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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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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 3 / 5 stars

I really want to give this a higher score, but I'm experiencing a game-breaker bug, so I really can't. I'm running Chrome on OSX, and there's an annoying case of the gaming muting itself when you press "M"... in the name entry field. Which is an oversight. I've also had repeat situations where pressing spacebar did not open up the exit when in pattern mode.

This is a game with a huge amount of potential, and it would really show if I didn't have to reload the page every two minutes and lose all of my work simply because I get stuck in bot creation.

TomFulp responds:

The next update will fix the mute button bug! I'm testing these record issues at the moment.


Rated 4 / 5 stars

Fun game. Would be WAY more fun if people didn't spam the wave beam like there's no tomorrow. I mean, it's all well and good if you use it once in a while, but when a bot chases you down a thin corridor using the wavebeam repeatedly, there's a BIG problem, especially since it knocks you forward over and over.

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

This is pretty damn cool. I did find a glitch though in Raybot mode.

If I make a pattern, test it and then try to make another pattern, I can kill the other robot in pattern mode with the UpDown Beam Weapon which I guess counts as me saving and exiting pattern mode.


Rated 4 / 5 stars

hey epyk, just in-case your out there, stop spamming the same boss, over and over again its not funny, and your ruining the game for everyone. when tom made this game he didn't mean for some asshole like you, to spam the same fucking boss until the cows come home. so please cut the CRAP literally im tired of looking at your SHITTY bosses. get off or at least spam something decent.

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

This is why we should all go on newgrounds instead of tv

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