The Adventures of Tom Sawyer is a platformer based on the literary classic of the same name. This game about boyhood adventure was Winkysoft and published by SETA. The videogame based on Mark Twain’s most popular story was released on February 6, 1989, in Japan for the NES. Later that year the English version of the game was released.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer failed to make that big of a splash in the gaming industry. It received mediocre scores from reviewers for its simplistic gameplay. Although The Adventures of Tom Sawyer is a basic game it is still a fun experience that brings Mark Twain’s novel to life.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Premise
There are six different levels in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer that players can explore. Each stage features many of the iconic scenes and characters from the novel. Interestingly, the Japanese and English versions of the games have different level orders. The Japanese verison begins with the rafting verison while the English verison begins with the pirate ship which is techincally level 5 in the original order. This means that the English veriosn starts off at a high difficulty.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Main Character
Just like in the novel, the game follows the titular character of Tom Sawyer. The game begins with Tom dreaming while in class. He dreams about saving his friend Becky from the villianous Ingun Joe. Throughout the level Tom will encounter a number of monsters and dangerous animals like a giant octopus, a giant alligator, ghosts, ghouls, and a dragon.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Series
Unfortunately for fans of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer there are no direct sequels or prequels. For those interested in playing more of Tom Sawyer’s adventures they’re in luck. In the same year that The Adventures of Tom Sawyer came out Square released their own Tom Sawyer game for the NES. This game is an RPG that has players collect Tom Sawyer’s friends to form a party and fight enemies.
It’s important to note that Square’s Tom Sawyer has been heavily critisced for it’s racists depictions. One of the game’s character, Jim, is portrayed as blackfaced caricatures. These insenstive depictions is one of the reasons why Square’s Tom Sawyer was never localized outside of Japan.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Cheat Codes
Although The Adventures of Tom Sawyer do not have any in-game cheat codes there is still away to add cheat codes. Players that own a Game Genie can input codes that can affect the game. With these codes players will be able to give themselves infinite lives or select which level they want to play. For your convience we’ve broken down each of these codes in the table below.
|Player 1 starts with 1 Tom
|Player 2 starts with 1 Tom
|Player 1 starts with 6 Toms
|Player 2 starts with 6 Toms
|Player 1 starts with 9 Toms
|Player 2 starts with 9 Toms
|Only 5 T’s lost from skulls
|Start at the river–Player 1
|Start in the forest–Player 1
|Start in the house–Player 1
|Start in the sky–Player 1
|Start in the cave–Player 1
|ZEEZALPA + AEEXZLLE
|Start at the river–Player 2
|LEEZALPA + IEEXZLLE
|Start in the forest–Player 2
|GEEZALPA + ZOEXZLLA
|Start in the house–Player 2
|IEEZALPA + YOEXZLLA
|Start in the sky–Player 2
|TEEZALPA + GOEXZLLE
|Start in the cave–Player 2
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Cheat Code FAQ
Does The Adventures of Tom Sawyer have any cheat codes?
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer does not have any in-game cheat codes that are avaialbe to players. Those that own a Game Genie are able to input cheats in the game. There are a number of codes that can grant players unlimited lives or allow them to skip levels.
What are cheat codes?
Cheat codes are exploits that can change the game’s behavior and give players an advantage. They may help players move on to a different level, make the player completely immune to damage, or do some other action that would not take place without them.
They can also make the game more accessible and interesting to casual gamers or those who find its current state inaccessible.
What is a Game Genie Replay?
A Game Genie is a cheat device that allows players to input different cheats and codes for multiple different consoles like theNES, SNES, original Game Boy, Genesis, and much more. They manipulate the memory of the game code itself to allow cheats like infinite health, more powerful weapons, and even saving the game when it does not have a save mechanic.
The image featured at the top of this post is ©Adventures of Tom Sawyer Cover Art.