A downloadable lizard for Windows, macOS, and Linux

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Put on a lizard and go for an adventure!

Choose your lizard carefully. You can find six different ones scattered across the land, each with its own special ability.

You'll need these abilities as you make your difficult journey through many dangerous places. Carefully hop your way to the top of an active volcano. Surf down a surging river. Swim an underwater lake. Ascend a snowy mountaintop. What kind of strange creatures will you meet? Can you unravel the mysteries of Lizard?

Lizard is an original game for the NES. You can download the ROM to play on any platform with a suitable emulator, or you can download an application version for your preferred platform. This itch.io purchase also comes with a Steam key.

NES cartridges are also available: NA / EU.

A free demo version is available below.

Content advisory:

  • Tricky platforming gameplay. There is an "easy" mode but many find it difficult.
  • Coin currency that is of dubious value.
  • Too small for details tiny pixelated nudity.
  • Spooky skeletons.
  • Strange concept of death that may not reflect reality.
  • An obscure tobacco reference?
  • A mug of coffee somewhere.
  • You'll get lost.


NES cartridges available at:

Free soundtrack: https://rainwarrior.bandcamp.com/album/my-lizard-is-the-lizard-of-soundtrack

Steam: https://store.steampowered.com/app/400280/Lizard/

Randomizer: https://rainwarrior.ca/lizard/lizard_of_random.html

Discord: https://discord.gg/6fAw28q

System requirements, one of:

  • Nintendo Entertainment System
  • Windows XP SP2 or later (Windows Vista, 7, 8, 10)
  • Mac OS X 10.6 or later
  • Linux (Ubuntu 14.04 or later recommended)
  • DOS (486, 4MB RAM. Pentium and Sound Blaster recommended)
  • Super Nintendo Entertainment System


Version history:

  • 4207 - 2022-09-17 SNES demo version.
  • 4206 - 2022-09-16 SNES version.
  • 4205 - 2019-10-27 Mac OS notarized 64-bit build.
  • 4204 - 2019-04-10 DOS version fix for read only floppy.
  • 4203 - 2019-03-11 DOS demo version sound fix.
  • 4202 - 2019-03-11 DOS version sound fix.
  • 4201 - 2018-10-18 Source code demo.
  • 4200 - 2018-10-18 Source code.
  • 4199 - 2018-10-27 DOS version, improved translation system.
  • 4198 - 2018-05-26 Demo version.
  • 4197 - 2018-02-26 Software rendering fallback for systems without GPU.
  • 4196 - 2018-02-20 Minor PC performance fix.
  • 4195 - 2018-02-19 Translation support finalized.
  • 4194 - 2018-02-06 First release.


Buy Now$10.00 USD or more

In order to download this lizard you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $10 USD. Your purchase comes with a Steam key. You will get access to the following files:

Lizard (NES ROM) 264 kB
Lizard (Windows) 750 kB
Lizard (Mac) 5 MB
Lizard (Linux) 4 MB
Lizard (DOS) 584 kB
Lizard (SNES ROM) 275 kB
Manual (PDF) 2 MB
Lizard Source Code 3 MB

Download demo

Lizard Demo (NES ROM) 186 kB
Lizard Demo (Windows) 659 kB
Lizard Demo (Mac) 3 MB
Lizard Demo (Linux) 4 MB
Lizard Demo (DOS) 490 kB
Lizard Demo (SNES ROM) 201 kB
Manual (PDF) 2 MB
Lizard Demo Source Code 2 MB

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