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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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Channel Flipper 5 Points Defeat the Regular TV crew.
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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

the game is good but i got a loading problem here so i give it a 4 stars


Rated 5 / 5 stars


"Players' mileage may vary, yet its rare to get this much quick, simple, and completeness in a quality form. Very memorable and a homage to classic 2D Action in its own right. Really, just pure flowing fun "

Let me emphasize this by saying I made my new account today for the full package, to make a C.Raybot. Everyone involved in this game has made a gem, a real gem. I can sit for long periods and just take in the vivid violets and electric chords. I can just make a CRB just to hear that sweet Brain Bot give me so many ratings. The techno-grudge parody presentation on a clear premise adds to my dictionary of "Smash TV". Everything is blinking with character and the effects give great feedback.

This true game is wholesome even before I get down and detailed with my skills, play with tight controls, and feel memories of noticing patterns and making a counter-pattern. And I get to play both sides...(sigh). And then comes the CRB making section, competing with myself twice over with making a rivaling pattern and being my own ghost replay. You guys conjure so many mechanics, observations, and plain old good features, its astounding!

I believe this is called "Love at first Play?" Because I KNOW I want this game on its own mantle with all awesome bots that can go with it, like, 200 years from now or maybe I should polish up my TV with something expensive.

(fawning stops here, for now, I promise <:) )

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

Awesome Game but how to get better Weapons?


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Love this game!! :D


Rated 5 / 5 stars

This game is GREAT! Fun as heck and I LOVE games that allow you to create your own levels. Major plus points to you sir! 1000/5!!!