A different kind of snake

We all love the classic game of Snake, right? Gobble up apples and grow larger...cool...but what if your snake was built of weapons of mass destruction? And what if instead of eating apples, you at cities? 

Destructopillar is a snake of a different kind. Writhe through cities and towns destroying buildings so you can grow and grow. Add weapons that you'll need to fend off the military attackers. How many cities can you destroy?


  • Use left/right arrows to change direction
  • Use the action button to boost (boosting uses energy)


Destroy cities to build up your Destruct-o-meter. Once your meter is full, collect the fruit to add a new weapon to your length. Collect 3 of the same weapon in a row for a powerful upgrade. Avoid getting hit by enemy bullets. Taking a shot to the head will reduce hearts and segments only have so much health.

Each city has a goal that you need to reach. Once reached, find your way to the exit and continue on your path of destruction.

Weapons & power-ups

  • Pear: Gun, attacks ground and air targets
  • Blueberry: Laser, only attacks air targets
  • Orange: Flamethrower, only attack ground targets
  • Cherry: Heals segments


Big thanks to the entire PICO-8 community for their support and help while I was making this game. 

Try it on PICO-8!

You can play here on Itch.io using the embed above...keyboard controls and gamepad should be supported. But if you're looking for the best experience, play natively with your PICO-8 console. This game can be found in the Splore cart explorer along with all my other games.

PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux, HTML5
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(3 total ratings)
AuthorBrian Vaughn / MorningToast
Made withPICO-8
TagsArcade, PICO-8, Retro, Shoot 'Em Up, snake


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Destructopillar for Windows 959 kB
Destructopillar for Linux 718 kB
Destructopillar for Mac 3.2 MB


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This game is really cool! I found a glitch, though. If you boost into the exit, your parts won't connect to you in the next level.

Thanks for playing and thanks for the report. I'll investigate and see what I can repair.