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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Release Date: Jul 13, 2015

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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.


  • 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

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • 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
    • 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
    • OS: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
    • Processor: Intel 2 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1280 x 720 Minimum Resolution
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
26.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 2
Goofy and grindy shop management game. Lots of references and puns. Good for at least one run, maybe more if you self-impose rules or try for different strategies.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
11.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 25
The best way of playing this game is to play it in sessions, especially when you came home from work/college/school, at least that's what i do. Some of those sessions end in 15 minutes, others - in 2 hours.
That's all i got to add to others comments. Yes, the game is addictive, challenging and funny.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 1
Don't trust my playtime on this, as I played many more hours while I was on vacations, with no internet connection. And boy, should I have instaled something else on my laptop.

Simply put: This game is boring and repetitive. It's one of those games where you feel like you're doing a script's work.
The concept is original: Instead of being a hero, you're a weapons smith who makes weapons for the heroes - there's no real action in the game.
However I wonder who thought a cool game could be made out of this concept, because this ain't so.

The gameplay consists on getting smiths and making them "forge" weapons. Certain weapon types level up some stats faster, and the smiths have different values for each stat as well. Heroes prefer different weapon types & stats.
Make a weapon, go sell it to a hero, get money, progress to next area and do EXACTLY the same process (all the game consists on this) with none to little story progress (For those who played: I made it to world 4, and I wonder, can that even be called story?).
You can also send your smiths to explore & find resources, which basically renders the shopping function useless as there's never any need to buy resources. There's also a research option which lets you discover new weapon blueprints using random stuff you find exploring. New weapons render all previous weapons of the same kind useless as basically they have the same stats ratio except each stat is higher. Really, if they just made different stat ratios on weapons of the same type this would already be better.
On top of all that there's some minor mechanics and random crap that you need to play around to keep going on doing the same monotonous task:
-Seasons: Spend money so it's not too hot or cold in the shop.
-Random events that offer multiple choices that could be both correct or wrong depending on randomness. Have fun enjoying the "nerfs" to the current weapon you're forging I guess.
-Move your dog so your smiths don't get too unhappy of working and need vacations.
-Town festivals and stuff? Never cared tbh.
The world/towns "system" seems to hint that something more interesting was planned for it, but it was quite a letdown seeing how simple it was (in specific how it prevents you from doing some things in some towns for no reason).

To sum this game up: Glorified and thus bad cookie clicker, except you need to do more clicking.
I have absolutely no idea how the heck this game manages to have good reviews.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 25
The game is the type of game you'd whittle away hours at kongregate playing. If it was an online game, I would love the builds and the time taken to build up weapons and grind towards a goal... but as a desktop game it falls short.
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 21
Product received for free
This game wasted my time, so I'll put it to you shortly: Cool/cute idea...very entertaining for 2-4 hours, then it just repeats.
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
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231 of 274 people (84%) found this review helpful
11 people found this review funny
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

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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557 of 736 people (76%) found this review helpful
16 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 13, 2015
Holy Potatoes! A Weapon Shop?! is a game about running a weapons store/blacksmith in an RPG universe filled with...Potatoes

The world seems cute, loaded with potato puns along with simple yet good graphics, but with only a few things to do in it no amount of looking pretty and cute dialogue is going to redeem the fact that in its essence it's a waiting game.

That's right, there's no real simulation or management here(Thanks steam tags!), with you just sending your potatoes out to do things and then waiting for them to come back. Or alternatively, telling them to make a weapon and then waiting for them to finish. The large part of this game is waiting for things to be done so that you can tell them to do more things...And then you wait some more.
This may be fine and well for a timewaster game on an iphone, but it just does not cut it for an actual PC game. You sit and wait for your potatoes to be done and you are occasionally thrown a random event which is a reference to an older game with two options which can both be a success (Minor, barely noticable effect on a single potatosmith), or a bad event which will give you a slight bad effect on a single potatosmith. In the end, you can just skip most of them and you wouldn't lose out on anything. It relies purely on it's 'humour' of gaming references and potato puns to be interesting, which does not make for a good game.

There is simply no gameplay to be had. No real managing your store, or figuring out what to do best, just telling your spuds to go do stuff and then waiting for them to do it. I would say it is closer to an interactive screensaver with pretense of being a game than it is to actually being a game - Sad too, as I was hoping to find a good management game

With a price of 15 euro, I would say it is severely overpricing itself. If it were in an app store, for maybe 5 euro/dollar I could see it succeed, but at this price and on a PC it has no chance at all. If you are still curious about it, pick it up at a sale, but don't bother with it full price unless you are a very patient person, and you do not mind not having anything to do.
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110 of 138 people (80%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
28.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 21, 2015
** Key was provided by developer for review purposes **

Holy Potatoes! A Weapon Shop?!

Holy Potatoes! A Weapon Shop?! is an amazingly fun simulation and management game where you craft weapons for heroes. The game is full of numerous references to games, movies, and literature. I will add a TL;DR at the end.


You are the grandson of the great blacksmith Batata and you are informed by Agent 46 that he has passed away. Agent 46 informs you that you now own 0.01% of the shop while he own 99.99% of the shop. You start off with 3 different smiths to help you out. Each smith you can hire is essentially a parody of one character or another. Hulk Hogan becomes Bulk Bogan and so on. Throughout the game you craft an enormous amount of different weapons for heroes. There are legendary heroes and smiths who most people will recognize. There are 4 main stats that your weapons will use which include Magic, Speed, Accuracy, and Attack. The smiths have expansions into classes which improve their stats at improving certain aspects of a weapon. There are different regions to sell in and different heroes who will buy your weapons. The storyline is enjoyable and there are random events where you have to make a choice which will reward you or punish you. You can send your smiths to sell, shop, explore, train, and vacation. This is a game that will slowly make you want to play more and more with its interesting features.


The graphics in the game are polished and smooth (you know for a potato). Each character resembles a potato while also having different unique features. The character design is uniquely potato-like and the little customization options are nice. The music adds to the enjoyment and relaxation in this game. The character sounds are cute to say the least.



+ Dozens references to movies, literature, and games
+ Dozens of weapons to forge
+ Class Tree
+ Simple yet enjoyable storyline
+ Batato (Batman is a potato)
+ Mood system and dog helping mood
+ Artwork
+ Legendary Heroes and Smiths
+ Can spend hours playing this game


- Can get repetitive
- Bit slow at first
- Not that much customization
- Can only send 3 smiths at once to one location at a time


These are my personal suggestions for the game. My suggestions do not need to be taken seriously as they are my personal opinion for hopefully adding to the game to make it more enjoyable.

- When doing a request with a certain prefix have some way of checking the request while selecting the prefix to make sure you get it right
- More customization for the shop

Final Thoughts

I am happy to have been able to play this game. The amount of references is insane and the characters are potatoes. I have played this game quite a bit and am happy to say I regret nothing. The game is highly enjoyable but also has a good design and story. I love all of the little things and parodies I saw in characters, items, contracts, and choices.


Holy Potatoes! A Weapon Shop?! This game is full of references to gaming, literature, and movies. The story is solid and the gameplay is enjoyable. You start off with a simple shop with 3 smiths and soon you will have a shop with up to 10 smiths. There is a class tree for your smiths and 4 different stats which help your weapon like Magic, Attack, Speed, and Accuracy. While the shop customization is limited and the gameplay can become tedious at times the game is highly relaxing and has many fun features to create an enjoyable experience.

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175 of 238 people (74%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
6.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 14, 2015
The art and animation is top notch, the plot sequences are enjoyable and sometimes funny, and the music is good. I was impressed again and again by the level of effort put into the UI, from the shop to the world map to the weapon selling screen. Little extras, like the confetti that appears when a smith brings money home, make cycling through the game menus a joy.

This is good, because you'll be doing a lot of menu cycling. Where the presentation is vibrant, the gameplay is fairly one-dimensional. The game consists almost entirely of menus to start and end tasks like selling weapons, exploring for materials, or going on vacation. The only visibility into what your exploring/buying/selling smiths are actually doing is a timer filling up over a thumbnail. Even the shop floor, where you can move (very adorable) blacksmiths to different stations to boost weapon stats during forging, feels very cut and dry. This one non-menu activity is also fairly clunky: the lack of a button to pause time combined with a left click to move and select control scheme feels like running underwater as you scramble to move your smiths between stations.

Despite the overall excellence of the menus, tooltips, thumbnails and maps that are, essentially, the gameplay, there were a few oversights that made for more needless work in the game. For instance, a great deal of time in the game is spent switching between your forging stations and the prospective buyers to see what stats they prefer, and what you can craft to satisfy their needs. Because there is no way to see buyer information from the forging stations, you must go through three menus to look at them. Eventually I just wrote down their stats on paper so I could see them in the forge.

I hate to say this, because this game clearly represents a substantial amount of work, and I honestly will look for the next game the studio puts out. Holy Potatoes comes in a beautiful package, but the gameplay lacks substance. While a fast forward button does help to cut down the waiting that mostly fills the spaces between menu clicks, the game unfortunately loses its novelty fairly quickly. If the game were cheaper, it could have been a good buy for the three hours of fun I had with it. At this price, I can't recommend it.
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5.7 hrs
Posted: October 18
A very repetitve, management style game. However, the style kept me playing for a while and I enjoyed the time I spent.
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9.8 hrs
Posted: October 15
This game could have been good. It starts out fun but it gets tedious and boring. You have to do research to make new weapons but it renders all the old weapons useless so it just becomes a grind. With your money you can upgrade your place. Normally the upgrade thing ropes me in, but there isn't enough to it to make it interesting. It's too bad, I see a lot of potential in this game. It just has phone game syndrome I think, too simple.
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0.5 hrs
Posted: October 9
Mechanics are shallow and ultimately lack any interesting decisions to strategize around as a player. The UI also requires a tremendous amount of clicking of different menus and buttons, but there is no decision making here.
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5.3 hrs
Posted: October 9
As someone who loves casual skinner box games, this one doesn't do it for me. Progression is tedious with stat reductions as you multiclass which makes worse weapons while upping your worker's salaries. I understand it's for balancing the game but it always feels very demotivating and frustrating and I feel the stat system could use a bit of tweaking.

But what really made me lose my enjoyment for the game is the writing. I am someone who unironically loves cutesy world and adores puns, but this isn't a fun potato pun game. This is a Capital 'R' Reference game. There's so much ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ wink-wink-nudge-nudge-hey-that-was-a-highly-popular-video-game-Reference that lacks any charm, soul, or humor. Hmm I wonder if there's gonna be a cake Reference when the Portal character shows up? Yep, chalk that up to the ten millionth time that jokes been told.
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S S Absolution
16.6 hrs
Posted: October 7
A great casual game. Sountrack is simply amazing. Don't expect much depth in terms of this game, but the jokes are funny, the theme fun, and puns from other video games are all up to par. So if you are looking for something light go with this you should get some smiles and laughs from it.
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9.0 hrs
Posted: October 3
Silly potatoes / Enjoyable, relaxing / Can get tedious
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11.1 hrs
Posted: October 2
Cannot recommend this game.
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