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The Gamekid is an unlockable activated item.


Turns the character into a Pac-Man-like creature for 6.5 seconds and provides the following effects:

  • Gives invulnerability.
  • Inflicts fear on all enemies.
  • Removes the ability to shoot tears.
  • Removed in Repentance Allows Isaac to deal 40 contact damage to enemies, at the rate of 1 hit per second per enemy.
  • Added in Repentance Allows Isaac to deal 20 contact damage to enemies, at the rate of 2 hits per second per enemy.
    • If an enemy is at 40 HP or less, the contact damage is increased to 40 for that enemy.
  • Has a chance to replenish a Half Red Heart Half Red Heart every time an enemy is killed.



  • Added in Repentance4.5 Volt 4.5 Volt: With some damage source while this item is active, it can be permanently invulnerable inside the room while you have enemies.
    • If combined with 9 Volt 9 Volt, it will be easier to achieve invincibility.
  • ???'s Only Friend ???'s Only Friend: The fly can still be controlled while invincible.
  • Added in RepentanceBook of Virtues Book of Virtues: Spawns wisps in the inner ring, looking like little Pac-Men. Wisps' tears have the Anti-Gravity Anti-Gravity effect and can inflict fear on enemies.
  • Mom's Knife Mom's Knife does contact damage in the same direction it was being held at the time of using it, giving a massive amount of free damage by ramming into an enemy.
    • If you have the Yes Mother? Transformation, you can basically do the same thing using this item.
  • On contact items (Aries Aries, The Virus The Virus, etc.): Freely usable in basically every 4 rooms.

In-game Footage[]


  • Beating the game whilst under the effects of The Gamekid will cause the credits music to be sped up.
  • This item's name and appearance are references to the Nintendo Game Boy.
  • The pickup quote and Isaac's appearance while under the effects of The Gamekid are references to Pac-Man.
  • Tetris appears to be the game being played on The Gamekid. Tetris was also the launch title for the Nintendo Game Boy.



PC 04PE J3W1 (Treasure Room adjacent to spawn)

PC Added in Repentance GPPY LGNV (Treasure Room adjacent to spawn)

PS4 8FSX 6WAZ (Treasure Room adjacent to spawn)