Shy Gladiator by Claus is a short boss battle action game made for PICO-8.
In this game you have to defeat three mythical creatures, but your character is too embarrassed to attack, so instead he must dodge their attacks until the monsters lose all their powers. You can follow these rules:
- To defeat each creature, you need to dodge their attacks until they run out of energy.
- You can use the columns for cover, but attacks will eventually break them.
- In a pinch, you can do a dodge roll to become invincible for a second. But it costs you some energy.
- Learn the enemy’s movements. Maybe you can bait them into attacking in a predictable way
- There are three creatures for you to defeat.
Use ‘arrow’ keys to move the gladiator left and right and press ‘z’ to do a dodge roll, you will be invincible for a time, but lose some energy.