Instructions:

  • You have 60 seconds to collect as many stars as you can
  • Dash by holding arrow keys and pressing Z
  • Your dash recharges after 2 bounces
  • Press control+r to restart

Features:

  • Awesome ball-bouncing gameplay
  • No randomness; compete to be the best
  • A full-sized game in just 552 bytes!
  • As much juice as can be crammed in such a small space
  • Challenge - can you beat my own high score of 33?

PICO-8 Source Code:

b=0y=9x=9z=2a=0m=0n=0s=0j=0k=0c=circfill
l=line
r=sqrt::_::g=t()
if(g>60)goto _
for i=0,899do
camera(-63-j,-63-k)u=rnd(128)-63v=rnd(128)-63c(u,v,1,r(u*u+v*v)\55*(g\50*t()%2+1))end
l(0,0,50,0,6)for i=0,g/60,.001do
u=50*cos(i)v=-50*sin(i)l(u,v)end
l(0,0)d=btn()e=x-m?s,-j,58-k
j/=4k/=4w=x^2+y^2f=y-n
if(r(e*e+f*f)<9)s+=1m=s%2*u n=s%2*v?"\ace-g"
if(z>1and d&16>0)a=(d&2)*2-(d&1)*4b=(d&8)/2-(d&4)z=0?"\aszx1c"
if(r(w)>50)f=(x*a+y*b)/w j=x*f k=y*f a=(a-j*2)*.9b=(b-k*2)*.9x+=a y+=b z+=1?"\ax3d-"
x+=a
y+=b
b+=.3c(x,y,4,13-min(z\2,1))?"★⁶1",m-3,n-2,10
goto _

Published 16 days ago
StatusReleased
PlatformsHTML5
Rating
(10)
Authorbrook.p8
GenrePlatformer
Made withPICO-8
TagsArcade, Physics, PICO-8, pinball, Time Attack

Comments

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Really cool game and original mechanics!

this is excellent! the star spawn pattern is really neat, strategy-wise. after many attempts, my PB is now 45!

45!? That's incredible!! I'd love to see a video if you wanna go for that again~

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thanks! I’ve been playing this for the past hour or so trying to get a better score – its really fun!

I’ve finally figured out a trick for the second half; basically you dash towards the ground, and then a few bounces later your dash is recharged and you’re high enough to get the top stars

I bet it’d be possible to make a TAS that gets ~100 stars

oh I also snagged this screenshot (not edited!)

it’s also not a legit score! it’s just a funny result of the screenshake and the cls code ;)

I think my actual score here was 40, and had just barely ticked up from 39

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That's so cool, you make it look so easy! And yet there's still clear room for improvement.

That's a real funny glitch, and how those two numbers perfectly align visually to form a bigger one.

like this, score 11 from the first play

I love this! It's very cool :)

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I got a better score again! This time I do have a screenshot.


Also just to make this clear I haven't been playing this whole time.

that's so impressive! I wonder how high it can go with perfect play...

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great job, love visuals and camera work 🤘

wow wtf one minute?  you are cracked XD

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I got 35... I forgot to get a screenshot though :(

really great game!

Wow, great job!

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Hella!

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<3

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my highest is 21

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Thanks for submitting this game to the ‘One Minute Jam’! I’ve posted feedback on the jam submission page.

- FSV

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Impressive code optimization! :O :)

 Did you use special tools to "compress" math and code like this?

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Thanks~

Nope, I did it by hand. I do a lot of tweetcarts so I'm familiar with different tricks, and I borrowed the collision from another game I'm working on so I was treading familiar ground.

Woah!! :) I'm even more impressed! Good job and keep it up! ~

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i love it

Thank you~