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Wart Worm Wingding is a 2-player arcade adventure for the NES. It's inspired by games like Bubble Bobble and Dig Dug. However, Wart Worm has a clear goal for the worms, Wing and Ding, and delivers a narrative journey.

The settler's mining operations on Irata have gone too far. The Wart Worms decide to take back their native lands, the Irata underground, by destroying the settlers and driving them out.

The current build available is an old demo that contains 40 levels and 4 boss fights. The build does not reflect the current look of the game, which is more accurately reflected in the screenshots. The full game, coming in 2020, will feature a full 100 levels and 10 boss fights.

The DEMO takes 20-25 minutes to complete, depending on skill.

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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.

For really enterprising types, this game is fully playable on an actual NES. You can use either an Everdrive, a PowerPak, or flash an empty cart, as long as each has mapper 30 support.

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Wart Worm Wingding 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 Wart Worm Wingding, 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 WartWormWingding.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. 

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The music in the demo is just placeholder and sourced from my other NES homebrew game Wampus. The final build will feature music specific for this game.

Princess Quest by Ben Burnes (Abstraction)

Pixel War 1 by Ben Burnes (Abstraction)

Save the City by Ben Burnes (Abstraction)

Out of Time by Ben Burnes (Abstraction)

MULE Theme by Roy Glover, translated to NESMaker by Ben Burnes (Abstraction).

To learn more about Ben Burnes's music, visit: http://www.abstractionmusic.com/

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


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Wart_Worm_Wingding.nes 512 kB

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