Holy Potatoes! A Weapon Shop?! is a wacky simulation game where you manage your very own weapon shop and expand its business across an incredible potato world. Use your potato smiths to forge weapons and sell them to questing heroes.
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Mixed (33 reviews) - 60% of the 33 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Mostly Positive (706 reviews) - 77% of the 706 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jul 13, 2015

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April 19

New Behind the Spud post (19/4/2016)

Hey guys!

For those who are interested, we have recently released a new developer diary post to update everyone on our sequel, Holy Potatoes! We're in Space?!

Follow the link below to catch up on what we have been doing for the past couple of weeks!

http://buff.ly/1WCRXap

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February 5

(NEW Behind the Spud Post 8/3/16) SEQUEL ANNOUNCEMENT: Holy Potatoes! We're in Space?!

Whats up everyone!

Just wanted to give everybody a heads up and say that the new Behind the Spud post is up! This week we talk spaceships and weapons!

Follow the link below to read up on our progress with Holy Potatoes! We're in Space?!

http://www.day-lightstudios.com/behind-the-spud/pimp-my-ship/

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Hey guys!

We would just like to let everyone know that the new developer diary post has gone live! In the past couple of weeks we've been working hard on the sequel's protagonist and partner in crime!

Follow the link to see what we've been working on!

http://www.day-lightstudios.com/behind-the-spud/meet-the-stars/

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Hey everyone,

We are super excited to announce that we have begun developing a sequel to Holy Potatoes! A Weapon Shop?!

We are going to start posting weekly developer diaries over on our site, and the first one has already been posted!

Follow the link below to read up on the new sequel and get caught up with what we have been doing for the past couple of weeks!

We would love to hear what you guys think and if you have any suggestions or ideas please let us know! Also, we are open to answering any questions you guys have, and it goes without saying that we are happy to be sharing the development process with you guys, each step of the way!

Link to Dev Diary:

http://www.day-lightstudios.com/behind-the-spud/holy-space/

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Reviews

“This is one of those games you could easily get addicted to.”
Markiplier

“If you are looking for a fun little experience, then I think that you can absolutely find it here.”
Total Biscuit

“It ticks all the boxes for me. I love this type of gameplay.”
Sips

About This Game

Holy Potatoes! A Weapon Shop?! is a wacky simulation game where you manage your very own weapon shop and expand its business across an incredible potato world.

Use your potato smiths to forge weapons and sell them to questing heroes. You will meet more than 70 potato heroes, forge more than 200 weapons, expand your business into 20 wacky areas, manage 30 zany potato smiths, discover 10 legendary pop culture heroes . . . and even adopt a potato dog!

Inspired by games such as Game Dev Story, Weapon Shop De Omasse and Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale, Holy Potatoes! A Weapon Shop?! is designed to provide an exciting new gameplay experience to fans of this emerging game genre.

The game score is composed by the legendary Kimura Masahiko​, who worked on the original score for the Genso Suikoden Series and the Castlevania Series.

Features:

  • Research and forge hundreds of weapons
  • Manage and train 30 potato smiths
  • Sell weapons to questing heroes and build customer loyalty to learn more about these adorable potato people
  • Encounter random events and weather conditions
  • Explore the potato world for materials, relics and enchantments
  • Customize and enhance workshop equipment
  • Forge unique weapons for legendary pop culture heroes

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: XP / Vista / 7
    • Processor: Intel 2 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1280 x 720 Minimum Resolution
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.6 or above
    • Processor: Intel 2 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1280 x 720 Minimum Resolution
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
    • Processor: Intel 2 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1280 x 720 Minimum Resolution
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
Customer reviews
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Recent:
Mixed (33 reviews)
Overall:
Mostly Positive (706 reviews)
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Liquid Snake
( 2.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
Rediculous jump in difficulty when you progress to the second area. In the first area, at least the customers knew what they wanted, and liked items with Primary and Secondary attributes that corresponded with the predicted weapon growth rate. Selling the items you make in the second area doesn't nearly net you enough money to be comfortable like "Agent 46" hinted at. If you've ever played Game Dev Tycoon, it's like moving to the second building as soon as it was unlocked. It was too difficult and you were better off making alot of money in the first area before moving to the second one.
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LixxieLicious
( 20.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
This game is an adorable little time waster, filled with dozens of puns and jokes realting to video games and pop culture. But, that is honestly the type of game this is; a time waster. The 'story' and constant feeling of needing to grind for cash put this game down further on the last games in this genre, which is a shame since this game is so clever with some the characters they have. This is the kind of game that would sound stupid on paper, but their execution was phenonemonal, sparing some of the issues this game undeniably has. I believe I was one of few who was glued to this game so much I'd put aside time every day to play it until I beat both the original game and the DLC; but after that, I felt... Empty. I wanted to play more, but it felt completely pointless. I actually gor bored and decided to play a little more, but I felt the same way. I feel this game is great the first time playing it, especially with Youtube or Netflix playing in the background, but after beating it once, it has no replayability. It felt dull, and repetitive. And there is also the fact that they only came out with one DLC pack, and I haven't seen any sign of another coming out. which is strange, since they seemed to have to planned on adding a few, but the DLC was quite short anyway. And quite honestly, I will admit, perhaps 15$ is too much to ask. 10$ is a more suiting price that doesn't ask for too much, and still pays off the hardwork. There was honestly a lot of thought and love that went into the characters and jokes, but almost none of that in the rest of the game, so, I don't know if I'd buy the sequel unless they changed some the issues. Like, Why is the dog important? What are these people I'm selling to actually like? What do they do to become heroes? They definately need an actual, well-written, story to actually make it more intrigriging.
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Liveandie
( 5.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
Got it as a free game from a Humble Bundle. Pretty fun and relaxing game.
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Oyster Smiling
( 4.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
I love the Weapon Shop genre but this game got real grindy, real fast.
Puns (and a potato-ized Hulk Hogan) are fun and all however they aren't enough distraction from the numerous cooldown timers and progress bars.
Simply not as compelling as I had hoped.
Concluding Potato Pun.
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fyoum
( 5.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
Product received for free
Great game with awesome soundtracks!
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Lady Soundwave
( 19.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
Great game so far. Mostly you gotta look at what those other taters want. And make good decisions I guess
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Rush
( 1.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 23
Very repetitive without any real interesting gameplay.
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Regular Hei
( 18.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 23
Their reference game is on point. Prepare to be overwhelemed with potato puns
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Willworkforicecream
( 14.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 20
Ok game to play while watching Netflix. Wouldn't pay more than $2. Lacks depth, and that's ok if this were a tablet game and much cheaper.
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eko56
( 9.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 19
it starts slowly but gets really hard to play because of the increase of your workers salaries and expensive rest.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 2
This is the sort of game I often play on my tablet or phone - it's colorful, distracting and at times funny.

The mechanics are not complicated enough to require you pay actual attention to them; you can easily run this background to other activities. In fact, I suspect the game was designed for exactly that - it pauses when important actions finish and a decision is required.

I have written this at 2 hours of gameplay, but I don't expect it to change drastically (if it does, I will edit this review)

The only truly baffling or objectionable point is the price - I am not entirely sure why anyone would pay 15 dollars for this. I grabbed this as a part of a bundle and I advise you to do the same if you are looking for some dumbed-down distraction.
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17 of 23 people (74%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 5
While the visuals, references, and puns are all cute and were enough to pique my interest, the game is soulless.

Gameplay if it can even be called such consists of watching bars fill above the heads of your various smiths, occasionally moving them to different workstation to tweak the stats on whatever weapon you're crafting and sending them to sell it, over and over.
Smiths need to grind up levels for everything, including selling, exploring, and smithing stats onto weapons like strength, dexterity and so on. None of which has any real added gameplay to it, they just kind of get sent by you and return with items/results.
This game could only really appeal to fans of the clicker/idle game genre.

Thanks for reading.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
13.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 15
An odd little gem, with a cutesy cartoon graphics style. Run a weapon shop, choose the weapons you create, hire your smiths, upgrade you shop, sell, exlpore and much more. Interact with familiar characters from various movies and games in their Potato pun forms. Gameplay is simplistic and late game can become very repetitive, but still worth the recommendation in my opinion, especially if you can get it on sale.

Game Showcase-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-vwtCXGOeM
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
18.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 23
Their reference game is on point. Prepare to be overwhelemed with potato puns
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
I love the Weapon Shop genre but this game got real grindy, real fast.
Puns (and a potato-ized Hulk Hogan) are fun and all however they aren't enough distraction from the numerous cooldown timers and progress bars.
Simply not as compelling as I had hoped.
Concluding Potato Pun.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 14
This is a good game for the patient man. Either I'm bad at the game or the game moves slowly... Anyways, the game is very fun and I usually don't like games where you have to manage money, but this game made it fun.
9/10
~Sansy boi
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
23.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 7
A fun little game with simplistic mechanics and a lot of refferences too other games/films. While the game itself does not feature too much depth it is entertaining for a short time. The game itself plays more like a mobile game than a true PC one but as I got the game as part of a Humble Bundle I did not have too actually pay for it seperate.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
Product received for free
Great game with awesome soundtracks!
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
19.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
Great game so far. Mostly you gotta look at what those other taters want. And make good decisions I guess
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
228 of 267 people (85%) found this review helpful
11 people found this review funny
Recommended
13.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 19, 2015
Holy Potatoes! A Weapon Shop?! is a casual management game from Daylight Studios. Your Grandfather has sadly passed away and he has left you his 0.01% stake in his blacksmith business, you feel you have no choice but to carry on his work and with the help of Agent 46 you try to create the most successful blacksmithing business the world has ever seen! Manage the shop, research new weapons, train up and coming blacksmiths, craft weapons for the World's heroes and so much more, all with the repeated click of a button (you have to do a lot of clicking).

Before I get underway I'd briefly like to mention my first impressions of the game. For the first half an hour or so I really did not like this game at all, it was a tutorial section so nothing was really unlocked yet and it just felt so tedious, click here, click there, make money etc. Thankfully, once more stuff became unlocked, I began to enjoy the game more, to the point where I played it for 4 hours straight. Sadly the game receeds into tedium later on, but more on that later.

+Charming art style
+Good writing and loads of amusing references to other games, movies and music
+A huge number of weapons, of many different types, to research and craft
+Occasionally random events will occur (such as a potato is struggling to cut a sapling down. Help him?) which provide a somewhat interesting break from the main game though this do begin to get repetitive rather quickly
+Most things, from your name to the name's of your weapons, can be named which can be rather amusing if you're good at coming up with funny names
+Nice, relaxing music, which fits well with the game
+The game gives you objectives to complete which helps guide you through the game
+You can upgrade your shop with cosmetic items such as carpets, wallpapers, dog houses etc

+/-The game's UI makes it feel like a mobile game, despite the fact that it's not, probably due to the dev studio mainly working on mobile games. Personally, I don't really mind this but I know it may bother some people

-There's next to no gameplay depth, all it is is researching weapons, followed by sending someone to buy supplies, followed by telling your blacksmiths to craft the weapon and you have to do this again and again and again and again
-For a good few hours the game is pretty interesting, the objectives are still pretty small so they don't take long to complete hence the game flows quickly but once you get into the later stages of the game selling three weapons (the most you can do in one go) only pushes the objective up by around 3% which means you have to grind out the same weapons over and over again which gets incredibly boring (this is the very reason I stopped playing the game)
-Some of the dialogue between your character and Agent 46 is repeated several times which I thought was pretty lazy
-So. Much. Clicking. I've never gotten into any of the clicker games so having to click so much in this game was rather irritating
-No graphical options, no control options and only very basic audio options

Verdict:
Worth Purchasing on Sale (6.5/10)

Holy Potatoes! is a fun, casual management game, with a charming art style and funny references, for a time before quickly descending into tedium. Even fans of management games will find this game quickly gets repetitive so only buy it if you see it on sale or you really can't help yourself.

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El K.
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