Lob! Lob! Lob!
In the year 30XD, there were... a bunch of tanks... that started... fighting!
Lob! Lob! Lob! is a Pico-8 demake of Scorched Earth, with mechanics that should be familiar to anyone who's played that game, or others like it (e.g. Tank Wars, Worms, etc...). It is a turn based tank battle game, where you select a weapon, set your angle and power and let it fly!
The game has support for up to 8 players or AI bots, in hot-seat multiplayer. Try out all seven weapons and 5 utilities!
Pixels, Design, Music and SFX by Nette
Also available on Itch.io.
- DPad: Move Camera
- Z: Item Select
- X: Aim Mode
Item Select Mode:
- DPad: Move cursor
- Z: Cancel, -> Camera Mode
- X: Select item, -> Camera Mode
- Left & Right: Change angle
- Up & Down: Change power
- Z: Camera Mode
- X: Fire
OMG. This is AWESOME.
I don't think I've even seen everything yet but this updated version of Scorched Earth (With some of the improvements brought from modern games like worms) is sweet.
A few things are missing (Funky bomb, napalm etc) but all in all it's still pretty cool. (I assume the dirt physics were an intentional omission)
We initially really wanted to do Napalm, and also have the dirt fall rather than reset instantly. Sadly, I ran pretty hard right into the token limits, so we came up with some simpler to implement, but still fun weapons like the lighting bolt shell. Glad you like it!
Nice! Love me some worms / gorillas.bas. Check out Micro Murder as well if you haven't already.
Regarding tokens and using fewer of them, https://www.lexaloffle.com/bbs/?tid=27762 might help you get started down that particular rabbit hole :)
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