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Bat Lizard Bonanza is an arcade shoot-em-up (or shmup) for the NES. It's inspired by games like Gradius and Parodius.

The settlers have been exploiting Irata’s natural resources for many solar cycles. The Wampus took back the mountains. The Wart Worms took back the mines. But now Lizzy the Bat Lizard must embark on a quest to end the Settler scourge once and for all, dauntless in the wind with the echoes of her ancestors at her back.

Bat Lizard Bonanza features a rocking soundtrack, seven levels, and over 14 boss fights.

Bat Lizard Bonanza is the finale in a trilogy of NES homebrew games about native creatures fighting alien colonists who threaten their world. The trilogy includes:

1. Wampus

2. Wart Worm Wingding

3. Bat Lizard Bonanza

A fourth game outside of the Resistance Trilogy is also available in demo form: Leggite Luta Livre


FOR THE BEST EXPERIENCE: I recommend getting an original NES controller and a USB adapter for it. You can find one here or here. You can also use any gamepad for a similar experience.


Bat Lizard Bonanza was made possible thanks to NESMaker, an engine developed to make NES development a reality for people who are not versed in assembly language.

In order to play Bat Lizard Bonanza, you'll need an NES emulator. I recommend FCEUX. Many emulators do not have mapper 30 support, which is the mapper NESMaker uses for its games. 

Once you have FCEUX downloaded, start it up and open the Bat_Lizard_Bonanza.nes ROM. The game should work fine.

FOR MAC USERS: Download OpenEMU for Mac. When you open the program, right click on the Nintendo (NES) category on the left hand sidebar and select "Default Core." Then select FCEU. 

This game is also playable via the Everdrive and Powerpak, provided you have updated to Mapper 30 support. It's also playable via the NES Mini, again provided you have Mapper 30 support in your emulator of choice.

I will also be making original cartridges for the game after a Kickstarter in November 2020. Stay tuned.

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Bat Lizard Bonanza is part of the MULEniverse.

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More from this developer: https://johnvanderhoef.itch.io


Buy Now$3.00 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $3 USD. You will get access to the following files:

Bat_Lizard_Bonanza_EA_Nov19.nes 512 kB

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