Launcher Game Tagged Articles RSS Feed | GameSkinny.com Launcher Game RSS Feed on GameSkinny.com https://www.gameskinny.com/ en Launch Media Network Burrito Bison Launcha Libre Guide to Critting Each Opponent for Speed https://www.gameskinny.com/es51x/burrito-bison-launcha-libre-guide-to-critting-each-opponent-for-speed https://www.gameskinny.com/es51x/burrito-bison-launcha-libre-guide-to-critting-each-opponent-for-speed Tue, 22 Nov 2016 09:39:57 -0500 Ashley Shankle

Burrito Bison Launcha Libre is the first entry to the series to make its way to mobile, and with it comes a new way to punch your opposing launchadors by aiming yourself at them.

The original Burrito Bison and its sequel Revenge used meters to launch yourself, but Launcha Libre asks you to manually aim your launchador. With that manual aim comes great responsibility: hitting your opponents at the right time.

Did you know you can always critically hit when punching an opposing launchador in the face? Yes indeedy you can, as long as you know when to hit them and do it right. When a good friend said he didn't realize that each opponent had a weak point, well...I just had to write a guide out to explain and show when to whomp your opponents.

Why do you always want to crit?

You always want to be launched at your best height and speed, right? Of course -- so it's important that you crit as much as possible.

Critically hitting your opposing launchadors always launches you at high speed and at a much higher height than you would if you just punched them in the face normally. Not only that, but you deal extra damage to your opponents when you crit them -- and the sooner they fall, the faster you get that sweet peso bonus for knocking them out.

Don't get discouraged on a run if you don't critically hit. You don't need to crit to have your launches do well, but it does make it a lot easier. If you don't crit, still try your best to rake in those pesos and burst through the next barrier.

Launchador Weakpoints

As mentioned, each launchador has a weakpoint you can hit and always crit for massive damage and speed.

If you've opened a pinata and have the Tacorazzi partner up, it will force your opponent to stay in position for you to punch it just right. You can use this to to figure out when to hit opponent launchadors -- or you could simply check out the images and descriptions below.

Each launchador has an animation you have to get used to so you can time your launches and punch them at just the right moment. Some of these aren't so obvious (Harry Bow-tie) and some can be a pain (Villaina Ice) but once you get used to dealing critical hits, you won't be able to stop.

Harry Bow-tie

Harry is the first opponent you face off against, and if you're not paying attention you may miss his critical hit opportunity: when he yells into his bullhorn.

Just pull straight back and launch yourself at his face just as he's about to yell into the bullhorn to whomp'em good.

Beaster Bunny

If you don't know when to hit this guy he can be a serious pain. Luckily hitting him at the right time is a lot easier than it seems.

You want to punch Beaster Bunny right in the face at the moment shown in the image above. He's showing off, so you need to show him who's boss.

You need to aim as high as possible to hit him at this angle. Tilt yourself down and watch your fist fly right into his chocolate bunny face. You can't crit him at all when he's down on the ground or mid-bounce.

Bernerds

Bernerds is pretty gross, all things considered. A monstrosity built of Nerds candy? No thank you.

Punching Bernerds at the right time is as easy as you see in the image above. He doesn't do much, just rotates between laughing at you and standing there.

Pull yourself back and launch into his face when he's laughing at you to crit and fly high.

Villaina Ice

When you're new, hitting this guy is a pain. When you've been playing a while, he's just a nuisance.

This is the only opponent launchador that moves around so much, and you have to be on your toes to hit him at the right time and angle.

Aim yourself when you load and simply wait for the right angle and moment to punch Villaina Ice. It takes practice, but it's well-worth it for the big speed and air you get from a good crit.

Jawbreaker V3.0

The last and by far most expensive opponent you have to invest in, Jawbreaker V3.0 is the hardest to crit -- and because he's electrified when he's not vulnerable, he can also make for some terrible launches.

You want to hit Jawbreaker when he draws his protective shield back from his head. You can see this moment in the image below, thanks to the Tacorazzi's hard work.

You must punch him directly in the face in the moment above, so tilt down and whomp'em.

This guy's vulnerability frames feel like they last less time than the others, but that may just be because when you don't hit him at just the right time your launch will actually be worse than with other launchador opponents because you get zapped.

It takes practice to get the timing right to crit Jawbreaker V.30 consistently, but it's well-worth it when you take him down for some great dosh.

The game doesn't tell you how important it is to crit your opponents, but the benefits are clear as day. Luckily enough critically hitting them is easy enough (sans Jawbreaker V3.0).

You don't have to crit, you don't need to stress about critting -- but really, you want to do well. Practice hitting your opponents at just the right time so you can give those gummy bears a good what-for each and every time.

Want some tips to use those special gummy bears you love so much more effectively? Take a gander at my Launcha Libre special gummies guide and tips to fly high and fast, mi launchador amigo.

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Burrito Bison Launcha Libre Special Gummies Guide with Tips https://www.gameskinny.com/bbl60/burrito-bison-launcha-libre-special-gummies-guide-with-tips https://www.gameskinny.com/bbl60/burrito-bison-launcha-libre-special-gummies-guide-with-tips Sun, 20 Nov 2016 17:28:56 -0500 Ashley Shankle

Burrito Bison Launcha Libre brings some new special gummies to the series, much to the delight of fans of the two previous games (myself included).

As with the other Burrito Bison games, each special gummy has its own use -- and many require special inputs to make the most use of. For instance, Puncheus Pilot requires you to tap to punch when you hit the ground to get an extra height and speed boost, and Gumdalf requires you to tap to keep the key afloat to unlock chests.

Special gummies make the world go 'round, and they are the bread and butter of the game. You're not going to get far if you don't invest pesos into them, and you'll do even worse if you don't use them the way they are intended.

Every special gummy gives you a speed boost except Robbear, who simply gives you pesos. Whenever you're running low on speed, be sure to hold onto a rocket boost or two to hit a special gummy, and when you're going fast, just try your best to hit as many as you can.

Puncheus Pilot

This special gummy isn't satisfied with walking alongside the other gummies. Instead, it rides a unique (bear-like) punching machine.

Puncheus Pilot is always found bouncing on the ground. You tap to make the punching glove hit downward -- and you tap to punch right as you hit the ground while riding Puncheus to get more height and speed.

When you hit some other special gummies when riding Puncheus, such as Lt. Jel E. Boom, you will exit Puncheus and instead do what the other special gummy requires.

Lt. Jel E. Boom

This grizzled veteran gummy is very different from Puncheus Pilot. He's generally found flying at medium-height and is one of the harder special gummies to use well.

Lt. Jel E. Boom's effect is just like bouncing between barrels in Donkey Kong. Tap when the barrel you are in is pointed almost directly at the next one to be shot into the next barrel.

If you successfully reach the golden barrel, you'll get an even bigger boost of speed. Just to note: The longer you wait to shoot yourself to the next barrel, the lower you get in height. Faster is better for sure.

Wannabear

Wannabear = wannabe bear. Get it? Silly bear poser.

Anyway, this special gummy is one of the most common. This is probably because all it does is give you another rocket boost to use.

Wannabear generally shows up flying at low-to-medium height, but it has a very special use: to give you rocket boosts without having to ram yourself into the gummies on land. Wannabear is great for keeping your rocket boosts up when you're flying high, and that alone makes it well-worth investing into.

Gumdalf

You may like this old wizard because of the money you get from successfully pulling off unlocking each chest, but the real bonus here lies in the speed you get after you unlock the last chest.

Gumdalf seems to be most common at medium-height and his minigame can be hard for inexperienced players. The best advice I can give is to not tap too quickly, and accept when you miss.

Even if you miss the first chest you get a small speed boost, which is better than nothing. You get a decent one (and some pesos) if you unlock each chest.

If you miss a chest, make sure you tap rapidly to get as much height as you can before the key disappears.

Prickly Pear

Is this the best special gummy? Nah, definitely not. That spot goes right to Hunny Potter -- but Prickly Pear is a pretty close second.

When you land on this gummy and his balloon, you knock him off and have to tap rapidly to bounce on the balloon to catch up with him. It's more stressful than the other special gummy effects, that's for sure.

If you catch up to Prickly Pear himself (you should, tap faster!), his cactus outfit will pop the balloon and send it flying, netting you even more speed. The balloon trajectory is random, so don't bother trying to steer it.

Dr. Wormageddon

Any other gummy sends you upwards, but Dr. Wormageddon takes you underground instead.

This guy is usually at around medium height and when you hit him you take a ride on his giant tunneling worm. Sounds pretty great, huh?

The diggers you eat when underground do count toward your rocket jump meter, so be sure to eat as many as you can. Tap to go lower and don't touch the screen to go a bit higher up. Make sure aim for the gem at the end for some extra money and speed.

Hunny Potter

Oh, Hunny. How I love you. Hunny Potter is the last special gummy you unlock, and is one of the best to get. It's generally found at medium to medium-high height. It's rarely seen from the ground and is well-worth ramming yourself into.

Unlike most of the other special gummies, all you have to do is hit Hunny to get stuck in a giant honey ball and roll up all the gummies you come across. No tapping required!

Hunny nets you some nice speed and money, and it's a nice relaxing change from pretty much every other gummy.

Teddy Flare

This is one special gummy that players who don't pay attention to their speed generally underestimate, but Teddy is very useful.

Teddy Flare is generally found low, near the ground, and shoots you up into the air (higher up the higher level it is) and grants you an increase in speed. That's it and that's all you need.

A very useful but underrated gummy that's a huge help when you start to slow down. If you tap while you're riding it, you'll hop off the rocket and it will whirl away and hopefully hit some nearby gummies.

Robbear

This little dude isn't exactly exciting: hit him for some extra cash and move on. That's about it.

Robbears can be found on the ground and flying at medium height and do not grant any speed when hit. The extra pesos is a bonus but ultimately, this is the least useful of the special gummies since he gives no speed bonus on impact and -- let's be honest -- you get so much money from pinatas, Robbear can't compete.

Jelly Roger

Another very simple special gummy, Jelly Roger is a real savior, much like Teddy Flare.

Jelly Roger's bomb grants an extra speed boost and he can be found both in the air and on the ground. When you hit a Jolly Roger when using another special gummy you'll still get the speed boost you'd usually get when you hit him.

Another very useful but underrated special gummy.

That's about it for the special gummies found in Burrito Bison Launcha Libre. With each investment, these squishy little guys get more potent and helpful, with all but Robbear giving more speed and/or height with each upgrade.

You'll get increasingly familiar with each special gummy as you progress. Keep these tips in mind to make the use of your squishy friends and reach new distances. Eventually, you too will burst your way through the final cookie wall and punch the big bad right in his face.. about 8 times. Then it's time for the real grind.

If you liked this guide and still want to improve your Burrito Bison game, check out my guide to critting opponents all the time in Launcha Libre. You know you want to!

 

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Burrito Bison: More fun than a bull in a candy shop https://www.gameskinny.com/zk4jr/burrito-bison-more-fun-than-a-bull-in-a-candy-shop https://www.gameskinny.com/zk4jr/burrito-bison-more-fun-than-a-bull-in-a-candy-shop Tue, 06 Nov 2012 15:42:15 -0500 Ashley Shankle

Burrito Bison gets trapped in Candy Land after an unfortunate shopping incident and he needs to launch his way out. The alarm on the tiny Mexican man's face in the introductory comic tells me this is serious business.

 

By George, I need to get that bison home free to continue his shopping!

 

Why it's Awesome

 

Instead of the basic "launch and watch it go" gameplay that some launchers have, Burrito Bison requires you to actively body slam down on fleeing gummies to keep yourself from plummeting to a halt. You only get a certain amount of body slams at the start of a launch. They can be upgraded in amount, and they can be recharged as you bounce on gummies. Body slamming is the only real strategic tool you have, as you need to determine whether you need to use your slams on special gummies or on the cops that will otherwise stop you in your tracks. It's not the most complicated mechanic, but it keeps things interesting.

 

You will come across several types of special gummy bears during your flight-venture, each of which occurring more frequently as you upgrade their chances. Some specials are only boots or money, while others require you to actively control them to get more air and speed. The longer you play, the more you will find yourself riding on special gummies more than you will find yourself body slamming into them. As such, the game actually gets to be less about thinking about what you're going to do and more about how lucky you get as time goes on.

 

The Downside

 

My one complaint about the game is how long it takes to get upgrades. Money is tight, and you will find yourself grind-launching just to get enough money for a single upgrade. As a matter of fact, you will spend the vast majority of your time grinding for money instead of trying to progress. This artificial difficulty/time wasting is my only real issue with the game. The visuals are nice and colorful, the music fits, and the launching is fun -- but the grinding is a big downer, especially since some of the launches just feel like they take so long.

 

Despite the grinding aspect of the game, Burrito Bison still stands as one of the better launcher game options today. It might not be the newest and it might not look as good as its sequel, but it is still some good fun. Just be prepared to sink some time into grinding for upgrades, because the game really really wants you to spend as much time with it as possible.

 

I have a mixed relationship with launcher games. I usually don't care for them, but a special few are fun and polished enough to make me like them. Burrito Bison is one of the better launchers out there, and is one of the best known. It's bright, it's colorful, and at times it's completely and utterly enraging. It's everything you could want from your typical launcher!

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