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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 US Date » Price
Super Mario Bros. Super Mario Bros. 9/10 NES Nintendo 2 Action 17 Nov 85 -
Popeye Popeye - NES Nintendo 2 Arcade 11 Jun 86 -
Pro Wrestling Pro Wrestling - NES Nintendo 2 Sports 01 Mar 87 -
Metroid Metroid 7/10 NES Nintendo 1 Adventure 01 Aug 87 -
The Legend of Zelda The Legend of Zelda 8/10 NES Nintendo 1 Adventure 22 Aug 87 -
Stinger Stinger - NES Konami 1 Shooter 01 Sep 87 -
Punch-Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream Punch-Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream 8/10 NES Nintendo 1 Sports 01 Oct 87 -
Adventure Island Adventure Island 7/10 NES Hudson 1 Action 01 Sep 88 -
Mickey Mousecapade Mickey Mousecapade - NES Capcom - - 31 Dec 88 -
Adventures of Lolo Adventures of Lolo 7/10 NES HAL Laboratory 1 Puzzle 20 Apr 89 -
DuckTales DuckTales
aka Disney's DuckTales
9/10 NES Capcom 1 Platformer 01 Sep 89 -
Back to the Future Back to the Future - NES LJN Toys 1 Action 20 Sep 89 -
Fester's Quest Fester's Quest
aka The Addams Family: Uncle Fester's Quest
1/10 NES Sunsoft - Action 01 Oct 89 -
Sweet Home Sweet Home - NES Capcom 1 Adventure 15 Dec 89 -
Double Dragon II: The Revenge Double Dragon II: The Revenge 6/10 NES Aksys Games 2 Fighting 15 Jan 90 -
Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse 9/10 NES Konami 1 Action 01 Sep 90 -
Dr. Mario Dr. Mario 5/10 NES Nintendo 2 Puzzle 01 Oct 90 -
Nintendo World Cup Nintendo World Cup - NES Nintendo 4 Sports 01 Dec 90 -
M.C. Kids M.C. Kids
aka McDonaldland (European title)
6/10 NES Virgin Interactive 2 Platformer 01 Feb 92 -
Adventure Island III Adventure Island III - NES Hudson 1 Platformer 18 Sep 92 -
Rampage Rampage 5/10 NES Data East 2 Action 12 Jan 98 -
Donkey Kong Donkey Kong 5/10 NES Nintendo 1 Arcade 19 Nov 06 500 points
Mario Bros. Mario Bros. 5/10 NES Nintendo 2 Arcade 19 Nov 06 500 points
Pinball Pinball 6/10 NES Nintendo 1 Simulation 19 Nov 06 500 points
Soccer Soccer 4/10 NES Nintendo 2 Sports 19 Nov 06 500 points
Solomon's Key Solomon's Key 7/10 NES Tecmo 1 Puzzle 19 Nov 06 500 points
The Legend of Zelda The Legend of Zelda 8/10 NES Nintendo 1 Adventure 19 Nov 06 500 points
Wario's Woods Wario's Woods 7/10 NES Nintendo 2 Puzzle 19 Nov 06 500 points
Donkey Kong Jr. Donkey Kong Jr.
aka Donkey Kong Junior
4/10 NES Nintendo 1 Arcade 04 Dec 06 500 points
Ice Hockey Ice Hockey 6/10 NES Nintendo 2 Sports 11 Dec 06 500 points
Tennis Tennis 4/10 NES Nintendo 2 Sports 18 Dec 06 500 points
Super Mario Bros. Super Mario Bros. 9/10 NES Nintendo 2 Action 25 Dec 06 500 points
Baseball Baseball 4/10 NES Nintendo 2 Sports 01 Jan 07 500 points
Urban Champion Urban Champion 2/10 NES Nintendo 2 Fighting 01 Jan 07 500 points
Gradius Gradius 7/10 NES Konami 1 Shooter 08 Jan 07 500 points
Xevious Xevious 6/10 NES Bandai Namco (2) 1 Shooter 15 Jan 07 500 points
Ice Climber Ice Climber 5/10 NES Nintendo 2 Arcade 12 Feb 07 500 points
Kid Icarus Kid Icarus 7/10 NES Nintendo 1 Action 12 Feb 07 500 points
Kirby's Adventure Kirby's Adventure 8/10 NES Nintendo 1 Action 12 Feb 07 500 points
The Legend of Kage The Legend of Kage 2/10 NES Taito 1 Arcade 19 Feb 07 500 points
Elevator Action Elevator Action 6/10 NES Taito 1 Arcade 05 Mar 07 500 points
Tecmo Bowl Tecmo Bowl 7/10 NES Tecmo 2 Sports 12 Mar 07 500 points
Excitebike Excitebike 7/10 NES Nintendo 1 Racing 19 Mar 07 500 points
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3/10 NES Konami 1 Action 02 Apr 07 600 points
Galaga Galaga 7/10 NES Bandai Namco (2) 1 Shooter 09 Apr 07 500 points
Punch-Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream Punch-Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream 8/10 NES Nintendo 1 Sports 16 Apr 07 500 points
Castlevania Castlevania 8/10 NES Konami 1 Action 30 Apr 07 500 points
Mighty Bomb Jack Mighty Bomb Jack 5/10 NES Tecmo 1 Arcade 07 May 07 500 points
Ninja Gaiden Ninja Gaiden 8/10 NES Tecmo 1 Action 14 May 07 500 points
Pac-Man Pac-Man 7/10 NES Bandai Namco (2) 1 Arcade 14 May 07 500 points
Milon's Secret Castle Milon's Secret Castle 4/10 NES Hudson 1 Adventure 04 Jun 07 500 points
Zelda II: The Adventure of Link Zelda II: The Adventure of Link 8/10 NES Nintendo 1 Adventure 04 Jun 07 500 points
Lode Runner Lode Runner 5/10 NES Hudson 1 Puzzle 11 Jun 07 500 points
NES Open Tournament Golf NES Open Tournament Golf 7/10 NES Nintendo 2 Sports 18 Jun 07 500 points
Super Mario Bros. 2 Super Mario Bros. 2
aka Super Mario USA (JPN)
8/10 NES Nintendo 1 Action 02 Jul 07 500 points
Mach Rider Mach Rider 6/10 NES Nintendo 1 Racing 09 Jul 07 500 points
Yoshi Yoshi
aka Mario & Yoshi, Yoshi's Egg
5/10 NES Nintendo 2 Puzzle 09 Jul 07 500 points
Balloon Fight Balloon Fight 5/10 NES Nintendo 2 Arcade 16 Jul 07 500 points
Star Soldier Star Soldier 5/10 NES Hudson 1 Shooter 30 Jul 07 500 points
Adventures of Lolo Adventures of Lolo 7/10 NES HAL Laboratory 1 Puzzle 06 Aug 07 500 points
Metroid Metroid 7/10 NES Nintendo 1 Adventure 13 Aug 07 500 points
Super C Super C
aka Probotector II: Return of the Evil Forces
7/10 NES Konami 2 Action 27 Aug 07 500 points
Adventure Island Adventure Island 7/10 NES Hudson 1 Action 03 Sep 07 500 points
Donkey Kong Jr. Math Donkey Kong Jr. Math 1/10 NES Nintendo 2 Education 03 Sep 07 500 points
NES Play Action Football NES Play Action Football 3/10 NES Nintendo 2 Sports 10 Sep 07 500 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 01 Oct 07 600 points
Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos 8/10 NES Tecmo 1 Action 15 Oct 07 500 points
Lunar Pool Lunar Pool 5/10 NES D4 Enterprise 2 Sports 22 Oct 07 500 points
Ninja JaJaMaru-kun Ninja JaJaMaru-kun 6/10 NES HAMSTER 1 Import 22 Oct 07 600 points
Castlevania II: Simon's Quest Castlevania II: Simon's Quest 5/10 NES Konami 1 Adventure 29 Oct 07 500 points
Super Mario Bros. 3 Super Mario Bros. 3 10/10 NES Nintendo 1 Action 05 Nov 07 500 points
Volleyball Volleyball 2/10 NES Nintendo 2 Sports 12 Nov 07 500 points
Wrecking Crew Wrecking Crew 7/10 NES Nintendo 1 Puzzle 19 Nov 07 500 points
Double Dribble Double Dribble 4/10 NES Konami 2 Sports 26 Nov 07 500 points
Zanac Zanac 7/10 NES D4 Enterprise 1 Shooter 03 Dec 07 500 points
Ghosts 'n Goblins Ghosts 'n Goblins 7/10 NES Capcom 1 Action 10 Dec 07 500 points
Blades of Steel Blades of Steel 7/10 NES Konami 2 Sports 24 Dec 07 500 points
Bubble Bobble Bubble Bobble 8/10 NES Taito 2 Arcade 31 Dec 07 500 points
StarTropics StarTropics 8/10 NES Nintendo 1 Adventure 07 Jan 08 500 points
Adventures of Lolo 2 Adventures of Lolo 2 7/10 NES HAL Laboratory 1 Puzzle 21 Jan 08 500 points
Operation Wolf Operation Wolf 1/10 NES Taito 1 Arcade 04 Feb 08 500 points
Ninja Gaiden III: The Ancient Ship of Doom Ninja Gaiden III: The Ancient Ship of Doom 7/10 NES Tecmo 1 Action 18 Feb 08 500 points
Spelunker Spelunker 3/10 NES Tozai Games 1 Action 17 Mar 08 500 points
King's Knight King's Knight 3/10 NES Square Enix 1 Shooter 24 Mar 08 500 points
Bases Loaded Bases Loaded 5/10 NES HAMSTER 2 Sports 07 Apr 08 500 points
Yoshi's Cookie Yoshi's Cookie 6/10 NES Nintendo 2 Puzzle 07 Apr 08 500 points
Street Gangs Street Gangs
aka River City Ransom
8/10 NES Aksys Games 2 Fighting 21 Apr 08 500 points
Double Dragon Double Dragon 6/10 NES Aksys Games 1 Fighting 28 Apr 08 500 points
Renegade Renegade 3/10 NES Aksys Games 1 Fighting 05 May 08 500 points
Sky Kid Sky Kid 5/10 NES Bandai Namco (2) 2 Arcade 19 May 08 500 points
City Connection City Connection 3/10 NES HAMSTER 1 Arcade 26 May 08 500 points
Bio Miracle Bokutte Upa Bio Miracle Bokutte Upa 8/10 NES Konami 1 Import 09 Jun 08 600 points
Dig Dug Dig Dug 6/10 NES Bandai Namco (2) 1 Import 09 Jun 08 600 points
Donkey Kong 3 Donkey Kong 3 5/10 NES Nintendo 1 Arcade 14 Jul 08 500 points
Mega Man Mega Man
aka Rockman
7/10 NES Capcom 1 Action 18 Aug 08 500 points
Clu Clu Land Clu Clu Land 5/10 NES Nintendo 1 Arcade 01 Sep 08 500 points
Mega Man 2 Mega Man 2
aka Rockman 2: Dr. Wily no Nazo
10/10 NES Capcom 1 Action 15 Sep 08 500 points
Super Dodge Ball Super Dodge Ball 6/10 NES Aksys Games 2 Sports 22 Sep 08 500 points
Mega Man 3 Mega Man 3
aka Rockman 3: Dr. Wily no Saigo!?
9/10 NES Capcom 1 Action 10 Nov 08 500 points
Zoda's Revenge: StarTropics II Zoda's Revenge: StarTropics II 8/10 NES Nintendo 1 Adventure 29 Dec 08 500 points
Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse 9/10 NES Konami 1 Action 12 Jan 09 500 points
Life Force Life Force
aka Salamander
8/10 NES Konami 2 Shooter 16 Feb 09 500 points
Crash 'n the Boys: Street Challenge Crash 'n the Boys: Street Challenge 5/10 NES Aksys Games 2 Sports 14 Sep 09 500 points
Final Fantasy Final Fantasy 7/10 NES Square Enix 1 RPG 05 Oct 09 500 points
A Boy and His Blob: Trouble on Blobolonia A Boy and His Blob: Trouble on Blobolonia 6/10 NES Majesco 1 Platformer 23 Nov 09 500 points
Blaster Master Blaster Master
aka Meta Fight (Japanese title)
9/10 NES Sunsoft 1 Action 14 Dec 09 500 points
Princess Tomato in the Salad Kingdom Princess Tomato in the Salad Kingdom 7/10 NES Hudson 1 Adventure 08 Feb 10 500 points
Battle Kid: Fortress of Peril Battle Kid: Fortress of Peril - NES RetroZone 1 Platformer 23 Feb 10 -
Mega Man 4 Mega Man 4
aka Rockman 4: Aratanaru Yabō!!
8/10 NES Capcom 1 Action 19 Apr 10 500 points
Shadow of the Ninja Shadow of the Ninja
aka Blue Shadow
6/10 NES Natsume 2 Action 14 Jun 10 500 points
Ufouria: The Saga Ufouria: The Saga
aka Hebereke
8/10 NES Sunsoft 1 Adventure 23 Aug 10 600 points
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 07 Feb 11 500 points
Faxanadu Faxanadu 8/10 NES Hudson 1 RPG 21 Feb 11 500 points
Mega Man 5 Mega Man 5
aka Rockman 5: Blues no Wana!?
8/10 NES Capcom 1 Action 16 Jun 11 500 points
Super Mario Bros. Super Mario Bros. 9/10 NES Nintendo 2 Action 16 Feb 12 $4.99
Metroid Metroid 7/10 NES Nintendo 1 Adventure 01 Mar 12 $4.99
Punch-Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream Punch-Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream 8/10 NES Nintendo 1 Sports 08 Mar 12 $4.99
Donkey Kong Jr. Donkey Kong Jr.
aka Donkey Kong Junior
4/10 NES Nintendo 1 Arcade 14 Jun 12 $4.99
Double Dragon II: The Revenge Double Dragon II: The Revenge 6/10 NES Aksys Games 2 Fighting 21 Jun 12 500 points
NES Open Tournament Golf NES Open Tournament Golf 7/10 NES Nintendo 2 Sports 05 Jul 12 $4.99
The Legend of Zelda The Legend of Zelda 8/10 NES Nintendo 1 Adventure 05 Jul 12 $4.99
Gradius Gradius 7/10 NES Konami 1 Shooter 18 Oct 12 $4.99
Ghosts 'n Goblins Ghosts 'n Goblins 7/10 NES Capcom 1 Action 25 Oct 12 $4.99
Zelda II: The Adventure of Link Zelda II: The Adventure of Link 8/10 NES Nintendo 1 Adventure 22 Nov 12 $4.99
Pac-Man Pac-Man 7/10 NES Bandai Namco (2) 1 Arcade 29 Nov 12 $4.99
BurgerTime BurgerTime 8/10 NES G-mode 1 Action 06 Dec 12 500 points
Mighty Bomb Jack Mighty Bomb Jack 5/10 NES Tecmo 1 Arcade 06 Dec 12 $4.99
Ninja Gaiden Ninja Gaiden 8/10 NES Tecmo 1 Action 13 Dec 12 $4.99
Mega Man Mega Man
aka Rockman
7/10 NES 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 NES Nintendo 1 Import 27 Dec 12 $4.99
Balloon Fight Balloon Fight 5/10 NES Nintendo 2 Arcade 23 Jan 13 $4.99
Super C Super C
aka Probotector II: Return of the Evil Forces
7/10 NES Konami 2 Action 24 Jan 13 $4.99
Ice Climber Ice Climber 5/10 NES Nintendo 2 Arcade 31 Jan 13 $4.99
Mega Man 2 Mega Man 2
aka Rockman 2: Dr. Wily no Nazo
10/10 NES Capcom 1 Action 07 Feb 13 $4.99
Dig Dug Dig Dug 6/10 NES Bandai Namco (2) 1 Import 14 Feb 13 $3.99
Yoshi Yoshi
aka Mario & Yoshi, Yoshi's Egg
5/10 NES Nintendo 2 Puzzle 21 Feb 13 $4.99
Wrecking Crew Wrecking Crew 7/10 NES Nintendo 1 Puzzle 07 Mar 13 $4.99
Mega Man 3 Mega Man 3
aka Rockman 3: Dr. Wily no Saigo!?
9/10 NES Capcom 1 Action 14 Mar 13 $4.99
Punch-Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream Punch-Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream 8/10 NES Nintendo 1 Sports 20 Mar 13 $4.99
Castlevania Castlevania 8/10 NES Konami 1 Action 04 Apr 13 $4.99
Kirby's Adventure Kirby's Adventure 8/10 NES Nintendo 1 Action 17 Apr 13 $4.99
Mega Man 4 Mega Man 4
aka Rockman 4: Aratanaru Yabō!!
8/10 NES Capcom 1 Action 25 Apr 13 $4.99
Donkey Kong Jr. Donkey Kong Jr.
aka Donkey Kong Junior
4/10 NES Nintendo 1 Arcade 26 Apr 13 $4.99
Excitebike Excitebike 7/10 NES Nintendo 1 Racing 26 Apr 13 $4.99
Ice Climber Ice Climber 5/10 NES Nintendo 2 Arcade 26 Apr 13 $4.99
Ice Climber Ice Climber 5/10 NES Nintendo 2 Arcade 02 May 13 $4.49
Mega Man Mega Man
aka Rockman
7/10 NES Capcom 1 Action 02 May 13 $4.99
Pac-Man Pac-Man 7/10 NES Bandai Namco (2) 1 Arcade 02 May 13 $4.99
Solomon's Key Solomon's Key 7/10 NES Tecmo 1 Puzzle 09 May 13 $4.99
Xevious Xevious 6/10 NES Bandai Namco (2) 1 Shooter 09 May 13 $4.99
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