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Adventures Of Tom Sawyer NES Video Game

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Click ‘Enter’ Key to Start Game. Main keyboard buttons are X and Z.

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Keyboard Controls
Gamepad Button Player 1
Left Left Arrow
Right Right Arrow
Up Up Arrow
Down Down Arrow
Start/Pause Enter
Select Ctrl

Click on the game window and hit the ENTER key to start the game (you might have to hit start twice) . On a computer you can click the Game Window Size button to rotate between default, 1.5X and 2.X game window size. On mobile phones and Iphone use the gameplay control buttons shown on your screen (only on mobile) to play and start the game. If you grew up in the 80's you shouldn't need additional gameplay instructions. If you really need help or instructions playing this game, we have the The Official Nintendo Player’s Guide from 1987 to help you out.



Adventures of Tom Sawyer(tm)



The story

In a one room schoolhouse on the banks of the Mississippi River, a boy is
daydreaming in class. This little adventurer is Tom Sawyer, the star of the
game. Tom's weekend exploits with his friend Huckleberry are world-famous.

Even today as he naps, he's dreaming of a super adventure down the Mississippi
river on his log raft. As he sleeps, he begins the adventure by running
through an abandoned pirate ship. After defeating the pirates and octopus
monster, Tom reaches the river. Every step of his journey is filled with
danger. Evil ultimate enemies and their helpers try to prevent Tom from
reaching his goal - saving Becky Thatcher. Can Tom defeat the greatest enemy
Injun Joe and save Becky? Their Fate is in your hands!


Before... you start your journey

- You will begin thte game with 3 Toms. After three defeats, Tom will wake up
  from his dream in the classroom.

- For every 20 T signs you collect, you will receive an extra Tom. If you
  collect a Skull sign, 10 T signs will be lost.

- Normally, Tom will throw rocks at his enemies, but if a slingshot sign is
  collected, Tom will be able to shoot rocks further and faster. But remember,
  there will be situations where it's easier to get through without the

- Pick up a Heart sign and Tom will be invincible for a while.

- The Red Balloon and Pelican characters are on Tom's side.

- Player B is Tom's buddy Huckleberry.

Screen displays and control buttons

Timer: When playing with 2 players, the player who reaches the end in the
       shortest time wins.

T-Sign Counter: Keeps track of how many T-signs you collect
Button A: Jump button
Button B: Throw rocks, shoot slingshot
Start Button: Push to start the game, or pause while playing
Select Button: Select 1 or 2 players and continue the game


Choose... Tom's weapons

Rocks: Tom starts his adventure loaded with small rocks. Tom's aim will
       improve if he throws while jumping.

Slingshot sign: Collect one of these and Tom's rocks will fly faster and

T sign: Collect 20 of these and earn an extra Tom.

Heart sign: Collect one of these and Tom will be invincible for a short time.

Hint: Avoid the SKULL SIGNS! Collect one of these takes away 10 T signs.


The abandoned ship

Trugoro: Rolling Barrels.
Seagull: These birds attack from above with enormous speed.
Pirates: Little pirates ordered by their master to attack Tom.
Rarat: Dangerous black rats hidden all over the ship.
Pamu: A big fat rad that attacks from above.
Takon: Baby octopi lurking at the bottom of the ship. They attack Tom with
       black ink. The first hit is okay, but the second can be deadly.
       Sometimes the second hit will be a stram of water, so get cleaned up!
Nuraklus: The ultimate enemy of this scene of the giant octopus Naruklus. He
          sends his little helpers to attack Tom. Hint - his weakness is his

Hint: Watch out for the pirate's knives.


Down the river

Tompu: Flying fishes that jump from the water to attack.
Karu: Creepy black penguins that attack tom from the side.
Iglu: Ferocious eagles that attack from above.
Guluguu: Whirlpools - even Tom can't control his raft when his raft is caught
         in these.
Dobo: Green frogs that await Tom on the island.
Rickey: A boy who has a grudge against Tom. He throws rocks from the river
Gulogiry: This monstrous alligator is the ultimate enemy of the River scene.
          He isn't as powerful when his mouth is open.

Hint: Jump a lot to get down the river.


Through the forest

Moth: Mutant moths that attack from the sky.
Doddo: Wild hogs that charge at amazing speed.
Goro: The only way to avoid this slithering monster is to throw rocks and
      jump over him.
Mogu: Dangerous gophers that pop up from the ground to attack.
Kunake: Slimy snakes that attack Tom from trees and mushrooms.
Punk Monkey: These monkeys can change direction suddenly, watch out!
Sarudon: The ultimate enemy of this scene is the giant monkey Sarudon. He is
         created from all the Punk Monkeys that weren't killed. He spits rocks
         and attacks. His weakness is in his face.

Hint: Hold on to the Pelican.


In the haunted house

Gacha: Attacking skeletons that can only be temporarily destroyed.
Knight: Skeleton warriors that carry swords and shields.
Nuru: Slithering snails that crawl on the ceiling but sometimes fall.
Witch: Watch out for this witch - she throws red balls of fire to try to get
Rura: White ghosts that never give up.
Debura: Little devils that pop up out of the Demon's cane.
Demon: The ultimate enemy of this scene is the evil Demon. He stays put, but
       sends his little devils to do his bidding.

Hint: The flames from the candles do not fall straight down.


In the sky

Hugh: Falling hail that doesn't give up, even after landing.
Daibull: Birds that attack from behind.
Falling stars: These stars are not of the lucky kind...
Dragon: A fire-breathing dragon that moves freely in the sky.
Red Balloon: Hang on for an easy ride.
Balloon Cloud: Hop onto this cloud after your free balloon ride to face the
               ultimate enemy.
Cheplin: The ultimate enemy of this scene is the giant airship. Be very
         careful, CHEPLIN has weapons located in every corner of the ship!

Hint: Squat down to dodge the Daibull birds.


Deep in the cave

Blacky: Bats that attack in groups.
Sari: A scorpion that crawls ever closer to Tom.
Icestone: Sharp icicles that fall.
Jinmeniwa: This violent rock travels with the will of Tom's enemy.
Piranika: Piranhas that live at the bottom of the waterfall. They attack
          everything that comes near the water.
Mishie: A kind-hearted monster that lives in the river. He was tricked by
        Injun Joe to attack Tom.
Injun Joe: Injun Joe is the ultimate enemy of the Cave Scene. He shoots arrows
           at Tom. Defeat him to save Becky!

Hint: Do not destroy the snakes, they only multiply!


Wake up Tom!

After defeating Injun Joe and saving Becky, the adventure comes to an end.
Tom wakes up from his dream. As he wakes, Tom finds the three feathers he got
from Injun Joe... was it really a dream!?

The end

(c) 1988, SETA, U.S.A., Inc.


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