Dungeons and Doomknights FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Everything you wanted to know about Dungeons and DoomKnights but were too afraid to ask.

What is a Dungeons and DoomKnights?

A new "zeldavania" game for the NES or your favorite emulator!

What is a NES?

The Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) is one of the most iconic video game consoles of all time. It first appeared in America in 1985 and changed gaming forever. Popular titles included Super Mario Bros., The Legend of Zelda, Castlevania, Mike Tyson's Punch Out, and Metroid.

How do I play?

You can play Dungeons and DoomKnights on the original hardware with a cart, or play the ROM on your computer, phone, or tablet using an emulator.

On your NES
Get the full "complete in box" cartridge and play on your original NES (Or on any new NES compatible consoles that support Mapper 30)

On your Computer
You can play the ROM using an emulator. We highly recommend MESEN.

On your Phone
You can play the ROM on your Android phone or tablet using an emulator. We recommend PandaNES.

What is a ROM?

Easy answer: We ripped the game off of the cart and put it all in a single file. You can download it and play it on an emulator.

What hardware devices are compatible?

You can play your physical copy of Dungeons and DoomKnights on the original NES and many new clones. Our carts use Mapper 30.

Working Hardware

  • Original NES 1985 Console (NES-100)
  • Redesigned NES Console (NES-101)
  • Re-release NES Console (HVS-101)
  • RetroUSB AVS Console
  • HyperKin Retron HD* (M01888-GR)
  • HyperKin Retron 2
  • CLASSIQ N Console
  • Analogue NT/NT Mini (Rev1)

Not working!

  • HyperKin Retron 5 (Older ones do)
  • HyperKin RetroDuo

What emulators are compatible?

You can play the Dungeons and DoomKnights ROM on your computer or Android device using an emulator. Our ROM can be played on any emulator that supports Mapper 30. PC / Mac Emulators

  • Mesen
  • RetroArch (on Steam!) - Use the Mesen Core
  • iPhone does not allow emulators.
Android Emulators
  • Panda NES
  • NES.emu (by Robert Broglia)
  • RetroArch with core named NES / Famimcom (Mesen) -- license GPLv3
  • Retro Nes Emulator
  • Super NES
  • NESDroid
  • SuperNostalgia

How does Save Feature work?

We built a save feature into the cart. You can save your progress at any "Save Book of the Dead" inside the game.

Where is the Instruction Manual?

Yes! Here, grab the full .PDF

Are there cheat codes?

Sure are! Check out the secrets page.

What languages is the game available in?

English. Barely.

Are the grammar mistakes in this game... intentional?

Bad video game translations were rampant in the '80s. We are doing our part to bring that experience to the present.

How did you create this game!?

We used NESMaker, 6502 Assembly Language, a bunch of Shiru's Tools, Asesprite, & Famitracker.

When will it release

The game is finished. You can get the full ROM now by late backing on BackerKit. The physical carts and packaging are being assembled and we expect to ship in January of 2022.

How do I buy it

You can get the game on BackerKit.

Will it come with exclusive codes for AdventureQuest Worlds and AdventureQuest 3D?

When you back the game on BackerKit, you will receive codes to unlock exclusive retro-looking pixelated rewards in two of our online games: AdventureQuest Worlds and AdventureQuest 3D.

Where can I report a bug?

Please contact Artix Entertainment's player support!

Help! How can I contact you?

Please contact Artix Entertainment's player support!