A downloadable NES homebrew anthology for Windows, macOS, Linux, and Android

Collecting five entries from the 2011 NesDev Coding Competition with fifteen other titles from the community, this volume offers both classic NES homebrew titles and a unique look at some early output from now homebrew legends.


Some entries may have newer versions elsewhere, sometimes even in future volumes of Action 53. This collection retains the same versions available at the time Volume One was released.

Action 53 Menu Program and Label Design by Damian Yerrick.


Read about the out-of-print physical run at the Infinite NES Lives Product Page
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PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux, Android
PublisherInfinite NES Lives
Release date Mar 21, 2013
AuthorAction 53
Tags2D, anthology, NES, Pixel Art, Retro, rom
Average sessionAbout a half-hour
InputsKeyboard, Mouse, Gamepad (any), Joystick
AccessibilityConfigurable controls
MultiplayerLocal multiplayer
Player count1 - 2

Install instructions

To play your downloaded titles, use an NES emulator of your choice (we suggest Mesen) or a flash cart such as the Everdrive or PowerPak for your NES, Famicom, or AVS.

If the ROM doesn't work in your chosen emulator, it may not support Mapper #28. Contact the emulator developer to request Mapper #28 support or use another emulator.


Action 53 Volume 1.zip 433 kB