A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux

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Platformer designed around a unique checkpoint mechanic that will only award a checkpoint when the player proves their mastery of a screen. Spinoff of speedrunner favourite Slow Mole for the NES (free on Itch.io).

You don't have to speedrun, but you'll want to...

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(Please note that the game is significantly harder when using touch controls.)

100% coded in lua for the Pico 8 game engine. Playable as a standalone app for Windows/Mac/Linux and Rasberry Pi.

This is a complete game, but it still might see some slight balance tweaks (that's why it's version 0.9).

StatusIn development
PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
Tags2D, PICO-8, Pixel Art, Retro, Speedrun


Buy Now$2.00 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $2 USD. You will get access to the following files:

slowmolejr09_windows.zip 967 kB
slowmolejr09_linux.zip 726 kB
slowmolejr09_osx.zip 3 MB
slowmolejr09_raspi.zip 2 MB


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Love the NES version, so this is pretty exciting!

Can you post the .p8 file as well? Would be great to try it in emulation...


Emulation will probably be pretty slow since this runs in 60fps, but it's an interesting idea when the game 100% finished.

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v0.5 More music and sound effects. Subtle mechanical tweaks.
v0.31 Slight tweak to the spring bounce cancel mechanic
v0.3: Fifth screen has been rebalanced slightly.
v0.2: Tweaks a hitbox to make two screens slightly more forgiving.