About John Vanderhoef // Orebody Inc


neMULEsis is a Contra-like run and gun action game for the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES). Players play as a MULE commando who must shoot its way through five stages and destroy the Space Pirate hivemind.

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Colonialism and crime plagued Irata for generations. But after a rogue Leggite toppled the Spheroid cartel, the planet began to heal. All creatures of the world rebuilt together.

Yet just as the Irata sun rose over a new day, an old terror returned from the skies: space pirates. The parasitic space pirates, always hungry for crystite, descended like a storm on the planet, darkening it with the whole of their wriggling, eldritch empire. Their larval spawn infested the wampus, the flapper, the gollumer, and every creature that dared breathe. All were folded into the dark legion from beyond the stars.

Thousands died that first day. And thousands more in the days following.

The last bastion of survivors gathered together deep in the wart worm underground. In secret they built what would become their last hope, a MULE commando capable of fighting back and destroying the space pirates permanently.

They called this fateful mission: operation neMULEsis.


This game features five stages, over 14 unique boss battles, multiple weapon pickups, an action-packed soundtrack, and more!

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Note: neMULEsis is best played with a controller.

Right/Left                           – Move Right or Left

Up                                            – Aim Up

Down                                     – Crouch/Prone

Down + B                            – Crouch/Prone Fire

Down + A                             – Drop through floor (contextual)

Start                                       – Begin Game /  Pause

B                                              –  Fire weapon

A                                             – Jump

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neMULEsis is the fifth game in the MULEniverse series, which is both a tribute to and 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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Music and sfx by Jordan Davis.

Check out more of Jordan’s work here: https://soundcloud.com/user-634230995-350638590

Role Name
Game Designer John Vanderhoef
Composer Jordan Davis
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