Papa Louie: When Pizzas Attack!
The title screen for the Kongregate version of the game.





Developed in


Kongregate Badge(s)

Gourmet Kongregate Supreme (30 points, hard)

First appearance of:

Papa Louie, Roy, Big Pauly, Wally, Timm, Taylor, Mary, Marty, Penny, Prudence, Sue, Cooper, Mitch, Maggie, James, Rita, Robby, Greg, Allan and Mindy (All characters starting from Wally have cameo apperances and are not directly involved in the plot of the game)

Papa Louie: When Pizzas Attack! is the first installment in the Papa Louie flash game series. It is developed by Flipline Studios and released in 2006. Being the only platformer game in the series so far makes the game unique amongst others in the series.

The game consists of 4 worlds with each world containing 3 stages and a boss fight. In the version of the game that is developed specifically for Kongregate, there are also 36 Kongregate coins that are scattered across the stages (each stage having three coins). Collecting these coins will unlock the Hard "Gourmet Kongregate Supreme" badge, which is worth 30 Kongregate points if the player of this version is a Kongregate user.



Papa Louie as he is being absorbed the vortex.

As Papa Louie prepares his free pizzas for everyone in Tastyville in Papa's Pizzeria (which has a paper that is glued to its window saying "Free Pizza for Every Tenant - Today Only!") and he gives them to his nephew, Roy, the pizzas that are peppered suddenly come to life and turn into monsters. One of the pizza boxes on Roy's hand is released and creates a vortex that leads Papa Louie and Roy into a universe of pizza materials (such as cheese and tomato sauce). In this vortex, all of the customers of Papa Louie are captured in cages and Papa needs to save them in order to get the keys that lead to the boss fight with Sgt. Sarge. As Papa saves his first customer, that customer is revealed to be Big Pauly, who sells peppers next to Papa's Pizzeria. He helps Papa Louie by giving pepper bombs that can penetrate to the pizza monsters to him, each pepper bomb being worth 10 coins.

When Papa Louie defeats Sgt. Sarge, all of the pizzas turn back to normal. Then, Papa enters Papa's Pizzeria and delivers free pizza to every customer that he has saved. At the end of the game, the sentence "Thank You For Playing!" appears.

Controls and GameplayEdit


An example of gameplay in Papa Louie: When Pizzas Attack!

Papa Louie is able to do four types of movement in general: walking, jumping, attacking and gliding. Using the left and right arrow keys is enough to walk, To make Papa Louie run on one certain direction, however, the player must press one of the two arrow keys for a while. Spacebar makes Papa Louie jump and if the player presses the Spacebar again as Papa is in midair, Papa Louie will start gliding. Gliding is especially more vital in the Kongregate version of the game, as some of the Kongregate coins can only be accessed by gliding from a point. Attacking, on the other hand, is slightly more complicated. Pressing "Z" makes Papa Louie attack and defeat any enemy (except for Pizza Monsters) using his wooden pizza handle. If the player presses "Z" for a while as Papa walks, Papa Louie starts a poised attack, in which Papa Louie may attack any time by just stopping to press the button. Note that as Papa makes a poised attack, his steps too become significantly slower. Papa Louie may also throw pepper bombs (if he has any) by pressing the "X" button. When Papa throws a bomb, the bomb goes in an arc and bounces twice, as its height decreases. Pepper bombs are an important weapon for Papa, as it is the only item that can directly penetrate to the Pizza Monsters (when compared to hitting the chesse wad of the monster back to it by using the pizza handle).

The game consists of four worlds and each world has three stages, which makes a total of 12 stages. All four worlds are differently themed. While the first world has got to do with multigrain fields (which is the main material for the dough of the pizza), the second world has stages in the pasta jungle. The third world has a theme of a tomato sauce city and the fourth world is mine-themed. Once a player finishes the third and last stage of World 4, he/she gains access to the boss fight with Sergeant Sarge, the main antagonist and also the master of all of the enemies in the game.

Normally, Papa Louie has 5 full hearts as his maximum HP. When Papa makes contact with an enemy or a moving obstacle (such as a rolling stone), one of his "hearts" is drained. If all of the hearts are drained, Papa Louie faints and he is thrown away from the vortex that leads to the stage. However, Papa will still continue entering the vortex unless the player chooses to quit the game, no matter how many times Papa Louie has died.

In each stage, there is a certain number of Pizza Monsters. To finish a stage, all of the Pizza Monsters must be turned into normal pizza boxes and Papa Louie must lift the cage by jumping on the left side of the scale as he carries all the boxes. When a player finishes a stage, he/she will obtain the key to the next stage from the customers that he had recently freed.


Big Pauly as he sells a pepper to Papa Louie.

Yellow coins are scattered across each stage. As the player collects more coins in a stage, he/she will gain more bonus points. These coins can be used to purchase pepper bombs from Big Pauly the pepper seller, each pepper bomb being worth 10 coins. The Kongregate version of the game also has 3 Kongregate coins that are scattered around each stage, thus making a total of 36 Kongregate coins that are also part of the badge "Gourmet Kongregate Supreme", which is worth 30 points and considered to be "Hard".


As the first installment of the Papa Louie series, Papa Louie: When Pizzas Attack! generally received a good reception from players. It has a rating of 3.67 out of 5.00 in Kongregate according to the votes of the players of the game in the same website.


  • It is the first game in the Papa Louie series to have Papa Louie as a playable character. This tradition is also repeated in the Mochi Games version of Papa's Burgeria, in which Papa Louie was a playable worker.
  • It is only in this game that "Papa's Pizzeria" is written as "Papa's Pizza". This may suggest that Flipline Studios had initially named the pizza restaurant as "Papa's Pizza" before they had released Papa's Pizzeria.