Thanks to JSNES you can play Nalleland right here in your browser! But for the best experience, I'd still recommend downloading the ROM and playing it in a more powerful emulator (or on console!).

In Nalleland, you'll play as the adventurous bear Nalle. When our story begins, Nalle has just woken up and is ready to go out and find some treasure! But Outdoors is filled with things that are dangerous for a little bear. Good thing then, that Nalle is equipped with a special tool: the enchanted pin! The pin has many uses: it can be bounced on, thrown onto monsters to pin them in place – and more!

Nalleland is a short but inventive platformer, written for the Nintendo Entertainment System.


Move: ✜ (Arrows keys in browser)
Jump: Ⓐ (Z in browser)
Throw/recall pin: Ⓑ (X in browser)
(hold ✜ to throw in different directions)
Show gem counter: Select (Space in browser)
Pause: Start (Enter in browser)

Tip: Press Ⓑ + ✜ again
directly after hitting a
monster to redirect the pin.

PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux, Android, HTML5
Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars
(21 total ratings)
GenrePlatformer, Action
Tags2D, 8-Bit, Exploration, NES (Nintendo Entertainment System), Retro, Short, Singleplayer
Average sessionA few minutes


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Nalleland (0.4.0).nes 48 kB


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For the worst experience I recommend you pay 1O dollars or 1D for a good experience

Fun game, it's way too fast in the browser version though. Like it's sped up 200%

Thank you, works on my machine :) I wonder if the emulator speed might be tied to vsync/monitor refresh rate, maybe?


Found this on one of the Action 53 compilations and loved it. Included at the beginning of this video and recommended it to the dev of Yestersol as an example of what he can do with spear-in-the-wall mechanics. :) Amazing stuff. 

Thank you! :)

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This came out so long ago now! Please expand on the game! I can’t be the only person that loved this! I’d love to see anyone expand on this concept! I’d gladly pay for a few more stages or expansion on what’s there already!


Excellent design and execution!  Just an all-around great experience.  Getting all the gems was a good challenge for me.

Does knocking that other bear down have any effect or is it just a little easter egg?


Thank you for the kind words :) Knocking the bear down is just an easter egg for the wicked!


I enjoyed this very much, thank you!


Really unique game mechanics! I love it!

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I love the Sans Undertale refrence

thank you

Just played your game, I loved it sm!


Yes great game, i love your idea. I think it can make a full good game for sure :)


Great little game. I hope you end up deciding to expand on it some day.

i loved it!! i featured it in my Action 53 showcase, check it out!

Awesome! I glad you like enjoyed it :)

Hi, I wanted to ask you about how you embedded JSNES into your itch page. If you have time to help, I would really appreciate it. You can DM me on Twitter @matthughson if that works.