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IMPORTANT: This is the RetroPie Edition of Donut Dodo, containing a lightweight and highly optimized native port of the game in its purest form, made for arcade enthusiasts.

If you are after the classic release with achievements, online leaderboards, visual filters and bezel illustrations, please get the Steam version.

If a long lost arcade game from 1983 resurfaced today, it would be Donut Dodo - a classic 2D platformer from the golden era, tough as nails and challenging for the whole family! Ready to top the high score table?

It's 1983, only better! The game features...

- 5 single-screen levels plus a bonus stage, each with their distinct game mechanics
- incredibly tight controls (no cheap deaths) for frantic single-player arcade gameplay
- old-school 4:3 screen ratio and pixel perfect graphics with a 16-color palette
- an original chiptune soundtrack by the very talented CosmicGem
- high score leaderboards, limited to 3-character initials, arcade style!

This version of the game was designed with home arcade or multi-cade systems in mind, with a native output of 240p for those of you running a CRT.

For an authentic arcade experience, the main menu has been removed. I planned to also remove the pause screen, but I have left it in for now. I will probably end up adding a toggle to the options so you can decide whether to enable or disable this feature.

Raspberry Pi

The game is a native RetroPie Port running on Raspberry Pi 3B, 4A, 4B and 400. It has also successfully been tested on a Pi Zero 2. It might work on other models, but that is still TBC.

For installation and gameplay instructions please refer to the instructions.txt file within the game folder.


This build now also runs on PortMaster compatible devices and handhelds from Gameforce, Powkiddy, Anbernic and more! Check out their website or GitHub for more info.


Since this request keeps coming up, I might as well mention it here. Official Donut Dodo arcade t-shirts are available on all Amazon stores. At the time of writing, Amazon US seems to be out of red shirts, so they will not show up in your search.


The original soundtrack by CosmicGem can be purchased on Bandcamp.

Updated 8 days ago
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(1 total ratings)
Authorpixel games
Made withGodot
Tagsanbernic, Arcade, chiptune, High Score, pi, portmaster, powkiddy, raspberry, Retro, Score Attack
Average sessionA few minutes
InputsKeyboard, Gamepad (any)
LinksSteam, Twitter, YouTube, Steam, Community, Homepage


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In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $4.99 USD. You will get access to the following files:

DonutDodo_1_39.zip 34 MB

Development log


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Does anyone know if this would work on recalbox too?

I have not tested the game with Recalbox or Batocera, but in theory it should run fine since the build itself is made for Raspberry Pi hardware. What was made specifically for Retropie is the installer, so for other operating systems, things like the installation paths and permissions would likely have to be edited/set manually for everything to function as expected.

Thanks for creating this joyful game and providing it for pocket money!

For those RetroPie users still having trouble (with v1.39) with the input mapping you may look there [1] for additional options.

[1] https://retropie.org.uk/forum/topic/34334

Thanks a lot for your very kind feedback and for sharing the link with the additional info. 

Thanks for making this available. It's a great game. For people having a permissions issue when trying to install; use the following command: chmod +x install-dd.sh. You will now be able to install the game. 

Thanks a lot for your kind comment and for helping out with the permissions issue.

You're welcome. Looking forward to the sequel to this game.:)

Played this in December ! :)