Video Game / Burrito Bison

"...Escape the dreadful Candy Land!"
Juicy Beast, Game Description

Burrito Bison is a 2D Flash "launching" game made by Juicy Beast. Basically, the objective of the game is to launch the titular Bison across Candy Land in hopes of escaping this mad land - all the while evading the gummy bear police and crushing as many gummy bears as possible. Aiding him on his quest are the various power-ups (held by certain gummies) and the various buyable upgrades. In other words, it's a simplistic game with an original twist that doesn't reinvent the wheel, but refreshes it in a nice manner.

The game can be played here or here. A sequel, Burrito Bison Revenge, can be played here, where the masked luchador goes back into Candy Land when he finds out that he left his wallet in it and now can't pay for his supermarket bill.

This game provide examples of:

  • Bears Are Bad News: Gummy bears to be precise.
  • Bigger on the Inside: Candy Land itself as the size of it outside is smaller than the Bison himself. When inside however...
  • Bribing Your Way to Victory: In Revenge, one can pay a few dollars to completely unlock the game from the beginning, as well as pick up some extra benefits.
  • The Cameo: Berzerker, the Mascot of Berzerk Studios, is one of the opponents Burrito can face in the ring in Revenge.
  • Cardboard Prison: You would think the gummy police wouldn't take Burrito back to his launching pad...
  • Catapult to Glory: The main mechanic of the game, in a strange Angry Birds meets Pro Wrestling kind of way.
  • Difficult but Awesome: Averted by the Cruiser bears; where the other QT Es require a little timing, this one is simple Button Mashing.
    • Upgrading the opponent you face in the ring makes the perfect launch harder to acheive, but gets you more money and speed.
  • Dirty Cop: Revenge introduces corrupt cops that give Burrito Bison an extra Rocket Slam when he squishes them.
  • Does Not Like Shoes: One character in the prologue is a barefoot woman.
  • Do Well, but Not Perfect: A good amount of the Achievements in Revenge require you to squash ground-based enemies, requiring you to avoid getting airborne.
    • A notable one late in the game requires you to obtain a Sweet Impact while going as slow as possible, meaning you have to be really good at getting airborne, but somehow avoid picking up speed.
  • Excuse Plot: Burrito Bison is merely pacing through the supermarket, when he gets pulled into a bag of candy and ends up at a fighting ring in Candy Land. He must now try to get home again! The plot for the sequel is even worse, with Bison returning to Candy Land merely because he forgot his wallet there... entirely disregarding the hundreds of thousands of dollars he gains from squishing gummies.note 
  • Expressive Mask
  • Bad Is Good and Good Is Bad: You'd normally expect Bison to be the Big Bad and the gummy bears to be the good ones. Not here, though.
  • Grievous Harm with a Body: The way the Bison takes out his enemies.
  • I Fought the Law and the Law Won: Only applies in the original. In fact, it gets inverted in Revenge.
  • Incendiary Exponent: In Revenge, with the Pants on Fire upgrade, the bison gains the ability to turn into an unstoppable ball of fire for a limited time if he manages to maintain high speed for long enough.
  • Level Ate: Practically the entire game (barring half of the intro).
  • Limit Break: "Pants on fire" upgrade in Revenge.
  • Luck-Based Mission: the missions require you to do things like get several perfect launches in a row or get several enemies in a single launch. Annoyingly, doing this before the mission shows up isn't counted.
  • Made of Iron: The worst injuries Burrito has are a few gashes on his arm after he smashes through the mirror at the end.
    • Doubly so in Revenge. After every launch, when he comes to a bumpy, bleeding halt... he stands up, dusts himself off, and runs back to the ring for his next launch. Bear in mind, many launches see him at the center of multiple explosions.
  • Masked Luchador: The titular Bison once more.
  • Meteor Move: Flying high enough makes you return to earth as a giant cotton-candy-covered meteorite. The standard elbow drop uses a rocket to go faster.
  • Money Spider: Apparently, all gummy bears (barring the police and a few of the special ones) have cash on them. A few carry bags of cash or are floating sacks of cash, which do exactly what you'd think they'd do.
  • Mugging the Monster: Kidnapping Burrito Bison turns out to be a really bad idea.
  • Riding the Bomb: Complete with cowboy hat.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: The first game is simply about escaping Candy Land, and the cops can easily beat up and drag Bison back to the ring after failed attempts. In Revenge, however, Bison's out to get his wallet back from the bears, so this time, he will give the cops beat-downs and deliberately return to the ring to make use of it again.
  • Rolling Attack: The chili pepper powerup or "sweet impact" in Revenge.
  • Sugar Apocalypse: They brought it on themselves.
    • Scenery Gorn: Most of the landscape in Revenge is completely obliterated from Bison's previous rampage.
  • Took a Level in Badass: A minor one, since there was plenty of badass already. In the first game, encounters with police officers end in B.B. lying on the ground and the officer on top of him. In the sequel, the tables are turned.
  • Top-Heavy Guy: Burrito Bison.
  • Underestimating Badassery: Sure, a new challenger to fight Jawbreaker probably looked like a good idea on paper. The gummies probably didn't expect what would happen next.
  • We Can Rebuild Him: Remember Jawbreaker from the first game? In Revenge, he is back... As a cyborg!
  • Your Exit Is In Another Wall: Don't let the first door fool you. Don't let the second wall fool you either.