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A brand new Open-World Exploration Treasure Hunt Maze Game for the Nintendo Entertainment System!

"It's like Pac-Man and The Legend of Zelda had a
very sexy baby!"  -myself

Young intrepid pirate lass Bustina set sail on the high seas looking for adventure, and she got a big juicy handful of it...

Illustration by JekTheArtist

Caught in a huge storm, her ship was lost to the sea, and she washed ashore on a desert island!

Now, armed with only the pj's she was wearing and her big ol' wits, she should be looking for a way off the island, but she's more concerned with getting her hands on some nice big booty!


  • Explore a huge, open-world island as you traverse different terrains full of mazes, tricks, traps and hungry creatures!
  • Scavenge for things!
    • Meet the island's main residents, the monkeys, who all have something.. interesting?... to say.
    • Find hidden treasures as well as lore about the island - and Bustina herself!
    • Look for other fun secrets as you search for booty... and an escape from the island!
  • An original soundtrack by Logana!
  • This rom is playable on actual NES hardware (flashing hardware required) or your favourite emulator!

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Buy Now$6.90 USD or more

In order to download this rom you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $6.90 USD. You will get access to the following files:

Bustina_1.04(Unl)(UE)(!).nes 512 kB
Bustina-1.04.zip 914 kB

Download demo

very early demo - bustina v0.2a.nes 512 kB

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Thank you for this - I didn't get too far, but I enjoyed this and felt it was a well worth purchase.  Here is my tribute...

Hey thank you!! Excellent video, quite an entertaining review and playthrough to watch! Best of luck with your channel! Good content there; I'm subscribing :)

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Not sure if it's a bug or what, but I found the sword and went through the dialog, I interacted with it again and the dialog box came up again, but the game locked up and wouldn't respond to any further inputs. 

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This is a known bug with NESMaker games unfortunately. Sometimes if you go through text a few times in a row it'll get stuck, but it does come unstuck, I promise. I'm hoping to find a way to fix that in a future update.


Gotcha! Appreciate the quick response.


This will be a physical purchase from me for sure!

Awesome!  Follow me on retrogaming.social/@holmfry; I'll be posting news of the physical release there first when it happens. :)  Thanks for checking it out! :)

Hi, I bought the game a couple of hours ago and I can't download the ROM to play on an FCEUX, and when I wanna download it through itch.io client, only an early beta is available for download


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Oh, no! Ok I'll look into what may be going on, in the meantime can you send me an email from the same email you used to purchase the game?  I will verify the purchase and send you the ROM ๐Ÿ˜€


Physical version when?


I can't make any time commitments yet, but by late spring/summer I'm hoping to have some available :)


This is a fun exploration/timing game. All that clever innuendo might just cost you the Nintendo Seal of Approval tho!

Thank you for playing and for the review! I'm so glad you are enjoying it!! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ™

It's ok, I've got enough old NES boxes I can cut out my own seal โœ‚๏ธ๐Ÿ˜†

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Amazing game. Quirky at times, emotional at others. And that music was really the highlight of it all ๐ŸŽถ

Keep it up dude, hope you're the next Toby Fox ๐Ÿ‘

- Jon

Thank you for these sentiments, that means a lot to me. ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ™

I'm glad you picked up on and appreciated the different vibes I put into it, that's very cool. Thanks for playing!