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Cart #snail-9 | 2021-08-13 | Code ▽ | Embed ▽ | License: CC4-BY-NC-SA

A Snail!? Who woulda thought!

You play as Snail-Chan, and are tasked with defending the Dream castle! You can run, jump, thwack enemies, and use stars you collect for special powers!

inspired by the musician Snail's House

Finally Finished! Thanks everyone for playing the game.

Oh, and feel free to modify and remix this.
You can change the map to whatever you want. There's a big table at the start of the cart that stores all the level data like enemies and doors, where on the map the level is, and the background and effects the level has.

Make some cool levels!



  • Now only lose one star when hit
  • removed some annoying enemies from levels
  • changed sprite for salt to look more dangerous
  • Added a new speed run timer that activates if x is pressed on start screen
  • removed aiming and instead made all attacks centered
  • made level changes to accommodate new attacks
P#82864 2020-10-13 04:17 ( Edited 2021-11-18 21:50)

All Comments

Looks pretty — but I could not get out of the pit. How do I do it? Double jump is not high enough.

P#82870 2020-10-13 09:55 ( Edited 2020-10-13 09:55)

really nice! the controls are good and i love the smooth camera transitions between screens

P#82872 2020-10-13 11:00

Pls make jump x

P#82917 2020-10-14 02:05
P#82968 2020-10-15 17:34

Is good idea and good game keep up the gud work :)

P#82990 2020-10-16 02:32

Love the theme and character!

P#83654 2020-11-03 11:29

Cool platformer with cute Kirby like graphics. Nice job.

P#83663 2020-11-03 14:41

Wow, this new update is Incredible! :D

P#83905 2020-11-07 04:57

Very impressive! Love the art and the feel of the movement as well as the wand attacks!

P#89379 2021-03-23 00:20

I love it!

But how the f#$% do I progress in level 4? :<

[edit] I made it, but the game crashed when I shot at the cat in the next level.

P#90040 2021-04-05 22:51 ( Edited 2021-04-05 23:01)

Pretty art and presentation, just like a picture book!
The controls are pretty solid as well.
I find the star bullet/life point system a bit problematic, but this is a lot of fun.
I've been playing since the early versions and was looking forward to seeing how this would turn out.

P#91014 2021-04-24 01:52

Do levels 6 and 7 have books? I never saw any, but they might be hidden.

P#91121 2021-04-26 15:38

I love snails house! Good job capturing the vibe ^___^

P#91680 2021-05-08 06:16

Very fun, and the art is beautiful! My highscores (non-consecutive): 122 stars (max?), 1:32 total time.

The only star I wasn't able to get was in the star level (fittingly), since you need a double jump to reach the balloon. Other levels can get every star by double-jumping repeatedly over a star spawn, and getting a lucky respawn that you immediately re-collect.

My level times aren't anywhere near perfect, but it was fun reducing them anyway! The cat boss can't be attacked when its eyes are red, so that level was the hardest to run.

P#91707 2021-05-09 05:14

Top 😁

P#92084 2021-05-17 14:19

level 3 is way too hard , cant get past that but its a good game

P#92385 2021-05-22 19:03

SNAIL-CHAN!!! <3 Snail-Chan: Yippeeeeeee! :D

P#92432 2021-05-23 03:15

I beat the final boss in 0:38... WR?!

P#93168 2021-06-07 20:47 ( Edited 2021-06-07 20:48)

YOOO good job that's fast!

P#93276 2021-06-09 22:17

Nice work! Very cute game! Reminds me of Kirby! It would be nice if one of Ujico's music would be added~♪!

P#93414 2021-06-13 12:53

Great game!

P#94366 2021-07-02 20:18

I love the style of the graphics in this, it's got a unique look. The paralax scrolling on the backgrounds of each level was just great. Nice solid platform mechanics and some fun powerups and mechanics.

P#98068 2021-10-01 00:33

I really enjoyed this game, and I want more games like this :D

P#99559 2021-11-03 18:06

I cannot start the game.

P#103253 2021-12-21 16:05

It definitely works for me here, @fsdsdsffs. What version of Pico-8 do you have and the console/ computer/ os you are running it in ?

P#103266 2021-12-21 18:48

This is amazing!

P#110130 2022-04-12 15:04

Fun game. Here's my non-consecutive times

P#117776 2022-09-21 21:38

Super cute, the original inspiration is also a must watch

P#117795 2022-09-22 11:41 ( Edited 2022-09-22 11:41)
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