Be A Potato Blacksmith And Tell Cloud His Buster Sword Is Too Big

By Chris Priestman . January 9, 2015 . 5:30pm

I was originally drawn towards Holy Potatoes! A Weapon Shop?! by its name and bright, cartoon art style. But then I found out that you can tell Cloud his Buster Sword is too huge and, well, now I love the idea of this game.


In it, you manage a team of potato blacksmiths. This means you get to forge various weapons for heroes as they stop off at your shop to kit themselves out for whatever manifestation of evil they’re looking to fight. Why you’re a potato is beyond me, but hey, if GLaDOS can be a potato then so can I.


There are over 100 weapons to forge inside the game, and over 70 classes of hero to give them to. The magic starts when you begin to discover that giving different weapons to heroes forces changes in them. For example, if you give a bone wand to a wizard they’ll become a necromancer. Not all weapons affect the hero like this so you have to explore the possibilities a little.


As well as Cloud from Final Fantasy VII turning up (under the name Claude) there will be plenty of other characters from games and pop culture that your potato blacksmiths will get to serve. Hopefully, the comedy seen in the screenshot at the top is spread throughout the game.


Holy Potatoes! A Weapon Shop?! is the work of Singapore-based studio Daylight Studios and will be coming to Windows and Mac whenever it’s done. You can find out more about it on its website.

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  • Serge

    Chris, What R U Doing?
    Chris, stahp.
    Ok, in a totally serious note, can your next article be about Neopets, please? That game is totally underrated.

    • Reiswindy

      My poor Neopet has not been fed in nearly 6 years. I wonder if it’s still alive.

      • I’m sure it is.

        • Haganeren

          in your heart, that is

          • In all our hearts. Like a Parasite. Co-existing.

      • They purged some of the older accounts awhile back… RIP my friends.

      • I thought the same and nope. She’s just hungry lol

  • Mind0105A


  • Jirin

    Can I tell Cloud to stop posing for the camera and just attack?

  • Naygen

    This actually looks awesome.

  • Lilburrito

    Anyone else remember that episode of Coconut Fred where Fred turns Cloud? This reminds a lot of that.

    • Axle

      Holy shit I forgot that existed lol I remember that

  • Kaetsu

    Reminds me of Weapon Shop De Omasse. I’m intrigued.

  • Land of Beautiful ……..

    I want to forge Rebellion then tell Donte that he have to do a plastic surgery to become my Dante.

  • what you gonna do if i piss you off claude you ont even have a sword

  • ShawnOtakuSomething (¬_¬)

    look its CLOUDY with a chance of port

    I tried

  • JustThisOne

    This is kind of cute, I guess. It’s neat how you can affect each hero with weapon changes. I guess I’ll have to see if it’s my kind of humour. :o

  • Ask any man or woman, his…..sword….can never be too big!


  • “My sword is too big.”

    “My sword is too BIG.”

    “My SWORD is too big.”

    “I AM A POTATO!”

    *canned laughter*

    • Syn

      lmao, thats gold right there lol

    • Tinye

      Rejected ;)

  • ign0tonous

    Ridley is bigger.

  • Rayhan PromisedGallery

    I wonder if you could tell Sora that Key is not used for fighting, and should be used to unlock girl’s bathroom instead.

  • Don Sim Jianqiang

    Thanks Chris for featuring Holy Potatoes! A Weapon Shop?! We were certainly surprised to see our game on Siliconera. Our team has made tremendous updates in the past 3 months and would love to continue the discussion with Siliconera for our upcoming updates/trailers/demos :) We are working super hard to make this game a truly unique and fun experience for pop culture and simulation game fans. I will email you so that we can talk more :)

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