Who you gonna call?

Gozer has opened portals to the spirit world and only the Ghostbusters can stop them. Can you save the city?

Select your favorite Ghostbuster and use your proto pack and traps to battle through 5 levels of intense arcade action.

Destroy portals to advance, but don't let too many ghosts escape or your slime meter will fill up and the city will fall.


  • Up/down arrows change levels
  • Z fires your proton beam
  • X throws a ghost trap
  • P to pause; toggle music

Gamepad support is enabled, try it!

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About the game

My daughter loves Ghostbusters so I decided to make her a game...especially since the list of Ghostbusters video games is pretty short. 

Primary inspiration is Midway's Tapper but rather than points and high scores, you're just trying to get through all the levels. I borrowed sprites from the New Ghostbusters II NES game released by HAL Laboratory circa 1990.


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PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux, HTML5
Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars
(8 total ratings)
AuthorBrian Vaughn / MorningToast
Made withPICO-8
Tags2D, 8-Bit, Arcade, ghostbusters, PICO-8, Pixel Art
Average sessionA few minutes
InputsKeyboard, Gamepad (any)
LinksTwitter, Community


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Bustin' for Windows 956 kB
Bustin' for Linux 713 kB
Bustin' for Mac 3 MB

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I was surprised. I thought it would be ordinary but it's cute and fun! Very well made arcade style ghostbusters game inspired by "rootbeer tapper". Ghostbusters makes it even more interesting! I got 381 ghosts but "he slimed me". Nice game.

Very cool arcade game! Great graphics and awesome Ghostbusters theme.

My only complaint is that you can’t move without releasing the fire button, which makes the controls feel a bit unresponsive.


Awesome game. Really lovely!