Rogue-like shooter Brotato is out on Google Play now, and we couldn’t be happier to see it touch down on our favorite platform. It’s carb-filled chaos where the bullet hell is coming from you.
In Brotato, you play as a sentient potato-person from a potato planet, who finds themselves the sole survivor of a terrible spaceship crash. With the rest of your crew roasted, you must try and survive wave after wave of hostile extra-terrestrials while you wait for rescue.
A Well-Armed Spud
Fortunately, you’re not helpless. Your potato has some unusual talents and can wield up to six weapons at once. You’re going to need it as the aliens that inhabit the planet are hostile and relentless.
It would be easy to just compare Brotato to the wildly successful, and Droid Gamers’ favorite, Vampire Survivors. Brotato is more than just a tuber-themed clone of the gothic masterpiece though.
For a start, Brotato features the auto-targeting you might be familiar with in Vampire Survivors, but it’s not obligatory. You can swap over to manual targeting if it suits you.
More Than Just A Vampire Survivors Clone
The gameplay involves numerous waves of enemies that earn you money. Money can then be spent in the interim phases to buy weapons and items. Your potato can gain other attributes too, which increases their speed, range, and all kinds of other stats. Beware though, some also bring penalties.
There’s a wide range of characters you can choose to start with. These might have a major impact on how you choose to play that time around.
There is a huge selection of wacky weaponry, with many different effects, and no two runs feel similar.
While some aspects do invite the comparison, Brotato does enough to set itself apart as its own take on the genre, so it’s well worth a look.
If you’re on the lookout for more releases, check out our news piece on the new Call Of Dragons.