A downloadable NES Rom


Carpet Shark. Released 1/25/2021 For the Nintendo Entertainment System. Based on the 2013 Fista Productions short film.

"A shark's soul is trapped inside an 8x10 area rug. It's General Major Cadaver Scab's duty to keep the shark tame. Can he? CAN ANYONE?"

Play as the Carpet Shark. Eat as many victims as you can before the timer and your health run out. After each level, fight one of the 4 bosses (our characters from the movie). Try to eat the bosses weapons to fire back at them. Can you beat all 4 levels?

Runners = 100 points + 1 health point
Skulls = 200 points
Dark Skulls = 300 points
Bosses = 1000 points

Depending on how high or low your points are, you will get a different win screen at the end of the game (0 - 9,999 points, 10,000 - 19,999 points, or 20,000+ points).  


There are four secret rooms. On the High Score screen:
Hold Left & Select for secret #1.
Hold Right & Select for secret #2.
Hold Up & Select for secret #3.
Hold Down & Select for secret #4.  

On the Title Screen, if you wait it’ll go into a cut scene. You can also press the select button to get to/scroll through the cut scene so you don’t have to wait.  


  • Infinite lives - SPLZNE
  • Don’t lose health over time - AANXPOSP
  • All characters move fast - KNYGAU


Game/Graphics/Programming: Steve McCall. 
Music: Matt Kennedy, Steve McCall, and Logana. 
Special Thanks: Dale Coop, CutterCross, and Jonny D.
Poster art by Alex Gavrilas Commercial 
Voice over by Andy Colón


NES Cartridge Label art: 1 
Alternate Label Art: 1
BitBox Cover Art (StoneAgeGamer): 1
1 Page Manual: 1


Physical copies can be found at Dalyen Retro Games!


  • Retro Achievements page.
  • Speedrun page.

Directional buttons to move.
B to attack.
Top red button changes directional button layout.
Top gray button is select.
Bottom gray button is start.
Bottom red bottom goes to menu.

Web browser:
Directional keys to move.
Z to attack.
Enter is start button.
Shift is select button.

NOTE: On the mobile/web browser version, the music/sfx will not start until you click/tap the screen. Once you do the music/sfx will start, but lag behind. Go to the menu (ESC button or top red button) and reset the game. Then it'll be back to normal.

Watch our original 2013 Carpet Shark movie:

Watch the Carpet Shark Music Video!

Want to play the NES Fista games without messing with emulators? Go HERE and get the 3-in-1 program for your PC.


CarpetShark.nes 512 kB
CarpetShark_mapper2_version.nes 512 kB

Install instructions

You’ll need an emulator that supports Mapper 30 like Mesen.

The mapper 2 version works with Dreamcast, PSP, and other consoles. 

When using an NES/SNES Classic. Change core to FCEUmm, then when playing press start + select, options, and change color palette to "sony-cxa2025as-us" for best results.

Development log


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Just received my physical copy from Dalyen Retro Games! Really fun and well done!

Thank you! I appreciate it! 🔲🦈


Great work!  Featured in my NES Homebrew Horror video.


Fun stuff all around - loving this simple arcade style gameplay! I'm going to challenge my friends with this as long as they bring the beer and bush! If not - I will just keep them guessing how I got such a high score at "Plummet Challenge"...


Thank ya! Exactly what I was going for. Fun, simple and crazy! Something you can pickup and play easily. Hahaha solid plan. I'll bring the beer!