Follow TV Tropes


Video Game / Bad Rats: the Rats' Revenge

Go To
Well, they got the "bad" part right...
Bad Rats: The Rats' Revenge is a physics based Puzzle Game made by Invent4 Entertainment. The player must place various pieces of junk along with the eponymous rats to construct a Rube Goldberg Machine with the goal of setting off a Death Trap and murdering a cat, presumably as revenge for some past grievance.

It was the first Brazilian game to be published on Steam. Due to its So Bad, It's Good consensus, it got a sequel named Bad Rats Show, released in June 2016.

This game contains examples of:

  • Action Bomb: The bomber rat blows itself up as soon as it's touched.
  • Black Comedy: The microwave oven has a "cat" setting.
  • The Chew Toy: Those poor cats.
  • Killer Rabbit: One of the traps unleashes a frenzied chihuahua.
  • Luck-Based Mission: The physics library contains some randomized values, potentially screwing up an otherwise correct machine, or getting an "incorrect" machine to function. Sometimes, the ball falls off the front, effectively removing it from play and requiring a level restart.
  • Ludicrous Gibs: Happens to the cats, at least when they're not being burned alive or vaporized. The rats can also be gibbed by explosions.
  • Password Save: The player can start a specific level using it's password. It starts with no score.
  • Refuge in Audacity: The Bomber rat is dressed as a Middle Eastern terrorist.
  • Rube Goldberg Machine: The gameplay premise, where you need to get the ball to touch the objective.
  • Timed Mission: There's a limited amount of time in a level to complete the objective - game over if it expires. The timer is paused while the simulation is running, plus the player could still save the game ahead of time.
  • 2.5D: The actual playing field is only 2D, but objects can and often do fall into the foreground, sometimes from random collisions.
  • Villain Protagonist: The titular rats trying to kill cats.