mu-cade — chase action game


The Physics Centipede Invasion Smashup waggly shmup, 'Mu-cade'

Mu-cade is another shoot-em-up game by Kenta Cho. In this game Kenta has introduced physics into his formula of hardcore shooting games. Similar in some ways to Asteroids and Nibbles, the playing area is a rectangular arena in which vessel-snakes have only one idea at the head: expelling the others into the vacuum. You incarnate one of them, and you'll quickly realize the subtlety of the goal: your tail lengthens as you destroy your enemies.


These command-line options are available:
-brightness n
Set the brightness of the screen. (n = 0 - 100, default = 100)
-res x y
Set the screen resolution to (x, y). (default = 640, 480)
Stop the sound.
Launch the game in a window.
Launch the game in fullscreen mode.
Exchange a shot key and a cut off key.
-rotatestick2 n
Rotate the direction of the stick2 in n degrees.
Reverse the direction of the stick2.
Disable the input of the stick2.
Use the input of axis 5 to fire shots and axis 3 to cut off the tail. (for Xbox 360 wired controller)


Keep your ship from falling down and push enemies out of the way.



 Arrow / Num / [WASD] / Stick1 (Axis 1, 2)

Fire shots / Hold direction

 [Z][L-Ctrl][R-Ctrl][.] / Trigger 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11
 [IJKL] / Stick2 (Axis 3 or 5, 4)

Hold a key to open automatic fire and hold the direction of a ship. Tap a key to take a turn while firing.

 You can also fire shots with the second stick. (If you have a problem with the direction of the stick2, try '-rotatestick2' and '-reversestick2' options. e.g. '-rotatestick2 -90 -reversestick2') (If you are using Xbox 360 wired controller, use '-enableaxis5' option.)

Cut off the tail

 [/][Return][Space] / Trigger 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12

Cut off the tail of your ship. This action also wipes out all bullets and you obtain powerful shots for a while.



Exit / Return to the title


Tail multiplier:

The tail of your ship becomes longer when you push an enemy out and you get a score multiplier.

Extra ship:

You earn an extra ship 50,000 and every 200,000 points.


Mu-cade has been written by Kenta Cho <>