Be an X-Wing pilot!

Take a seat in the most advanced fighter of the galaxy. Fight against the evil empire! Use proton torpedo to quickly dismiss enemy forces or your 4 blasters (aiming skill required). Go through 4 epic missions, from space to Deathstar and back.

Flight Manual

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Note: the game is *not* mobile friendly - a keyboard or gamepad is required.

Game Devlog

Update: reduced Tie hit points / improved Tie damage

Attack on the Deathstar @ PICO-8 BBS

Copyright Notice
Starwars logo/music/... credits to their respective owners. Don't sue me :/
PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux, HTML5
Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars
(43 total ratings)
Made withPICO-8, Blender
Tags3D, PICO-8, Space Sim, starwars
Average sessionA few minutes
InputsKeyboard, Gamepad (any)


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I Cant't start

x or c keys (or a/b on paddle)

thank you

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This game is a bit too easy, maybe add more health on the ties?


This game is impressive, most impressive.


this thing is more harder than my exam


This was great. I was thinking it would be cool to have a more structured trench run rather than just allow you to come at any angle, then I looked in the code and saw there were only like 64 tokens left... nice work!


thanks - agree that it is not ‘dramatic’ enough but not sure I will rework the game (baring critical bugs)


Great game. It's very hard to find a first person space shooter with simple and straight forward gameplay without tedious rpg elements.

I hope there was an auto centering feature though


thanks - the game was also loosely inspired from the old XWing vs Tie game.

Auto-centering? what do you mean? Going back on the mission ‘track’?

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No, I mean automically centering Xwing so I don't need to roll the ship all the time with pressing X and arrows. simple 3D space shooters that don't have roll control automically centers the ship.

It was.

Holy crap.  This looks amazing.  Definitely playing.


i made it to the final level then i died from running into a tie fighter XD 


hehe - the last tie tough!


Pressing up makes me go down, pressing down make me go up. Can I remap the controls?


go to pause menu, select invert y-axis. enjoy :)


Harder than the original arcade!

This is amazing

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It also took me a long while to kill my first enemy the first time I played it, but I love the controls and the graphics. It looks retro but feels modern.

I also like how you made animated screenshots because they remind me of the "attract mode" of arcade machines.


Note: I saw you made a rally game! - I have an old "work in progress" game that you might like:

Excellent!! I checked it out and it's really cool!! A bit hard to steer but I like the hill effects. Nice that you made that car look like an old Peugeot 205 Turbo too

this is really good reminds me of the 80s arcade

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It seems there's no rating system on this site, but I wold definitely recommend trying this game.

This was kind of cool, though it took soooo long to kill even a single tie fighter, so... maybe consider making them less bullet spongy? I feel like each one took around 5 minutes to take down but I didn't time it.

also the sound was so lound I had to turn my PC down to 7% a mute button is nice but a volume slider would have been better.

Otherwise, really nice aesthetic, smooth motion. Wish I could have seen the trench run.

This is a valid comment - I replayed the game not so long ago and thought about the same! Might be able to patch that aspect.

Nice! Let me know if you do and I'll post about it on the socials. 

how do you start?

usually x or c (and don’t play on mobile!!)

ok, thanks.

what a nice game, and it's made in pico!!!

had a lot of fun playing it :)

lots of fun! :) thanks for that! only thing i found a bit tricky was getting the target lock for the missles. other than that :) brilliant

On the other hand, missiles never miss ;)

true when I did manage to fire one it hit every time :P just kept missing the beep lol its a fantastic fan treat throughout! I guess I just need to get better at it :)

That was a great game! and to think that it's made with pico, that's even more incredible... Seriously great job on this game

That was so much fun. Thanks Devs.



You need to ‘validate’ the checkpoint when arriving on the Deathstar - the mission is not to destroy turrets ;)

ah ic, but a damn good game though.

All the best bro