Can you beat the evil thundercloud and save Bella? 

Shoot fireworks, collect power-ups and avoid getting struck by lightning. Thunder Bella is a "just-one" intense, old-school, hardcore, boss fight.

Compete with your friends. Who can beat the game in the shortest time? Every rocket counts and the clock is ticking.



STRAWBERRY YUM YUM - A juice strawberry to keep your reflexes sharp


COOKIES & CREAM - So tasty the surrounding freeze for a moment

ANCIENT AVENGER RELIC - 30 deadly missiles, each shoot unleash a storm of three rockets

IGLOO - Double up, the surrounding freeze for two moments

GUN POWDER - Clean the sky from thunderbolts and give a massive amount of damage

ANCIENT WAR SCROLL - Double the damage of each rocket

Alternative Japanese Cover


Code, Art and SFX: @evilpaper

Music: @gruber_music

Thunder Bella was developed in the amazing Pico-8 fantasy console.

Follow @evilpaper on twitter for updates on Thunder Bella and other games.


PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux, HTML5
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
AuthorEvil Paper
Made withPICO-8
Tags8-Bit, Arcade, Boss battle, PICO-8, Retro
Average sessionA few minutes


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Thunder Bella (mac).zip 1 MB
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36:20:06 this is a very good game please make more like this

Thank you very much. Will try my best =)

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my favorite pico 8 game! really has the 80s Arcade Vibe!

Amazing fun, but stopped working after I upgraded to macOS Catalina. Can you advise?

Hmm...glad you liked it, sorry to hear it stopped working. I probably need to update something. Will look into i this weekend. The web version that you can play on should still work meanwhile. Thanks for playing.

This is the problem...

Cute game!

Charming, awesome, and terrifying!

Really great how there is intimacy and personality to the boss!

Great job!


Many thanks, glad you like it!

What an addicting game. Too bad I didn't beat it till after the recorder was off...haha.

Hehe, damnit! You nail it next time. Thanks for playing, great video!

Shoot, this is really neat! I haven't seen many games make such good use of PICO-8 as this. Love the sticker looking art too.

Thanks, glad to hear you enjoyed it. 

I like the game, would recommend changing the enemy life to a lifebar, making it obvious that you have to hit the enemy 50 times make it a little frustrating! still 5 stars


Thanks! Good point, agree, a lifebar would be nicer. I took the easy route on this one. Mainly because my code is leaning towards the spaghetti type and I didn't want the mess around with it to much :).

I love the art, the game looks gorgeous and I love the idea of being an umbrella fighting the weather!

The gameplay is overwhelming (I died very quickly!) but in an enjoyable way.

Thank you! Yes, it turned out quite hard. The fine tuning part took much more time than I expected. 

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Played this on my channel!

Thanks! Nice channel, you play like a pro :).

Thank you! And thanks for the game, had a great time!