Pixelships Retro is the sequel to PixelShips. In this retro-themed game, the player chooses one of 160 different ships and engages on a side-scrolling shooter to destroy swarms of enemy ships and other obstacles. (Most) Levels are randomly generated, allowing virtually unlimited diversity. Upon completing the level's objectives, an enemy pixelship may appear. Destroying this pixelship will leave its pixels behind, the collection of which will allow the ship for the player's use. If the player is destroyed, they may choose another ship to resume play with. This continues until all ships are used up.