Cathode Raybots

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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.

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it's a really good game! also, tom's face at the loading screen.

oh no my raybot KAG is a china ripoff!... coming soon i have a real made one

Tom fulp you still got it :P

also why dont you update this game?
really hard

I came back to the game and beat all campaigns except for "NG Legends". I suspect that beating the "Hope for the Best" bot is very luck-based, so I gave up on the Killer of Legends medal as trying over and over would take too much time.

After all of the hard work spent trying to beat every single bot, I have gained an appreciation for the strategy involved in this game. In fact, I would now consider Cathode Raybots to be primarily a puzzle game, even it seems like an action game at first glance. Most supposedly hard stages have a weak spot, where standing and firing continuously, when combined with a few jumps to dodge projectiles, allows you to beat the stage easily. For example, standing at the rightmost or leftmost (the stage is symmetric, so you can choose either one) reachable point in Sabortion and continuously firing leads to a narrow win. Heck lvl1 appears to be impossible, but after some trial and error, you may find that hitting the bot with a charged shot every 4-5 seconds is the solution. To those who may be reading this: the main message is to try to find a weakness in each stage so that you can win it reliably. Don't be that person who prances around like a monkey firing shots randomly; you'll just end up failing to beat most campaigns.

I have nothing to say about Raybot mode, as I didn't construct any patterns or stages.

Also, the bug where your character freezes and then utters a victory expression such as "Welcome to Earth" or "Smoke em if you got em" at the beginning of a battle persists. Luckily, reloading gets me back to the main menu pretty quickly, so it's not so bad.

Credits & Info

4.42 / 5.00

Feb 7, 2013
4:21 PM EST
Action - Shooter - Run 'n Gun