YMMV / Tomba!

  • Accidental Innuendo: A miner in the second game. "You've got some good stuff! Let me have some of it!" He's talking about the Power Coal, but out of context it can sound like he's talking about drugs or something.
  • Anti-Climax Boss: The True Evil Pig in the first game. Unlike the other Evil Pigs, he doesn't even have any real attacks; his sole power is to freeze you in placenote  which, while making him harder to hit, means you can't really die in his fight unless you're just really, really bad and keep running into him like an idiot. To top it all off, he still goes down in a single shot, just like all of the other pigs. The sequel does a much better job with its final boss.
  • Author's Saving Throw: The English version of Tomba 2 was put on PSN on November 1st, 2015.
    • Putting the Japanese version of Tomba 2 on the PSN store and being subtle about the fact that it's in Japanese? Crappy. Giving the people who bought that Japanese version the English version for free? Great compensation.
  • Awesome Music: Both games have some good music, such as the boss fight theme in both games.
  • Crack Is Cheaper: Thanks to the people handling Tomba 2's PSN rerelease apparently believing everyone knows how to speak Japanese, physical copies for the English version of the game can go anywhere from 200 to 300 dollars in price.
  • Cult Classic
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Charles, Yan, Mizuno, and the Mermaid in the first game.
  • Game Breaker: The Magical Bowl in the first game which doubled your health from eight hit points to sixteen.
    • Also the final pants Tomba could wear, that significantly increased his speed and abilities.
    • The second game has the Golden Powder, which only requires you to defeat one Evil Pig (the Evil Ice Pig, specifically) and can be obtained as soon as you reach the Water Temple, if you know what to do. It makes Tomba completely invulnerable to ALL kinds of damage, and it NEVER runs out. The only drawback? You have to complete two very difficult Events ("Turbo Trolley" and "A Kujara Washing Expert") and the Guide Dang It Towers in order to obtain the items necessary to get it.
    • The Hot Powder and Cold Powder are a minor example of this too - they stop all hot/cold-based damage, never run out, and can be obtained as soon as you get to Donglin Forest. And unlike the Golden Powder, they don't require completing any tricky Events in order to obtain.
  • Good Bad Bugs: If you owned a disc of Tomba! 2 and played it on your PS3, the music would bug out and fail to loop, instead playing a somewhat distorted version of a song from a different area (for example, in Circus Village, after completing the song in full, it would play a distorted version of the Water Temple after the curse had been lifted). This is the reason why Tomba! 2 took so long to be put on the store, but if you listen, the game will still play a second of the distorted song before looping.
  • Hell Is That Noise: The music in the second game that plays after time is stopped at the end of the game. Just listen to this music and hear it for yourself.
  • Narm (Charm?): The voices are just... well...
    • Hilariously, all of the non-story-related NPCs in the second game were voiced by the same person.
  • Nightmare Fuel: Don't eat those mushrooms. Everyone will laugh. Or cry.
    • The Ghost Pig in the sequel is quite creepy compared to the others who are at least goofy.
    • The sequel's endgame sequence where the final Evil Pig freezes time. Everything's in black and white, the world is pitch black outside of your immediate surroundings, and everyone else has just up and vanished. To top it all off, it's all accompanied by this wonderful "music"!
  • That One Boss: The Red Pig is considered the most difficult.
    • The Orange Pig in the jungle is also pretty bad due the fight being in a tall and vertical room and the bag was rotating at the top of a series of tiny platforms.
    • The evil Earth Pig in the second game may also count.
    • The fight with the Yellow pig has the entire fight take place underwater, which limits your movement and ability to attack. To make things worse, you will likely be stuck in the whirlpool for most of the fight while the boss is constantly moving around and attacking you.
  • That One Level: The cursed version of Phoenix Mountain. Especially, the second section of the mountain where you need to jump across a bottomless pit on three extremely narrow platforms spaced really far apart without messing up and falling into the bottomless pit. It is also not made any easier by the fact that the wind makes it impossible to time your jumps carefully.
    • It gets even worse when you're inside the mountain and have to carefully jump onto a series of small platforms to avoid the pits of fire on the bottom.
  • That One Sidequest: The Race mini-game in the first game, and the Trolley one in the second.
    • The race in the first game was actually pretty simple when you learned the trick, avoid jumping as much as possible unless there's a direct obstacle, and stay on the ground as long as you can so you can stay at top speed which would allow you to finish the race quickly.
    • 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 only to find out that it's actually Baron.
    • From the second game, ladies and gentlemen, let me introduce you to the Secret Towers. Each of which requires a pair of Guide Dang It sidequests to even get the key to open. Then you have to find the door to each (also a Guide Dang It, as the game gives no hint as to where the doors are, and they're invisible). Oh, and there are three of them. Most players give up long before discovering the Platform Hell within.
    • Also from the second game, we have the "Precious Ring/Miner's Ring" you have to drop in a specific spot JUST to complete it, but the spot is so hard to get into that it's just being mean.
  • They Changed It, Now It Sucks: One of the common complaints about the sequel.
  • Too Good to Last: Only two games have been made. Justified since the company behind the games went defunct not long after the release of the second game.
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