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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.

The settlers' mining operations have gone too far. Help the Wart Worms, Wing and Ding, destroy the settler invaders and free their underground lands from exploitation!

Wart Worm Wingding features a rocking soundtrack, over 100 levels, and 10 boss fights.

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Wart Worm Wingding is the second 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

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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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Rabbit Town by Ben Burnes (Abstraction)

Penguin Town by Ben Burnes (Abstraction)

Penguins vs. Rabbits by Ben Burnes (Abstraction)

Penultimate by Ben Burnes (Abstraction)

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


Wart Worm Wingding was successfully KICKSTARTED in March 2020. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/wartwormwingding/wart-worm-wingding-a-new-a...

Want a physical cart? Contact me via email.

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Wart Worm Wingding 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:

Wart_Worm_Wingding_ROM_And_Box_Cover.zip 340 kB

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Does the game have an end? How many stages? Also, that cover art would be awesome :) Thanks for making great games!

It does have an end! There's about 110 normal levels, give or take. Basically, 10 worlds of 10 screens each, plus a little extra. I've been terrible about updating with the cover art. Will try to do that soon. Thanks for playing!

awesome 👍 

I finally got around to sending you Wampus and Wart Worm on carts, Dale! But with COVID, it may take 4-6 weeks to reach you in France.

Don't worry. We have all the time in the world <3 

So great. Is there a Cover-Image for my emulator? (596px × 841px)

Yeah. I'll add it in an update soon.

Hey John - Great game! Well worth the wait.  Any update on the cover art?  Thanks!

I had it up but forgot to put it back when I uploaded the latest version. I'll have it back up soon.