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Cathode Raybots

rated 4.24 / 5 stars
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Action - Shooter - Run 'n Gun

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Feb 7, 2013 | 4:21 PM EST

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67 Deep Sixer 5 Points Defeat the 67 Bots.
Bad Dude 5 Points Defeat the Bad Dudes.
Butt Pincher 5 Points Defeat the HUGE Jerks.
Castle Crusher 5 Points Defeat the Castle Crashers.
Channel Flipper 5 Points Defeat the Regular TV crew.
Emotikiller 5 Points Kill the NG Emotes.
Evil Slayer 5 Points Defeat the Evil Bosses.
Gang Banger 5 Points Defeat 10 random bosses.
Hate the Game 5 Points Defeat the VG Legends.
Jerk Killer 5 Points Defeat the Jerk Squad.
Killer of Legends 5 Points Kill the legendary characters.
N00Binator 5 Points Kill the N00bs.
Proletariat 5 Points Defeat the Bourgeois.
Travisty 5 Points Defeat the Travis Bots.
Troll 5 Points Defeat the NG Folks.
Unpatriotic 5 Points Defeat the Patriots.

Author Comments

Our old TVs have returned from being scuttled into space and they have made a sport out of killing humans!

Play as humans to fight waves of Raybots OR play as the Raybots and build new robots for humans to fight. The best robots will be added to official campaigns! Also note - that campaign list has a yellow scroll bar down the ride side, with a lot more campaigns down below!

Big thanks to Mike for all the programming support with the API and drawing tools. Big thanks to Stamper for the player select music and menu sprucing. Big thanks to RicePirate for the intro and select screen voice. Big thanks to all the testers who helped build Raybots!

A or Z = Primary Weapon
S or X = Secondary Weapon
Arrows - Run, Jump, Drop through platforms

In human mode you can earn trophies and compete for high scores in the campaign mode. You can also browse the Boss Files and discover bosses not featured in the campaigns! Your letter grade is based on how much health you maintain during battle. Your score is based on a combination of health and time throughout the campaign.

In Raybot mode, you can edit your level, draw your own robot face, equip hats and hands, customize your weapons and record a pattern. While recording a pattern, hit SPACE to open the exit, then walk over the exit to close your loop! Every boss is a looping pattern. You must TEST and defeat your boss in order to save him, otherwise it isn't fair sport.

You unlock hats and hands by voting on the Raybots you fight in human mode.

In Raybot mode, some weapons have alternate versions. For example click the bullet icon multiple times for different bullets, or click the bomb icon multiple times for different bombs. Remember, you can equip both your A and S key weapons! When customization sliders are available, give them a try and see how it impacts your weapon.

Tap your "M" key to toggle Mute.

UPDATE (2/8/13): Turns out there was a massive teleporting bug that could result in you not being able to open the exit and close your pattern loop. I imagine this is the cause of the complaints about that issue. It's fixed! You may need to clear your cache.



Rated 4 / 5 stars

Interesting idea. I like how you can customise literally anything: the raybot's face, it's hands, hat, his attacks... but it's a shame you can't use instead of killing it. The spawnpoint/loop system is REALLY buggy in the level editor.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Cool game


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Try 'The Eye'


Rated 5 / 5 stars

This really is too hard for me omg I feel like such an idiot. But I like it so very much.

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Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Awesome, awesome idea, very fun game.

Amazing graphical style, I love how everything looks simple, yet futiristic, and I also love how the crazy robotic TV sets actually display TV-related content in their screens, which makes for quite a few fun laughs. Also, great music and sound effects, a catchy collection of electronic epic beats. The sound effects and the visual effects also blend in very well, adding a lot of satisfaction to every explosion and every shot landed.

I like the human-side gameplay, an action platformer where you have to shoot down the enemies while avoiding their shots, always simple, fast paced, and fun. The controls work very well, and I didn't feel cheated a single time. There were situations where I fell off a platform for no apparent reason, but these seemed to be pretty rare, and happened mostly when facing the Star Spangled Banner. I love how the game consists on facing different Raybots created by different people, each defined with their own behavior pattern and set of weapons, and some of which are very hard. It's always very fun and challenging to dodge enemy shots and shoot down the evil Raybots.

The stage edition was pretty cool as well, I was impressed by how many possibilities it provided in what concerns designing both the arenas and the bots, I love how I can define the Raybot behavior in very specific ways, and I also like how you can customize your Raybot's screen pixel by pixel (I tried making a crappy Rede Globo image on mine). The different weapons and level styles that can be picked are also pretty kickass.

So, overall, a fun game, both in the level edition and in the actual action. Satisfying and enjoyable.

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