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Big fish eat small fish! In Fishbone you play as a fish called Bubbles and go for Highscores in a total of 4 levels by eating as many smaller fish as you can, while avoiding the ones bigger than you, bombs and other harmful things.


  • 16 different enemy types
  • 3 different victim types
  • 5 different attack patterns
  • 8 different songs
  • Every stage consist of 51 unique screens which were created using a level editor that has been programmed from scratch specifically for Fishbone
  • Every stage has a unique feel by using different sized enemies with different attack patterns
  • Rumble pack support
  • Working Title: Fish Bones
  • All the enemies in the game have been named after members of Planet Virtual Boy
  • The stage selection screen has been inspired by the unreleased VB game Faceball
  • All songs in the game have been converted from Midi files
  • Creating a single stage took "1 and a half Superman movies (I ran out of Superman movies in the end)", according to thunderstruck
  • Fishbone was the first (and only) game to utilize thunderstruck's "Thunder Engine".
Latest Download
Latest: Fishbone Rumble Early Build ROM • 1.0 • March 12, 2022
Homebrew Details
Developer: thunderstruck
Graphics: Virtual_Ben
Genre: Action
Type: Game
Players: 1 Player
ROM Size: 8 MBit
Save Option: SRAM
Release Status: Released
Year: 2012
1 Supported Peripheral