A platformer about a ninja cat with a grappling hook.

You have nine lives. Make them count.

Updated in v1.0.0
- 10 new levels
- 1 new boss
- press down or up twice to change weapons
- new game mechanics
- speedrun timer
- added difficulty setting
- time affected by weapon change
- many balance updates
- updated graphics
- numerous other bug fixes

How to play
- Jump with O/Z.
- Attack with X.
- Hit enemies while they're not looking to defeat them quickly.
- Press the jump button in the air near a grapple point to grapple to it. (Press up while grappled to reel in faster)
- Hit targets with a star to open a nearby door.
- switch weapons by pressing DOWN, then X while on the ground. (Current weapon is shown in the bottom left corner)
- Use the sword to dash past searchlights without being caught.

At the end of most levels, break the case and steal the gem to finish. But don't touch the case, it's covered in electricity.

Pixel Shock
PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux, HTML5
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars
(8 total ratings)
AuthorPixel Shock
Made withPICO-8
Tags2D, Cats, Ninja, PICO-8, Speedrun
Code licenseGNU General Public License v3.0 (GPL)
Asset licenseCreative Commons Attribution v4.0 International
Average sessionA few minutes
InputsKeyboard, Gamepad (any), Joystick, Touchscreen


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ninjacat_linux.zip 1 MB
ninjacat_osx.zip 6 MB
ninjacat_raspi.zip 2 MB
ninjacat_windows.zip 2 MB
ninjacat-1.0_windows.zip 1 MB
ninjacat-1.0_linux.zip 668 kB
ninjacat-1.0_osx.zip 3 MB
ninjacat-1.0_raspi.zip 1 MB

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great game but I think instead of starting people all over again after a game over they should just start from what world they are in also they should get a full heal after clearing a world

awesome game look the grapple

I friggin' hope I can make my games' controls feel as smooth as this one's.

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I love this game, the grappling hook took some time to get used to but overall a sweet game and nice mechanics! I got a time of 5:36 (easy) and hopefully able to lower it :)


Hey, thanks very much. Glad you are enjoying the game, best of luck running it.

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I managed a 3:59.1 on easy


Really good game! For Reals I played this game for a good 15 minutes. 

hey thanks, glad you are enjoying the game