Salad no Kuni no Tomato Hime was released on May 27, 1988 in Japan for 5900 Yen.
Salad no Kuni no Tomato Hime was first released for the PC-6001mkII Japanese computer in 1984. It was then ported to the PC-8001mkII, Sharp X1, FM-77 and finally for the MSX. The original game didn't use menus but an English text parser instead, which is rather odd as the rest of the game is entirely in Japanese. Interestingly, this was also the case for other early Hudson Soft graphic adventure games, such as Dezeni Land (1983) and Dezeni World (1986). The Famicom port of Salad no Kuni no Tomato Hime followed much later, in 1988. Although the story closely resembles that of the original, all of the graphics were redrawn and several new features were introduced. The most noticeable are the new maze sections, the 'Jan-Ken-Pon' (aka 'finger wars') battles and, of course, the menu-driven interface. The text and graphics were also toned down for a children audience - the original version featured more 'mature' graphics, such as a crucified tomato inside a church early in the game, or some rather scary fire-breathing bananas.
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