Ludum Dare 32 — April 17th-20th, 2015 — Theme: An Unconventional Weapon

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FINAL BREAKFAST: Your World is Toast

by GhostBomb - Compo Entry

Make your last stand against the invaders in this retro inspired arcade toast 'em up.

Try to beat my high score of 1119. (this is doable in both versions)




Players playing the post comp version can press F1 to shrink the game if it doesn't fit on their monitor.

You can also now hold a to fire toasts in the post compo, but they are now on a cooldown like the other weapons.

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness71%
#63Audio3.83
#70Fun3.84
#98Graphics4.03
#144Overall3.68
#228Humor3.37
#234Mood3.35
#257Theme3.71
#538Innovation3.13

Comments

Miziziziz says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 3:05am

very polished!
gameplay is good and story and art style is cute.
I had some resolution problems and couldn't see the top or bottom of the screen, but it was still playable

Modoc73 says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 5:37am

Cute game. Got 693 as my highscore. Nice unconventional weapon choice too.

C# says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 6:32am

Adorable!
Gameplay is great and innovative. Good job!

okacat says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 6:35am

Really cool game, feels like a finished product. Managed to spam toasts at the beginning but it gets quite alot harder. Love the fact that you can get your dear toaster back, and the special attacks. My highscore was 500 something.

GTA LUDUM V says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 6:47am

Kill Em WITH BREAD! cool stuff!

SelfTitled says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 12:44pm

Score 1036 and I'm toast.
Really quite enjoyed that.
Graphics are simple but very effective.
Audio is good, music is great.
Gameplay is a tried and trusted mechanic with a good addition of the different abilities.

ProjectX593 says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 3:39pm

Very polished and fun game, I love the animations!

VDZ says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 7:51pm

Fun and challenging gameplay. I loved how the three different shot types all had their own strategic purpose and you constantly have to consider which shot is best to use at any given moment.

However, I do feel that a single playthrough takes far too long, discouraging me from replaying it (because it doesn't really get challenging until quite some time in). I feel that faster difficulty ramping, higher initial difficulty or making early mistakes more significant (for example, losing a toast permanently instead of temporarily) could help replay value.

Graphics and audio were excellent. I felt the link to the theme was rather weak (existing only in the graphics; the toasters might as well have been turrets as is the default for these kinds of games).

VDZ says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 7:51pm

Also, my score was 831.

masterboth says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 8:43pm

Liked the graphics, but I find it too easy, I discover that if you keep changing the arrow and just spam toasts, you can win easely, besides that, awesome work!

ProgramGamer says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 1:26am

Pretty tight! Just wish it didn't stretch beyond my screen size though... but hey, I guess that's what portrait mode is for!

NIGIC says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 3:16pm

Welp, 1086. Game is deceptively easy at first, then shamelessly crushes your ego. That's nice.

Audiovisuals are quite pleasing. Not all inputs seem to be aknowledged when trying to play fast, but that mostly balances out with difficulty.

Pretty good overall. Good job!

LegacyCrono says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 5:35pm

Graphics and audio are amazing and super cute. I feel that the gameplay could be tweaked a bit to balance the difficulty, though. The only major problem I had was using the explosive toast, it causes the game to crash when the screen is full of invaders for some reason, making it nearly impossible for me to get a good score... Still, very well done, congrats!

murilo says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 11:48pm

Too much cute fun!! Good graphics and great music! It's still stuck in my head and it's not annoying. But I found it was too easy If I just kept going left and right shooting the toast and not risk the other cool weapons!

Tselmek says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 11:19am

Somehow plays in semi-fullscreen which causes to cut the down and upper parts of the game, but it was still playable. Nice weapon and challenging gameplay, cute art and music. Congrats!

jojocanard says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 11:19am

Very cute and well animated congratulations.
Spamming toasts is too easy (and hurt my fingers)

Cheshyr says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 12:57pm

that was a good time. slick game. great submission.

TeamFlare says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 7:36pm

cool nice gfx dude :) rock on!

calavera says ...
Apr 25, 2015 @ 3:50am

so much fun. really thought it was gonna be too easy with all of my toast spamming but then stuff really got hard =D

Apr 25, 2015 @ 9:39am

Gameplay was fun and the graphics are great. Those toasters just keep going and going. Did find the difficulty should have probably gotten harder quicker but besides that a really nice entry.

GhostBomb says ...
Apr 25, 2015 @ 11:32am

What version are you guys playing on when you say the difficulty curve is too low?

generic_ghost says ...
Apr 26, 2015 @ 6:50am

Great adorable graphics and solid music and sound. The variety of attacks and different places to launch was an interesting mechanic. Great job!

strega says ...
Apr 26, 2015 @ 7:22am

Fun arcadie game! Nice polish and great animations!

Jezzamon says ...
May 3, 2015 @ 3:37am

Awesome game! I love the idea.

The game window did extend below the taskbar slightly, but if I was able to move it with my mouse that would've solved the problem slightly. I see that you added something to fix that in the post-compo version.

I liked how losing toasters had an effect on your ability to fight off ufos. I got down to two toasters left, but they seemed to be able to stay alive without too much difficulty. Then I fired a jam shot that blew up a whole bunch of ufos at once! Yay! BUT then the game crashed. :C

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/2963538/SharedScreenshots/toaster%20crash.png

Sidepoint: I prefer it when people put the compo version first.

Exeneva says ...
May 5, 2015 @ 7:30am

Cute and adorable. Very well polished too. Overall, a fun entry.

VDZ says ...
May 8, 2015 @ 5:03pm

The post-compo version is a significant improvement. Going to try if I can get this game working on my arcade machine.

High score (so far): 374

CiderPunk says ...
May 10, 2015 @ 6:02pm

great concept!

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