Gaming Anniversaries July 25- Princess Tomato in the Salad Kingdom

Released July 25, 1988- Princess Tomato in the Salad Kingdom

Princess Tomato in the Salad Kingdom graced the Japanese market on this day in 88′. For the Nintendo Famicom.

Princess Tomato in the Salad Kingdom is an interesting Adventure game in a rudimentary point and click type style. Similar to other games on the Famicom such as “Famicom Detective Club”. The game takes place in the Salad Kingdom. Where all the characters are vegetables. The evil Minister Pumpkin has betrayed the great King Broccoli by kidnapping the Princess Tomato. If that doesn’t sound ridiculous and fun then I don’t know what does. There’s more though, he also stole the Emblem of the Turnip! He also sent his cruel “Farmies” (enemy vegetables) into town to cause chaos. The great King Broccoli then dies from a broken heart. However, before he did, he promised Sir Cucumber the hand of Princess Tomato and the entire Salad Kingdom if he can bring her back.

It’s up to Sir Cucumber and his trusty sidekick Percy the Persimmon to find her. To that end, they must complete simple quests and talk to other members of the Salad Kingdom, completing simple quests such as talking to others and giving items. Giving the game a text based adventure feel with some nice fun graphics and interesting story.

The game ultimately did fairly well and continues to enjoy a loyal following to this day. However, it isn’t one of the greats on the Famicom or the NES. It’s definitely not for everyone.

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Living in St.John's Newfoundland, Dave has been a gamer all of his life. Starting with the NES and working both backwards and forwards, he intends to play the new along with the old!