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 By the time the console was released in the US it was already outdated when compared to rival machines like Sega's Master System and NEC's PC Engine (TG-16), yet Nintendo's intimate knowledge of quality gaming helped it to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.

Read our Nintendo Entertainment System hardware focus

NES Games

Title Rating Publisher Players Genre » EU Date Price
Dr. Mario Dr. Mario 5/10 Nintendo 2 Puzzle 27 Jun 91 -
Lode Runner Lode Runner 5/10 Hudson 1 Puzzle 12 Mar 10 600 points
Solomon's Key Solomon's Key 7/10 Tecmo 1 Puzzle 22 Aug 13 £3.59/€3.99
Solomon's Key Solomon's Key 7/10 Tecmo 1 Puzzle 15 Dec 06 500 points
Solomon's Key Solomon's Key 7/10 Tecmo 1 Puzzle 09 May 13 £3.49
Wario's Woods Wario's Woods 7/10 Nintendo 2 Puzzle 08 Dec 06 500 points
Wario's Woods Wario's Woods 7/10 Nintendo 2 Puzzle 25 Oct 13 £3.59/€3.99
Wario's Woods Wario's Woods 7/10 Nintendo 2 Puzzle 27 Feb 14 £3.49
Wrecking Crew Wrecking Crew 7/10 Nintendo 1 Puzzle 24 Aug 07 500 points
Wrecking Crew Wrecking Crew 7/10 Nintendo 1 Puzzle 09 May 13 £3.59/€3.99
Wrecking Crew Wrecking Crew 7/10 Nintendo 1 Puzzle 20 Jun 13 £3.49
Yoshi Yoshi
aka Mario & Yoshi, Yoshi's Egg
5/10 Nintendo 2 Puzzle 16 May 07 500 points
Yoshi Yoshi
aka Mario & Yoshi, Yoshi's Egg
5/10 Nintendo 2 Puzzle 02 May 13 £4.49/€4.99
Yoshi's Cookie Yoshi's Cookie 6/10 Nintendo 2 Puzzle 04 Apr 08 500 points
Excitebike Excitebike 7/10 Nintendo 1 Racing 16 Feb 07 500 points
Excitebike Excitebike 7/10 Nintendo 1 Racing 27 Apr 13 £3.49
Mach Rider Mach Rider 6/10 Nintendo 1 Racing 25 May 07 500 points
Mach Rider Mach Rider 6/10 Nintendo 1 Racing 12 Jun 14 £3.59/€3.99
Mach Rider Mach Rider 6/10 Nintendo 1 Racing 07 Aug 14 £3.49
Faxanadu Faxanadu 8/10 Hudson 1 RPG 26 Nov 10 500 points
Final Fantasy Final Fantasy 7/10 Square Enix 1 RPG 07 May 10 600 points
Galaga Galaga 7/10 Bandai Namco (2) 1 Shooter 09 Mar 07 500 points
Galaga Galaga 7/10 Bandai Namco (2) 1 Shooter 08 Aug 13 £3.49
Galaga Galaga 7/10 Bandai Namco (2) 1 Shooter 01 May 14 £4.49/€4.99
Gradius Gradius 7/10 Konami 1 Shooter 02 Feb 07 500 points
Gradius Gradius 7/10 Konami 1 Shooter 01 Nov 12 £4.49/€4.99
Gradius Gradius 7/10 Konami 1 Shooter 26 Sep 13 £3.49
Life Force Life Force
aka Salamander
8/10 Konami 2 Shooter 19 Dec 13 £4.49/€4.99
Life Force Life Force
aka Salamander
8/10 Konami 2 Shooter 18 Sep 14 £3.49
Star Soldier Star Soldier 5/10 Hudson 1 Shooter 15 Aug 13 £4.49/€4.99
Summer Carnival '92 RECCA Summer Carnival '92 RECCA 8/10 Naxat Soft 1 Shooter 15 Aug 13 £4.49/€4.99
Xevious Xevious 6/10 Bandai Namco (2) 1 Shooter 09 May 13 £3.49
Xevious Xevious 6/10 Bandai Namco (2) 1 Shooter 12 Jan 07 500 points
Pinball Pinball 6/10 Nintendo 1 Simulation 15 Dec 06 500 points
Pinball Pinball 6/10 Nintendo 1 Simulation 24 Oct 13 £3.49
Baseball Baseball 4/10 Nintendo 2 Sports 29 Dec 06 500 points
Baseball Baseball 4/10 Nintendo 2 Sports 24 Oct 13 £3.49
Blades of Steel Blades of Steel 7/10 Konami 2 Sports 21 Dec 07 500 points
Crash 'n the Boys: Street Challenge Crash 'n the Boys: Street Challenge 5/10 Aksys Games 2 Sports 29 Nov 13 £3.59/€3.99
Double Dribble Double Dribble 4/10 Konami 2 Sports 16 Nov 07 500 points
GOLF GOLF 4/10 Nintendo 2 Sports 10 Oct 13 £3.49
Ice Hockey Ice Hockey 6/10 Nintendo 2 Sports 29 Dec 06 500 points
Ice Hockey Ice Hockey 6/10 Nintendo 2 Sports 20 Feb 14 £3.49
Lunar Pool Lunar Pool 5/10 D4 Enterprise 2 Sports 24 Aug 07 500 points
NES Open Tournament Golf NES Open Tournament Golf 7/10 Nintendo 2 Sports 11 May 07 500 points
NES Open Tournament Golf NES Open Tournament Golf 7/10 Nintendo 2 Sports 23 Aug 12 £3.60/€4.00
NES Open Tournament Golf NES Open Tournament Golf 7/10 Nintendo 2 Sports 06 Feb 14 £3.49
Nintendo World Cup Nintendo World Cup - Nintendo 4 Sports 27 Jun 91 -
Pro Wrestling Pro Wrestling - Nintendo 2 Sports 15 Sep 87 -
Punch-Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream Punch-Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream 8/10 Nintendo 1 Sports 15 Dec 87 -
Punch-Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream Punch-Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream 8/10 Nintendo 1 Sports 21 Mar 13 £3.49
Punch-Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream Punch-Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream 8/10 Nintendo 1 Sports 01 Mar 12 £4.50/€5.00
Punch-Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream Punch-Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream 8/10 Nintendo 1 Sports 30 Mar 07 500 points
Skate or Die! Skate or Die! 4/10 Konami 2 Sports 21 Dec 07 500 points
Soccer Soccer 4/10 Nintendo 2 Sports 22 Dec 06 500 points
Super Dodge Ball Super Dodge Ball 6/10 Aksys Games 2 Sports 05 Jun 14 £3.59/€3.99
Super Dodge Ball Super Dodge Ball 6/10 Aksys Games 2 Sports 13 Mar 14 £3.49
Tennis Tennis 4/10 Nintendo 2 Sports 22 Dec 06 500 points
Tennis Tennis 4/10 Nintendo 2 Sports 10 Oct 13 £3.49
Volleyball Volleyball 2/10 Nintendo 2 Sports 10 Aug 07 500 points
Volleyball Volleyball 2/10 Nintendo 2 Sports 08 May 14 £3.49
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