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Cathode Raybots

rated 4.24 / 5 stars
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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 4 / 5 stars

I really love soundtrack and graphics in this game, and controls are pretty predictable, but gameplay itself is too random - sometimes you'll just find yourself mashing buttons hoping to kill the enemy before he kills you, and rounds itself are either too easy or too hard - there's almost never a happy medium, and all these things make this game annoying. On the other side, I really like the Raybot mode and ability to share levels with the rest of the world.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

An amazing game. It feels like one of those amazing 2D 1 on 1 boss fights taken TO THE MAX!
The controls work excellent, the difficulty level is great, and the Raybot creator is done with tons of amazing tools to work with.
Love it.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

I always get excited when I see a game from Tom,and once again,you didn't fail me :D


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Excellent, brilliant concept and solid execution. This is like a drug to someone obsessed with game design : P

Because I'm sure you haven't had enough peanut gallery suggestions yet, here's mine. : P

Raybot creation would be 10x more addictive (the good kind) if you could view replays of other players fighting your bot. I know that's a pretty intense feature to add, but if you can manage it I can't think of any better feedback loop than that. (Naturally, to save space you can limit it to only storing the last 1-10 replays.)

Either way, congrats on a great game -- I'd give you 5 stars, but I'm taking away 0.5 for those damnable gravity bombs and laser swords. : P

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

This is awsome !!!!!