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EvilLucario

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It's sad. Popular games like Mario, Zelda, Metroid, Contra, and Final Fantasy are constantly pushed into gamers' lists of Top Ten NES games. But what about the other games left behind in the dust? What about Super C, the sequel to the original Contra, with the same engine as the latter, but with harder gameplay? How about StarTropics? While I haven't played the game personally, I heard that it was a great game hindered by a late release date when the SNES came out and impressed gamers with Super Mario World and F-Zero. And finally, my personal second-favorite NES game of all time, Mother 1? Mother 1, while difficult and sometimes cryptic, was actually a fun game, and although the characters in the game suffered from poor translation, the dialogue still gives me a chuckle every time.

Super C, StarTropics, and Mother 1 are only a mere fraction of forgotten classics of the NES. I didn't go into Zoda's Revenge: StarTropics II. Super Mario Bros. 2 (the fake one) and Zelda II are also overlooked by fans (heh...) of their respective franchises despite being good games themselves. But the point is, which game on the NES did you feel was overlooked by the general public?

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Chrono_Cross

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You're naming so many popular titles to back up your point. Which isn't helping it. The least you could list is Blaster Master but even that's popular.

Try Ikari Warriors, Cobra Triangle, 1943, R.C. Pro Am 1 & 2, Gunsmoke, Jackal and Marbel Madness to name a few.

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WaveWarlock

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StarTropics is just as good if not better than the original LOZ in my opinion....But at the same time LOZ's Sound effects alone are incredibly magical and were even more so during the time, plus that iconic haunting chip tune for whenever you'd enter a dungeon was mesmorizing. StarTropics holds it's own though with it's upbeat and catchy island beats.

Can't speak for Zoda's Revenge as i haven't played it. Super C, while solid i felt wasn't up to par with the original Contra at all, but it was still a decent to solid sequal nonethelessy' and definitly shouldn't be forgotten.

KIckle Cubicle however i feel is kind of forgotten, and it shouldn't be because it's pretty darn great easy difficulty aside although it gradually picks up the further you progress obviously...er, based on what i remember. I own a copy of it CIB, but it's been years since I've played it. I think i was 5 or 6 years old actually. :p

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Action/Platformers - Power Blade, Shatterhand, Kickmaster, Kabuki: Quantum Fighter, Vice: Project Doom, and Monster in my Pocket.
Action/RPG - Battle of Olympus, Magic of Scheherazade, Startropics 1&2, Willow, and Faxanadu.
Puzzle - Mendel Palace, Kickle Cubicle, Snow Brothers, and Fire N' Ice.

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FluttershyGuy

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Just looking at my collection (will look at WII VC NES games later)...
Ikari Warriors, The Goonies II, Double Dragon, Bubble Bobble, Life Force, Strider, Code Name: Viper, Gyruss, Wizards & Warriors II: IronSword, Willow, The Battle of Olympus, Solstice, and Street Fighter 2010.

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BulbasaurusRex

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TMNT3 - Lots of people like to mention TMNT2 since it's an excellent arcade game that was ported well to the NES, but the NES exclusive sequel is even better. For one thing, it includes movie and TV exclusive villians like Tokka, Rahzar, and Slash.

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heebeegeebee wrote:

Action/Platformers - Power Blade, Shatterhand, Kickmaster, Kabuki: Quantum Fighter, Vice: Project Doom, and Monster in my Pocket.
Action/RPG - Battle of Olympus, Magic of Scheherazade, Startropics 1&2, Willow, and Faxanadu.
Puzzle - Mendel Palace, Kickle Cubicle, Snow Brothers, and Fire N' Ice.

Right on point with the platformers. Shatterhand is great and I only have one friend who even knows about it because I made him play it with me growing up. Metal Storm was on a Nintendo Power cover and is relatively forgotten.

With the internet, nothing is truly forgotten anymore, but to the topic's point, games like Metal Storm are left out. Come to think of it, Irem published a few of the games being discussed, but didn't put out many titles. Maybe that hampers them a bit? Poor marketing? When I see Jaleco, Bases Loaded seems to be their flagship franchise, which is a shame when games like Shatterhand and Astyanax are so good.

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KingMike

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@WaveBoy

Think Kickle Cubicle's too easy?
Try getting the Famicom version. It throws harder levels at you sooner. I beat the normal mode but not the special, but I hear some of those levels were too difficult to even be seen in the NES version. :)

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grumblebuzzz

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All the "2s" to the games that are fondly remembered today: Zelda II, SMB2, Castlevania II. All three of those games were unique, interesting, and deserved a better response than they got. Because they dared to be different, they are either excluded now by most fans and critics when talking about their respective series or are ridiculed and picked apart for being "too different."

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heebeegeebee wrote:

Action/Platformers - Power Blade, Shatterhand, Kickmaster, Kabuki: Quantum Fighter, Vice: Project Doom, and Monster in my Pocket.
Action/RPG - Battle of Olympus, Magic of Scheherazade, Startropics 1&2, Willow, and Faxanadu.
Puzzle - Mendel Palace, Kickle Cubicle, Snow Brothers, and Fire N' Ice.

yep i was going to mention Power Blade, Shatterhand, Kickmaster, and Kabuki: Quantum Fighter myself.
ill add Power Blade 2, Little Samson, Cocoron, Trolls In Crazyland, Monster Party, Clash At Demonhead, Mr. Gimmick, and Panic Restaurant. i know ive left off some but these were some of the first to come to mind and part of my cart collection.

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Probably Solstice great game but never came close to beating it.

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grumblebuzzz wrote:

All the "2s" to the games that are fondly remembered today: Zelda II, SMB2, Castlevania II. All three of those games were unique, interesting, and deserved a better response than they got. Because they dared to be different, they are either excluded now by most fans and critics when talking about their respective series or are ridiculed and picked apart for being "too different."

Castlevania 2 was the granddaddy of all of the Advance and DS Casltevania games which allow you to wander to different directions.

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Ikari Warriors was an awesome game!!!!!!! Th e2nd arcade game was really awesome, but the NES versions were awesome also.

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Gun.Smoke- an actually rather nice scrolling shooter that supposedly was the inspiration for the Red Dead series.

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Ryno

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Hmmm... Looks like Gargoyle's Quest II has been forgotten once again.

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The Guardian Legend.

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Tasuki

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For me it would have to be Snake Rattle and Roll and Jackal. Jackal to me always seems to me has been overshadowed by Contra and the Gradius series. I would love to see a sequel to Jackal some day.

Another great one that not too many people know of was a game called Rockin Kats.

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The Guardian Legend
Shatterhand
Power Blade
Mr. Gimmick
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III: The Manhattan Project
Little Samson (even though it has become somewhat popular now due to it being exceedingly rare and expensive)
Nightshade
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