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  • Choose a ship.
  • Play all 3 races of the moon tournament.
  • After each race, you earn points for your finishing position and number of ships you destroyed.
  • Accumulate the most points at the end of the tournament to win!


In Moonrace you have no control over direction. Focus on the velocity control and manage your weapons the best you can to win the race.

  • Player 1: X or V to Fire; Z or C to Thrust
  • Player 2: Q or A to Fire; SHIFT or TAB to Thrust

You can play with up to 8 players. The game supports controllers.
You can have 2 players on the same controller with the "double control" option in the pause menu (Left/Right on the controler become Fire/Thrust). Use the Fire button to cycle between ships on the selection screen.


  • ACCEL : How fast the ship reaches maximum speed
  • STEER : How fast the ship turns
  • BRAKE : When thrust is not used, time spent to stop moving
  • CROSS : Ability to drive outside the range of the gravity track
  • FIGHT : Cooldown between weapons
  • ARMOR : Durability of your ship


  • MISSILE : shoot a single missile (5 damage in a zone)
  • HOMING FLARE : Look for the race race leader and deal 3 dmg on impact
  • MACHINEGUN : Fire 25 bullets dealing 1 damage each
  • MINE : drop 3x mine ( 3 damage in a small zone )
  • SHOCKWAVE : short-circuits ships and mines. Also reboot your system if you've been targeted by shockwave.
  • NITRO BOOST : Huge acceleration for .5 second. Use with caution
  • SHIELD : Protect you from any harms. Also damage your opponents

CODE : BoneVolt / Benjamin Soulé
GFX : BoneVolt
MUSIC : Jamaass

P#85776 2020-12-25 19:15 ( Edited 2020-12-25 19:16)


woah, fabulous spritework and music
this game is really polished and well put together, i love it

P#85798 2020-12-26 13:05

Oh, this is a fantastic achievement. I've enjoyed seeing the GIFs of it on Twitter but missed that it actually released!

This is one of those Pico-8 games where the devs really went the extra mile when it came to polish and presentation. Even just the title screen is lovely. The split-screen multiplayer is quite impressive, even aesthetically.

Well, this is going right to my favorites, where I keep all the Pico-8 games that meet such a high standard of quality. I imagine the Christmas release date has everyone busy, so this hasn't yet gotten as much attention as it deserves, but hopefully that'll change!

P#85812 2020-12-27 06:52 ( Edited 2020-12-27 06:54)

I love Rodyle! He's pretty fun to play as, and I love the weapons he has.

P#86182 2021-01-05 20:30 ( Edited 2021-01-06 19:15)

I'm not very good but I'm getting Kirby Airride vibes from this which is awesome!

P#86189 2021-01-06 01:31

this game is sucking away my sanity...

all gold checklist -
fireant ✔
caramelo ✔
rodyle ✔
dolphish ✔
g. sigan ✔
dark matt ✔
tb-system ✔

P#88540 2021-03-04 18:24 ( Edited 2021-03-10 21:56)

Impressive! Your pretty good. Do you have any cool events while playing this game to share? I like to hold accelerate to after passing the finish line so I can get a good rocket shot.

P#88565 2021-03-05 05:02

all gold on g. sigan and 5/8 characters! unfortunately the ones left are caramelo, lemo-8, and dolphish and they're all really really hard to get all gold on

P#88599 2021-03-05 22:22

its the oppiste for me, I am pretty good withh dolphish. I am only good with her as a racer.

P#88610 2021-03-06 08:44

How does Caramelo place so high in every friggin' race!? He's got bad stats, and bad weapons!

P#88634 2021-03-07 07:17

got dolphish and caramelo back to back. the only one left is lemo-8...i was dreading this day...

P#88810 2021-03-10 21:58


omg this took so long... what an achievement. this was honestly really fun and i think other people should give this a try

P#88813 2021-03-10 22:10

@supreee That's amazing! When I see this is when game dev really pays off :)

P#89013 2021-03-15 18:30

I have the first half of characters done! I'm really bad at the second half lol.

P#89223 2021-03-19 18:53 ( Edited 2021-03-19 19:14)

I just noticed how shield is more offensive than defensive. I've killed tons with it.

P#89361 2021-03-22 17:33

Got the other half done!

You know what that means! I beat the game! Wlep, second to do that. My life is now without a purpose. :I TB-System was easily the hardest to win all gold with. He sucked away all the sanity I had left.

P#89371 2021-03-22 21:06

Looks very different on older versions of pico

P#107693 2022-02-26 16:43 ( Edited 2022-02-26 16:43)


P#109507 2022-04-01 11:50

This is really great; thanks for sharing!

P#123278 2022-12-30 03:34

I found a bug! the character designs are bugged.
The bug introduced in the new version of pico-8.

P#132525 2023-07-29 14:20

I don't understand this game. Really want to love it, the concept and mechanics are top notch, but I never score higher than 6th place after hours of trying. Changing characters doesn't help, AI seems to not suffer from the same problems I do - they never get stuck, or thrown far off track, and have perfect control over their ships at all times, recovering from hits faster than I can. Am I doing something wrong?

P#133607 2023-08-27 08:03

This is a really fun game!

P#133625 2023-08-27 17:47

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