I found this game completely by accident browsing through this live playlist. I really love it!
Mai-Chan's Sweet Buns
How to Play
Mai-Chan's Sweet Buns is a puzzle game about pastries. Our goal is to help Mai-Chan serve her sweet buns to customers at her bakery.
The 4 cards at the bottom of the screen represent the orders of Mai-Chan's customers. Each customer wants a specifc number of a single type of pastry. Our task is to find and select a line of pastries on the board that matches one of the cards. We can select vertical or horizontal lines. But it needs to be an uniterrupted line of the same pastry
We can only serve lines of pastries that perfectly match one of the cards. Some orders are easy to satisfy - like the x1 oders. Others may require some setup - like the x3 orders.
If we ever get stuck, we can look into the magical Star Box to activate special powers. Special powers cost stars. We can gain more stars by aligning 4 of the same pastry in a row.
We lose the game if we get stuck and run out of stars. But if we manage to serve all of the order cards in the deck, we win!
This game was created as part of the A Game By Its Cover Jam 2018. The goal was to create a game based on of the cartridge covers from the Famicase Exhibition 2018. The cover to Mai-Chan's Sweet Buns was created by Louis Lloyd-Judson, the artist of the webcomic Apricot Cookies.
The music was composed by Sebastian Haßler, a music composer for film, TV and videogames. This was his first time working in chiptunes.
The game is written entirely in Pico-8.
- Version 3 - Help Mai-Chan!Sep 15, 2018
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This is the sweetest thing I've ever played!
We played it over on our channel, Retromantics!
If I had this on a portable game device I'd be stoke to play it, even here on the laptop it was fun but frustrating, a great experience for a game!
If I'd had this on the Gameboy as a kid, I would have sat there and played for hours straight.
imagining a switch version one day with co-op...
man that would be good (but you do you, no worries about making any advancements here^^)
This is probably one of the best if not THE best pico 8 game I've played, ever. The sound, colors, design, it all works marvelously. Even without audio I can still hear the music playing, it's perfect.
If this were an app i would get it in a heartbeat (or as soon as i had money if it was paid)
Thanks! I am thinking about doing a bigger version of it one day so I'm glad to hear you think this would work.
The name Mai-Chan gives me PTSD (DON'T LOOK INTO IT)
This is the best game I have come across on Itch.io, no exaggeration. Totally addicting, adorable art and music. Gameplay is just challenging enough but not to the point that it feels impossible and frustrating. Excellent work!
it would be good but just of the controls the controls are confusing for me and I can't click anything.
Controls are explained in the game's description. It's not controlled by the mouse. You need to use the keyboard.
Thanks for sharing! I recorded myself playing this video game and uploaded the session on my gaming YouTube channel:
I LOVE THIS GAME SO MUCHHHHHH hope u can make available as an ios app game ;; <3 i would buy it so fast hehe
Great game! I wish you could get coins from playing infinite mode.
This game is really cute I wish I could download it into my computer
very cute game.
What's the multiplier for?
Bro this is legit the best pico-8 game I've ever seen :O
So I made a mock-up for a remake of Mai-chan's Sweet Buns.
Is there anything missing or too much of?
I find it curious you increased the resolution but kept the limited color palette. I would experiment with the colors. The buns are supposed to be vibrant and delicious!
That's sort of my style. I limit the palettes for sprites that use them.
I increased the resolution to take advantage of the mobile's detailed screen, so it's pixel art but without being too blocky.
Mai's portrait was ripped from the cartridge decal.
imagine tho looks like a ds game.
It does. I increased the width (portrait orientation) of the game from 128 pixels to 240 pixels for this mockup. If Krystman uses the graphics from the mockup nor lets me do the graphics for the remake, it would be great and it would be interesting to compare it to its original platform, in this case being the Pico-8.
you do realise that mai chan is a character from an extremely disturbing ero-guro manga called mai chans daily life right?
(don't ask how i know)
This is not the same Mai-chan.
Also, there's a singer apparently named Mai in a Hudson Soft film Bug-tte Honey: Megarom Shoujou Mai 4622 (1987).
very cute ^^
I love the game! Can you buy actual cartridges of it, or is that just the cover on a Famicom cartridge?
this game is very cute but i don't understand very much
a fun mini-game that has cute graphics and an interesting gameplay- but it's not stale or boring! i love this very much! thank you (๑˃ᴗ˂)ﻭ
This is so cute!! I had fun playing!
I'm really enjoying this game! It's cute, fun, and simple, but also can be a little challenging sometimes. It's by no means as easy as it looks. Really motivates you to earn those coins to see what new pastries you unlock!
cute, interesting mechanics, adorable music.. love it !!! ♡
Do you mind if I start a wiki for this game
this game is very fun!
Hi! I tested your game! ^^
Your game is really fun and cute! It took me a little bit of time to understand how to play (I was really tired ^^') but I honestly loved it! Good job ^^
вот это труд
My video on the game.
how do i open the infinite mode?
help this game is too fun and addictive
YOU REALLY WERE NOT JOKING ABOUT THE INFINITE PART HUH
i loved it aaaaa
Certainly the sweetest buns I've ever seen ;)
So amazing!! Better than papas pizzeria
this game was excellent. perfect pixel art, perfect music. and i like that you documented the game's creation on youtube and linked it here. i like that kind of behind-the-scenes stuff, and not enough devs do that. is the ost available anywhere?
puedo descargar el juego? :)
I unlocked unlocked 4 things and then tried infinite. Fun stuff.
Why can't I stop playing?
I have no idea how many hours I sunk into getting this high.