¿Quién es el Mechaburro?

SHOOT CANDY AND BE THE LAST BURRO STANDING.  If you're lucky, you might be selected to be the Mechaburro!

This was my submission for the first Bevy game jam, although I've updated it since then! The theme of the jam was "Unfair Advantage." I hope you enjoy it and hope you're lucky enough to be picked to be the Mechaburro! Let me know your thoughts in the comments and check out all the other submissions in the jam! Also, check out the Notes section below for how to play,  information on known issues and suggestions for how best to run the game.

With the exception of the font and controller image, all artwork, programming, design, modeling,  animation, music and sound composition were done by Michael Ramirez.


¿Quién es el MechaBurro? is a singleplayer/local multiplayer game (up to 8 players) with bots (8 total burros) inspired by twin-stick shooters, aspects of mario kart and a card game I played with my family growing up called "Burro."

Players choose to play as one of 12 different burro piñatas and then attempt to be the last burro standing in each level of the game. Burros can shoot candy in just the cardinal directions but are able to move independently from where they're aiming. You can also dodge and there is a cooldown. When hit, burros will be momentarily invulnerable to damage but will also be unable to shoot. Shot candies have a limited range before disappearing and burros have a cooldown period before being able to shoot again.

At the start of each round, one burro is chosen randomly to be upgraded to the Mechaburro. The Mechaburro shoots lasers which travel faster, have a much larger range and also experience a shorter cooldown between shots.

If fences are enabled, once there are only two burros left the game enters "sudden death" mode and players will now have to be careful to not fall off the edge.

Rounds ends when only one burro remains or 5 seconds after all human players have lost. Points are based on order of elimination with the first eliminated getting 0 points and each burro after getting 1 more than the previously eliminated burro. Points are accumulated across rounds and the burro with the most points at the end of the game is declared the winner.


If using a browser, this game currently seems to run better in Firefox versus Chrome, and the downloadable executables work best. 

The game supports 8-player local multiplayer, just try not to unplug or plug in anything while the game is running. If you want to play with multiple people, make sure the controllers are plugged in before starting the game.

Also, the controller support can be a little weird across controllers, sometimes the mapping of shooting north and shooting west are inverted unfortunately.

Plugging in a controller will sometimes make the keyboard no longer playable.

Avoid the candy from other burros, if you get hit you can't shoot while you recover!




W - Move Up⬆️

A -  Move Left⬅️

S - Move Down⬇️

D - Move Right➡️

Left Shift + WASD to Dodge!! 🏃

IJKL - to shoot candy in different directions

I - Shoot Up 🍬⬆️

J - Shoot Left 🍬⬅️

K - Shoot Down 🍬⬇️

L - Shoot Right 🍬➡️
Enter to select/continue


D-Pad/Left Analog - move your burro
Any of the shoulder buttons + D-Pad/Left Analog to Dodge!

Face-buttons - shoot in different directions
Bottom face button (X or A or "South") for selecting/continue

Los Burros

Piñata - the traditional piñata we all beat up as kids

Meow - colored and named after my cat Meow

Salud - colored and name referencing the Salud Cerveceria

Morir - the opposite of Salud 💀

Aguas - watch out for Aguas! 

Medianoche - Not just a delicious sandwich!

Gators - the Gator nation is everywhere 👀

Mexico - 🇲🇽🇲🇽🇲🇽

Hierba - Freshly cut and ready to mow down the competition!

Mountain Candy - the best beer in Charlotte FIGHT ME

Picante - OUCH HOT HOT

Rosa - This pinata has thorns!

Source Code for the jam version can be found here


Mexican Tequila - Vladimir Nikolic

Controller Image:

PlatformsWindows, Linux, HTML5
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars
(2 total ratings)
AuthorMichael Ramirez
TagsAnimals, bevy, Casual, Colorful, Cute, Indie, Local multiplayer, Low-poly, mexico, Twin Stick Shooter
Average sessionA few minutes
InputsKeyboard, Xbox controller, Playstation controller
MultiplayerLocal multiplayer
Player count1 - 8


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