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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.

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Bat Lizard Bonanza is the third game in the MULEniverse series, which narratively extends the work of Danielle Bunten Berry's MULE economic simulator game.

The MULEniverse games include:

1. Wampus

2. Wart Worm Wingding

3. Bat Lizard Bonanza

4. Leggite Luta Livre

5. neMULEsis



Directional Pad -- move in 8 directions.

B -- fire (standard projectile and then additional powerup projectiles).

Start -- pause.

Once weapons have been fully upgraded, all subsequent weapon upgrade pickups become screen-clearing triggers -- BOOM!


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 accessible.

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.

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Bat Lizard Bonanza is part of the MULEniverse.

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


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In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $4.99 USD. You will get access to the following files:

Bat Lizard Bonanza.zip 9 MB

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