Attack of the Killer Tomatoes (1991 video game)

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Attack of the Killer Tomatoes
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Developer(s) Imagineering
Publisher(s) Toy Headquarters
Programmer(s) Rob Harris[1]
Artist(s) Frank Lam[1]
Composer(s) Mark Van Hecke
Platform(s) Nintendo Entertainment System, Game Boy
Release Nintendo Entertainment System
  • NA: January 1992
Game Boy
  • NA: January 1992
  • JP: March 19, 1993
Genre(s) 2D side scrolling platform game
Mode(s) Single-player

Attack of the Killer Tomatoes is a 2D platform video game developed by Imagineering and released in 1991 for the NES. It was later ported to the Game Boy in 1992. The Game Boy version was the only version released in Japan, where it was published by Altron in 1993, though the name was shortened to "Killer Tomato".

The game is based on the children's cartoon Attack of the Killer Tomatoes: The Animated Series, which itself was based on the movie franchise Attack of the Killer Tomatoes. A prior 8-bit version was released for the Amstrad CPC, MSX, and ZX Spectrum by Global Software (1986).


The game's protagonist is Chad Finletter, a young boy who is on a quest to stop the evil scientist Dr. Putrid T. Gangreen from unleashing his Doomsday Tomato. During his journey he must fight through legions of mutant tomatoes, although this is a feat he will take on alone as the citizens of San Zucchini are too afraid of the mutant tomatoes to aid him.

Much like other platform games of its time, the main method of killing the enemies is to jump on them, in this case squashing them, or breaking them into smaller tomato enemies. There are several bosses to take on including Zoltan, Beefstake, Mummato, Fang, Ketchuck and Tomacho.


  1. ^ a b "Attack of the Killer Tomatoes". GameFAQs. Retrieved 30 April 2018. [better source needed]