Gamepad, or Arrow Keys + Z/X

Are you ready to get sliced in half? The year is 2089 and Vlambeer's SUPER CRATE BOX is coming to bring back the glory of the golden arcade age, when all that really mattered was getting on that high score list and a giant disc has appeared in orbit of Jupiter. Step into the oversized space suit of a brave scientist and grab your baseball cap and loosen your pants, it's time to explore this sprawling intergalactic slaughterhouse and fight endless hordes of enemies and collect every weapon crate you can.

Prepare for an arcade delight with tight controls, refreshing game mechanics, cracking retro art and a terribly hip chiptune soundtrack.

And remember: what kills you only makes you stronger.

Updated 25 days ago
Published 28 days ago
PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux, HTML5
Made withPICO-8
Tags2D, Arcade, PICO-8, Pixel Art, Retro
Average sessionA few seconds
InputsKeyboard, Xbox controller, Gamepad (any), Smartphone


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Jogo fantástico

This is fantastic, and I can't believe it was made in such a short period of time! I love it!

Thanks! It certainly helped that Super Crate Box (from which I borrowed a lot) already existed :)

This game is so addictive, I love it. I like the polish, and the disc gun weapon was really clever

Cheers! I wasn't sure if that would annoy people or not :)

can i play this with a controller? if i can, what kind.

You can!

I'm not sure which controllers pico8 supports out of the box, but I've been using an Xbox One gamepad and I imagine a 360 gamepad would almost certainly work too. Other common controllers are probably supported but I can't say for sure.

can u play this with ps4 controller because thats all i have if not i will just play with mouse and keyboard.

No idea sorry - I don't have one to test with. Maybe!

ok i can try then.

Hey! Awesome game, nice combo between super crate box and disc room. Im a big fan of super crate box so i enjoyed your game a lot. (A little tip for mac builds of the game, place the executable into a folder before zipping. Then everyone will be able to open it without the error) 

Oh hey thanks, that's super helpful!

I can't open it on mac

Ah damn. Sorry, I don't have a mac to test it on. Can you play the web builds?

I can’t open it because of some thing about just MY Mac, something about not being able to find the person who made it, I dunnno

Ah, thanks, yeah, that's probably related to Apple's new requirement that every developer pays them a fee to sign their app. I'm... not going to do that for a free game :)

Instead of downloading the game though, can you just hit the play button on this page and play the game in your browser?



Why? Nevermind, it is just fun.

So so good. My high score is 18. This feels amazing. 10 out of 10.

Wow, never has a Disc Gun felt so dangerous to the player! You did a wonderful job mixing the two games, I loved the way you decided to make the player's movement, the crates and Discs spawning... Congratulations! I also enjoyed seeing the Discs with cute angry faces, they're really funny!

Two things that I think would make it even better would be to drop mines on top of the discs and they exploded and/or being able to put the mines on the walls. Also, the speed that you get pushed away from the walls can be a little too fast. But those are just my opinions, it's a lovely game!

There's no leaderboards, but the current high scores I'm aware of are:

Open Division: 97 - Minecraft27Xbox

Jr Division (10 and under): 15 - Farbs Jr

I never knew the perfect game that ever existed could ever have a sibling but here we are.

this is super fun and polished. clever to combine 2 jw games for jw’s game jam :)

I've been playing this with my friends and we had a blast! Really captures the essence of super crate box, adding a very nice twist.

Awesome! Managed to get a score of 32. Lots of unique weapons and balanced discs. I think Pico-8 can output html, and from my experience more people play if you embed that on your page. Might be my favorite so far.

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Cheers! And thanks for the suggestion. I'll figure out the HTML export stuff today.

EDIT: In the meantime, there's a web build on the PICO-8 BBS here

ANOTHER EDIT: Done! You can now play right here. Thanks again for the suggestion.