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Cart #dudeofwhatchamacallit-9 | 2023-10-11 | Code ▽ | Embed ▽ | License: CC4-BY-NC-SA

An arcade style side scrolling beat 'em up in the style of Double Dragon or Bad Dudes. This is based on a game idea we had way way back in 6th grade, and decades later it's finally real!

Update Notes

V1.1 adds the following:

  • Bug fix: Game would stick if starting a new game after winning

V1.1 adds the following:

  • Improved enemy combat AI
  • Block Stun technique
  • Tutorial texts
  • More enemy variety
  • Logo animation
  • Additional fixes


O to punch
X to block


Designed by:
Tim Stevens & Kevin Hammer

Thanks to:
Kathy Hammer & L0rdEsedess

P#135672 2023-10-09 21:09 ( Edited 2023-10-11 22:01)

background work is impressive and ilove reading dialogues, it's no bullshit just straight forward

game play was kinda boring there's no enemy and stage variety
i honestly just hold punch button later game

P#135682 2023-10-10 03:05 ( Edited 2023-10-10 03:05)

There's a lot to love here: Wonderful parallax backgrounds. The sea lapping at the shore. The way your character gets larger and smaller as they move up and down the screen. The start and level introductions and overall presentation. These are all great.

Unfortunately the big issue is that the game is just boring. One attack move and I'm not sure when to press block, or even to bother. I am just spamming attack until the enemies die and then I face more of the same.

I am torn by your cartridge since there are aspects of it, that are just SO GOOD. But the core game is unfortunately lacking. Are you planning on revisiting the gameplay? I really hope you do.

P#135690 2023-10-10 10:48

This is a case where by the time I got the overall flow of the game working, I was almost out of tokens and had to cut a lot of corners on the combat. This is only my 2nd pico-8 game, so I wasn't thinking about tokens while making it. Since releasing it I've gotten some advice on how to free up some tokens, so I can hopefully flesh out the combat and enemy types closer to the way I had originally planned. Thanks for your feedback so far!

P#135694 2023-10-10 12:09

The new version is up! Hopefully it will play better than before

P#135732 2023-10-11 00:40

Fun game! Good job.

P#135746 2023-10-11 12:09

i beat the whole game without dying

P#137718 2023-11-21 13:38

Nice beatm up inspired by Double Dragon.
Hopefully, it could be updated to feature different enemy types which require alternate strategy.

P#137806 2023-11-23 07:48

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