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''Princess Tomato in the Salad Kingdom'' is an obscure 1984 AdventureGame by Creator/HudsonSoft, originally released for certain Japanese home computers and later ported to the UsefulNotes/NintendoEntertainmentSystem and the Famicom. It stars Sir Cucumber, a knight of King Broccoli, whose kingdom has been usurped by the evil Minister Pumpkin and his cruel farmies. The king charges Sir Cucumber to [[SaveThePrincess rescue Princess Tomato]] and regain the turnip emblem, [[StandardHeroReward promising her hand as his reward]].

Gameplay alternated between a puzzle Point-and-Click interface, a few mazes, and "battle" sequences that are actually games of RockPaperScissors. Although a few sequences can leave the player stumped, it's impossible to make the game {{unwinnable}} and only one round of RockPaperScissors actually has negative consequences for losing. Obscure, quirky, and a bit short, the game's nothing if not unique.

!!This game contains examples of:

* [[AndNowYouMustMarryMe And Now You Must Marry My Son]]: Minister Pumpkin's plan for Princess Tomato.
* BagOfSpilling: At the end of every chapter, Percy will accidentally drop, be stripped of, or intentionally throw away some of the items you've gathered. Fortunately, it's never anything you need to keep.
* BreakingTheFourthWall: At one point in the game, you find a statue of a bee. Percy explains that the "Hudson Bee means 'BONUS' in other games. Sorry, not this time, Boss."
* CarnivoreConfusion: Played with in the ending.
* DamselInDistress: The eponymous Princess Tomato.
* DeathTrap: At one point you're thrown in a sealed room filling... [[TakeYourTime not actually all that quickly]] [[DrowningPit full of water]].
* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: Aspirin is the wonder drug that works wonders!
* DressingAsTheEnemy: Through "chameleon grass".
* FantasticRacism: Radishes apparently get a poor deal.
* FrothyMugsOfWater: Cigarettes were changed to coffee, and alcohol to juice.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: You can try and catch a look at an orange in the shower. ''Complete with a graphic of the scene.''
--> "You pervert!"
* GlobalCurrencyException: It's easy enough to collect "gold," but almost every single shopkeeper in the game only accepts coins.
* TheGuardsMustBeCrazy: The city gate guard sees through your borrowed ID, but falls asleep at his post; the prison guards can't tell you're not one of them if you're [[PaperThinDisguise carrying a paper lantern]] and their warden mistakes a carved piece of soap for a ''grenade''; the palace guard is [[ThrowingTheDistraction easily distracted]]; and the guard to Minister Pumpkin's room makes you fight him but after you win [[DefeatMeansFriendship apparently decides you're pals]].
* HeroicMime: Sir Cucumber.
* InterfaceSpoiler: Not that the game's box art hides his presence at all, but you have a "Percy" option before he joins up with you; if you use it, the game merely asks, "Who's Percy?"
* KidSidekick: Percy.
* KleptomaniacHero: Somewhat unusually for its genre, the game actively ''discouraged'' this type of behavior: [[InventoryManagementPuzzle Your inventory space is very limited]], Percy constantly [[BagOfSpilling loses things]] in between chapters, and quite a number of items (mostly purchasable from stores) are completely {{useless|Item}}.
* TheKlutz: Percy.
* LaResistance
* ManekiNeko: There's one in the antique shop.
* NonStandardCharacterDesign: Lisa, for reasons never mentioned let alone ''explained,'' is human despite being Princess Tomato's sister.
* OverlordJr: Jr. Pumpkin.
* PasswordSave
* PlantPerson: Most of the characters in the game.
* PointAndClickGame
* PunnyName: "Bananda," the bandit banana, and [[Music/SgtPeppersLonelyHeartsClubBand Sgt. Pepper]].
* RockPaperScissors: Battles are a combination of RockPaperScissors and "Look Away".
* RougeAnglesOfSatin: A few instances, such as "you can get passed the gate guard".
* SaveThePrincess
* ShoutOut: If you talk to Percy at a specific part of the game, he will boast that he beat ''VideoGame/MilonsSecretCastle'' in one day. If you talk to him again, he will say that he was kidding. ''Milon's Secret Castle'' is another Hudson game and is notorious for being [[GuideDangIt nearly impossible to figure out]].
* SnotBubble: The sleeping guard.
* SpiritualPredecessor: To Veggie Tales
* StandardHeroReward
* StealthPun: Lisa is Princess Tomato's sister, and "tomato" is a colloqial word for an attractive girl.
* ThrowingTheDistraction: Part of getting past a [[TheGuardsMustBeCrazy guard]].
* TurnsRed: Sgt. Pepper.
* VendorTrash: Clover and carrots can be picked and sold, but are otherwise useless.
* VideoGameCrueltyPotential: "Hit" is one of your options. The game will often [[WhatTheHellPlayer chide you]] for attempting to use it on helpful people, but it will occasionally allow you to deck someone for no purpose but your own amusement.
** "You pervert!"
* WhatTheHellPlayer: ''Loves'' this one. You'll be scolded for everything from trying to "take" people to entering Lisa's room without knocking.
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