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This is my attempt of Porting a vector scan arcade game Armor Attack to pico8.

Control a combat jeep and destroy enemy tanks and helicopters.

Tanks require 2 shots to destroy, 1 shot only disables its movement.

Destroying helicopters increases the bonus score you get when you completely destroy a tank, and Destroying 5 of them gives you an extra jeep while resetting the bonus score.

Press O button in title screen to select accel key as Up or O button.

Due to pico8's environments the gameplay had been changed quite a lot :

  • Much simplified playfield

  • lower resolutions means less space to move, Be careful when tanks are surrounding you.

  • No co-op mode.

  • The original game suffered from a programming oversight, where the player can easily destroy helicopters by facing the wall and spamming bullets. In this port the player's bullet need to last more than 3 frames to hit the helicopter, so you can't abuse this trick. Instead, I have nerfed the helicopter's speed so you can outmaneuver and shoot them.

Anti-aliased vectors by elice and freds72.


P#99446 2021-11-01 02:44 ( Edited 2022-04-26 00:35)

What a great blast from the past, @hijongpark ! Gold star for this soldier.

Here is the original screen for those interested. As you can see the walls are merely a plastic sheet overlay.

P#99452 2021-11-01 04:16

I know that the original game used backdrop picture to display buildings and I wanted to replicate it, but using pixel sprites along with anti-aliased vectors wasn't pretty, especially when the elice's anti-aliased lines are suppossed to be used in black background.

P#99456 2021-11-01 06:06 ( Edited 2021-11-01 06:07)

1.1 patch

  • Fixed Angle_lerp function bug when angle moves between 0 and 360.

  • Increased morse code typing speed.
P#99598 2021-11-04 12:20

Loving all of these arcade ports. I especially like the ferocity of this one :)

P#100217 2021-11-16 13:59

1.2 patch

adjusted difficulty since it was too brutal.

P#110862 2022-04-26 00:36


It would be a real QoL improvement to allow up on the dpad to be an alternate for the "gas pedal" button.

P#115430 2022-08-08 04:55

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