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- NES ROM, playable on a variety of platforms via emulation

Spacegulls is a short platformer for the NES.  It is best described as a combination of Joust and Mega Man.  1-2 players

Now available as a ROM file.

The first version of Spacegulls was made in 1 week and won 1st place in the NESdev Compo 2020/21. For the itch.io release, we decided to work some more on it (fixed bugs, new music, slightly more content). We invite you to check the other games from NESdev Compo 2020/21.

Trouble in the neighborhood! Dr. Beak from OVO (The Odious Villains  Organization) is researching the secret of eternal life, digging everywhere with the  help of his cyborg bird army to collect legendary fossil eggs. Time to spread your wings, put an end to his evil plans and save your chicks!


✜ Move
Ⓐ Jump / fly

Download & installation

Download the ROM and run it in an NES emulator such as Nestopia or Mesen

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Morphcat Games

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Code and audio: @jul6502
Graphics and level design: @NicolasBetoux


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Click download now to get access to the following files:

Spacegulls-1.1.nes 64 kB


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Can I play on SNES ROM

Great game I played it on my Polyend tracker

Loved this game! Cool mechanics, excellent level design and the cutest gulls on the NES! 

This was so good! Really enjoyed playing through it. Are there any plans to expand this into a longer game? I'd pay cash money for that :)! It was that good.

This game is excellent, its design lovely, and its mechanics smart, but I'm afraid I found a pretty nasty bug in the very last screen of the game. If you jump somewhere on the upper left,  you slip away from the chamber of the final boss, and you can't enter again, and if you jump away the game blacks out.

just tested this game and just love it. I want it on a cart to play on my original system. Anyway to make it to mapper30 so i can make a cart of it using my ”NESmaker” pcbs? Is it possible to convert?

Great game!!! 

Oh I love it, its soo cute :D

Cute and fun game :)

Loved it!



I tested it on an eager human specimen with native hardware this morning. The results were satisfying. We'll try 2 player next time.

Very fun, makes a Full Version for the Nintendo Switch ...

Would it be possible to add P3 / P4 to this using an NES 4-Score? It seems like it would be an awsome party game if so! I know some games like Ice Climber, Baloon Fight, Battle City, etc already have P3 / P4 hacks, but I figured I'd ask if the creators would consider doing something!

As always you guys deliver a high quality game for an old system. I'm really glad you put your energy and time into games like this. Thanks for your work!

Awesome game. I love pixelart and game mechanics. So refreshing. Keep up the good work!

Great game! Thanks for the inspiration :)

Very fun game. I love the inspirations.

Thanks a lot for this great game 

Very impressive. I've been following you since the bat puncher demo release. Thank you for these gems.

Hey I was wondering if there is any official box art for this game, would love to use it for my nes classic!

I cropped the cover photo for my NES mini.

The best NESDev Compo 2020 game ! Love it ! 

Is there going to be a cart?


Been a huge fan since Micro Mages, cant wait to try this out!


Nice! It looks cool!