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"FAQ" Guide for Tomba!
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * TOMBA! FAQ * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * WARNING!!! This article contains a spoiler for the Playstation game, Tomba! If you do not want the game spoiled for you, do not continue reading any further. I've done my best to split it up into sections to minimize spoiling, but don't say I didn't warn you. (Here's a tip: make your viewing window smaller.) NOTE: This is not a complete walkthrough for Tomba! In fact, it's not even a complete FAQ! I only rented the game, so I don't actually have the game with me right now. I'm writing this from memory, so don't expect to find everything you need or even perfectly accurate details, although it should be pretty close. A bunch of stuff is missing, but hey, there should be enough information to help you with what you need. Any corrections or missing information can be sent to me, Miguel B.
This FAQ deals mainly with Events, Items, and the Evil Pigs, and any other questions I've seen about the game. The contents have been divided into four sections, (I) Events, (II) Items, (III) Evil Pigs, (IV) Misc. Stuff to Know About this FAQ: - I'm assuming you know where all of the locations are, I'm not providing a map. - Whenever I refer to the Haunted Mansion, I'll use "left side", "right side", "front side", etc. because I don't remember the compass directions. "Front" refers to the side you're on when entering from Baccus Village. - Whenever I refer to "after" a particular Event, I mean after the Event has been completed, not after it has been discovered. ------------------------- I. EVENTS ------------------------- Well, first of all, I'm not exactly sure of how many Events there are in total, but I think it's 130. In my Events list, there are no empty spaces except for the last six slots on 8/17, and it seems as if no one's found any of those Events either. Well, since the first 8 pages deal with Events that are part of the main storyline, and the last 9 aren't, it might make sense to keep them separated. But I could be wrong, so if anyone finds any of those 6 Events, please tell me so I can change this info. But for now, I'll work with the 130 Events I have. The following chart outlines each Event (in the order they're listed in the game), a description of it, where to discover the Event, how to complete the Event, and what Item you get (if anything). (Don't ask me how much AP each is worth, because I have NO idea!!!) *Each page of Events is separated by a bar, and you can also use "Find" to search for a specific Event (e.g. the 5th Event on the 2nd page would be 2/5) ====================================================================== (1/1) GRANDPA'S BRACELET - retrieve the stolen bracelet Discover: n/a Complete: finish the game!!! (1/2) CLEAR THE FOG - clear out the fog in the Forest of All Beginnings Discover: as you reach the fog, the explorer guy jumps down and tells you Complete: use Furious Tornado while on top of the houses (1/3) THE 100-YEAR OLD WISE MAN - find the old guy Discover: the explorer guy tells you Complete: go to his hut! it's not that hard! (1/4) INSIDE THE KOKKA EGGS - bring the four Chicks to the 100-yr old man Discover: the 100-yr old man asks you to Complete: open up all the red eggs, then jump on the Chicks (1/5) THE TALE OF THE EVIL PIGS - 100-yr old man tells you a story Discover: n/a Complete: after he tells you the story (1/6) BEGINNER'S DWARF LANGUAGE - learn to be fluent in Dwarf Discover: in Dwarf Village, there's one Dwarf you can talk to Complete: jump on the 3 Dwarves in the forest, then jump on the first Dwarf on the screen with the Dwarf Elder (1/7) SAVE THE DWARVES - find the 7(!) Dwarves who didn't return Discover: in Dwarf Village, talking to the villagers Complete: find 2 under the spores on the pointy plants, 2 in the hanging spores in Watch Tower, 1 in a hanging spore in Wobbly Wharf, 2 in the hanging spores at the beginning of the 100-Flower Forest; then talk to the Dwarf blocking your way to the Elder (1/8) A LOST CHILD - find the missing Dwarf child Discover: talk to the first Dwarf in front of his house Complete: left of the L-shaped platform in Watch Tower ====================================================================== (2/1) DWARF ELDER - talk to the Dwarf Elder Discover: 100-yr old man tells you to see him Complete: you can talk to him after saving the Dwarves (2/2) THE EVIL PIG BAG - get the Blue Pig Bag from the Elder Discover: n/a Complete: he gives it to you!! (2/3) THE WORLD'S GREATEST SMILE? - show the Dwarf your teeth Discover: talk to him, he's the Dwarf near Mushroom Forest, blocking your way to Phoenix Mt. Complete: eat a Laughing Mushroom, then laugh for the Dwarf (2/4) THE WORLD'S GREATEST POUT? - cry for the same Dwarf Discover: he'll tell you after you laugh for him Complete: eat a Crying Mushroom, then cry for the Dwarf (2/5) TO PHOENIX MOUNTAIN... - get to Phoenix Mountain Discover: the Dwarf Elder tells you to go there Complete: go past that actor Dwarf you laughed/cried for (2/6) WHERE'S THE BABY MOUSE? - find the baby mouse Discover: talk to the mouse in Baccus Village Town Hall (or the billboard, I can't remember) Complete: go to the bar on the west side of town, talk to the middle mouse, then tell the mouse in Town Hall about it (2/7) A ROAD TO BACCUS LAKE - make your way to Baccus Lake Discover: talk to the mouse in front of the west bridge Complete: after saving the baby mouse, go to the bridge and the mouse will lead you to Baccus Lake (2/8) A DRINK FOR GROWN-UPS - fix Baccus Village's wine problem Discover: *I don't remember* Complete: put the Pipe (at the back of Baccus Lake) into the machine on the right, then flip the switch on, then talk to one of the mice (I'm not sure which one) ====================================================================== (3/1) THE 1000-YEAR OLD WISE MAN - save the 1000-yr old man Discover: talk to the mouse right of the Town Hall entrance Complete: talk to him, he's in the room with the BIG door at Haunted Mansion (3/2) PAINTING OF A BIG KEY? - find all 5 key fragments Discover: talk to the mouse in the room with the painting Complete: find the 5 fragments in a) the first room on the right side of the Haunted Mansion, it's one of those rooms with a chest and water in the middle, b) the room with the fountain, c) the room with a blue chest on the right and the floor drops in between, d) the room with the moving platform, e) the Smiling Door room; put all the pieces into the painting (3/3) A LARGE KEYHOLE - open up the large keyhole door Discover: try to enter a large keyhole door without the key Complete: enter with the key (either the Haunted Mansion door or the Phoenix Mountain door) (3/4) A SMALL KEYHOLE - open up the small keyhole door Discover: try to enter a small keyhole door without the key Complete: enter with the key (get it by talking to the mouse in the left door on the front side) (3/5) BREAK THE MAGIC EGG - break the magic egg in the small keyhole door room Discover: the 1000-yr old guy will tell you Complete: break all the other eggs around Haunted Mansion, then you can break the magic one (this took me a long time to figure out!) (3/6) THE MOUSE PIG BAG - find the Mouse (PINK) Pig Bag Discover: *I don't remember* Complete: *I don't remember where I found it, some chest in Haunted Mansion, I think* (3/7) THE HAUNTED PIG BAG - find the Haunted (ORANGE) Pig Bag Discover: *I don't remember* Complete: a chest in Haunted Mansion (3/8) A PRECIOUS TREASURE CHEST? - open the guarded treasure chest on Phoenix Mt. Discover: before saving the 1000-yr old man, talk to the guy outside the Lava Caves on Phoenix Mt. Complete: talk to him after saving the 1000-yr old man, and open up the chest (grapple!) ====================================================================== (4/1) THE STORMY PIG BAG - find the Stormy (RED) Pig Bag Discover: *I don't remember* Complete: inside the large keyhole door on Phoenix Mt. (4/2) PHOENIX MOUNTAIN - save Phoenix Mt. Discover: after getting the Red Pig Bag Complete: defeat the Evil Pig at Charity Square (4/3) THE FIRE PIG BAG - find the Fire (GREEN) Pig Bag Discover: talk to the mouse at the beginning of the Lava Caves Complete: open up the chest to the right of him (4/4) SMILE! - open up the happy doors Discover: try to enter one when not in Laughing mode Complete: laugh in front of one (4/5) THE LAVA CAVES - save the Lava Caves Discover: after getting the Fire (Green) Pig Bag Complete: defeat the Evil Pig at Haunted Mansion (4/6) THE HAUNTED MANSION - save the Haunted Mansion Discover: after getting the Haunted (Orange) Pig Bag Complete: defeat the Evil Pig in Masakari Jungle (4/7) THE PHOENIX'S FAVORITE - feed the Phoenix his favorite meal Discover: *I think you talk to one of the mice in Baccus Village* Complete: get 5 Bunk Flowers in the Lava Caves (4/8) MASTER OF THE SKIES - restore the Phoenix's former title Discover: talk to the mouse next to the Phoenix (the first time you ride him) Complete: after feeding him the Bunk Flowers ====================================================================== (5/1) FIND CHARLES - find that funny monkey again Discover: talk to the Miner in the background of Masakari Jungle Complete: find him at the end of Masakari Jungle (I think you have to fall in the water) (5/2) A REFRESHING DRINK - serve Charles a beverage Discover: he'll ask for one in exchange for teaching you how to swim Complete: get the bananas on top of the ladder in the Jungle, take them to Clock Tower (after giving the Miner his hat), and the Miner will make you some banana juice (5/3) I CAN'T SWIM - learn a new survival skill Discover: jump in the water either at the Ol' Pond, or Masakari Jungle Complete: give Charles the banana juice, and he'll teach you (5/4) WE NEED A BOMB - find some explosives Discover: talk to the guard at the Iron Castle Complete: get the bomb atop the tall tree (5/5) BREAK THE RUSTY DOOR - blast it with a bomb Discover: talk to the guard at the Iron Castle Complete: use the bomb on the door (5/6) WE NEED POWER... - show them the secret of Tool Time Discover: talk to the man at the top of Clock Tower Complete: go inside the room of the Rusty Door and flip the switch (5/7) THE CIVILIZATION MACHINE - *I don't remember, but don't worry, you'll get it* Discover: *I don't remember* Complete: *I don't remember, it might go along with "We Need Power... - 5/6"* (5/8) BACCUS VILLAGE - save the mice of Baccus Village Discover: after getting the Mouse (Pink) Pig Bag Complete: defeat the Evil Pig in the Lava Caves ====================================================================== (6/1) THE JUNGLE PIG BAG - fine the Jungle (NAVY) Pig Bag Discover: *I don't remember* Complete: red (or yellow) chest on Old Tree Hill (6/2) THE DEEP JUNGLE PIG - save the Masakari Jungle Discover: after getting the Jungle Pig Bag Complete: defeat the Evil Pig on the Familiar Mansion beach (6/3) WHAT'S UNDER THE FOREST? - what's underground? Discover: *I don't remember* Complete: go through the elevator into the Underground Maze (6/4) THE 10,000-YEAR OLD MAN - find this old guy Discover: the people at Iron Castle will tell you Complete: simple! go to Trick Village (by way of the Ol' Pond) and enter his hut (6/5) THE MERMAID'S NECKLACE - find her missing necklace Discover: the 10,000-yr old man tells you (or maybe the mermaid does) Complete: get the necklace (right of the old man's hut) and give it to her at Haunted Mansion (the room with the 3rd key fragment) (6/6) WHAT'S UNDERWATER? - learn how to hold your breath Discover: *I don't remember* Complete: the mermaid teaches you how to dive after you give her the necklace (6/7) 10 MATH BEADS - the old man's lost his marbles Discover: the 10,000-yr old man tells you to find them Complete: just find all 10 of them underwater (enter through the opening right next to his hut); I can't describe exactly where they all are, so just search thoroughly (6/8) THE UNDERWATER PIG BAG - find the Underwater (YELLOW) Pig Bag Discover: *I don't remember* Complete: a chest in the waters of Trick Village ====================================================================== (7/1) TRICK VILLAGE - pull Atlantis out of the water Discover: after getting the Underwater Pig Bag Complete: defeat the Evil Pig at Clock Tower (7/2) THE THIEF'S DOOR - pick the lock Discover: talk to the digger in the hut next to the Thief's Door (in Underground Maze) Complete: get the Thief's Wire from the 10,000-yr old man, then open the door (7/3) UNBREAKABLE WIRE - find a better tool for lockpicking Discover: talk to the digger in the Blue Fortune Teller's room Complete: talk to the digger's friend at the Haunted Mansion (not sure which room) (7/4) THE SOURCE OF EVIL MAGIC - another story Discover: n/a Complete: one of the wise men tell you (10,000-yr old, I think) (7/5) DIG LIKE A MOLE - dig, dig, dig! Discover: talk to the digger left of the Thief's Door Complete: come back later when he's done (7/6) THE 100-FLOWER FOREST - turn the forest back to normal Discover: the Dwarf Elder tells you when he gave you the Pig Bag Complete: defeat the Evil Pig in Underground Maze (7/7) A MILLION-YEAR OLD WISH - the old man's got high hopes Discover: talk to the 1,000,000-yr old man Complete: defeat all 7 Evil Pigs (7/8) 8TH EVIL PIG BAG? - what?? another one?? Discover: *I don't remember* Complete: the 1,000,000-yr old man has it ====================================================================== (8/1) SEVEN FRIENDS - find Tomba's friends to open the final door! Discover: after killing the 7 Pigs, you get transported to the Strange Room Complete: find 1 at Baccus Village, 1 at the Lumber Factory, 1 in Dwarf Village, 1 in Large Keyhole door of Haunted Mansion, 1 in Y Crossing, and 1 in Iron Castle; go back to the Strange Room, and Baron takes his place as the 7th (caution: you immediately enter the final battle) (8/2) A REAL EVIL PIG - defeat the ultimate Evil Pig Discover: after getting the 8th Pig Bag Complete: finish the game!!! ====================================================================== (9/1) TAKE ME HOME - help a little froggie Discover: jump on a frog (find them in the patches of purple grass) Complete: take him to the Ol' Pond (don't get hit!) (9/2) A HUNGRY MONKEY - feed Charles Discover: talk to Charles before getting the bananas Complete: get the bananas at the Ol' Pond, and give them to Charles (9/3) MOTOCROSS COURSE - find the Course Discover: *I don't remember* Complete: just enter the hut with the GoGoCar and go to the far right (9/4) WHO ARE YOU? - find out Yan's identity Discover: inside the hut leading to Ol' Pond, talk to the pair of eyes that you see through the window Complete: talk to Yan again (he'll be at the right end of Forest of All Beginning, above the rope ladder) (9/5) AP BOX - rewards for the experienced Discover: press Up in front of the AP Box at Ol' Pond Complete: do the same once you have enough AP (100,000 I think) (9/6) I NEED A TEAR BOTTLE - get a crying jar Discover: talk to the pacing Dwarf in Mushroom Forest (where you come out of the Leaf Slider) Complete: defeat the Yellow Bonsugee (throw one at the other, three times) (9/7) WHERE'D THE LIGHTS GO? - turn on the lights Discover: fall into the dungeon (left of the Dwarf Elder) Complete: get the Torch from the Dwarf by the fire pit, and go back to the dungeon (9/8) STOP THE FIGHT! - keep the peace in Dwarf Village Discover: talk to the woman looking for the Elder when you come out of the dungeon Complete: jump back into the dungeon, grab the Broken Vase, then talk to the fighting Dwarves ====================================================================== (10/1) THE GREAT ESCAPE - find the "escaped" prisoner Discover: after "Stop the Fight! - 9/8" Complete: jump back into the dungeon, where you'll find the prisoner sleeping (10/2) LOOK & SEE?! - take a peek at the final Pig hideout Discover: get the telescope from atop the Watch Tower Complete: use the telescope on the stand above the Watch Tower ladder (10/3) READY, SET, GO! - race the prisoner Discover: jump into the dungeon again, and the prisoner will leave; meet up with him right outside Dwarf Village Complete: beat him to the top of Watch Tower (it's really easy with Animal Dash) (10/4) MONSTER HUNT - defeat the dreaded Bonsugee Discover: read the sign in the background of Mushroom Forest Complete: defeat the Bonsugee (throw one at the other, three times) (10/5) A MYSTERIOUS MUSHROOM - get the magical drug mushroom Discover: *I don't remember, might be someone from Baccus Village or Dwarf Village* Complete: open up a blue chest in the Mushroom Forest (one of the high-up ones) (10/6) LEAF SLIDER - an idea for a Dwarf amusement park Discover: talk to the leftmost Dwarf in Charity Square Complete: cry in front of him (even though he claims "crying won't help") (10/7) RED + BLUE = ? - mix & match some mushrooms Discover: talk to the right Dwarf on top of the fountain in Charity Square Complete: get the Blue Powder from the Leaf Slider, and use it on one of the flowers in Mushroom Forest to turn it blue; throw the blue flower at a red flower, and a special mushroom will appear (you'd think it would be something PURPLE, wouldn't you?) (10/8) A SAFE MUSHROOM? - relief for laughing/crying fits Discover: *I don't remember, I think it's a Dwarf near the Dwarf Elder* Complete: get enough AP (150,000) to open the AP Box in the background of Mushroom Forest ====================================================================== (11/1) TREASURES FROM THE MANSION - get free stuff out of the mansion Discover: talk to the prisoner in Dwarf Village (left of the Dwarf Elder), during one of your conversations with him, he'll mention it Complete: take the boat to the Familiar Mansion (left of Mushroom Forest), and open one of the chests inside (11/2) A FAMILIAR-LOOKING MANSION? - Tomba gets a case of déjà vu Discover: take the boat to the Familiar Mansion Complete: exit the Mansion into the Village of All Beginnings (11/3) CHARLES'S PANTS - save Charles from embarrassment Discover: talk to Charles when he's at Phoenix Mt. (you have to knock him down from where he's hanging) Complete: keep going through Phoenix Mountain to reach the Lava Caves; talk to the mouse inside to get the Pants, then go back to Charles (you can go through the door next to the chest outside) (11/4) THE RED FORTUNE TELLER - get your fortune told (and learn where to use Pig Bags!) Discover: read the billboard in Baccus Village next to the Fortune Teller's hut three times Complete: go inside the hut after "A Drink For Grown-Ups - 2/8" (you may need the required AP in order to complete the Event) (11/5) A BROKEN FOUNTAIN - fix the Dwarf's fountain Discover: stand in the middle of the fountain Complete: use the Tear Jar (after you've filled it) in the same spot (11/6) CAN'T STOP CRYING - dry some eyes Discover: talk to the mouse left of the Red Fortune Teller's hut in Baccus Village Complete: give him a Healing Mushroom (Ordinary Mushroom doesn't seem to work) (11/7) DEATH FRUIT JUICE - destroy the death Fruits Discover: talk to the mouse at the bar in Baccus Village (after "A Drink For Grown-Ups - 2/8") Complete: jump on all of the Death Fruits in Mushroom Forest (they're the floating ghostlike plants) (11/8) FLOWER SEEDS - get some flower seeds for the Dwarf child Discover: *I think when you talk to the child* Complete: get the Flower Seeds in the red chest in Watch Tower (pretty much straight up from the beginning) ====================================================================== (12/1) PLANT A FLOWER GARDEN - get a garden growing Discover: when you give the child the Flower Seeds (on the Dwarf Elder screen) Complete: come back to the garden after "The 100-Flower Forest - 7/6" (12/2) WHERE DID I COME FROM? - find the secret passage Discover: at the beginning of Phoenix Mountain hit the pipe to the left of the sign (use your weapon or a pig) Complete: go through the door below the Lava Caves entrance (next to the Grapple chest) (12/3) HEALING HERBS FOR BARON - help out your best friend Discover: take the wounded Baron to the healer in Dwarf Village, and she'll ask you to help Complete: get the Healing Herbs on the second screen of Phoenix Mountain; go up to where the gray door is, then head right (the Herbs will be on a ledge) (12/4) CRY BABY - a crying door?? (this is just like "Smile! - 4/4") Discover: try to enter a Crying Door when not in Crying mode Complete: cry in front of a Crying Door (12/5) RED HIDDEN POWERS - unleash the power of fire Discover: go to the Red Crystal (top of Haunted Mansion) without the required Experience Complete: get enough Experience (10 on the first bar) and get the Crystal (12/6) HIDE & GO SEEK - beat Yan at his own game Discover: when you complete "Who Are You? - 9/4" Complete: find Yan at each of his hiding places: a) at the Butterfly cage in Charity Square, b) inside the Smiling Door on Phoenix Mt., c) on the right side of Haunted Mansion, the room with a wall made of straw, d) to the left of the tall tree in Masakari Jungle, e) and, finally, in the Hidden Village (12/7) I'M SO HUNGRY - feed the hungry man some food Discover: talk to the man in the middle of Hidden Village Complete: give him a Lunchbox (don't know if Large Lunchbox gets you anything more) (12/8) WHEN THE WIND DIES DOWN... - fix a weather problem Discover: try to enter the gray door at the top of the second screen of Phoenix Mt. while it's still windy Complete: go back to the door after you've defeated the Red Evil Pig (and then the wind dies down) ====================================================================== (13/1) LEAF BUTTERFLIES - go butterfly-catching Discover: when you catch your first Butterfly (or talking to the Butterfly collector in Charity Square) Complete: catch a total of 29(?) or 30(?) Leaf Butterflies and let them loose into the collector's cage (13/2) FOOD FOR FUEL - wine-powered cars? Discover: talk to the inventor at the Lumber Factory Complete: get Wine from Baccus Village (I think it's a mouse at Town Hall) and give it to the inventor (13/3) THE MERMAID'S SINGING ROCK - find the singing mermaid Discover: first time through the Motocross Course, the guy will tell you Complete: finish the course and talk to the mermaid (13/4) I WANT A BRONZE MEDAL - finish in 3rd Discover: complete the Motocross course without beating a record (about 29 sec) and talk to the mermaid Complete: finish the Course in under 28.?? (I forget) (13/5) I WANT A SILVER MEDAL - finish in 2nd Discover: after "I Want a Bronze Medal - 13/4" Complete: finish the Course in under 26.?? (I forget) (13/6) WHAT'S A FUNGA? - learn about native culture Discover: talk to the Funga in Phoenix Mt. (up and left of the 3 pumpkins on the first screen) Complete: get the Funga drum in a chest in Masakari Jungle, and take it back to the Funga (13/7) A CUTE WITCH - no, not really Discover: the man at Y Crossing will tell you about Mizuno (I don't remember after what Event) Complete: talk to Mizuno in the Village of All Beginnings, the first brown door you come across (13/8) LET'S RIDE THE RAFT! - travel downstream Discover: after "Break the Rusty Door - 5/5" (make sure you get the Raft, too) Complete: go to the Old Tree Hill, and after the first Pump Rock, press Down and go into the foreground onto a small platform, then use the Raft ====================================================================== (14/1) WHAT IS THIS? - *not sure exactly which one this is, I think it's the elevator* Discover: *I don't remember* Complete: *if it is, then enter the elevator from Watch Tower* (14/2) TREE OF KNOWLEDGE KNOWS - one really wise tree Discover: *I don't remember, I think you talk to the Tree* Complete: ask the Tree about the 5 Golden Items (you have to know about the "5 Golden Items - 16/2" Event first) (14/3) DELICIOUS KNOWLEDGE FRUIT - yummy fruit for Baron Discover: after "Healing Herbs for Baron - 12/3" Complete: get the fruit at Old Tree Hill, then give it to the healer (14/4) SEAWEED FOR YOUR HEALTH - it's healthy, really! Discover: after "Delicious Knowledge Fruit - 14/3" Complete: get the seaweed from the Familiar Mansion beach, and give it to the healer (14/5) MAN'S BEST FRIEND - a classic "boy and his dog" story Discover: when you take the wounded Baron to the healer Complete: after "Seaweed For Your Health - 14/4" (14/6) BARON'S STRENGTH - he can fly, he can fly, he can fly! Discover: after "Man's Best Friend - 14/5" Complete: come back in a while when he's rested up, and then you finally get him (14/7) TEARS FROM A FLOWER - make a flower cry Discover: talk to one of the Dwarves at Charity Square Complete: use the Rise and Shine Powder on the yellow flower in Mushroom Forest, then equip your Tear Jar and catch some tears (14/8) WHAT THE WITCH LOST... - retrieve Mizuno's missing things Discover: talk to Mizuno in the Village of All Beginnings (first brown door) Complete: bring back her Dirty Mirror and 3 Crystal Balls (1 in Wobbly Wharf, 1 in Watch Tower, 1 in Charity Square (left of Leaf Slider) ====================================================================== (15/1) LOST AND FOUND - find some missing items Discover: when you get the first Crystal Ball Complete: after getting the 3rd Crystal Ball (15/2) A MAGIC MIRROR? - find out what it's for Discover: when you get the Dirty Mirror in Watch Tower (push the rock left of the telescope tower) Complete: after "What the Witch Lost... - 14/8" (15/3) LET'S MAKE CANDY! - satisfy your sweet tooth Discover: talk to Mizuno in the Village of All Beginnings (first brown door) Complete: bring back all the items Mizuno asks for: Biting Plant Flower (I don't remember where), Silver Powder (from "Ready, Set, Go! - 10/3"), Kokka Claw (trade in the Baby Pig? I also got it somewhere else), Needlegator Teeth (another one I don't remember), and the Butamushi Thorn (a chest in Underground Maze) (15/4) A FAMOUS DIGGER - meet the famous digger Discover: talk to the digger on the second screen of Phoenix Mt. Complete: come back later, and he'll be done with his tunnel and move aside (15/5) POWER-UP FOR TOOLS!? - a new use for old tools Discover: *I don't remember* Complete: after "What the Witch Lost... - 14/8"; once she has the Mirror, she'll give you the GrappleJack (15/6) TAKE TWO OF THESE - relief for the common cold Discover: *I think it's when you get the Cold Medicine* Complete: give Mizuno the Cold Medicine when you see her and she's sneezing (15/7) UNDERGROUND TREASURE - find some buried treasure Discover: talk to one of the diggers in Underground Maze (I think after "Dig Like A Mole - 7/5") Complete: go along the left and up in Underground Maze, it's a chest along the topmost hallway (15/8) SOME CHEESE PLEASE - a craving for cheese Discover: talk to the mouse in the eastmost hut of Baccus Village Complete: find 10 Cheeses and bring them back (refer to the Misc. section for locations) ====================================================================== (16/1) BLUE HIDDEN POWERS - unleash the power of water Discover: go to the Blue Crystal (bottom of Trick Village) without the required Experience (10 on the 3rd bar) Complete: go to the Crystal with enough Experience (16/2) 5 GOLDEN ITEMS - find some special items that the Pigs couldn't get Discover: talk to the 10,000-yr old man after "Trick Village - 7/1" Complete: get the 5 items and bring them to him: Golden Leaf Butterfly (after "Leaf Butterflies - 13/1"), Golden Candy (after "Let's Make Candy! - 15/3"), Golden Fruit (after "Some Cheese Please - 15/8"), Golden Flower (after "Plant a Flower Garden - 12/1"), and Gold Medal (after "I Want a Gold Medal - 17/5") (16/3) MIGHTY FISH FOOD - special treat for fish Discover: the Mermaid gives it to you after "What's Underwater? - 6/6" Complete: use the Fish Food in a "special" body of water (a Mighty Fish will appear that maxes an Experience bar when you touch it): Fire (the pool in Haunted Mansion with the pink pipe), Wind (the Ol' Pond), Water (???) (16/4) THE BLUE FORTUNE TELLER - have your fortune read again (and more Pig Bags) Discover: talk to the topright-most digger in Underground Maze Complete: talk to the Fortune Teller in the hut past the Thief's Door (16/5) PUMP ROCKS - enrich the soil Discover: talk to the Tree of Knowledge on Old Tree Hill Complete: jump on every Pump Rock in the game (the springy accordian-like platforms; I recommend you start doing so from the start) (16/6) GREEN HIDDEN POWERS - unleash the power of wind Discover: go to the Green Crystal (atop Phoenix's Nest) without the required Experience (10 on the 2nd bar) Complete: go to the Crystal with enough Experience (16/7) SOMETHING'S COOKIN'? - a Koma barbecue Discover: touch the fire in the 100-Flower Forest Complete: fill up your bucket with 3 water drops in Watch Tower (the falling blue things), then use the bucket by the fire (16/8) BITING PLANT FLOWER - Mizuno's secret ingredient Discover: *I don't remember* Complete: when you get the Biting Plant Flower (I don't remember where) ====================================================================== (17/1) TAKE OUT - fast food for people who are hiding Discover: talk to Yan's (father?) in the Hidden Village, before Yan is at the Hidden Village Complete: give the Yan's Lunch Box that he gives you to Yan the next time you find him (17/2) THE TROUBLED THIEF - the thief's lost his loot Discover: talk to the thief (he's sitting on a ledge near the ceiling of Lava Caves) Complete: give him What The Thief Lost... (I don't remember where this is) (17/3) WHAT THE THIEF FORGOT - that brilliant thief has done it again Discover: talk to the thief (he's in the chimney of the Haunted Mansion) Complete: give him What The Thief Forgot... (it's where he was sitting before, just scroll the ledge off the screen and return) (17/4) THE BOSS'S TREASURE - find the thief boss's secret stash Discover: talk to the thief boss in the Small Keyhole room in Haunted Mansion (after "Haunted Mansion - 4/6") Complete: open the chest right next to him (17/5) I WANT A GOLD MEDAL - finish in 1st Discover: after "I Want a Silver Medal - 13/5" Complete: finish the Motocross Course in under 24.96 sec (17/6) WHERE THE BARREL ROLLS... - follow that barrel! Discover: knock the spikes off the rolling barrel in Wobbly Wharf (don't actually break it!), then push it right into the water, and jump in after it Complete: leave the screen and come back, and dive into the water again (17/7) PEACH FLOWER GAS - a special gas (*Note: I haven't done this event yet, so this is based on what people have told me) Discover: *I don't know* Complete: at the first Peach Flower in the Village of All Beginnings, lure the Koma Pig on its right so that it's standing under the flower; jump onto the flower's side, so that it sprays its gas on the Pig (it's supposed to turn into a Baby Pig) (17/8) FLOWER TOWER - a special secret tower Discover: after "Hide & Go Seek - 12/6" Complete: go inside the Tower that appears after "A Broken Fountain - 11/5" (you need some high amount of AP, maybe a million? I had more than that, so I don't know exactly how much) ====================================================================== ------------------------- II. ITEMS ------------------------- Okay, here's a (most likely!) incomplete list of all the Items available in Tomba. I've probably forgotten a bunch of Items, but don't hold it against me! I'm sure the list will be good enough, and if you have an Item that you really don't know what to do with, you can email me or simply ask anyone else who knows. This list contains the function of the Item and where to get it (if reasonable; I'm not going to list where to get all the Charity Wings!!!). The list is in alphabetical order to help you find what you're looking for. ================================================================================== ============ == Item Name == Its Function and Location == ================================================================================== ============ -100-Year Old Bell takes you to the 100-yr Old Man; brown chest in a tree near the start of Village of All Beginnings -100-Year Old Key opens brown chests; the 100-yr Old Man gives it to you -1,000-Year Old Bell takes you to the 1,000-yr Old Man; blue chest on a high platform in Mushroom Forest -1,000-Year Old Key opens blue chests; the 1,000-yr Old Man gives it to you -10,000-Year Old Bell takes you to the 10,000-yr Old Man; red chest outside Trick Village (at Ol' Pond) -10,000-Year Old Key opens red chests; the 10,000-yr Old Man gives it to you -1,000,000-Year Old Bell takes you to the 1,000,000-yr Old Man; *I forgot where* -1,000,000-Year Old Key opens yellow chests; the 1,000,000-yr Old Man gives it to you -Baby Pig give it to the guy in Baccus Village who couldn't stop crying; (see "Peach Flower Gas - 17/7") -Banana Juice drink for Charles; go to the top of Clock Tower and trade in the Bananas -Bananas food for Charles; get one after falling in Ol' Pond, get another atop the tall ladder in Masakari Jungle -Baron re-usable Charity Wings; get him after "Baron's Strength - 14/6" -Biting Plant Flower an ingredient for Gold Candy; *I don't remember where to get it* -Blackjack basic weapon; start the game with it -Blue Powder turns flowers blue (see "Red + Blue = ? - 10/7"); Leaf Slider -Bomb blows up the Rusty Door; it's at the top of the tall tree in Masakari Jungle -Boss's Jewel no function; get it in the Small Keyhole room in Haunted Mansion (after "Haunted Mansion - 4/6") -Broken Vase stops the fight in Dwarf Village; get it in the prisoner's dungeon -Bronze Medal no function; get it for placing 3rd at Motocross Course -Bucket fill it up with water to put out the fire in "Something's Cookin'? - 16/7"; get it in Wobbly Wharf -Bunk Flower use 5 to feed the Phoenix; scattered throughout Lava Caves -Butamushi Thorn an ingredient for Gold Candy; get it in the chest in Underground Maze, after "Dig Like A Mole - 7/5" -Charity Wings takes you any place you've been to already (some exceptions); they're scattered throughout the game -Charles's Pants clothes for Charles; get it from the mouse at Lava Caves -Cheese give 10 of them to the mouse in Baccus Village (rightmost hut); (refer to Misc. section for locations) -Chick rescue all 4 and bring them to the 100-yr Old Man; find them in the red Kokka eggs -Cold Medicine relieve Mizuno's cold; *I don't remember where to get it* -3 Crystal Balls return all of them to Mizuno; get 1 in Wobbly Wharf, 1 in Watch Tower, 1 in Charity Square (left of Leaf Slider) *Note: they won't appear under Items until you get all 3* -Dashing Pants better than Jumping Pants; *go up on the second screen of Phoenix Mt., jump right to the ledge above the Healing Herbs ledge, then fall right to find a brown chest (this might be Flash Pants, I'm not sure)* -Dirty Mirror return it to Mizuno; push the rock left of the Watch Tower -Evil Pig Bags lets you fight the Evil Pigs; (see the Evil Pigs section for details) -Flash Pants better than Dashing Pants; *go up on the second screen of Phoenix Mt., jump right to the ledge above the Healing Herbs ledge, then fall right to find a brown chest (this might be Dashing Pants, I'm not sure)* -Flower Seeds give it to the Dwarf child for gardening; in the red chest in Watch Tower (almost straight up from the beginning) -Frog take him to his pond; hides in the purple grass -Funga Drum give it to the Funga in Phoenix Mt.; get it in the brown chest near the start of Masakari Jungle -Funky Parasol gives you more hang-time; give Charles his Pants in Phoenix Mt. -Furious Tornado clears the fog; get it from the mailbox at the beginning -Gold Medal one of the 5 Golden Items; get it for placing 1st at Motocross Course -Golden Bowl *not sure what it does*; get it from Yan after "Hide & Go Seek - 12/6" *Note: it doesn't appear under Items* -Golden Candy one of the 5 Golden Items; brew it up at Mizuno's with several ingredients ("Let's Make Candy! - 15/3") -Golden Flower one of the 5 Golden Items; after "Plant A Flower Garden - 12/1" -Golden Fruit one of the 5 Golden Items; after "Some Cheese Please - 15/1" -Golden Leaf Butterfly one of the 5 Golden Items; after "Leaf Butterflies - 13/1" -Grapple swing from ceilings, pumpkins, etc.; the chest outside Lava Caves -GrappleJack combines the Blackjack and the Grapple; Mizuno makes it with the Magic Mirror -Healing Herbs helps Baron get better; go up on the second screen of Phoenix Mt., then right past the vacuum plant (it's on a high ledge) -Healing Mushroom one-time cure for Laughing/Crying, also used in "Can't Stop Crying - 11/6"; scattered in Mushroom Forest -Iron Boomerang better than Stone Boomerang; the yellow chest above the end of the first screen of Phoenix Mt. (get there by swinging from the pegs up and to the left) -Jewel of Fire special equipment that protects you with fire; in the chimney of Haunted Mansion (you need max Experience on the 1st bar) -Jewel of Water special equipment that attacks with water; at the bottom of Trick Village (you need max Experience on the 3rd bar) -Jewel of Wind special equipment that carries you with wind; right of the Phoenix's Nest (you need max Experience on the 2nd bar) -Jumping Pants better than Normal Pants; brown chest in Watch Tower (next to the purple spikes on the ground) -Key Fragments 1-5 pieces of the Large Key, put them into the painting at Haunted Mansion; get #1 in the first room on the right side, #2 in the room with the fountain, #3 in the room with a blue chest on the right wall and the floor drops in between, #4 in the room with the moving platform, #5 in the Smiling Door -Key to Ol' Pond opens the door at Ol' Pond (to Trick Village); get it after "Break the Rusty Door - 5/5" -Knowledge Fruit helps Baron recover; get it from Old Tree Hill -Kokka Claw an ingredient for Gold Candy; (get it by trading in a Baby Pig?), and *somewhere else I don't remember* -Large Key opens Large Keyhole Doors; get it by assembling the 5 Fragments -Large Lunch Box recovers full Vitality; scattered throughout the game -Leaf Butterfly give a lot of them to the collector in Charity Square (one way to Hidden Village); they (randomly?) come out of the floor in the 100-Flower Forest and Masakari Jungle -Lunch Box recovers some Vitality; scattered throughout the game -Magic Mirror Mizuno uses this to make you the GrappleJack; the Dirty Mirror turns into this after "A Magic Mirror? - 15/2" -Math Beads 1-10 give all 10 to the 10,000-yr Old Man; underwater in Trick Village (I don't have directions to all of them) -Mermaid's Necklace return it to the Mermaid to learn how to dive; it's on the water right of the 10,000-yr Old Man's hut in Trick Village -Mighty Fish Food use it in special bodies of water to max Experience bars; get it from the Mermaid in Haunted Mansion (when you learn how to dive) -Miner's Hat give it to the Miner in Masakari Jungle; get it from Charles in the Masakari Jungle -Mysterious Mushroom give yourself Laughing/Crying fits at will; a blue chest on a high platform in Mushroom Forest -Needlegator Teeth an ingredient for Gold Candy; *I don't remember where to get it* -Normal Pants basic equipment; start the game with it -Ordinary Mushroom cures Laughing/Crying fits; the AP Box in Mushroom Forest background -Pipe fixes the water pump at Baccus Lake; get it there, too -Psychic Fish special equipment (replaces Pants and makes you Black & White); trade the 5 Golden Items to the 10,000-yr Old Man -Raft travel between Old Tree Hill and Haunted Mansion; get it from the Lumber Factory (after "Break the Rusty Door - 5/5") -Rise & Shine Powder wakes up the "sleeping" flower in Mushroom Forest; get it by killing the Bonsugee -Sacred Fish special equipment (replaces Pants); on top of Flower Tower -Seaweed helps Baron recover; get it on the Familiar Mansion beach (after you discover "Seaweed For Your Health - 14/4") -Silver Medal no function; get it for placing 2nd at Motocross Course -Silver Powder an ingredient for Gold Candy; win it in "Ready, Set, Go! - 10/3" -Small Key opens Small Keyhole Doors; get it in the second door on the front side of Haunted Mansion -Stone Boomerang better than Wooden Boomerang; *I think it's the chest in the Large Keyhole room at Haunted Mansion* -Strong Wire opens the locked door leading to the Million-yr Old Man in Underground Maze; get it from a guy in Haunted Mansion -Tear Jar catches tears from a flower; get it by killing the Yellow Bonsugee -Telescope lets you take a peek at the final Evil Pig hideout; get it on top of the Watch Tower -Thief's Wire opens the Thief's Door in Underground Maze; get it from the 10,000-yr Old Man after retrieving his Math Beads -Torch provides light for the Dwarf Village prisoner; get it from the Dwarf by the fire pit -Weed Killer required for "Death Fruit Juice - 11/7"; get it from the bartender in Baccus Village (leftmost hut) -What the Thief Forgot... give it to the thief in Haunted Mansion (in the chimney); get it on the ledge the thief was sitting on in Lava Caves (just scroll it off the screen then check it again) -What the Thief Lost... give it to the thief in Lava Caves (on a ledge near the ceiling); *I don't remember* -Wine used to fuel GoGoCars; get it from a mouse in Baccus Village (after you've discovered "Food for Fuel? - 13/2") -Wooden Boomerang throwing weapon; the brown chest in the air to the right of the Wobbly Wharf hut -Yam give it to the Dwarf woman who's lost something; put out the fire in "Something's Cookin'? - 16/7" -Yan's Lunch Box give it to Yan when you see him (before he's at Hidden Village); get it from Yan's (father?) in Hidden Village (before Yan is there) ================================================================================== ============ ------------------------------ III. EVIL PIGS ------------------------------ This section of the FAQ contains information concerning the Evil Pigs and the Evil Pig Bags. This includes the color and name of each Bag, where to get it, and where to use it. I was going to include what each Evil Pig was like, but I've forgotten which was which for almost all of them (don't worry, they're all pretty easy). THE BLUE PIG BAG - get it from the Dwarf Elder use it in the Million-Year Old Man's room "...the other blue is somewhere here [Underground Maze]..." THE RED (STORMY) PIG BAG - get it from the Large Keyhole door on Phoenix Mt. use it in Charity Square (jump left from the roof over the fountain) "...Red is awaiting a miracle..." THE PINK (MOUSE) PIG BAG - *I think it's the blue chest in Town Hall* use it in the Lava Caves, the topleft-most ledge near the beginning "...Pink is somewhere really hot..." THE ORANGE (HAUNTED) PIG BAG - *one of the chests in Haunted Mansion* use it in the Masakari Jungle, jump left from the top of the tall tree "...Orange is in the jungle..." THE GREEN (FIRE) PIG BAG - the blue chest at the beginning of Lava Caves use it in the Haunted Mansion (the Smiling Door) "...Green is the mansion on the lake..." THE NAVY (JUNGLE) PIG BAG - the red (or yellow) chest at Old Tree Hill use it at the Familiar Mansion beach "...blue is the beachside door..." THE YELLOW (UNDERWATER) PIG BAG - a chest in the waters of Trick Village use it at Clock Tower "...yellow is the guard of time..." ----------------------------------- IV. MISC. QUESTIONS ----------------------------------- Q. How do you get the Gold Medal at Motocross Course? A. It's all in the timing of your jumps. Simply put, all you have to do is avoid hitting any Pigs and avoid any unnecessary obstacles (i.e. water and hills). For one thing, you should follow the regular route of the course (not the background), because it's easier to win with. When you get to the up-and-down part, make sure to jump onto the middle bump and then jump again onto the large one, then jump at the top so that you bounce over the Pig sitting downhill. Also remember to jump right before you get to the water, and stay on the wooden platforms, making sure you jump completely over the Pig on the last platform. After that, just jump over the remaining pigs (easy!) and you're done. Q. Where do you find the Cheeses? A. Wow, there are so many places I can't even remember all of them. I've found 15 Cheeses, and there's usually never more than 1 or 2 in a place. Here are some I can remember: - 2 in Haunted Mansion (Crying Door) - 2 in the Ol' Pond AP Box - 1 where the Famous Digger is digging on Phoenix Mt. - 2 from the hungry man in Hidden Village - at least 1 in a chest in the Underground Maze So pretty much, just check every little thing, and you're bound to find some. Q. How many "Vitality +1" Vests are there? A. I'm guessing there are 12 of them; I've only found 11 though, bringing me to 15 Vitality with an extra space left over. Same as with Cheese, there's too many for me to remember, but here are some: - Village of All Beginnings (go left from above the rope ladder and swing/jump your way to the Vest) - Haunted Mansion (when you talk to the guy in the room with the elevator to Underground Maze) - Masakari Jungle (one of the chests right from the top of the tall tree) - Motocross Course (the Mermaid gives you one when you first break a record) - Blue Fortune Teller (he's just generous) I seriously can't remember where the others are, sorry! If there are 12, someone's sure to have found all of them, so if you have, tell me because I'd like to know! Q. How do you defeat the Evil Pigs? A. Well, if you haven't figured it out already, you have to throw them into the moving Pig Bag that's on the screen. Just try to lure them close to the bag, jump on them, and wait for the bag to face your direction (don't wait too long, the Pigs eventually wake up). Another thing you might want to try: equip the Jewel of Fire. That way, if you're about to get hit, use it because you become practically invincible. Q. Where's the Hidden Village? A. There are two ways to get there: either through Charity Square or through the Lava Caves. Charity Square is a one-time, one-way trip, once you've completed "Leaf Butterflies" (bring enough Butterflies to the cage). You can also enter through Lava Caves; try to go through and follow as close to the ceiling as possible. You'll have to use the grapple to reach an off-screen pumpkin and climb up. Q. Where's Yan of the Hidden Village? A. The first time you find him is in the Village of All Beginnings, in the hut that leads to the Ol' Pond. If you look closely, you can see a pair of eyes through the window. Talk to him, and you'll start a game of Hide & Seek. The next time you'll see him as above the rope ladder at the far right end of the Village. After that, you'll find him at the Butterfly cage in Charity Square, then in the Smiling Door on Phoenix Mt., then behind the straw wall in Haunted Mansion, and lastly left of the tall tree in Masakari Jungle. You'll only see him again at the Hidden Village. Q. What's up with Black & White Tomba? A. Uh, I have no idea. I've been wondering that too, it only seems to make you always go as fast as with Animal Dash on. Nothing special. Q. Is there another ending if you beat the game with all of the events completed? A. Again, I have no idea. Personally, I'm hoping there is, because that would be great! But unfortunately, I wasn't able to get one event, so I only had 129 (assuming that there are only 130 of them). ================================================================================== ============ NOTES FROM THE AUTHOR ================================================================================== ============ Any other questions? Well, I hope this FAQ has helped you, and hasn't spoiled too much for you. Good thing I didn't remember everything, huh? Well, that's all for now, anything else you want to add, just tell me. And another thing, if you use any part of this to create your own guide, at least take the time to rephrase it or give me credit; don't just copy it word-for-word and pass it off as your own work! And I'd like to give some credit to all the people in alt.games.video.sony-playstation, who cleared up some stuff for me. Thanks to all of you! TOMBA! FAQ - written by Miguel Balauag 1998 *************************END of DOCUMENT**************************************************** --------------------------------------------------------------------------------