Banish the evil monsters from the house by putting out the magic candles.

Break ornaments, cups and other items about the house as you go for extra points.

Press left to play as Frankie or right to play as Philly: put out all the candles as fast as possible or with maximum destruction.

For a two player game with both kittens press X: beat the other kitten or work together to get the maximum score (165) in the fastest time.

Each candle put out scores 10 points. There are 13 candles.

Each item destroyed scores 1 point. There are 35 items.

The game ends when all the candles are put out.


Player 1

Swipe/Hit: X, V, M (X on gamepad)

Jump: Up Arrow, Z, C, N (A on gamepad)

Left - Right: Left Arrow - Right Arrow

Drop down: Down Arrow

Player 2

Swipe/Hit: Q (X on gamepad)

Jump: E, Tab, W (A on gamepad)

Left - Right: A - D

Drop down: S 

(These are the usual PICO-8 controls)

Menu: P, Enter, Esc

From the menu you can toggle the music and the storm - this stops the lightning flashes.

Go get 'em kitties!

If you like this game, find a problem or have any suggestions then please comment below.

Please consider trying my other games or following me for news on new projects. Particularly, you might enjoy Demystifying the Christmas Tree, an earlier game where Frankie and Philly make a mess at a different time of the year.

And watch out for the kittens returning in the future...

Happy Halloween!

Game programming, art: Drake Blue Games using PICO-8 by Lexaloffle

Music: Modest Mussorgsky and Tim Follin arr. Drake Blue Games

1.0.2 Update

  • Performance improvements, game shouldn't slip below 60fps at any point now. Tweaked explanatory text.

1.0.1 Update

  • Reduced time kittens are unresponsive after being hit, but kept invulnerability time. Should be less likely to get "caught" by enemies. Also pumpkins and skulls more affected by kitten hits to help with this too.
  • Displays both scores at the end of a two kitten game for polite comparison/commiseration with the runner-up.
PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux, HTML5
Made withPICO-8
Code licenseMIT License
Average sessionA few minutes
InputsKeyboard, Gamepad (any), Touchscreen
MultiplayerLocal multiplayer
Player count1 - 2


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Very enjoyable! I'm just glad my kitten could endure all that spooky damage! 
Been trying to place some of the music - Night on Bald Mountain?

Thanks - glad you liked it. 

Well spotted on the music - I have indeed murdered Mussorgsky. The other track is a bit more obscure though...

That was pretty cool. I beat the game it was nice.


Glad you liked it - thanks for playing :)