A downloadable NES homebrew anthology

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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Infinite NES Lives
Release date Mar 21, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(4 total ratings)
AuthorAction 53
Tags2D, anthology, NES (Nintendo Entertainment System), NES ROM, Pixel Art, Retro, rom
Average sessionAbout a half-hour
InputsKeyboard, Mouse, Gamepad (any), Joystick
AccessibilityConfigurable controls
MultiplayerLocal multiplayer
Player count1 - 2


Action 53 Volume 1.zip 433 kB

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.