Best NES Games

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Best NES Games

If you’ve played on the NES, you are probably familiar with some of the best NES games that have hit the video gaming scene till date! Check out the following article to see if you’ve missed out on any good one!

The NES console was launched by Nintendo way back in 1985 in Australia, Europe and North America. It was first launched in Japan in 1983 where, along with most Asian and Middle Eastern countries, it was released under the name of Famicom (short for Family Computer). There has been no looking back for the NES since then! In fact, it was the NES which injected vitality in the dying veins of the American video game industry post the video game crash of 1983.

Its first release in North America in 1985 was marked with 18 launch game titles – 10-Yard Fight, Baseball, Clu Clu Land, Donkey Kong Jr. Math, Duck Hunt, ExciteBike, Gyromite, Golf, Ice Climber, Hogan’s Alley, Mach Rider, Kung Fu, Pinball, Stack Up, Tennis, Wild Gunman, Super Mario Bros. and Wrecking Crew. From then till now, banking on several super cool games, the NES has come a long way! Let’s check out some of the best NES games of all time and recount those magnificent moments we spent playing them!

Best NES Games List

The following list of best Nintendo Entertainment System games feature the cremé-de-la-cremé of all NES games that have been released till date. How many of these do you have in your collection? Check out the following and get a count!

  • Abadox: The Deadly Inner War
  • Batman
  • Spyhunter
  • Battle Chess
  • Kiwi Kraze
  • Wizards & Warriors
  • Caveman Games
  • Techno Bowl
  • North & South
  • Jaws
  • RoboCop
  • Rampage
  • Snake’s Revenge
  • The Three Stooges
  • Wrath of the Black Manta
  • Tombs & Treasure
  • Casino Kids
  • Mappy-Land
  • Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
  • Ultima: Quest of the Avatar
  • Yo! Noid
  • The Guardian Legend
  • Adventures of Lolo
  • Dragon Warrior
  • Ice Climber
  • Jackie Chan’s Action Kung Fu
  • Deja Vu
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  • Pirates
  • Little Nemo: The Dream Master
  • Blades of Steel
  • Mega Man
  • Kirby’s Adventure
  • Journey to Silius
  • Faxanadu
  • Adventure Island

Top 10 NES Games

Following are the top 10 NES games of all time – they are the jewels in the crown among all other NES games!

  • Gradius
  • Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse
  • Bionic Commando
  • Contra
  • Mike Tyson’s Punch Out
  • Metroid
  • The Legend of Zelda
  • Super Mario Bros. III
  • Final Fantasy
  • Ninja Gaiden

Best Selling NES Games

The following list features some of the best selling and most popular NES games of all time. Take a look!

  • Super Mario Bros. (all installments)
  • Duck Hunt
  • Tetris
  • Dragon Warrior (II, III and IV)
  • Mahjong
  • Family Stadium
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  • Zelda II: The Adventure of Link
  • The Legend of Zelda
  • Duck Tales
  • Volleyball
  • Pro Wrestling
  • Super Mario World
  • Super Mario Kart
  • Star Fox
  • Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Reverie
  • Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy’s Kong Quest
  • Street Fighter II: The World Warrior
  • Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island
  • Street Fighter II: Turbo

Other Honorable Mentions

Besides the aforementioned NES games, the following deserve a mention among best NES games as well!

  • Bubble Bobble
  • Maniac Mansion
  • Metal Gear
  • Shadowgate
  • River City Ransom
  • Crystalis
  • Base Wars
  • Kid Icarus
  • Paperboy
  • Willow
  • Blaster Master
  • Super C
  • Tecmo Super Bowl
  • Snake Rattle ‘n Roll
  • Bomberman
  • The Magic of Scheherazade
  • The Goonies (both parts)
  • Bugs Bunny Birthday Blowout
  • Gradius
  • StarTropics
  • Battletoads
  • Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
  • Micro Machines
  • Bill & Ted’s excellent Video Game Adventure
  • Golgo 13: Top Secret Episode
  • Double Dribble
  • Double Dragon II: The Revenge
  • A Boy and His Blob: Trouble on Blobolonia
  • IronSword: Wizards & Warriors II

Those were some of the greatest NES games that you can play on your Nintendo Entertainment System console! Many of these games are available in Nintendo Wii compatible formats also! Some games like Final Fantasy IV are included among best Nintendo DS games as well. At par with PS3 and Xbox 360 games, the NES offers multiple gaming options and certain games (like Castlevania and Final Fantasy) can be played on all three consoles! Grab the ones you missed out on and make sure to keep your game loft stocked! You wouldn’t want to get stranded in your house on a rainy day with no new games to try out on your NES, would you?

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