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Here is the complete list of NES games on Nintendo Life. It is possible to reorder the list below by clicking on the headings such as release date.

Title Rating « System Publisher Players Genre EU Date Price
Mega Man 2 Mega Man 2
aka Rockman 2: Dr. Wily no Nazo
10/10 NES Capcom 1 Action 14 Dec 07 500 points
Mega Man 2 Mega Man 2
aka Rockman 2: Dr. Wily no Nazo
10/10 NES Capcom 1 Action 07 Feb 13 £4.49/€4.99
Mega Man 2 Mega Man 2
aka Rockman 2: Dr. Wily no Nazo
10/10 NES Capcom 1 Action 11 Jun 13 £3.49
Super Mario Bros. 3 Super Mario Bros. 3 10/10 NES Nintendo 1 Action 09 Nov 07 500 points
Super Mario Bros. 3 Super Mario Bros. 3 10/10 NES Nintendo 1 Action 26 Dec 13 £4.49/€4.99
Super Mario Bros. 3 Super Mario Bros. 3 10/10 NES Nintendo 1 Action 26 Dec 13 £4.49/€4.99
Blaster Master Blaster Master
aka Meta Fight (Japanese title)
9/10 NES Sunsoft 1 Action 09 Apr 10 500 points
Blaster Master Blaster Master
aka Meta Fight (Japanese title)
9/10 NES Sunsoft 1 Action 10 Jan 13 £4.49/€4.99
Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse 9/10 NES Konami 1 Action 31 Oct 08 500 points
Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse 9/10 NES Konami 1 Action 17 Apr 14 £4.49/€4.99
DuckTales DuckTales
aka Disney's DuckTales
9/10 NES Capcom 1 Platformer 01 Sep 89 -
Mega Man 3 Mega Man 3
aka Rockman 3: Dr. Wily no Saigo!?
9/10 NES Capcom 1 Action 14 Nov 08 500 points
Mega Man 3 Mega Man 3
aka Rockman 3: Dr. Wily no Saigo!?
9/10 NES Capcom 1 Action 04 Apr 13 £4.49/€4.99
Mega Man 3 Mega Man 3
aka Rockman 3: Dr. Wily no Saigo!?
9/10 NES Capcom 1 Action 11 Jun 13 £3.49
Super Mario Bros. Super Mario Bros. 9/10 NES Nintendo 2 Action 15 May 87 -
Super Mario Bros. Super Mario Bros. 9/10 NES Nintendo 2 Action 05 Jan 07 500 points
Super Mario Bros. Super Mario Bros. 9/10 NES Nintendo 2 Action 01 Mar 12 £4.50/€5.00
Super Mario Bros. Super Mario Bros. 9/10 NES Nintendo 2 Action 12 Sep 13 £3.49
Adventure Island II Adventure Island II
aka Hudson's Adventure Island II
8/10 NES Hudson 1 Platformer 15 Apr 11 500 points
Bio Miracle Bokutte Upa Bio Miracle Bokutte Upa 8/10 NES Konami 1 Import 29 Aug 08 600 points
Bubble Bobble Bubble Bobble 8/10 NES Taito 2 Arcade 23 Nov 07 500 points
Castlevania Castlevania 8/10 NES Konami 1 Action 23 Mar 07 500 points
Castlevania Castlevania 8/10 NES Konami 1 Action 14 Feb 13 £4.49/€4.99
Castlevania Castlevania 8/10 NES Konami 1 Action 20 Mar 14 £3.49
Double Dragon II: The Revenge Double Dragon II: The Revenge 8/10 NES Aksys Games 2 Fighting 19 Jul 12 500 points
Faxanadu Faxanadu 8/10 NES Hudson 1 RPG 26 Nov 10 500 points
Kirby's Adventure Kirby's Adventure 8/10 NES Nintendo 1 Action 16 Feb 07 500 points
Kirby's Adventure Kirby's Adventure 8/10 NES Nintendo 1 Action 18 Apr 13 £3.49
Life Force Life Force
aka Salamander
8/10 NES Konami 2 Shooter 19 Dec 13 £4.49/€4.99
Mega Man 4 Mega Man 4
aka Rockman 4: Aratanaru Yabō!!
8/10 NES Capcom 1 Action 16 Apr 10 500 points
Mega Man 4 Mega Man 4
aka Rockman 4: Aratanaru Yabō!!
8/10 NES Capcom 1 Action 25 Apr 13 £4.49/€4.99
Mega Man 4 Mega Man 4
aka Rockman 4: Aratanaru Yabō!!
8/10 NES Capcom 1 Action 11 Jun 13 £3.49
Mega Man 5 Mega Man 5
aka Rockman 5: Blues no Wana!?
8/10 NES Capcom 1 Action 29 Mar 12 500 points
Mega Man 5 Mega Man 5
aka Rockman 5: Blues no Wana!?
8/10 NES Capcom 1 Action 16 May 13 £4.49/€4.99
Ninja Gaiden Ninja Gaiden 8/10 NES Tecmo 1 Action 21 Sep 07 600 points
Ninja Gaiden Ninja Gaiden 8/10 NES Tecmo 1 Action 15 Nov 12 £4.49/€4.99
Ninja Gaiden Ninja Gaiden 8/10 NES Tecmo 1 Action 27 Mar 14 £3.49
Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos 8/10 NES Tecmo 1 Action 29 Aug 13 £4.49/€4.99
Punch-Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream Punch-Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream 8/10 NES Nintendo 1 Sports 01 Mar 12 £4.50/€5.00
Punch-Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream Punch-Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream 8/10 NES Nintendo 1 Sports 30 Mar 07 500 points
Punch-Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream Punch-Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream 8/10 NES Nintendo 1 Sports 15 Dec 87 -
Punch-Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream Punch-Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream 8/10 NES Nintendo 1 Sports 21 Mar 13 £3.49
S.C.A.T.: Special Cybernetic Attack Team S.C.A.T.: Special Cybernetic Attack Team
aka Action in New York
8/10 NES Natsume 2 Action 04 Feb 11 600 points
StarTropics StarTropics 8/10 NES Nintendo 1 Adventure 11 Jan 08 500 points
Street Gangs Street Gangs
aka River City Ransom
8/10 NES Aksys Games 2 Fighting 22 Feb 08 500 points
Street Gangs Street Gangs
aka River City Ransom
8/10 NES Aksys Games 2 Fighting 25 Jul 13 £4.49/€4.99
Summer Carnival '92 RECCA Summer Carnival '92 RECCA 8/10 NES Naxat Soft 1 Shooter 15 Aug 13 £4.49/€4.99
Super Mario Bros. 2 Super Mario Bros. 2
aka Super Mario Bros. USA (JPN)
8/10 NES Nintendo 1 Action 25 May 07 500 points
Super Mario Bros. 2 Super Mario Bros. 2
aka Super Mario Bros. USA (JPN)
8/10 NES Nintendo 1 Action 16 May 13 £3.49
Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels
aka Super Mario Bros. 2 (JPN)
8/10 NES Nintendo 1 Import 14 Sep 07 600 points
Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels
aka Super Mario Bros. 2 (JPN)
8/10 NES Nintendo 1 Import 27 Dec 12 £4.49/€4.99
Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels
aka Super Mario Bros. 2 (JPN)
8/10 NES Nintendo 1 Import 23 Jan 14 £3.49
The Legend of Zelda The Legend of Zelda 8/10 NES Nintendo 1 Adventure 08 Dec 06 500 points
The Legend of Zelda The Legend of Zelda 8/10 NES Nintendo 1 Adventure 12 Apr 12 £4.50/€5.00
The Legend of Zelda The Legend of Zelda 8/10 NES Nintendo 1 Adventure 29 Aug 13 £3.49
Ufouria: The Saga Ufouria: The Saga
aka Hebereke
8/10 NES Sunsoft 1 Adventure 02 Jul 10 500 points
Zelda II: The Adventure of Link Zelda II: The Adventure of Link 8/10 NES Nintendo 1 Adventure 09 Feb 07 500 points
Zelda II: The Adventure of Link Zelda II: The Adventure of Link 8/10 NES Nintendo 1 Adventure 13 Sep 12 £4.50/€5.00
Zelda II: The Adventure of Link Zelda II: The Adventure of Link 8/10 NES Nintendo 1 Adventure 26 Sep 13 £3.49
Zoda's Revenge: StarTropics II Zoda's Revenge: StarTropics II 8/10 NES Nintendo 1 Adventure 10 Jul 09 600 points
Adventure Island Adventure Island
aka Hudson's Adventure Island, Adventure Island in the Pacific
7/10 NES Hudson 1 Action 22 Feb 08 500 points
Adventures of Lolo Adventures of Lolo 7/10 NES HAL Laboratory 1 Puzzle 08 Jun 07 500 points
Adventures of Lolo 2 Adventures of Lolo 2 7/10 NES HAL Laboratory 1 Puzzle 01 Feb 08 500 points
Blades of Steel Blades of Steel 7/10 NES Konami 2 Sports 21 Dec 07 500 points
Excitebike Excitebike 7/10 NES Nintendo 1 Racing 16 Feb 07 500 points
Excitebike Excitebike 7/10 NES Nintendo 1 Racing 27 Apr 13 £3.49
Final Fantasy Final Fantasy 7/10 NES Square Enix 1 RPG 07 May 10 600 points
Galaga Galaga 7/10 NES Namco Bandai 1 Shooter 09 Mar 07 500 points
Galaga Galaga 7/10 NES Namco Bandai 1 Shooter 08 Aug 13 £3.49
Ghosts 'n Goblins Ghosts 'n Goblins 7/10 NES Capcom 1 Action 31 Oct 08 500 points
Ghosts 'n Goblins Ghosts 'n Goblins 7/10 NES Capcom 1 Action 03 Jan 13 £4.49/€4.99
Ghosts 'n Goblins Ghosts 'n Goblins 7/10 NES Capcom 1 Action 30 May 13 £3.49
Gradius Gradius 7/10 NES Konami 1 Shooter 02 Feb 07 500 points
Gradius Gradius 7/10 NES Konami 1 Shooter 01 Nov 12 £4.49/€4.99
Gradius Gradius 7/10 NES Konami 1 Shooter 26 Sep 13 £3.49
Kid Icarus Kid Icarus 7/10 NES Nintendo 1 Action 23 Feb 07 500 points
Kid Icarus Kid Icarus 7/10 NES Nintendo 1 Action 11 Jul 13 £3.49
Mega Man Mega Man
aka Rockman
7/10 NES Capcom 1 Action 22 Jun 07 500 points
Mega Man Mega Man
aka Rockman
7/10 NES Capcom 1 Action 18 Oct 12 £4.49/€4.99
Mega Man Mega Man
aka Rockman
7/10 NES Capcom 1 Action 02 May 13 £3.49
Mega Man 6 Mega Man 6
aka Rockman 6: Shijō Saidai no Tatakai!!
7/10 NES Capcom 1 Action 11 Jun 13 £4.49/€4.99
Metroid Metroid 7/10 NES Nintendo 1 Adventure 20 Jul 07 500 points
Metroid Metroid 7/10 NES Nintendo 1 Adventure 15 Jan 88 -
Metroid Metroid 7/10 NES Nintendo 1 Adventure 15 Mar 12 £4.50/€5.00
Metroid Metroid 7/10 NES Nintendo 1 Adventure 11 Jul 13 £3.49
NES Open Tournament Golf NES Open Tournament Golf 7/10 NES Nintendo 2 Sports 11 May 07 500 points
NES Open Tournament Golf NES Open Tournament Golf 7/10 NES Nintendo 2 Sports 23 Aug 12 £3.60/€4.00
NES Open Tournament Golf NES Open Tournament Golf 7/10 NES Nintendo 2 Sports 06 Feb 14 £3.49
Ninja Gaiden III: The Ancient Ship of Doom Ninja Gaiden III: The Ancient Ship of Doom 7/10 NES Tecmo 1 Action 23 Jan 14 £3.59/€3.99
Pac-Man Pac-Man 7/10 NES Namco Bandai 1 Arcade 13 Apr 07 500 points
Pac-Man Pac-Man 7/10 NES Namco Bandai 1 Arcade 28 Feb 13 £4.49/€4.99
Pac-Man Pac-Man 7/10 NES Namco Bandai 1 Arcade 02 May 13 £3.49
Solomon's Key Solomon's Key 7/10 NES Tecmo 1 Puzzle 15 Dec 06 500 points
Solomon's Key Solomon's Key 7/10 NES Tecmo 1 Puzzle 09 May 13 £3.49
Solomon's Key Solomon's Key 7/10 NES Tecmo 1 Puzzle 22 Aug 13 £3.59/€3.99
Super C Super C
aka Probotector II: Return of the Evil Forces
7/10 NES Konami 2 Action 12 Oct 07 500 points
Super C Super C
aka Probotector II: Return of the Evil Forces
7/10 NES Konami 2 Action 02 May 13 £4.49/€4.99
Super Dodge Ball Super Dodge Ball 7/10 NES Aksys Games 2 Sports 13 Mar 14 £3.49
Wario's Woods Wario's Woods 7/10 NES Nintendo 2 Puzzle 08 Dec 06 500 points
Wario's Woods Wario's Woods 7/10 NES Nintendo 2 Puzzle 25 Oct 13 £3.59/€3.99
Wario's Woods Wario's Woods 7/10 NES Nintendo 2 Puzzle 27 Feb 14 £3.49
Wrecking Crew Wrecking Crew 7/10 NES Nintendo 1 Puzzle 24 Aug 07 500 points
Wrecking Crew Wrecking Crew 7/10 NES Nintendo 1 Puzzle 09 May 13 £3.59/€3.99
Wrecking Crew Wrecking Crew 7/10 NES Nintendo 1 Puzzle 20 Jun 13 £3.49
A Boy and His Blob: Trouble on Blobolonia A Boy and His Blob: Trouble on Blobolonia 6/10 NES Majesco 1 Platformer 18 Dec 09 500 points
Devil World Devil World 6/10 NES Nintendo 1 Arcade 31 Oct 08 500 points
Devil World Devil World 6/10 NES Nintendo 1 Arcade 20 Mar 14 £3.49
Dig Dug Dig Dug 6/10 NES Namco Bandai 1 Import 29 Aug 08 600 points
Dig Dug Dig Dug 6/10 NES Namco Bandai 1 Import 18 Apr 13 £3.59/€3.99
Double Dragon Double Dragon 6/10 NES Aksys Games 1 Fighting 25 Apr 08 500 points
Double Dragon Double Dragon 6/10 NES Aksys Games 1 Fighting 05 Dec 13 £4.49/€4.99
Double Dragon Double Dragon 6/10 NES Aksys Games 1 Fighting 13 Mar 14 £3.49
Ice Hockey Ice Hockey 6/10 NES Nintendo 2 Sports 29 Dec 06 500 points
Ice Hockey Ice Hockey 6/10 NES Nintendo 2 Sports 20 Feb 14 £3.49
M.C. Kids M.C. Kids
aka McDonaldland (European title)
6/10 NES Virgin Interactive 2 Platformer 19 May 93 -
Mach Rider Mach Rider 6/10 NES Nintendo 1 Racing 25 May 07 500 points
Ninja JaJaMaru-kun Ninja JaJaMaru-kun 6/10 NES HAMSTER 1 Import 21 Sep 07 600 points
Pinball Pinball 6/10 NES Nintendo 1 Simulation 15 Dec 06 500 points
Pinball Pinball 6/10 NES Nintendo 1 Simulation 24 Oct 13 £3.49
Shadow of the Ninja Shadow of the Ninja
aka Blue Shadow
6/10 NES Natsume 2 Action 09 Jul 10 600 points
Xevious Xevious 6/10 NES Namco Bandai 1 Shooter 12 Jan 07 500 points
Xevious Xevious 6/10 NES Namco Bandai 1 Shooter 09 May 13 £3.49
Yoshi's Cookie Yoshi's Cookie 6/10 NES Nintendo 2 Puzzle 04 Apr 08 500 points
Balloon Fight Balloon Fight 5/10 NES Nintendo 2 Arcade 08 Jun 07 500 points
Balloon Fight Balloon Fight 5/10 NES Nintendo 2 Arcade 23 Jan 13 £3.49
Balloon Fight Balloon Fight 5/10 NES Nintendo 2 Arcade 02 May 13 £3.59/€3.99
Castlevania II: Simon's Quest Castlevania II: Simon's Quest 5/10 NES Konami 1 Adventure 19 Oct 07 500 points
Castlevania II: Simon's Quest Castlevania II: Simon's Quest 5/10 NES Konami 1 Adventure 16 Jan 14 £3.59/€3.99
Clu Clu Land Clu Clu Land 5/10 NES Nintendo 1 Arcade 06 Mar 09 500 points
Clu Clu Land Clu Clu Land 5/10 NES Nintendo 1 Arcade 17 Oct 13 £3.49
Crash 'n the Boys: Street Challenge Crash 'n the Boys: Street Challenge 5/10 NES Aksys Games 2 Sports 29 Nov 13 £3.59/€3.99
Donkey Kong Donkey Kong 5/10 NES Nintendo 1 Arcade 08 Dec 06 500 points
Donkey Kong Donkey Kong 5/10 NES Nintendo 1 Arcade 15 Jul 13 £3.49
Donkey Kong Donkey Kong 5/10 NES Nintendo 1 Arcade 21 Nov 13 £4.49/€4.99
Donkey Kong 3 Donkey Kong 3 5/10 NES Nintendo 1 Arcade 09 Jan 09 500 points
Donkey Kong 3 Donkey Kong 3 5/10 NES Nintendo 1 Arcade 24 Oct 13 £3.49
Donkey Kong 3 Donkey Kong 3 5/10 NES Nintendo 1 Arcade 12 Dec 13 £4.49/€4.99
Dr. Mario Dr. Mario 5/10 NES Nintendo 2 Puzzle 13 Feb 14 £4.49/€4.99
Dr. Mario Dr. Mario 5/10 NES Nintendo 2 Puzzle 27 Jun 91 -
Ice Climber Ice Climber 5/10 NES Nintendo 2 Arcade 16 Mar 07 500 points
Ice Climber Ice Climber 5/10 NES Nintendo 2 Arcade 27 Apr 13 £3.49
Lode Runner Lode Runner 5/10 NES Hudson 1 Puzzle 12 Mar 10 600 points
Lunar Pool Lunar Pool 5/10 NES D4 Enterprise 2 Sports 24 Aug 07 500 points
Mario Bros. Mario Bros. 5/10 NES Nintendo 2 Arcade 08 Dec 06 500 points
Mario Bros. Mario Bros. 5/10 NES Nintendo 2 Arcade 20 Jun 13 £3.49
Mario Bros. Mario Bros. 5/10 NES Nintendo 2 Arcade 10 Jan 14 £4.49/€4.99
Mighty Bomb Jack Mighty Bomb Jack 5/10 NES Tecmo 1 Arcade 25 Oct 12 £4.49/€4.99
Mighty Bomb Jack Mighty Bomb Jack 5/10 NES Tecmo 1 Arcade 27 Apr 07 500 points
Mighty Bomb Jack Mighty Bomb Jack 5/10 NES Tecmo 1 Arcade 27 Mar 14 £3.49
Rampage Rampage 5/10 NES Data East 2 Action 12 Jan 88 -
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