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Level 3: Hoverbikes

This endless runner (endless driver?, endless hoverer?) game is my tribute to the infamous turbo tunnel level in the classic game Battletoads. I actually made a very similar game about a decade ago, but a friend of mine showed me the PICO-8 engine and challenged me to recreate the game in it, so here it is!


  • Hold UP or DOWN to move to the top or bottom lanes, and release these buttons to return to the center lane.
  • Press X / [x] to jump. (Also to select items in the menu)
  • Press O /[z] to return to the menu when prompted, or to advance through the How To Play tutorial.


Level 3: Hoverbikes

Inspired by battletoads by Rare

Developed by Kevin Hammer
UI design by Alex Levy
Tech help by Robin Johnson
Music by Evaded

Smallcaps code by @Felice

(Listed by Reddit usernames)

  • Efficient_Raccoon232
  • PICO-8_Gamer
  • Mother-Persimmon3908
  • KickPuncher9898
  • XGRiDN
  • lupopieri
  • SeriousKano
  • BitingChaos
  • NoBad7049
  • TheFogDemon

Thank you for playing!

P#134911 2023-09-26 13:05 ( Edited 2023-09-28 16:58)


This is pretty cool!
I really like how it moves you instantly back and forth to the direction you’re pressing instead of pressing the direction to change lanes one my one.
I do feel the hit zone for the bike and other objects is a bit big/happens to early and can be annoying/disorienting, and makes it harder to make close calls and such.

P#134920 2023-09-26 17:08

IMO, this is the best Pico Kart of 2023!

P#134922 2023-09-26 17:12

Retro gamer's worst nightmare

P#134958 2023-09-27 13:10

Fun, and good difficulty climb level!

P#135225 2023-10-01 17:01

Beautifully presented, maddingly addictive with that just one more go feeling to beat the high score.

Never played Battletoads, but this is a lovely self-contained cartridge. Wonderful work especially for a first cartridge

P#135701 2023-10-10 15:56

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