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Nova the Squirrel is a platformer game for the Nintendo Entertainment System, playable in an emulator (such as Mesen) or on a flashcart such as RetroUSB's PowerPak

Explore 33 levels and fight 7 bosses across five different worlds in an attempt to save the world of Latte from the evil "Scheme Team".

  • Copy the abilities of your enemies. (10 in all!)
  • Over 35 different types of enemies, plus variants.
  • Interesting puzzle mechanics.
  • Fancy soundtrack full of effects, by Vuurniac Squarewave.
  • Modern design: no lives or time limits, tons of checkpoints.
  • A collectible in every stage for those wanting a challenge.
  • Bonus challenge levels after the main game.
  • Bonus game: Double Action Blaster Guys.

This game is open source! You can find its source code at its  GitHub repository. While the tools are not very user-friendly yet, if you feel like getting into the code you can build new levels for the game with a drag-and-drop level editor, or modify the game as you please. Here is a second repository that's intended to be a more generic version of the engine, meant to be a cleaner starting point for a new game.


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Click download now to get access to the following files:

NES ROM 256 kB
Soundtrack (NSF format) 15 kB

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