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''Tomba!'', known as ''Tombi!'' in the UK and 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 {{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)
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!!Provides Examples Of:

* AirborneMook
* AndYourRewardIsClothes: In the first game, some quests gave you new pants which had different abilities.
** The various suits in the second game, which allowed Tomba to do different things.
*** Taken to its literal extreme in the second game; for getting OneHundredPercentCompletion, you get [[spoiler: a nicer set of clothes. ''That's it.'']] Sure worth the countless hours you invested clearing every event, eh?
*** [[spoiler: And to rub things in further, ''you can't even use the clothes in the game'', as the game doesn't allow you a NewGamePlus once you've finished!]]
* AnIcePerson: The Ice Pig in ''2'' first game
* AnimeHair: Tomba, to an extreme.
* AwesomeButImpractical: The "Iron Boomerang" in the first game, 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 it's shell (those ''extremely'' annoying blue alligator-like enemies with spiky brown shells in the Story 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. In both games.
* BadassAdorable: Tomba and Baron.
* BagOfSpilling.
* BalefulPolymorph: The Evil Pig Curse over the Circus Village in ''2'' turns them into pigs.
** Same thing with Baccus Village in the first game, with mice though.
* BigBad: The True Evil Pig in both titles.
* BigBoosHaunt: Donglin Forest under the Evil Pig Curse in ''2''
* BigFriendlyDog: Baron.
* BlessedWithSuck: Some enemies will turn you [[{{Invisibility}} invisible]] in the second game, which sounds cool, until you realize that you can't use any of your clothes or interact with anybody.
* BottomlessPits: Lava Caves in the first game is riddled with these.
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: The Masakari tribe, courtesy of the Jungle Pig.
* BubblegloopSwamp: Donglin Forest in ''2''
* CastingAShadow: The Ghost Pig in 2.
* CleanDubName: The series is known as Tombi in Europe, presumably because "tomba" is italian for "grave".
* CharacterTitle
* ChokepointGeography
* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: In the first game, there were Red, Blue, and Green gems that gave you Fire, Water, and Wind powers.
** Averted with the Evil Pigs in the first game, 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: Kainen from the second game.
** In the first game, 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.
* DamselInDistress: Tabby in the second game.
* DarkActionGirl: The Jungle Pig, the only female Evil Pig in 1. Also the Water Pig in 2 who [[VocalDissonance despite her voice]], is clearly female.
* DeathMountain: Phoenix Mountain in the first game.
* DropTheHammer: Part of Tomba's arsenal, including the Fire Hammer and [[InfinityPlusOneSword Torch Hammer]] in 2.
* ElementalPowers: The Evil Pigs; in the first game: [[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]].
** In the second game: [[PlayingWithFire The Fire Pig]], [[AnIcePerson the Ice Pig]], [[CastingAShadow the Ghost Pig]], [[DishingOutDirt the Earth Pig]], and the [[MakingASplash Water Pig]].
* ElementalRockPaperScissors: Only two elements, though, in the second game. Fire and Ice.
* EpicFlail: Tomba's main weapon.
* EternalEngine: Iron Castle in the first game.
* EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys: Charles, although he's arguably reduced to TheScrappy on the second game.
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: There is an item called Getwell Herb that is used for... ''getting well''
* ExcitedShowTitle
* ExcusePlot: Specifically in the second game. 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 over sized chickens up, and guiding a worm through a series of booby-trapped seesaws so it can eat a leaf!
* EyepatchOfPower: Yan's father wears one.
* FatBastard: The Earth Pig in the sequel is really fat compared to his colleagues.
* FirstTown: The Fisherman Village.
* ForgotICouldntSwim: Inverted. Somehow in the second game, Tomba forgets that he ''can'' swim!
** In the opening cutscene, he jumped in the ocean & almost drowned. Tomba may have been traumatized by this and was afraid to swim again.
* GentleGiant: Gran.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: In both games, there's one or more naked Cupid-like angels peeing on a fountain.
** Also "the peach flower" and its "gas" in the first game.
* 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 in the first game.
* 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 from the first game that 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.]]
** The Evil Pig Gates may also count.
* GustyGlade: Phoenix Mountain under the Evil Pig Curse in the first game.
* HeroicDog: Baron again, although defying the Evil Pig all by himself [[TakenForGranite didn't work out well]].
* HeroicMime: For some reason, Tomba seems to be fairly able to understand what people say, but he's unable to talk. In the second game, his NonHumanSidekick is there to do the talk for him, and to serve as MrExposition.
* 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 in the first game lets you do this. It also gives you the [[FieryRedHead appropriate hair color]].
* InterchangeableAntimatterKey
* JungleJapes: Masakari Jungle in the first game.
* JustAddWater
* LeanAndMean: The Yellow Evil Pig in the first game.
* LethalLavaLand: The inside of Phoenix Mountain in the first game.
** Also the Great Underground Mine under the Evil Pig Curse in ''2''
* LostForever: Break the Spiked Barrel on the first game and that's ''it!'' The event involving that Barrel will never be fulfilled! [[GuideDangIt Goodbye]], OneHundredPercentCompletion.
** You're bound to miss a lot on your first playthrough due to this trope, and during your second play through [[GuideDangIt (If you aren't using a guide)]] you're going to be scared to even touch anything that isn't plot-related.
** Make sure that you have ''every'' side quest you want to do completed in Tomba 2, because once you enter the door with the Evil Pig Gate, time will stop and you can only finish the main story.
** In the second game, one of the [[HeartContainer Pots of Life]] in Kujara Ranch is well-hidden and can only be obtained before the curse is lifted.
* LuckBasedMission: All the boss battles in 1 are this. Essentially, you have to toss the pig inside the giant, rotating bag in order to seal it away.
* MakingASplash: The Water Pig in ''2''.
* MeaninglessLives: On the first game. Was thankfully averted on the next one.
* MercyInvincibility
* MessyPig: The Evil Pigs, led by the Seven Evil Pigs (or Five Evil Pigs in the second game).
* MinecartMadness: One of the [[ScrappyLevel hardest side quests]] in the second game.
* {{Metroidvania}}
* MoodMotif: In the second game, 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, really frantic music will play.
* {{Mooks}}: The different types of pigs found in both games, of course.
* MrExposition: Zippo takes the trophy, although there are a few others serving this purpose as well.
* {{Ninja}}: Yan.
* NonHumanSidekick: Zippo in the second game. Baron could also count.
* OldMaster: The first 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''.
** And [[UpToEleven Kainen is even older.]]
* OldSaveBonus: Several of the quests in the second 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).
* ParasolParachute: Charles's parasol from the first game.
* PlayingWithFire: The Fire Pig in ''2''.
* PlotCoupon: The Evil Pig Bags.
* PowerCopying: In the sequel, defeating one of the evil pigs grant you a robe with the powers of said pig.
* PrecisionGuidedBoomerang
* PsychopathicManChild: Judging by the dialogues in 2, it seems like the True Evil Pig is this. He even refers to his battle with Tomba as a "play".
* PuzzleBoss: Besides the Evil Pigs, a few normal enemies also count.
* QuirkyMinibossSquad: The five evil elemental pigs in 2, including the Fire Pig, the Ice Pig, the Ghost Pig, the Earth Pig, and the Water Pig.
* RealMenWearPink: One of the pigs in the first game wore pink and was male.
** [[RealMenWearPink Real Men Have Pink Hair]]: Tomba is one of the few male characters who can pull this off nicely.
* 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.
* RevengeOfTheSequel
* RubeGoldbergDevice: Win's machine in the second game.
* RunningOnAllFours
* SealedEvilInACan: What Tomba does to the Evil Pigs.
* ShapedLikeItself: "It's a fire hammer. It's a hammer with the power of fire."
* ShoutOut: Possibly coincidental, but an early task in the first game requires the rescuing of [[Literature/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs seven dwarves]].
* SmurfettePrinciple: Only one of the evil pigs in the first game is female, and no, it's not the Pink Pig. It's actually [[spoiler:the Navy Blue one]]. [[MasculineGirlFeminineBoy I bet you didn't see that coming]].
* SlippySlideyIceWorld: Kujara Ranch under the Evil Pig Curse in ''2''.
* SpeakingSimlish: Arguably in the first game. The second game was fully voiced.
* SpritePolygonMix: Both games, although the second game had a much higher proportion of polygons.
* SuperDrowningSkills: The second game.
** Tomba also starts with these in the first game, but after doing a couple of missions they become SuperNotDrowningSkills.
* TakenForGranite: Baron in the second game. Fortunately, a bucket of Holy Water will cure him (and even if you don't, he shows up during the ending).
* TalkingToHimself: ''All'' minor [=NPCs=] in the second game are voiced by the same person.
* TheChosenOne: Tomba is said to be this by the Million-Year-Old Man.
* TimeStandsStill: [[spoiler:What the second game's final antagonist does to the rest of the world before the final confrontation.]] [[NightmareFuel It's rather creepy]]...
* TrueBlueFemininity: [[spoiler:The Navy Blue Pig from the first game is the only female one.]]
* VocalDissonance: Apparently, the voice actor for the Water Pig in ''2'' 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.]]
* UnderwaterRuins: The Water Temple in ''2''.
* WalkingShirtlessScene: Tomba in the first game. Less so in the second, 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.
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