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Cart #49839 | 2018-03-01 | Code ▽ | Embed ▽ | Forks ▽ | License: CC4-BY-NC-SA

When two samurais meet under the sunset, all that matters is who draws his katana first, in the right moment.

A short game inspired by Samurai Kirby.

How to Play:

Wait for the "!" signal to attack. When the signal appears, push X
Do it on time and you'll score a hit. Do it before the signal or slower than your foe and you'll suffer a hit.


1P: X or Z to attack, UP/DOWN to select mode
2P: Q or W to attack, E/D to select mode



  • Local 2 Players mode added
  • Fault State added: player loses a hit point if he presses the attack button before the signal
  • Tie State: is now possible that both players attack at the same frame. When this occur, no one loses life.
  • Initial life and HP recovery: Player's life been reduced from 5HP to 3HP on single player mode. However, player will gain 1HP for each two battles won, for a maximum of 6HP
  • Now running of 60FPS for getting faster inputs
  • General bugfixing and code optimization (or at least tried)
P#49498 2018-02-22 00:45 ( Edited 2018-03-02 14:08)

:: Felice

Best I can do with my crappy out-of-warranty reflexes.

P#49500 2018-02-22 03:11 ( Edited 2018-02-22 08:11)

@Felice it's better than mine. My record is 299ms =)

P#49503 2018-02-22 07:18 ( Edited 2018-02-22 12:18)
:: Calcab
P#49506 2018-02-22 14:55 ( Edited 2018-02-22 19:55)
:: Felice


P#49541 2018-02-23 06:26 ( Edited 2018-02-23 11:26)

Am I the only one who gets the exact same reaction time 9 times out of 10 ? 432ms btw, yep I'm slow.

P#49548 2018-02-23 09:45 ( Edited 2018-02-23 14:45)
:: hodge

I always seem to get 332, though I did manage 299 once. I'm guessing it's rounded to a multiple of ~33 owing to the PICO-8's timing limits.

Also if you spam the X button while you're waiting you can get 33 fairly reliably :-D.

P#49554 2018-02-23 11:33 ( Edited 2018-02-23 16:33)

You can cheat: keep pressed X from before and you can get up to 0ms response time.

I'd suggest you add a way to detect pressing X before time so you disqualify the hit!

Otherwise great little game :)

P#49556 2018-02-23 13:08 ( Edited 2018-02-23 18:08)

@kikendo that was bugging me as well, so I've just fixed the problem in the new version. Give it a try =)

P#49825 2018-03-01 09:31 ( Edited 2018-03-01 14:31)

@hierronacho great! Now all the cheaters above who got 33ms can try again and post real scores :P

With that said, I can't get anything lower than 233ms.

P#49829 2018-03-01 10:20 ( Edited 2018-03-01 15:22)
:: Felice

I'm afraid you can still cheat in the game...

...but only because it ships in source format. ;)

(glad you fixed it)

P#49841 2018-03-01 13:02 ( Edited 2018-03-01 18:03)

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