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Pico Racer is a new and exciting racing game for your Pico-8 console. Overtake opponents and avoid obstacles! Drive through the night! Race your way through three continents! Enjoy geography that makes no sense!

If you loved Buggy Boy and Pole Position in the arcades or Enduro on the Atari 2600, then this is the game for you.


  • DOWN / Z = BRAKE

Note: the downloadable file below is the Pico-8 cartridge, which means you need Pico-8 to use it. If not, just stick with the above web version.

PlatformsWindows, HTML5
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars
(80 total ratings)
Made withPICO-8
Tags8-Bit, Arcade, Driving, Fast-Paced, PICO-8, Pixel Art, Retro, Short, Third Person
Average sessionA few minutes
MentionsA conversation with the curator of the P...


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Install instructions

To play the cartridge you need Pico-8.


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reminds me on Buggy Boy 😃

ngl, this is some dope ass game.

What happened to the cartridge download? I'm only seeing the windows one.

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GAMEPLAY PT-BR! I loved the game bro! You are to be congratulated for creating such a fantastic game! 

go pico yeah yeah go pico oh
but srsly nice game

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We need this on TV ) amazing thats what racers are 

I so much love the art and style of the amazing pixel pico 8 racer 

Wow, retro taken seriously. All the nature of the sounds and the graphics really give back that old-game feeling, while also being a very competently made game, I never met any bugs/issues.


very good game, I liked when I was interacting with it since the colors was a part that I liked the most as it came together and created another range of colors and what I would recommend would be that they could add more scenery or a menu to better for their cars, but actually very good game.
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If I ever make a Pico Racer 2 I will add a difficulty selection!



I'd love to play some more Pico-8.  This game looks especially fun.  

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Thanks! You absolutely should play more. There are a lot of really good games for it!


I definitely will.  Thanks.

Nice game!

great game! :D


I suck at this game


Good game.

Thanks :)

You're welcome!

Great game :)


Very cool, reminds me of that game that my Dad used to play in Namco...I forgot the name,,,


Thanks! That game would be Pole Position!

you got me addicted to this game. well made.

The web version isn't working for me. I tried Firefox and Chrome but can't get past the start screen. I tried Z, X, Space and Enter. I clicked around the screen several times. No progress. =(

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OK, I just noticed you need to click on the mute button on lower right corner of the game area and then the game has focus. Clicking on the game used to catch the focus but for some reason doesn't do it anymore.

EDIT: Also the black area around the game seems to work.

Looks very cool - tough! =)

Thank you. :) I am working on a "remix" version that is a bit easier (and has some extra content!)

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Please specify what counts as a fire button, because space doesn't work, Enter doesn't work, an actual game controller doesn't work... :)

(P.S. Firefox 38 on Linux here.)


Pico-8 uses Z and X as buttons, will update that info on the page. Thanks for reminding. :)


Tee-hee! Works now. What a blast from the past. And I mean that in both good and bad ways. All those 90 degree turns are just too steep and too many for a racing game. At least up to the first checkpoint it's pretty forgiving.