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Lob! Lob! Lob!

In the year 30XD, there were... a bunch of tanks... that started... fighting!

Lob! Lob! Lob! is a Pico-8 demake of Scorched Earth, with mechanics that should be familiar to anyone who's played that game, or others like it (e.g. Tank Wars, Worms, etc...). It is a turn based tank battle game, where you select a weapon, set your angle and power and let it fly!

The game has support for up to 8 players or AI bots, in hot-seat multiplayer. Try out all seven weapons and 5 utilities!

Pixels, Design, Music and SFX by Nette

Also available on Itch.io.


Camera Mode:

  • DPad: Move Camera
  • Z: Item Select
  • X: Aim Mode

Item Select Mode:

  • DPad: Move cursor
  • Z: Cancel, -> Camera Mode
  • X: Select item, -> Camera Mode

Aim Mode:

  • Left & Right: Change angle
  • Up & Down: Change power
  • Z: Camera Mode
  • X: Fire
P#71902 2020-01-13 17:30 ( Edited 2020-01-14 21:50)

Pretty good ! Might have a number of players choice in the beginning in case 2- or more humans want to play.

Excellent graphics, interesting weapon choices, and smart AI win you a Gold Star.

P#71909 2020-01-13 17:56

The player count can be set in the settings on the title there, hopefully that's not too confusing!

P#71910 2020-01-13 17:58


I don't think I've even seen everything yet but this updated version of Scorched Earth (With some of the improvements brought from modern games like worms) is sweet.

A few things are missing (Funky bomb, napalm etc) but all in all it's still pretty cool. (I assume the dirt physics were an intentional omission)

P#71911 2020-01-13 18:19

We initially really wanted to do Napalm, and also have the dirt fall rather than reset instantly. Sadly, I ran pretty hard right into the token limits, so we came up with some simpler to implement, but still fun weapons like the lighting bolt shell. Glad you like it!

P#71913 2020-01-13 20:40

worms for pico 8

P#71938 2020-01-14 17:23

Looks beautiful! Very polished! Maybe I am just a weakling, but I could really use at least a partial view of the the projected arc of my projectile.

P#71965 2020-01-15 15:17

Nice! Love me some worms / gorillas.bas. Check out Micro Murder as well if you haven't already.

Regarding tokens and using fewer of them, https://www.lexaloffle.com/bbs/?tid=27762 might help you get started down that particular rabbit hole :)

P#71979 2020-01-16 01:51 ( Edited 2020-01-16 01:52)

Thanks! And yeah, I go over that one regularly, and tend to make quite a few passes on each project. There's probably still a few more tokens I can shave off, but I think we're pretty happy with the outcome so far!

P#71980 2020-01-16 02:05

Yes I see that now ... (O) for options. (X) to play. Might just ask options when starting any new game and bypass (X) which runs on defaults. Still a beautiful and nicely written game !

P#71982 2020-01-16 02:08 ( Edited 2020-01-16 05:36)

It also saves your settings between sessions and runs!

P#71983 2020-01-16 02:15

I just love when one of the AIs have waaaaay to much power (way more than what is allowed) and just completely miss their target

P#125901 2023-02-15 17:55

OMG. It's SCORCHED EARTH!!! I used to play Scorched Earth for hours and hours as a kid. This is amazing.

P#125923 2023-02-16 01:55

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