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Dash Arena is a small arcade game for Playdate.

Zip through evil slime monsters. The more you hit in one go, the more points you get. 

But don't wait too long to align the perfect dash: The clock is ticking. But you win some precious time back, by killing monsters. The more points you score, the more time you get.

  • Press and hold the A or B button to charge your dash
  • Use the crank to aim
  • Release the buttons and slash & dash through your enemies 


  • Sfx: Soundly & Soniss GDC Bundle

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Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(3 total ratings)
Made withAdobe After Effects, Playdate, Aseprite
Tags1-bit, Arcade, High Score, Pixel Art, Playdate
Average sessionA few minutes
AccessibilityColor-blind friendly, High-contrast


Buy Now$1.00 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $1 USD. You will get access to the following files:

Dash-Arena.pdx.zip 1 MB

Development log


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A great little game! Lot’s of fun for little money, thanks for this! :)

After playing for a bit there’s just two minor points of feedback I have:

  • I’d love to have a direction indicator even when not currently charging up a dash. While my aim got a little better over time, I feel it would be nice to have the little triangle at your feet even when not charging up. Though I understand if this was a conscious decision to not show.
  • Could you also allow any button on the D-Pad for charging the dash? This is a personal preference, but I find it a bit more comfortable to hold if I only have to reach the D-Pad with my left thumb.

Thanks a lot for the feedback :)

These are great Ideas! I'll try to put these in as soon as I get some time. Thanks!

After some more play I have another small suggestion/request. Would you be willing to add an option to the pause menu to invert the display? :) In some lighting conditions I find white sprites on a dark background a bit difficult to see.


Yeah, that should be no problem :) The update is already in the works. I was away for the weekend, but I'll continue working on it now.

Awesome, thank you so much! :)