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Cart #dropzone_081-0 | 2021-10-29 | Code ▽ | Embed ▽ | License: CC4-BY-NC-SA

This is my take on the 1984 classic by Archer Maclean.

Not a game I'd really played before so this is purely my interpretation.


The PICO-8 [O] button is Z on the keyboard.

[X] - Fire
[O] - Cloak or double-tap to use a smart bomb

Thanks To

Finn for testing
Paul Niven ( @NiVZ) for creating such a cool logo (again!)
PICO-8 for creating an awesome "fantasy console"

Version History

  • 0.80 - 29-Oct-2021 - Released
  • 0.81 - 29-Oct-2021 - Camera tweaked to keep player more central etc
P#99303 2021-10-29 06:01


What a great conversion. It's difficult though - the alien shots are a bit too accurate. At least there's a new life every (?) 10,000 points.

Gold star - thoroughly deserved.

P#99306 2021-10-29 08:34

Thanks. And spot on with the 10000 for an extra life.

P#99308 2021-10-29 09:15

Wow this is a hard game!

I'd really like to hold down fire for autofire so that I don't have to hammer my keys.

P#99381 2021-10-30 16:50

I know what you mean. It’s pretty hard on the keyboard but I think auto fire would be too out of character of the original. And yes, it’s a very hard game. Most of my testing involved giving myself infinite lives since I’m such an average gamer 😀

P#99390 2021-10-30 20:11


Too bad the game resets my score when I have reached 100K...

P#99457 2021-11-01 07:16 ( Edited 2021-11-01 07:17)

Awesome play-through. I think it’s just that I only display 6 digits and you’ve scored over 1 million. Thought I was pretty safe. Didn’t expect anyone to be that good 🤩😂

P#99458 2021-11-01 07:57

hi , u know i like it !

where is the cool track from ?

steve from twitter

P#99600 2021-11-04 13:40

The title music? Just something I wrote one Saturday. Didn’t think it was a good fit to start with but it grew on me and I really like it now.

Thank you!

P#99604 2021-11-04 18:13

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