Bushido Bots is a rhythmic fighting game where players take on the role of toy-sized robot in a duel to the death. The team was greatly inspired by a shared admiration for the PS1 series Bushido Blade, a samurai themed fighting game where combat can be decided with one well-placed blow.
In Bushido Bots, players have three fighting stances: low, middle, and high. All movements and attacks can only be executed when the indicator light on the Bushido Bot’s body lights up, forcing players to plan their strikes carefully against their opponent. There are no health bars. Each Bushido Bot receives direct limb or torso damage, causing armor pieces to break away and expose a skeletal frame beneath. A winner is declared when a player strikes an exposed or critical area such as the head.