Category: Nintendo Entertainment System (Famicom)
Relic Hunter v2019.06.03 (WIP) (NES Game)

Relic Hunter is a NESmaker game currently being in development.

Relic Hunter - Up to World 2 gameplay
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Current notes:

Some progress of Relic Hunter so far. I’d like to flesh out some of the stages some more, and it still needs some polish, but it’s a W.I.P.

Objective is pretty simple: collect all the gems and defeat at least one monster. There are energy powerups available to take them all down if you want the points, but you better not miss or you may not be able to reach further platforms!

And yes, those frogs really did kick my ass. I was going to make an excuse about me dying on purpose to show you the checkpoints work, but you deserve better than that. They owned me hard.

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Unnamed NES Game (WIP) v2019.05.29 (NES Game)

Jason of Gemintronic got a copy of NESmaker on his hands and already started created a game. There is very little known yet, but already a public screenshot, which we grabbed from Jason’s Facebook page.

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What Remains v1.0 (NES Game)

What Remains is an 8-bit game for the emblematic 1985 NES console, blending visual novel and adventure elements in a story translating real events from the 80s into an epic quest to save the world. As the story unravels, your life in Sunny Peaks transforms dramatically, and you start uncovering a dark secret threatening everyone. But no despair, your best friend is by your side… as well as a very helpful cat.

The game is developed for the original NES hardware. In line with the project’s concept, the game is developed on reused and repurposed cartridges. The ROM is available for free (donations welcome though!) and can be played in your favourite NES emulator.

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Soko Banana (Kickstarter) (NES Game)

Soko Banana is a brand new puzzle game for the Nintendo Entertainment System. This bright and colorful puzzler brings hours of fun and challenge, making your way through dozens of hand-crafted levels.

Built on the classic idea of Sokoban, Soko Banana introduces a bunch of new game elements to add to the challenge. You visit banana warehouses on different islands, and the main goal is to get all the banana crates to the exit, using the environment to your advantage while avoiding traps and enemies.

There are also 3 stray bananas scattered around each level…

Byte Off 19 - Soko Banana
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NEScape! (NES Game) (Kickstarter)

Another Kickstarter for the Nintendo Entertainment System appeared just right now. THIS GAME IS 100% FINISHED and works on the real NES console! NEScape! by KHAN Games is a mystery escape room game for the original NES.

The Kickstarter campaign is just to raise funds for cartridge, box and manual production. So if you want to see another fancy NES title added to your precious collection, what you are waiting for?

NEScape! Kickstarter Video
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Robo-Ninja Climb (NES Game)

Robo-Ninja Climb is a short and challenging climbing/jumping game for the NES by Bite the Chili Productions.

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Espitene v2019.01.08.a (Beta 1) (NES Game)

If you are into Sonic style games then na_th_an‘s latest NES homebrew project Espitene is clearly for you. The game has 12 regular stages and 6 boss stages. Collect emeralds and rings, avoid enemies and take care of the big bad ones.

Right now this game is in beta stage, so count with a few irregularities here and there but overall it’s a solid upcoming Mojon Twins production, created with their very own AGNES engine.

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Family Picross (Kickstarter) (NES Game)

Family Picross by Second Dimension is a brand new puzzle game for the NES. It features more than 100 puzzles for hours of entertainment, and an easy password system to let you continue if you only have a few minutes to play.

Family Picross for the Nintendo NES
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‏The game is 100% FINISHED. and this campaign is to raise funds for a full production run of physical copies! The risk things go wrong is very little with this Kickstarter.

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Alfonzo’s Arctic Adventure (Kickstarter) (NES Game)

Alfonzo’s Arctic Adventure is a brand-new platformer game for the NES. It is a sequel to Eskimo Bob: Starring Alfonzo.

You take the role of Alfonzo on a quest to find your missing best friend, Bob. Knowing that Bob’s favorite food is fish, you decide to collect as many fish as you can while searching for your friend. With your trusty stick by your side, travel through over 90 levels filled with puzzles, traps, and enemies around every corner. Luckily, you aren’t alone on your adventure! You will meet new friends along the way, each with different abilities to help you on your quest. These include the power-punching Magnus, the near-invulnerable Fenwood, and the sword-wielding Girl.

Pick up your chance to support the developer and get a physical release! The Kickstarter campaign is already ongoing!

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NES Brainf–k Interpreter Overview (NES misc)

An overview of Vi Grey‘s Brainf--k Interpreter NES cartridge badge presented for DEFCON 201’s August Technical Meeting.

Brainf--k NES Cartridge Overview - DEFCON 201 August Technical Meeting
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