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  • arrow keys: movement
  • z: jumping
  • x: shooting

Time slows down drastically when not moving, use that strategically against the enemy.

I had plans to make more levels but I ran out of time (no surprises there). Hopefully I can make more in the near future.

Any feedback is appreciated.

P#69629 2019-11-04 05:04 ( Edited 2019-11-04 05:08)


Pretty good, but if it's CONTRA ... where are the bad guy soldiers and hovercrates with power-ups ?


P#69630 2019-11-04 05:23

Neat idea, but the enemy spam really hurts this. Gives me flashbacks of mario maker

P#69632 2019-11-04 12:52

Awesome job! I love it

P#69637 2019-11-04 17:31

Love the style.

P#69639 2019-11-04 19:23

Very well done and fun to play!

Main gripe is on on the control scheme - something like not able to switch gun direction fast enough (I admit, it has been many years since I last played Contra on Amstrad :) )

P#69642 2019-11-04 19:55

@All thanks for the feedback, guys!

@dw817: I wanted to keep the main mechanic simple (single-weapon, use bullet-time effectively), but maybe in the future I could expand on the concept.

@first151: I tried to add a lot of enemies to encourage using bullet-time while still keeping them one-hit-kills. I might tune this a bit in the future though.

@freds72: Thanks. I agree the slow aiming takes a bit getting used to, but I really wanted to have more than 8-way shooting. The idea is taken from the arcade version of Super Contra.

P#69686 2019-11-06 05:07

The bullet time mechanic is a nice idea, though the controls do take some getting used to, but once it clicks, you do find a rhythm. Anyway, I did a video about this here:


P#70358 2019-11-29 08:53

The enemy spam is a bit of a mess but its one hell of a good game!

P#70587 2019-12-04 19:11

Hey @picoter8. I went onto ArcadePreHacks and I saw that your game has been uploaded with out your permission. Much love, Rimuru.

P#71125 2019-12-17 20:30

Bloody good fun! Fast paced shooter with easy controls and a little twist every now and then!

P#78271 2020-06-19 10:27

Woah! Not going to lie, first attempt I hated this but I didn't actually realise you could move the gun and turn around. After reading this page and going back for another go, I loved it!!! Please add more if you can.

P#78445 2020-06-23 22:25 ( Edited 2020-06-23 22:26)

please do the second chapter!!!!

P#98265 2021-10-06 02:27


nice game

P#99869 2021-11-09 16:21

Love it. This is really cool, and I appreciate the color filters.

Could we get more?

P#101014 2021-11-29 19:12 ( Edited 2021-11-29 19:13)

Only finished this today after having first played it a while back and what a lovely little game. This is awesome! I end up feeling that the final boss is a bit underwhelming in terms of challenge, but it's perfect for a first level :)

Keep up the great work!

P#105271 2022-01-17 23:07

this is seriously cool ngl ps i play superhot

P#126815 2023-03-09 00:06

Very fun! Thank you!

P#132415 2023-07-26 18:15

super cool - sorta like a superhot sidescroller

P#133415 2023-08-22 22:42

Bru it's my favorite pico-8 game, not kidding. It's visually stunning and has this 'no backlight' minimalist look which I really like. I just found out about it since I only recently got ky hands on MMP and the native wrapper. Its also a nice counterpart to the Play.date games that use this monochrom layers & patterns limitation to the max...

To summerize:
-love the slow/speeding of time (in general games that make use of thus feature I find interesting because time somehow has these different flows)
-love the super flatness - and the way explosions shake the whole environment
-neat how bubble aura acts as shield sometimes, or floater around
-love the dense messy opponents, it's very boring to have the game clean, bringing these linear art contour make it more similar to alternative comic strips

This is what I miss on pico-8 - more strips and comics like games - or more interactive mini comics in Lua like the play.date one https://cadin.github.io/panels/

P#141656 2024-02-19 16:58 ( Edited 2024-02-19 17:01)

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