Note: Some browsers (Chrome) do not support mouse in fullscreen, sorry.

Resignedly beneath the sky

The melancholy waters lie.

So blend the turrets and shadows there

That all seem pendulous in air,

While from a proud tower in the town

Death looks gigantically down.

- Edgar Allan Poe

Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars
(27 total ratings)
AuthorMatt Hughson (NES Dev)
Made withPICO-8
TagsArcade, Difficult, Mouse only, PICO-8, Pixel Art, Retro


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I'm a big Bubble Bobble fan, and I love spoopy stuff, so this was great! I do miss the rewarding treasure drops from Bubble Bobble, though. I think that would add a lot here.

Really great! Shame about the forced ESDF layout, really makes an otherwise perfect game just a tad less fun.

Arrow keys work as well, if that's any consolation...

But yah, ESDF if a limit of Pico8 (the engine I used); would have preferred WASD, of course.

Thanks for playing, and taking the time to comment!


Yeah, I know it's not your fault! :D

Rated 5 Stars! I love this game!

Thanks so much!

This game is so much fun, so sad the game's so short I wanted more, but that's also a reason to play again :D

Thanks for playing!

Chrome does support mouse in full screen actually...

This game feels wayyy too responsive for pico-8. I'm surprised at how fluid you made it feel. Really good, love it

Haha thanks. I assure you it is in fact made with Pico-8!

It's a WebGL build? Please, can you add a Unity version so I can play on XP?

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Thanks for taking the time to check out the game! Unfortunetly, it's built on Pico-8 ( ) with no plans to port to Unity, sorry. However, if you buy the Pico-8 console you should be able to play it (and many other amazing games)! Could be a great investment if you are running an older PC as Pico-8 has very low system requirements.

Uh, strange.. all Pico8 games works for me, maybe your has something different? (now I've just tested others again to be sure, no issues)

Or just upgrade to a newer OS..

Now the game works, dunno why. Instead of mouse I preferred  a simple key that attack in the direction where is moving at the moment of press. Maybe you can add an option like it? Hey... hands down from my XP workstation!!!! :D


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pretty cool, I love it


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Of course! It was a significant inspiration for the game. The first 2 levels are actually direct clones of the first 2 levels of Bubble Bobble!

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I thought exactly the same thing, it reminds me of Snow Bros too. I really liked!

I know you're using pico-8 and have no control over it, but the mouse does not work on fullscreen.

Yah, I noticed that too (and you are correct about having no control over it :D). I'll see if the Pico-8 guys have any plans to fix it.

oh that was really nice

Thanks for playing!


This is simply Brilliant!

Glad you liked it!