel's villainous clutches. The vine consists of 10 worlds of 10 levels each. All consist of numerous obstacles he has to overcome using the help of various items (e.g. fans or trampolines).

The reason the game is called Bill's Tomato Game is because it was designed and programmed by Bill Pullan, although the manual states that this is not the case. The artwork was by Lee Carus-Westcott and the music was by Mike Clarke.

A Mega Drive version was developed by Tempest Software for Psygnosis.[1] Despite actual work on the port being completed, however, the publisher never released the game. A prototype cartridge of the unpublished Mega Drive version was auctioned on eBay in July 2009.[2]

Reception[edit]

Computer Gaming World liked the game's graphics and puzzles, and called it "one of Psygnosis' best Amiga offerings of late ... the most entertaining and addictive Amiga title I have played in a long time".[3]

http://www.angusm.demon.co.uk/AGDB/DBA1/BillTom.html

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Unreleased Mega Drive/Genesis Game - Bills Tomato Game, video footage". Retrieved July 30, 2009. 
  2. ^ "Unreleased Mega Drive/Genesis Game - Bills Tomato Game, eBay auction". Retrieved July 30, 2009. [dead link]
  3. ^ Miller, Chuck (1993-05). "Psygnosis Takes Up Gardening with Bill's Tomato Game". Computer Gaming World. p. 30. Retrieved 7 July 2014.  Check date values in: |date= (help)

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