HAKAI is an experimental, momentum-based action game made in PICO-8 which takes inspiration from Dragonball Z. Fly into your opponent like a guided missile and blast lasers across the screen!


Arrow keys to move, hold Z to fly and charge up, tap Z while holding a direction to dodge. Hold X to fire a super attack, tap X while holding a direction to dash towards your opponent and strike, hold X while dashing to charge a heavy attack, and tap X while not holding a direction to shoot.

Local multiplayer:

Gamepad: HAKAI and all PICO-8 games have full gamepad support.

Keyboard: for Player 2 you can use the keys S,F,E,D for the arrow keys and Tab and Q for Z and X, respectively.

More details on the game's controls and mechanics on the game's lexaloffle page here: https://www.lexaloffle.com/bbs/?tid=48971

Made by Freezydev - Twitter

Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars
(42 total ratings)
Made withPICO-8
Tags2D, Indie, Local multiplayer, Physics, PICO-8, Pixel Art, Retro


Buy Now$3.00 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $3 USD. You will get access to the following files:

hakai_v1_4_linux.zip 725 kB
hakai_v1_4_osx.zip 3 MB
hakai_v1_4_raspi.zip 2 MB
hakai_v1_4_windows.zip 967 kB

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i got 180 lol. Best way to beat the game is to hold z and spam x.

skill less

dont get it npc not beatable

skill issue

it is just get better

i got 262

Where is the p8 file?

I love that hidden feature where it's possible to get out of a combo

What's the hidden feature?

Really cool game! Are there any plans to release on steam?

nice game ๐Ÿ‘

That was really fun! I am ass at it tho :โ€ข(

howto skid


i dont think faster is possible!

that's the fastest you can go

overall great no amazing game but something you can add would be if you could choose modes instead of PVP or arcade. but all in all nice 

modes are nice but what i think they should add ids mods like a yumihustle situation it would be amazing

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this goes hard with Sonic Frontiers' boss music if done right. AWESOME, but I recommend Break through it all or Undefeatable. Both are really good and it just hits differently when it syncs with the end of the fight.


hold down an arrow key and z and x and it auto fights you can get mad combos

Thx for the tip :)

i hold x and spam z and at a wall i turn to keep the combo going

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It's a super fun game I absolutely love it, but sometimes the character does stuff independently, which leads to a Game Over. But other than that everything else is super smooth and fun

I have found a bug: If you play single player and after that you play multiplayer, the game crash 

Postdata: It is a really good game
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you guys know if you hold down left/right and down while spamming z u can wavedash


this goes so hard

Awesome stuff!


yeah this is enough for now


ill attempt a sub 100 later.


doing really good

when you get the time could you make a Xbox or just joystick version for us thank you 

Not to sound too knew but is there a reason I cant download the pico-8 cart for the game? I already paid for it but would love to check out the code and assets a  little more in depth. Besides that love this game so much and purchased it in a heartbeat.

You should be able to find it if you look up "HAKAI" in the Splore!

the pixel art is sooo smooth

is the game available for mobile download?

Very good ๐Ÿ‘ 

Bug : the player 2 controls are a bit inverted and incorrect the "S" key for example dosen't go down instead does a heavy attack . :)

In PICO-8 ASDW is not used, SFED is the control for player 2. S would go left, not down

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was surprise to see this works so well in pico.



Great game. Never seen anyone pull of this feeling in game form (besides maybe Lethal League).

My main issue is that I find it's too easy to stunlock people by gaining a lot of momentum and holding x.

plz make an iOS version or make this available on the App Store 

Can you make a android version please

just bought this a few minutes ago, this is probably the most fun i've ever had with under 5 dollars in my life!

love you bro, keep it up.

Loads of fun. Supersonic Warriors was such a fun game and it's great to have something new to scratch that itch!

ok, this is freakin sick. any chance we'll be able to download this soon?

You should be able to now!

if hit count goes over 100 it glitches out

how did you even get it that high?

using the laser and then melees