Pasta Master

By: Derek Yu

On: September 9th, 2008

Pasta Master

JinxTengu’s Pasta Master (aka Paster Master, aka Mr. Pasta) is kind of the gaming equivalent of that scene from Raiders of the Lost Ark where people’s faces melt off. Yes, that one. Except it makes a lot less sense.

In the game, you play Mr. Mingo, an amateur magician and pasta restauranteur. Things are going well for him until demons from hell turn a bowl of his pasta into an inter-dimensional gateway. Now, disembodied and pissed off, Mr. Mingo must use his magic hat to drive back the demons and rescue his restaurant from “the clutches of evil incarnate,” aka Evil Boris! Oooookay!

As an arena shoot ‘em up, Pasta Master isn’t particularly unique with regards to game mechanics… but then again, it doesn’t really have to be. Use the arrow keys to move and aim/shoot with the mouse (no WASD controls, unfortunately). The number in the lower-right corner signifies the strength of your beams, and it depletes when you’re shooting (and charges when you’re not). There are two power-ups you can collect in the game – a bottle of ketchup that destroys all the enemies on the screen, and a protective bubble that’s good for one hit.

Yeah, this is a challenging and bizarre game that offers probably the most frightening food-based horror since Burgertime. I like that it genuinely gets scarier the further you get into the game. If there’s a Hell, it looks like this. That fire and brimstone stuff is just weak in comparison.

Note: This is the first of JinxTengu’s games that he has personally rated 5 stars.

(Thanks, Etienne!)

TIGdb: Entry for Pasta Master

  • Stwelin

    Very… hmmm.. nope. don’t even have the words. Interesting, i guess.

    I wish the animations for other monsters had been paid as much attention to as the pasta-sauce golem thing, it’s rather fluid comparatively.

  • BeamSplashX

    I think I’m going to vomit. I don’t know if it’s in delight or otherworldly anguish yet.

  • Mentalpatient109

    I adore this game. It’s the little touches (Such as the dog walking the human) that make it truly great. JinxTengu is the new MrKubus.

  • Butzo

    You can enter the ceiling in the beginning.

  • Tim

    boss fight:

    also, if you make it to the end of the ceiling you’d find an extra bonus game called atomic kitty:

  • Dorko905

    great boss

  • moi

    WASD controls suck, how many times do I have to repeat that?

  • Quetz

    Butzo? Butzopower?

    WASD controls are superior if you’re right handed.

  • Pnx

    As a devout pastafarian I find this game offensive as it subtly makes a mockery of my religion. THE FSM IS NOT A JOKE!

  • Pretzelking

    I had enough of this kind of fucking scary, yet still entertaining weirdness when I played Revenge Of the Sunfish. I don’t think I will play this, for my own sake.

  • Quetz

    Oh man, I forgot about that game. I’m gonna play it again.

  • Pretzelking

    Well, yesterday I decided to try it anyway, against my better judgement. Fucking awesome in the same way that Revenge Of the Sunfish was awesome. The secret game is awesome, too.