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This plugin aims to replicate the feature of retro games in the title screen where you have to "Press Start" before starting the game.


  • Choose an image to use for the press start feature.
  • Choose predefined positions or custom ones.
  • Choose how quickly the opacity will change.
  • Choose what button you will press on the press start feature.
  • Choose an MV/MZ animation to play when you press the button.
  • Optionally choose a delay for the 'Press Start' to be gone after you press the button.
  • Can use it not only in the title screen but also on the scene map for event title screens.

How to use

The plugin parameters are self-explanatory.

You can use it on the title screen(by default) or if you want to use it in Scene Map, you have to use the plugin command.

For MV you can use the script call:

  • Eli.PressStart.createMapSprite()

Put an image of your preference in the img/system.

Here is a list of the default keys of RPG Maker(Keyboard/Gamepad):

  • "tab",      ■ Keyboard: tab
  • "ok",       ■ Keyboard: enter, space, Z ■ Gamepad: A
  • "shift",    ■ Keyboard: shift ■ Gamepad: X
  • "control",  ■ Keyboard: control, alt
  • "escape",   ■ Keyboard: escape, numpad0, insert, x
  • "pageup",   ■ Keyboard: Q, pageup ■ Gamepad: LB
  • "pagedown", ■ Keyboard: W, pagedown ■ Gamepad: RB
  • "left",     ■ Keyboard: left arrow, numpad4 ■ Gamepad: D-pad left
  • "up",       ■ Keyboard: up arrow, numpad8 ■ Gamepad: D-pad up
  • "right",    ■ Keyboard: right arrow, numpad6 ■ Gamepad: D-pad right
  • "down",     ■ Keyboard: down arrow, numpad2 ■ Gamepad: D-pad down
  • "debug"     ■ Keyboard: F9
  • "cancel"    ■ Gamepad: B
  • "menu"      ■ Gamepad: Y

Update Log

Terms of use 5.0.0 and higher

Terms of use(Old)

Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(2 total ratings)
AuthorHakuen Studio
Made withRPG Maker
Tagseliaquim, hakuen-studio, press-start, rmmv, rmmz, RPG Maker, RPG Maker MV, RPG Maker MZ, rpg-maker-plugin
Average sessionA few seconds
LanguagesEnglish, Portuguese (Brazil)


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MV - Press Start 5.0.3 4 kB
MZ - Press Start 5.0.3 4 kB

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Hi, thank you for this. How do I stop this fading at all? I just want a static start screen.

Hi! Glad you liked =)
Just put the Min Opacity plugin parameter to 255.

Brilliant. Thank you for the quick response.

Do you know if this is compatible with the skip start screen plug in?  I'm wanting it to go straight in to a new game or continue their current one.

Well if you are skipping the title screen, it will not work on the Scene_Title. I believe I made a way for you to use the press start as an event. But if you do not want to set the fade feature and also is skipping the title screen, why you have to use this plugin? Can you elaborate a little bit more? :)

what I'm wanting is a screen where you press start and jump straight in to a game. E.g. new on first launch and load save of it exists.

No, it will not work like that. But maybe, if you find a plugin that has this feature they can be used together.