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"...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, here, or here.

A sequel, Burrito Bison Revenge, can be played here or 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.

There is a 2nd sequel called Burrito Bison: Launcha Libre that can be played here, where Candyland INVADES! and steals his recipe book, so Burrito Bison has to call in a few friends. Launcha Libre is also available on Android and iPhone.

This game provides examples of:

  • Asshole Victim: Yeah, you're murdering hundreds of civilians. But considering how their people abducted you and they were watching you being forced to fight for their own enjoyment, you can't really feel bad about it.
  • Big Bad: The Gummy Bears in general, though a Chef Gummy Bear for the 3rd one. Though they really didn't do anything wrong outside of keeping Bison's Wallet in the second game.
  • 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.
    • Launcha Libre lets you purchase upgrades to your piñatas for better loot or add the Moneyachi for double in-game money, making upgrading a lot easier.
  • 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.
  • Crapsaccharine World:
    • The first and second games are set in a world of candy... whose inhabitants abduct people from other worlds and force them to fight for their own enjoyment.
    • The third game has some rather run-down gummy bear towns with human prisoners. Among others, a gummy bear putting donuts around a man (something that is done by gangs in real life with car tires, who then set the victim on fire.
  • Crossover: A collaboration with Zombidle features a Burrito Bison-themed world (Candyland) where Bob the Necromancer and his legion of undead trash Candy Land and its Gummy Bear inhabitants.
  • Difficult, but Awesome:
    • Upgrading the opponent you face in the ring makes the perfect launch harder to achieve, but gets you more money and speed.
    • Most of the power-ups require a little timing during their quick-time events.
  • Dirty Cop: Revenge introduces corrupt cops that give Burrito Bison an extra Rocket Slam when he squishes them.
  • Disc-One Nuke: Revenge has a button labeled "Get more money!" that, when clicked, gives you three buttons taking you to the game's social media pages. Clicking all three of them (you don't have to actually "like" any of the pages) gives you a total of $9,000, enough for several early upgrades.
  • 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.
  • Endless Game: Beating Revenge opens up a survival mode, where you are rated based on distance and number of doors smashed.
  • 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 
    • Launcha Libre has the gummies escape into the real world and... steal his recipe book.
  • Luck-Based Mission:
    • Being a launch game, distance traveled is entirely dependent on what special enemies you run into.
    • 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.
    • His friends in Launcha Libre are no worse for wear than he is, and they all look less beat-up than in previous games.
  • Masked Luchador: The titular Bison once more. His friends in Launcha Libre as well. Oddly, none of his opponents wear masks.
  • 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. Stealing his book equally so.
  • Nerdy Bully: Bernerds, one of the opponents of Launcha Libre, wears stereotypical nerdy glasses and laughs at whoever he is facing. His body is also made up of the candy Nerds.
  • Plague of Good Fortune: On Stopwatch mode in Burrito Bison: Launcha Libre, it's not uncommon to hit a special gummy while already riding a special gummy, forcing you to abandon the gummy you were already on and waste precious time solving a new one. If you're really unlucky, you may hit another special gummy before you've finished riding the second one!
  • 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.
  • Scenery Gorn: Most of the landscape in Revenge is completely obliterated from Bison's previous rampage.
  • Solid Clouds: The clouds in these games are made of cotton candy. Going off the top of the screen turns you into a cotton candy meteor that falls back down to earth and crushes everything below you.
  • South of the Border: Launcha Libre's backgrounds feature Aztec pyramids.
  • Sugar Apocalypse: When Burrito Bison escapes from the arena, he slaughters civilians by the hundreds, leaving a trail of destruction and chaos in his wake. When he returns in the second game, the arena is still in shambles.
  • Too Dumb to Live: What is the gummy police's strategy after catching the escaped Bison who has murdered gummies? Put him back into the arena's ring, where he has proven that he can escape fairly easily and annihilate even more gummies.
  • 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. In the third one, he squishes them on landing despite them now wearing bear traps on their helmets.
  • Top-Heavy Guy: Burrito Bison. His friends Pineapple Spank and El Pollo have more gracile Heroic Builds.
  • Tyop on the Cover: Launcha Libre's loading screen is in Spanish, but reads "asociatión" instead of "asociación".
  • 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! And in the third, he is back, in a MECH SUIT!
  • Your Princess Is in Another Castle!:
    • Don't let the first door fool you. Don't let the second wall fool you either.
    • Beating Cookinator doesn't get you your cookbook back. Now you'll have to enter Candy Land and find the scraps.