• The sleeping phoenix must be woken.
  • Shoot the core with energy blasts and raise it to 100% to wake the phoenix *.
  • Don't shoot the guardians and avoid contact with them at all costs.
  • They will feed off your energy blasts and use them to reduce the core.


  • Left / right arrows - move
  • Z - shoot

This shoot 'em up created in Pico-8 turns that traditional idea of the genre upside down, and you will only win by shooting the core, but not enemies. There is no lose state and it can only be ended once the core reaches 100%.

* Yes, I know it looks more like a budgerigar than a phoenix.

Rated 4.0 out of 5 stars
(2 total ratings)
Made withPICO-8
Tags8-Bit, Arcade, PICO-8, Retro, Shoot 'Em Up, Top down shooter


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Once you get the gist of it, the game is super challenging! I'm stuck at 60% :)

Thanks. :) I have to admit I've only completed it a few times myself.