NES

NES

NES

The Nintendo Entertainment System (or NES, for short) is arguably one of the most popular consoles ever created. Released in Japan as the Famicom ('Family Computer'), Nintendo's 8-bit machine was re-styled for the West and went on to sell millions thanks to its stellar range of first class software.

First home to some of Nintendo's most respected franchises - including Super Mario, Metroid and Zelda - the NES was a triumph of gameplay over graphics. By the time the console was released in the US it was already outdated when compared to rival machines like Sega's Master System and NEC's PC Engine (TG-16), yet Nintendo's intimate knowledge of quality gaming helped it to effortlessly see off all challengers. As the '90s dawned the machine started to lose ground to the next generation of newer 16-bit consoles, but games like Super Mario Bros. 3 sold by the bucketloads and proved that the console still had something to offer in the face of technically superior rivals.

The 'toaster' design of the NES has since gone on to be one of the truly iconic images in the history of videogames and through the Virtual Console the legacy of this wonderful machine lives on.

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NES Games

Title Rating Publisher Players Genre US Date « Price
Super Mario Bros. 3 Super Mario Bros. 3 10/10 Nintendo 1 Action 17 Apr 14 $4.99
Mach Rider Mach Rider 6/10 Nintendo 1 Racing 10 Apr 14 $4.99
Clu Clu Land Clu Clu Land 5/10 Nintendo 1 Arcade 27 Mar 14 $4.99
Galaga Galaga 7/10 Namco Bandai 1 Shooter 13 Mar 14 $4.99
Adventure Island II Adventure Island II
aka Hudson's Adventure Island II
8/10 Hudson 1 Platformer 06 Mar 14 $4.99
Renegade Renegade 3/10 Aksys Games 1 Fighting 27 Feb 14 $4.99
Sky Kid Sky Kid 5/10 Namco Bandai 2 Arcade 20 Feb 14 $4.99
Mario Bros. Mario Bros. 5/10 Nintendo 2 Arcade 30 Jan 14 $4.99
Life Force Life Force
aka Salamander
8/10 Konami 2 Shooter 23 Jan 14 $4.99
Castlevania II: Simon's Quest Castlevania II: Simon's Quest 5/10 Konami 1 Adventure 16 Jan 14 $4.99
Crash 'n the Boys: Street Challenge Crash 'n the Boys: Street Challenge 5/10 Aksys Games 2 Sports 19 Dec 13 $3.99
Double Dragon Double Dragon 6/10 Aksys Games 1 Fighting 12 Dec 13 $4.99
Donkey Kong 3 Donkey Kong 3 5/10 Nintendo 1 Arcade 05 Dec 13 $4.99
Ninja Gaiden III: The Ancient Ship of Doom Ninja Gaiden III: The Ancient Ship of Doom 7/10 Tecmo 1 Action 28 Nov 13 $4.99
City Connection City Connection 3/10 HAMSTER 1 Arcade 21 Nov 13 $4.99
Street Gangs Street Gangs
aka River City Ransom
8/10 Aksys Games 2 Fighting 14 Nov 13 $4.99
Wario's Woods Wario's Woods 7/10 Nintendo 2 Puzzle 07 Nov 13 $4.99
Milon's Secret Castle Milon's Secret Castle 4/10 Hudson 1 Adventure 31 Oct 13 $4.99
Star Soldier Star Soldier 5/10 Hudson 1 Shooter 24 Oct 13 $4.99
Solomon's Key Solomon's Key 7/10 Tecmo 1 Puzzle 19 Sep 13 $4.99
Tecmo Bowl Tecmo Bowl 7/10 Tecmo 2 Sports 12 Sep 13 $4.99
Summer Carnival '92 RECCA Summer Carnival '92 RECCA 8/10 Naxat Soft 1 Shooter 05 Sep 13 $4.99
Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos 8/10 Tecmo 1 Action 22 Aug 13 $4.99
Donkey Kong Donkey Kong 5/10 Nintendo 1 Arcade 15 Aug 13 $4.99
Super Mario Bros. 2 Super Mario Bros. 2
aka Super Mario Bros. USA (JPN)
8/10 Nintendo 1 Action 11 Jul 13 $4.99
Spelunker Spelunker 3/10 Tozai Games 1 Action 27 Jun 13 $4.99
Mega Man 6 Mega Man 6
aka Rockman 6: Shijō Saidai no Tatakai!!
7/10 Capcom 1 Action 20 Jun 13 $4.99
Mega Man 5 Mega Man 5
aka Rockman 5: Blues no Wana!?
8/10 Capcom 1 Action 16 May 13 $4.99
Ice Climber Ice Climber 5/10 Nintendo 2 Arcade 02 May 13 $4.49
Mega Man 4 Mega Man 4
aka Rockman 4: Aratanaru Yabō!!
8/10 Capcom 1 Action 25 Apr 13 $4.99
Castlevania Castlevania 8/10 Konami 1 Action 04 Apr 13 $4.99
Mega Man 3 Mega Man 3
aka Rockman 3: Dr. Wily no Saigo!?
9/10 Capcom 1 Action 14 Mar 13 $4.99
Wrecking Crew Wrecking Crew 7/10 Nintendo 1 Puzzle 07 Mar 13 $4.99
Yoshi Yoshi
aka Mario & Yoshi, Yoshi's Egg
5/10 Nintendo 2 Puzzle 21 Feb 13 $4.99
Dig Dug Dig Dug 6/10 Namco Bandai 1 Import 14 Feb 13 $3.99
Mega Man 2 Mega Man 2
aka Rockman 2: Dr. Wily no Nazo
10/10 Capcom 1 Action 07 Feb 13 $4.99
Ice Climber Ice Climber 5/10 Nintendo 2 Arcade 31 Jan 13 $4.99
Super C Super C
aka Probotector II: Return of the Evil Forces
7/10 Konami 2 Action 24 Jan 13 $4.99
Mega Man Mega Man
aka Rockman
7/10 Capcom 1 Action 27 Dec 12 $4.99
Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels
aka Super Mario Bros. 2 (JPN)
8/10 Nintendo 1 Import 27 Dec 12 $4.99
Ninja Gaiden Ninja Gaiden 8/10 Tecmo 1 Action 13 Dec 12 $4.99
Mighty Bomb Jack Mighty Bomb Jack 5/10 Tecmo 1 Arcade 06 Dec 12 $4.99
Pac-Man Pac-Man 7/10 Namco Bandai 1 Arcade 29 Nov 12 $4.99
Zelda II: The Adventure of Link Zelda II: The Adventure of Link 8/10 Nintendo 1 Adventure 22 Nov 12 $4.99
Ghosts 'n Goblins Ghosts 'n Goblins 7/10 Capcom 1 Action 25 Oct 12 $4.99
Gradius Gradius 7/10 Konami 1 Shooter 18 Oct 12 $4.99
NES Open Tournament Golf NES Open Tournament Golf 7/10 Nintendo 2 Sports 05 Jul 12 $4.99
The Legend of Zelda The Legend of Zelda 8/10 Nintendo 1 Adventure 05 Jul 12 $4.99
Donkey Kong Jr. Donkey Kong Jr.
aka Donkey Kong Junior
4/10 Nintendo 1 Arcade 14 Jun 12 $4.99
Punch-Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream Punch-Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream 8/10 Nintendo 1 Sports 08 Mar 12 $4.99
Metroid Metroid 7/10 Nintendo 1 Adventure 01 Mar 12 $4.99
Super Mario Bros. Super Mario Bros. 9/10 Nintendo 2 Action 16 Feb 12 $4.99

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