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A one player bat and ball game in 560 bytes (by Pico-8's count).

(The code is of course not particulary readable or maintainable. A note of caution for people new to coding, this isn't a code style to emulate when you're starting out, and is done only to make the code size small.)

I'm reluctant to call it a Pong clone (in the exact in every detail sense) or remake because it doesn't try to look exactly like a previous version of Pong (or rather, I know some coders go a lot further in getting their carts to look and play exactly like one or another version), although it is of course derivative of Pong.

Cart #twtw_bnb_remcode-0 | 2020-05-19 | Code ▽ | Embed ▽ | No License

You are the right hand player; you control your bat with the up and down cursor-keys/d-pad-buttons.


  • AI bat as second (left) player
  • Random starting direction for ball
  • Increasing ball speed after a number of bounces
  • Bat speed increases with ball speed
  • Limiter on AI bat speed so it is beatable
  • Score display
  • First to 3, wins
  • Pauses at announcement of winner
  • New game after winner announcement after non-d-pad button press

All in 560 bytes.

I don't code tweet(tweet)carts (a. I don't tweet. b. I add features. c. I like more readable code) but I decided to code a couple as a coding exercise.

(I keep thinking I've overlooked something. Let me know if I have. Thanks!)

P#76893 2020-05-19 09:51 ( Edited 2020-05-19 10:56)

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