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In this Downwell-inspired shooter, the twist is that
The mirror shield is used to reflect shots from enemies. Up and down arrow keys control movement and the mirror shield. (Left and right arrows do their normal thing)
Ammo is limited, so to restock you need to absorb a bullet by pointing your mirror shield away, however that will result in taking damage. Shooting exposes the player to danger as the mirror would need to regenerate.
Credits ("gems") dropped by destroying obstacles and enemies can be used to count to your high score or used to purchase items, and gives incentive to players to make a risky dash for it.
Other dual-purpose actions were inspired directly by Downwell such as Gem High and increase in max HP with full health.
The game is also riffing off elements of Downwell's visual style and certain aspects of gameplay such as the shop to upgrade items.
**NOTE** Please avoid playing this in Microsoft Edge or Internet Explorer (they don't play well with PICO-8). Chrome and Firefox for the best experience!
All made in PICO-8 game engine
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