Ludum Dare 34 — December 11th-14th, 2015 — Theme Tied: Two Button Controls, Growing

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Sumo Master : The way of the sushi

by KanedaXIII - Jam Entry

You have eat for feed.
You must fight for win.

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fafastudio says ...
Dec 21, 2015 @ 8:12pm

The first part of your game looks so much like ours !

I found the game pretty hard overall, even if i loved the concept !

thesquigglez says ...
Dec 21, 2015 @ 8:18pm

unable to read tutorial, did not fit on screen at default res? fun game with good concept. loved the music.

Dec 21, 2015 @ 9:32pm

I love the music and artstyle! The audience looks amazing. Defense seems a little bit overpowered tough.

hyperscope says ...
Dec 22, 2015 @ 12:52am

Loved the style of the game as well as the 2 different phases. Although I had a hard time trying to figure what was going on as there was no player feedback. I get the impression had there been animations for attack and defense I may have been able to understand the mechanics and timing of the game better. When I eventually lost none of the UI buttons worked.

hpearson2 says ...
Dec 22, 2015 @ 3:13am

The crowd blew me away much better then games even in ps2 era. Two buttons, and two game modes (eating and fighting) totally blew me away. Excellent use of two button theme. The music is freaking awesome too! By far the best production game I have seen so far!

Bumblepie says ...
Dec 22, 2015 @ 8:44am

A really creative use of both themes, love the concept behind the game! I think the eating phase could possibly be a bit harder, perhaps add in some sushi that has gone off that the player has to avoid? Conversely, the combat phase s really unforgiving. It's brutal. I think the visual feedback could be made clearer, and this would make it much more playable.

alliel_a says ...
Dec 26, 2015 @ 9:11pm

nice game

eruiz00 says ...
Dec 26, 2015 @ 10:08pm

Hey good good good graphics. Well done!

elizeu says ...
Dec 26, 2015 @ 10:52pm

nice concept

Dreyan says ...
Dec 28, 2015 @ 9:21am

Took me a while to understand the combat part of the game (I'm honestly still not sure I've completely gotten the hang of it) but the concept is great and it's a nice use of the themes ^^ Graphics were adorable, the fully animated crowd was a very nice touch :D

dregamr says ...
Dec 30, 2015 @ 2:38pm

Cool graphics, cool music, well done. Congrats!! :)

wongcito says ...
Jan 3, 2016 @ 4:09am

I really enjoyed playing this game. Reminded me of retro SNES games!

themadknights says ...
Jan 4, 2016 @ 3:20pm

Hahaha, nice graphics. Good work.

Haokarlos says ...
Jan 4, 2016 @ 3:51pm

Cool idea but that well executed. The graphics are great, it sucks that the font does not feet well.

The theme is a little bit usseless in the eating phase, maybe if food were moving next to the sumo fighter (on his right and on his left) and he could take food either pressing A or D for each side (and maybe some food like vegetables wasn't good for him because they would reduce his strength or something). I don't know...

About teh fighting phase I did not understand the preference system at all. My blue bar was most of the time full and I couldn't contest at all my ennemy attacks...

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