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''Tomba!'', known as ''Tombi'' in Europe and ''Ore! Tomba'' in Japan, is a cult-favorite TwoAndAHalfD adventure series composed of two games starring a pink-haired jungle boy. Tomba must fight the Evil Swine, who have turned the world into a much darker place through the power of their own evil magic, using platforming skills across a fairly large game world.

The game is notable for its quest structure, in which you receive points for every objective completed, instead of just simply going from one point to the next as is the case with many {{platformer}}s. Also, the plethora of hidden objectives made this a kind of Platformer-{{RPG}} fusion.

Two games were released for the UsefulNotes/PlayStation:
* ''Tomba!'' 1997
* ''Tomba! 2: The Evil Swine Return'' 1999 (known as ''Tombi! 2'' in the UK and Europe and ''Tomba: The Wild Adventures'' in Japan)

!!The first game provides examples of:

* AirborneMook: Flying Pigs.
* AndYourRewardIsClothes: In the first game, some quests gave you new pants which had different abilities, like moving faster or jumping farther.
* AnimeHair: Tomba, who is one of the few male characters with a pink hair.
* AwesomeButImpractical: The "Iron Boomerang"; It has good range and can flat-out kill most if not all normal enemies in game. It can even kill a "[=NeedleGator=]" while it's still in its shell (those ''extremely'' annoying blue alligator-like enemies with spiky brown shells in the Stormy Mountain area), but you can't even get it until just about the end of the game, and the earlier-acquired [=GrappleJack=] has many more uses.
* {{Backtracking}}: Expect to do a lot of this if you want to get HundredPercentCompletion.
* BadassAdorable: Tomba and Baron.
* BalefulPolymorph: The Evil Pig Curse over Baccus Village has turned everyone into mice.
* BigBad: The True Evil Pig, leader of the seven others.
* BigFriendlyDog: Baron.
* BottomlessPits: Lava Caves is riddled with these.
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: The Masakari tribe, courtesy of the Jungle Pig, act hostile towards Tomba and have laid traps for him.
* CleanDubName: The series is known as ''Tombi'' in Europe, presumably because "tomba" is Italian for "grave".
* ChokepointGeography
* TheChosenOne: Tomba is said to be this by the Million-Year-Old Man.
* ColorCodedForYourConvenience:
** There are Red, Blue, and Green gems that gave you Fire, Water, and Wind powers.
** Averted with the Evil Pigs, as none of their colors related to their respective attacks or elements, except for the [[DarkIsEvil True Evil Pig, who was the final boss.]]
* CoolOldGuy: There's the [[SerialEscalation Hundred-Year-Old Man, Thousand-Year-Old Man, Ten Thousand-Year-Old Man, and the Million-Year-Old Man.]]
* CuteWitch: Mizuno, who's actually referred to as such.
* DarkActionGirl: The Jungle Pig, the only female Evil Pig.
* DeathMountain: Phoenix Mountain, especially when under the Evil Pig curse.
* DevelopersForesight: Baron is needed to [[spoiler:open the last Evil Pig's gate.]] However, if he had not been given all of the healing items, or even if he was ignored entirely, he will be given to Tomba, fully grown, by the Million Year Old Man, who mentions he had been looking after Baron.
* ElementalPowers: The Evil Pigs; [[MusicalAssassin The Blue Pig]], [[BlowYouAway the Red Pig]], [[PlayingWithFire the Green Pig]], [[DishingOutDirt the Orange Pig]], [[ShockAndAwe the Pink Pig]], [[GreenThumb the Navy Blue Pig]], and the [[MakingASplash Yellow Pig]].
* EpicFlail: Tomba's main weapon, an iron ball that's covered in spikes and attached to a rope.
* EternalEngine: Iron Castle.
* EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys: Charles, a monkey with a parasol who mostly gives banana-related quests.
* EyepatchOfPower: Yan's father wears one.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar:
** In both games, there's one or more naked Cupid-like angels peeing on a fountain.
** Also "the peach flower" and its "gas".
* GoldFever: Gold powers the magic of the Evil Pigs. In both games the final arena where the True Evil Pig is fought is made of/full of gold.
* GreenHillZone: The Forest of All Beginnings.
* GuideDangIt: Some of the side quests ''will'' require this.
** Some of the side quests are so obscure that even ''finding'' them is enough of a hassle.
** Two words that'll make everyone flinch, "Seven Friends". This is one of the last and ''mandatory'' quests in the game. The required friends are in random places all over the world, and when you find the first six, you might go crazy looking for the last friend [[spoiler:only to find out that it's actually Baron.]]
** Finding The Evil Pig Gates.
* GustyGlade: Phoenix Mountain under the Evil Pig Curse.
* HeartContainer: The Vitality Max items, which increase Tomba's health by one for each one he collects. Collecting the Golden Bowl increases the maximum amount of health Tomba can have from 8 to 16 total.
* HeroicMime: For some reason, Tomba seems to be fairly able to understand what people say, but he's unable to talk.
* HiddenElfVillage: [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin The Hidden Village]] fits this trope exactly to the point where [[GuideDangIt it actually is almost impossible to find.]]
* HyperspaceArsenal: Something Tomba is terribly guilty of, by stocking countless items, including living creatures and objects bigger than him, ''inside of his stomach!''
* IncendiaryExponent: The Jewel of Fire lets you do this. It also gives you the [[FieryRedHead appropriate hair color]].
* InterchangeableAntimatterKey
* JungleJapes: The Masakari Jungle.
* JustAddWater
* LeanAndMean: The Yellow Evil Pig.
* LethalLavaLand: The inside of Phoenix Mountain.
* LostForever:
** Break the rolling Spiked Barrel on the Mushroom Forest bridge and that's ''it!'' The event involving that Barrel will never be fulfilled!
** If you go straight for the Gold Medal in the racing minigame, you'll be unable to get Bronze and Silver ones afterwards.
* MeaninglessLives
* MercyInvincibility
* MessyPig: The Evil Pigs, led by the Seven Evil Pigs (or Five Evil Pigs in the second game).
* {{Metroidvania}}
* MixAndMatchWeapon: You start the game with the [[EpicFlail Blackjack]], good for smacking around enemies. Outside of the Lava Caves, you get the Grapple, which lets you swing around and hang from walls and ceilings. If you complete the "Power Up for Tools!?" event, you can get the Grapplejack, which functions as both.
* {{Mooks}}: The different types of pigs found in both games, of course.
* {{Ninja}}: Yan.
* OldMaster: The game has ''four'' of these! And they go up in age - from 100 to 1,000 to 10,000 to the ''Million-Year-Old Man''.
* ParasolParachute: Charles's parasol acts like this when equipped.
* PlotCoupon: The Evil Pig Bags, which Tomba needs to collect so that he fight Evil Pigs directly.
* PrecisionGuidedBoomerang
* ProtagonistTitle: Combined with ExcitedShowTitle.
* PuzzleBoss: The fights against the Evil Pigs, which consists of trying to throw and trap them inside their dedicated bags.
* RealMenWearPink: One of the Evil Pigs in the game wears a pink outfit and is male.
* RedOnesGoFaster: In both games, red ''pants'' go faster. Or rather, wearing red pants makes Tomba go faster.
* RemixedLevel: Every level becomes one when it is lifted from the Evil Pig Curse.
* RougeAnglesOfSatin: At the end of the first game, the Million-Year-Old Man asks "What? Your heading back home already?" A few seconds later, the 100-Year-Old Man says "Now who's memory is fading, ehh gramps?"
* RunningOnAllFours: Tomba does this when he learn to run faster with the Animal Dash move.
* SealedEvilInACan: What Tomba does to the Evil Pigs when he traps them in their dedicated Evil Pig Bags.
* ShoutOut:
** Possibly coincidental, but an early task in the first game requires the rescuing of [[Literature/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs seven dwarves]].
** When the 100-Year-Old Man tells Tomba about the coming of the Evil Pigs, there is a scene in the FMV of the seven Pigs scattering all over the lands that is similar to the [[Anime/DragonBall seven Dragon Balls]] scattering after a wish has been granted.
* SmurfettePrinciple: Only one of the evil pigs in the game is female, and no, it's not the Pink Pig. It's actually the Navy Blue one.
* SpeakingSimlish: Characters speak in gibberish when talked to. Averted in the second game, which was fully voiced.
* SpritePolygonMix: How the game is presented. Averted in the second game which has a much higher proportion of polygons.
* SuperDrowningSkills: Present in both games...
* SuperNotDrowningSkills: ...until you do a couple of missions in the first game or get the Swimming Pig Suit in the second.
* TrueBlueFemininity: The Navy Blue Pig is the only female villain.
* WalkingShirtlessScene: Tomba himself. Less so in the second game, where he can wear a variety of costumes.
* WarpWhistle: The Wings and, later, Baron.
* WildMan: Tomba, our hero.
* {{Wutai}}: The Hidden Village.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: ''Everyone'' comments on Tomba's pink hair. It was even part of the ad campaign.

!!''The Evil Swine Return'' provides examples of:

* AndYourRewardIsClothes:
** The various suits, which allows Tomba to do different things (like flying with the squirrel outfit).
** Taken to its literal extreme in the perfect ending; for getting OneHundredPercentCompletion, you get [[spoiler:a tuxedo and Tomba trying it on. That's it]].
* AssKicksYou: When wearing the Pig Suit, pressing X while in the air causes Tomba to take on a position similar to a cannonball. This is strong enough to kill any enemy that is immediately vulnerable by landing on them.
* {{Backtracking}}: Like in the previous game, expect to do a lot of this if you want to get HundredPercentCompletion.
* BagOfSpilling
* BalefulPolymorph: The Evil Pig Curse over the Circus Village has turned its inhabitants into pigs.
* BigBad: The Last Evil Pig, like in the previous title.
* BigBoosHaunt: Donglin Forest under the Evil Pig Curse.
* BlessedWithSuck: Some enemies will turn you [[{{Invisibility}} invisible]], which might seem cool at first, until you realize that you can't use any of your clothes or interact with anybody.
* BottomlessPits:
** The Pipe Area starts having these after defeating the Evil Fire Pig.
** There are also some gaps to fall into in Deep Forest, Kujara Ranch, and the Water Temple.
* BubblegloopSwamp: Donglin Forest.
* CastingAShadow: The power of the Ghost Pig.
* ColourCodedForYourConvenience: There are 4 different colors of InexplicableTreasureChests: red, green, blue, and white. Random people all over the world have the keys for them, and you need to complete quests involving them in order to get them.
* CoolOldGuy: Kainen.
* DamselInDistress: Tabby.
* DarkActionGirl: The Water Pig, who, [[VocalDissonance despite her voice]], is clearly female.
* DishingOutDirt: [[CaptainObvious The Earth Pig]] is a big fan of this trope.
* DropTheHammer: Part of Tomba's arsenal, including the Fire Hammer and [[InfinityPlusOneSword Torch Hammer]].
* ElementalPowers: [[PlayingWithFire The Fire Pig]], [[AnIcePerson the Ice Pig]], [[SoulPower the Ghost Pig]], [[DishingOutDirt the Earth Pig]], the [[MakingASplash Water Pig]], and the [[TimeMaster Last Pig]].
* ElementalRockPaperScissors: Only two elements, though. Fire and Ice.
* EleventhHourSuperpower: The Golden Powder. See InvincibilityPowerUp for more info.
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: There is an item called Getwell Plant that is used for... ''getting well''.
* ExcusePlot: Screw the plot, people play the game to bite pigs.
--> Quick! Tabby went missing! She was captured by the Evil Pigs because they wanted her necklace for no reason whatsoever! You've got to save her by capturing them in [[ColourCodedForYourConvenience colored purses]]! You may also deviate from your objective to do ridiculously unnecessary quests that add nothing to the story whatsoever, like transporting cement in a trolley, washing up oversized chickens, and guiding a worm through a series of booby-trapped seesaws so it can eat a leaf!
* FatBastard: The Earth Pig in the sequel is really fat compared to his colleagues. If his claims are to be believed, he's 78% body fat.
* FirstTown: The Fisherman Village. Sometimes, it's even referred to as [[LampshadeHanging The Starting Beach]].
* ForgotICouldntSwim: Inverted. Somehow, Tomba forgot that he ''can'' swim!
* GentleGiant: Gran.
* GuideDangIt: "Precious Ring". See ViolationOfCommonSense below.
* HamsterWheelPower: The lift of Kujara Ranch is powered by a couple of Kujara (giant, rotund chick-like birds) running in one of these. Tomba needs to find their favorite food if he wants to go further.
* HeartContainer: Collecting 2 Half Pots of Life (or the single Pot of Life) increases Tomba's health by one. Completing a certain quest involving Charles prompts the monkey to give him a fruit that allows Tomba to have up to 16 health.
* AnIcePerson: The Ice Pig.
* InexplicableTreasureChests: They're floating around everywhere, and you have to find the keys to open them. They contain everything from gems to lunch boxes to squirrel suits, and more.
* InvincibilityPowerUp: The Golden Powder. In order to get it, you have to [[spoiler:get the Golden Moon, Golden Star, Golden Sun, Glacier Boomerang, Torch Hammer, and Doka Pin]] and then go to [[spoiler: the Golden Tower and talk to the Pig Elder while wearing the Swimming Pig Suit.]] What you get for doing all of that is invincibility that you can enable and disable whenever and wherever you want.
* LethalLavaLand: The Great Underground Mine/Pipe Area under the Evil Pig Curse.
* LostForever:
** Make sure that you have ''every'' side quest you want to do completed, because once you enter the door with the final Evil Pig Gate, [[spoiler:time will stop and you can only finish the main story]].
** One of the [[HeartContainer Pots of Life]] in Kujara Ranch is well-hidden and can only be obtained before the curse is lifted.
* MakingASplash: The Water Pig.
* MeaningfulName: The Toradako, those tiger-striped octopodes, are named after tigers (''tora'' in Japanese) and octopus (''tako'').
* MinecartMadness: One of the sidequests in the game has you delivering stuff by riding minecarts that you must keep on their tracks.
* MixAndMatchWeapon: Like the previous game, you start with the [[EpicFlail Blackjack]]. In Laughing Crying Forest, you get the Grapple, which lets you swing around and hang from walls and ceilings. If you find [[spoiler:the Tower of Wisdom]], you can get the Doka Pin, which functions as both.
* MoodMotif: The music playing during a conversation or cut scene usually depends on the situation. For example, during a normal situation, peaceful music will play. Also, during a emergency or a serious situation, [[OhCrap really frantic]] music will play.
* MrExposition: Zippo takes the trophy, although there are a few others serving this purpose as well.
* NonHumanSidekick: Zippo, who acts as Tomba's mouthpiece.
* OldMaster: Remember the very old men from the previous game? Kainen is ''[[UpToEleven even older.]]''
* OldSaveBonus: Several of the quests in the game are only available if you complete a series of quests and have a save file from the first game (at the Grapplejack point or later).
* PlayingWithFire: The Fire Pig.
* PowerCopying: Defeating one of the Evil Pigs grant you a robe with the powers of said pig.
* PsychopathicManChild: Judging by the dialogues, it seems like the True Evil Pig is this. He even refers to his battle with Tomba as a "play".
* QuirkyMinibossSquad: The five evil elemental pigs, including the Fire Pig, the Ice Pig, the Ghost Pig, the Earth Pig, and the Water Pig.
* RememberTheNewGuy: Both Zippo and Tabby, introduced at the start of the game. They are Tomba's friend and girlfriend, respectively, but were never even mentioned in the previous one.
* RevengeOfTheSequel
* RubeGoldbergDevice: Win's machine.
* ShapedLikeItself: "This is called a Fire Hammer. As you can see, it's a hammer that has the power of fire."
* SlippySlideyIceWorld: Kujara Ranch, when it's under the Evil Pig Curse.
* TakenForGranite: Turning to stone has happened to Tomba's canine companion Baron. Fortunately, a bucket of Holy Water will cure him (and even if you don't, he shows up during the ending).
* TimeMaster: [[spoiler:The Last Evil Pig]].
* TimeStandsStill: [[spoiler:What the game's final antagonist does to the rest of the world before the [[FinalBattle final confrontation]].]]
* UnderwaterRuins: The Water Temple.
* ViolationOfCommonSense: There's a sidequest where you have to [[spoiler:fall into a very specific spot in the huge pit in Pipe Area]] in order to find a clump of mud with a Miner's Ring in it. Falling in the incorrect area is an immediate GameOver. At least DeathIsASlapOnTheWrist.
* VocalDissonance: Apparently, the voice actor for the Water Pig didn't realize that she was female, even if she refers to herself with feminine pronouns and has a clearly female-shaped body and [[TertiarySexualCharacteristics lipstick.]] Mizuno has a mild case of this too - she's supposed to be young and cute, but the voice actress made her sound like an old woman.
* WholesomeCrossdresser: Tomba can wear the Water Pig Robe. [[VocalDissonance Despite what her voice would tell you]], the Water Pig is female.
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