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CARDINALS are birds in the family cardinalidae. Though they vary in colour and size, the northern cardinal is known for its striking red and black feathers and its bright orange beak.

The four CARDINAL directions are North, West, East, and South, using an alternate adjective definition of the word, meaning something is fundamental or essential.

In CARDINAL, you control paddles in four distinct directions. Use them to deflect balls into cages, and free the red birds contained within. Free all cardinals in a level to complete it, and beat all nine levels to win!


Arrow Keys / ASDFMove paddles (when in level)
Navigate menu (when in menu)
ZFire ball or confirm (when in level)
Select choice (when in menu)
XGo back (when in menu)
EnterPause game. Can also use to return to level select.
Use enter to confirm choice.


Cardinal may receive updates for bugfixing, balancing, and polish.

Rated 4.0 out of 5 stars
(1 total ratings)
AuthorSkullbutton Interactive
Made withPICO-8
Tags2D, birds, Breakout, brickbreaker, cardinal, PICO-8, Pixel Art, Retro, Short, Singleplayer

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