Revenge of the Beefsteak Tomatoes
|Revenge of the Beefsteak Tomatoes|
|20th Century Fox Games|
|20th Century Fox Games|
|Shoot 'em up|
|Atari 2600 Joystick|
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Revenge Of The Beefsteak Tomatoes is a game released for the Atari 2600. It is considered a game sequel to the movie Attack Of The Killer Tomatoes.
Gameplay[edit | edit source]
Your objective is to trap the Tomato Plants at the bottom of the screen by building three walls above them. At the same time you must avoid or shoot down all flying Tomatoes, dodge Tomato Bombs and stop the Brick-Eaters.
Your job is to build three walls above the Tomato Plants. The walls are built by capturing colored Bricks and then dropping them into place across the lower half of the screen. To capture a Brick, you must shoot it ONCE with your all-purpose Tomato Sprayer as the Brick moves across the top of the screen. A "beep" will sound when you hit a Brick. If you succeed in capturing it, your Sprayer will turn the color of that Brick. The Brick may now be placed in a wall by aiming the Tomato Sprayer toward the desired position in the wall and then pressing the joystick fire button ONCE. Only green Bricks may be placed in the bottom wall, only pink Bricks in the middle wall and only gold Bricks in the top wall. The permanent Bricks on either side of the screen are guides to show you where to line up your colored Bricks. You can aim from underneath or from on top of the wall, but you cannot place a brick by firing horizontally. Also, you cannot drop a Brick through an existing wall. You must guide the Tomato Sprayer through openings in the upper walls to reach the empty spots below.
Careful now, you only have one chance to place a captured Brick. If you miss the wall, you lose the Brick. No wall can be completed if one of the walls beneath it is incomplete.
You must avoid the bombs from the Tomato Plants at the bottom of the screen and from the flying Cherry Tomatoes at the top. Colliding with either a Beefsteak Tomato, a bomb from a Cherry Tomato or a Tomato Plant will result in the loss of one Tomato Sprayer.
In play levels 4, 6 and 8, brick-eating Tomato Plants will occasionally grow on the walls. The Tomato Bombs will turn green if a "Brick-Eater" is growing somewhere. If allowed to reach its full height, both it and the Brick under it will disappear. Shooting a Brick-Eater or completing any wall will stop the Plant from eating the Brick. If you run into a Brick-Eater, you will lose one Sprayer.
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