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Box artwork for Nuts & Milk.
Nuts & Milk
Developer(s)Hudson Soft
Publisher(s)Hudson Soft
Year released1984
System(s)NES, Game Boy Advance, Mobile, Wii
Japanese titleナッツ&ミルク
ModesSingle player
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Title screen.

Nuts & Milk is an obscure title for the Famicom that also represents an important milestone for the system. Almost one year after the first Famicom game arrived on the shelves, Nintendo's first third party publisher, Hudson Soft, released Nuts & Milk as their first game. This game never made it over to the United States, but it's a rather simple and fun game, and would have complimented the early US software quite well, in spite of its cuteness. It was released on the Game Boy Advance in Hudson's compilation of Famicom games, Hudson Best Collection Vol. 4. It was also redeveloped and released for play on Java capable mobile phones with updated sound and graphics.

Hudson originally developed Nuts & Milk for the MSX computer system, as a much simpler game. In a not so ironic way, the presentation of this game almost suggests that someone at Hudson took an early Famicom game and tweaked it until it was a new game, rather than programming one from scratch. The title screen, and the bonus score and player score layouts resemble the Donkey Kong games a great deal. And the fireball sprite is nearly identical to the Famicom's Mario Bros. fireball sprite. Hudson also introduced the concept of programmable games to the Famicom, which allowed the user to devise their own levels with a Game Editor. Hudson went on to be a prolific developer for Nintendo, and was a particularly strong supporter of the TurboGrafx 16.


You are Milk, on a mission to rescue your girlfriend Yogurt from being stolen by Nuts and his gang. Milk and Yogurt can only be described as pink puff balls, while Nuts and his friends are blue. In order to rescue Yogurt, you must collect every piece of fruit that is scattered throughout each level. By doing so, Yogurt will open the door to the house where you must reach her before time runs out. Nuts will be trying to stop you and do everything he can to get in your way and collide with you. Complete 50 rounds to master this game.

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Gameplay summary[edit]

  • You control Milk with the control pad. Press the button to jump.
  • You must collect every piece of fruit and meet Yogurt in front of her house to advance to the next stage.
  • You must avoid contact with blue colored Nuts and his friends, and red blimps in Game B.
  • You must also avoid falling in to the water.
  • You can jump from any surface, but not from chains. Press jump while landing on a trampoline to bounce higher.
  • In bonus rounds, gather fruit and meet Yogurt as quickly as possible to earn bonus points.