A Bitsy demake / reconstruction of a beloved Gameboy classic.

Use arrow keys to move (and to start the game). 

For optimal audio playback please use Google Chrome.

📱 Mobile touch controls: you can play this game on your mobile.

🎮 Gamepad supported: use Firefox or Google Chrome for best experience.



Bitsy is a small tool by Adam Le Doux for building little games with extremely basic graphics and gameplay - each object and tile can only have one primary color (usually based on a 3 color palette) and the game engine basically just allows you to move around in four directions and interact with people and items.

These restrictions sound harsh, but in fact are very helpful for building small focussed experiences and people have built a ton of interesting, charming and unique experiences since the tool was released.


My idea was: why not go and de-make a very beloved game of mine (Super Mario Land for Nintendo Gameboy) and try to emulate the gameplay as exactly as possible - using a tool that isn't intended for platformers at all and that has even simpler graphics than the original Gameboy? :D

So, here is the first "real" platformer done in Bitsy. It was a fun experiment, at least for one level. Hope you like it.



A demake by Matthias Falk

"I Like Jump Rope" by Ozzed
(licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution License)

"Termosdynamik" by Ozzed
(licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution License)

"Mushrooms" by Komiku
(licensed under a CC0 1.0 Universal License)

Thanks to:

Adam Le Doux (Bitsy Game Maker)

ayolland and Sean S Le Blanc (Borksy Game Hacker and Bitsy Hacks)

gritfish (PuzzleBit, mobile UI for Bitsy)

ruin (Image to Bitsy)


Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars
(31 total ratings)
Made withPyxel Edit, bitsy
Tags1-bit, 2D, 8-Bit, Bitsy, Game Boy, mario, Pixel Art, Retro, Short
Average sessionA few minutes
InputsKeyboard, Xbox controller, Gamepad (any), Touchscreen
AccessibilityColor-blind friendly, High-contrast


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Nice game! I love work with limited tools. Great job!

never thought i'd see a bitsy platformer



for anyone wondering, no it doesn't get better

Glad you like it!



The gravity in this game is like the game itself: lacking.


There is no gravity. It’s a platformer done in a top down adventure engine. Thanks for playing. 

That's the catch: there is no game either!

can i have a .bitsy file download of this for BitsyBox?

bitsybox by Adam Le Doux

I like it this just put a simlle on my face but the gravity is a little bit strange was that on purpose?


Yes, as this is done in an engine that is meant for adventure-/zelda-style games. :)

omgg! im developping a little super mario world demake on bitsy 😂 https://twitter.com/pup_god/status/1369754562387673089?s=19 your game is so good !! very interesting to treat bitsy as platformer! and the gameboy skin is a great idea!!

how did you add the game console around it?

can you make a downloadable html with the gravity? i tried borksy and :l its hard XD

Oh my god, the ending is so very cute. It’s a very cool bitsy, I like how you tried doing plateforming stuff with bitsy.

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you can, they did use bitsy, look in the credits

Amazing! One of the bests bitsy games!!

Thank you!

This game is super neat, the music fits it perfectly :)

Interesting game, I like the music and the sound effects but it is very repetitive. It would be neat if you could use the buttons on the "Pocket Boy" to move.

I liked it. The gameplay is pretty repetitive, but I definitely have the same soft spot for Super Mario Land that you do.


this is so cool! 


Hi. I made a gameplay video of your game. Enjoy.

Very nice. Thanks for doing this. (^_^)


I was not expecting to be able to play this on my phone, that was a suprise to me!