The Square's Tom Sawyer wiki last edited by Jagged85 on 01/27/14 01:07AM View full history

Overview

Square's Tom Sawyer was released on March 19, 1989 only in Japan for the Nintendo Famicom. It was developed by Square and released in between Final Fantasy II and Final Fantasy III. The game is based on Mark Twain's novel The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.

Racism

Jim's ludicrous appearance

In the game a runaway slave named Jim is portrayed as having giant red and orange striped lips, pitch black skin, a bright orange afro and small white eyes. His appearance, which is considered racist and offensive in North America, is said to be one of the reasons why the game was never released in North America, despite being based on a story written by a famous American author.

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