This is a modified version of my Stargate for pico8 to make it identical to its predecessor, Defender.

Controls :

X - Fire laser

O - Hyperspace

O while holding X - Smartbomb

About smartbombing pods : If you smartbomb pods when there are more than 2 pods in the level, the smartbomb will wipe out both the pods and swarmers at once. otherwise swarmers will survive !

Since there were tons of tokens left after removing stargate contents, I added scoreboard and various gameplay options :

Start lives - number of lives at start. number of smartbombs at start is lives+1.

Bonus at - the required score for extra live and smartbomb. 0 means no bonus at all.

Humanoids per planet - number of humanoids in each planet. 1 to 10.

Waves per planet - Number of waves until moving to the new planet. 0 means never moving to new planet.

Start difficulty - Initial difficulty of the game.

Max difficulty - hardest difficulty of the game.

Risky hyperspace - when it's set to yes, the player has a potential of causing self-destruct after using hyperspace. No means you will always be safe after using it.

Fire on release - when it's set to yes, you can fire laser by both pressing and releasing the button like atari-8bit port of defender, which allows to rapidly fire laser without too much effort of mashing the button.

Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars
(5 total ratings)
Authorhijong park
GenreAction, Shooter
Made withPICO-8
TagsArcade, defender, Demake, PICO-8, Remake, Retro


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Another great game

Great job!