Reviewed in COOL AndroidGame
There is a multitude of inter-dimensional time blobs who are trying to steal your alarm clock before it can go off. Guess what? Yep, you are the only toasting machinery fit for the job at hand. By launching toast, crumpets, and other breakfast-y items at enemies, you move your toaster around the level, potentially slamming into other enemies or trapping yourself in awkward positions. It's this balance between collecting powered-up baked goods, killing off enemies before they can reach the clock, and keeping yourself in the midst of the action that makes Toast Time exciting, hilarious, and downright tricky in equal measures. The key to building the largest scores on each level is the combo. By killing enemies as quickly as possible, you will build up your combo meter. You may well even activate "Coffee Time", which is as psychedelic as it sounds. There's a real skill involved in balancing all these elements and making sure your toaster is always in the right place at the right time. The recoil from firing can be enormous, so over time you'll have to learn to deal with that recoil, and maybe even use it to your advantage. Toasted At times, however, this intentional 'awkwardness' can be the game's undoing. Some levels are designed in such a way, you see, that you'll keep getting stuck behind specific barriers and find it difficult to reach enemies in time. The difficulty curve is very steep once you really get into the game. And the going can get particularly tough later on, switching from hectic to just plain hateful. It's the inherent fiddliness of Toast Time that saps some of the fun out of the game. On occasions, you'll feel like you're a god thanks to more open plan level design, but this still doesn't completely take the heat off the levels that made me want to throw entire loaves at my mobile screen. Some players will be able to overlook many of Toast Time's issues, though, due to the game's incredible style. From its gorgeous pixellated backdrops, to the bouncy music and the funny one-liners, Toast Time is one of the more stylish games you can pick up for mobile. Plus, there's plenty of content to wade through - tons of levels; oodles of new and silly weapons to try out; loads of crates to collect; and heaps of costumes to slap on your toaster. Toast Time is fun, charming, and very hectic. Perhaps it's a little too hectic for its own good at times. Fans of fast-paced arcade blasters will want to pick this up, though.
Hear hear! The best thing since sliced bread. • "Toast Time is for you." 5 / 5 - TouchArcade
• "Breakfast-themed digital madness." 5 / 5 - Big Red Barrel
• "See what indie games on smart phones should feel like." 87/100 - PixelFreak
• "A retro experience like no other." 4.5 / 5 - GameWoof
• "Completely bonkers, packed with humour, full of cute levels and charm and is endless amounts of fun!" 4.5 / 5 - CalmDownTom
• "A perfect showcase for what can be achieved on the mobile platforms." - The Reticule
An appetising arena shoot-em-up garnished with tower-defence elements and served warm with awesome-sauce (probably syrup).
A throwback to the golden age of video games where old-school homebrew titles fused arcade action with a distinctly British sense of humour.
Inter-dimensional time-blob beasties have sailed the cosmos in pursuit of spare time, and now they've found it, tasted it, on an idyllic Monday morning.
Assume the role of TERRY (toast-ejecting recoil & reload system), a humble and solitary toaster with an uncontrollable love for English breakfasts, hats and scheduling.
Tap to launch toast, crumpets and magnitudes of other breakfast paraphernalia at the beasties. Bounce around and crush them with your hot metallic mass. Tip over bins, and use the environments to your advantage. Drink a little coffee and go a little crazy. Do everything it takes to defend toast time – you are Monday morning's final hope. Have your toast and eat it.
• 54 action-packed missions.
• 16 exciting bread-based weapon upgrades.
• Iron man survival mode.
• Bonus COFFEE TIME mode.
• Loads of colourful pixel art hats and customisations.
• Addictive and original gameplay specifically designed for touch.
• Achievements and online high-scores.
• Super-slick audio and calibrated soundtrack -- each level has its own track!
• No IAPs. All DLC completely free!