19 Apr, 2023
Brotato: PremiumBrotato is a fun and unique reverse bullet-hell roguelike game from the publisher of 20 Minutes Till Dawn.
While the core gameplay loop is similar to that found in Vampire Survivors or Magic Survival, Brotato differs by letting us equip multiple weapons and buy stat-modifying items instead of unlocking and upgrading abilities in each run – a twist that quickly makes the gameplay chaotically fun.
We start by picking one of 30+ characters with distinct stats that make a big difference. Then we select our starting weapon and get thrown straight into a relatively small map where we must survive waves of enemies storming at us from all sides.
But this is where it gets interesting, because after every completed wave, we get to pick one of four random power-ups that improve our stats. We’re then taken to a shop where we can spend the currency we’ve earned on additional wacky weapons, and items that improve our power in different ways.
Like in most similar games, our hero attacks automatically, while we simply use a big joystick to run around and avoid all the enemies. The objective is to survive 20 waves and defeat the frustratingly powerful boss at the end.
While there’s no permanent progression apart from unlocking new characters, the replayability is decently high thanks to the sheer number of characters and almost unlimited ways to combine weapons and items to create unique builds.
Brotato is a $4.99 premium game without ads or iAPs. The fact that we’re altering our stats through items instead of unlocking abilities really spoke to my inner RPG fan, and it personally makes Brotato one of my favorites in the genre.
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