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 By the time the console was released in the US it was already outdated when compared to rival machines like Sega's Master System and NEC's PC Engine (TG-16), yet Nintendo's intimate knowledge of quality gaming helped it to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
M.C. Kids M.C. Kids
aka McDonaldland (European title)
6/10 Virgin Interactive 2 Platformer 19 May 93 -
Spelunker Spelunker 3/10 Tozai Games 1 Action 05 Sep 08 600 points
Spelunker Spelunker 3/10 Tozai Games 1 Action 06 Jun 13 £3.49
Spelunker Spelunker 3/10 Tozai Games 1 Action 18 Jul 13 £3.59/€3.99
Mighty Bomb Jack Mighty Bomb Jack 5/10 Tecmo 1 Arcade 25 Oct 12 £4.49/€4.99
Mighty Bomb Jack Mighty Bomb Jack 5/10 Tecmo 1 Arcade 27 Apr 07 500 points
Mighty Bomb Jack Mighty Bomb Jack 5/10 Tecmo 1 Arcade 27 Mar 14 £3.49
Ninja Gaiden Ninja Gaiden 8/10 Tecmo 1 Action 21 Sep 07 600 points
Ninja Gaiden Ninja Gaiden 8/10 Tecmo 1 Action 15 Nov 12 £4.49/€4.99
Ninja Gaiden Ninja Gaiden 8/10 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 Tecmo 1 Action 29 Aug 13 £4.49/€4.99
Ninja Gaiden III: The Ancient Ship of Doom Ninja Gaiden III: The Ancient Ship of Doom 7/10 Tecmo 1 Action 23 Jan 14 £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
Solomon's Key Solomon's Key 7/10 Tecmo 1 Puzzle 22 Aug 13 £3.59/€3.99
Bubble Bobble Bubble Bobble 8/10 Taito 2 Arcade 23 Nov 07 500 points
Operation Wolf Operation Wolf 1/10 Taito 1 Arcade 14 Mar 08 500 points
Blaster Master Blaster Master
aka Meta Fight (Japanese title)
9/10 Sunsoft 1 Action 09 Apr 10 500 points
Blaster Master Blaster Master
aka Meta Fight (Japanese title)
9/10 Sunsoft 1 Action 10 Jan 13 £4.49/€4.99
Fester's Quest Fester's Quest
aka The Addams Family: Uncle Fester's Quest
1/10 Sunsoft - Action 01 Oct 89 -
Ufouria: The Saga Ufouria: The Saga
aka Hebereke
8/10 Sunsoft 1 Adventure 09 Oct 14 £3.49
Ufouria: The Saga Ufouria: The Saga
aka Hebereke
8/10 Sunsoft 1 Adventure 02 Jul 10 500 points
Ufouria: The Saga Ufouria: The Saga
aka Hebereke
8/10 Sunsoft 1 Adventure 19 Nov 92 -
Final Fantasy Final Fantasy 7/10 Square Enix 1 RPG 07 May 10 600 points
Balloon Fight Balloon Fight 5/10 Nintendo 2 Arcade 08 Jun 07 500 points
Balloon Fight Balloon Fight 5/10 Nintendo 2 Arcade 23 Jan 13 £3.49
Balloon Fight Balloon Fight 5/10 Nintendo 2 Arcade 02 May 13 £3.59/€3.99
Baseball Baseball 4/10 Nintendo 2 Sports 29 Dec 06 500 points
Baseball Baseball 4/10 Nintendo 2 Sports 24 Oct 13 £3.49
Clu Clu Land Clu Clu Land 5/10 Nintendo 1 Arcade 17 Oct 13 £3.49
Clu Clu Land Clu Clu Land 5/10 Nintendo 1 Arcade 08 May 14 £3.49
Clu Clu Land Clu Clu Land 5/10 Nintendo 1 Arcade 06 Mar 09 500 points
Devil World Devil World 6/10 Nintendo 1 Arcade 31 Oct 08 500 points
Devil World Devil World 6/10 Nintendo 1 Arcade 20 Mar 14 £3.49
Donkey Kong Donkey Kong 5/10 Nintendo 1 Arcade 08 Dec 06 500 points
Donkey Kong Donkey Kong 5/10 Nintendo 1 Arcade 15 Jul 13 £3.49
Donkey Kong Donkey Kong 5/10 Nintendo 1 Arcade 21 Nov 13 £4.49/€4.99
Donkey Kong 3 Donkey Kong 3 5/10 Nintendo 1 Arcade 09 Jan 09 500 points
Donkey Kong 3 Donkey Kong 3 5/10 Nintendo 1 Arcade 24 Oct 13 £3.49
Donkey Kong 3 Donkey Kong 3 5/10 Nintendo 1 Arcade 12 Dec 13 £4.49/€4.99
Donkey Kong Jr. Donkey Kong Jr.
aka Donkey Kong Junior
4/10 Nintendo 1 Arcade 22 Dec 06 500 points
Donkey Kong Jr. Donkey Kong Jr.
aka Donkey Kong Junior
4/10 Nintendo 1 Arcade 23 Aug 12 £4.50/€5.00
Donkey Kong Jr. Donkey Kong Jr.
aka Donkey Kong Junior
4/10 Nintendo 1 Arcade 26 Apr 13 £3.49
Donkey Kong Jr. Math Donkey Kong Jr. Math 3/10 Nintendo 2 Education 20 Apr 07 500 points
Donkey Kong Jr. Math Donkey Kong Jr. Math 3/10 Nintendo 2 Education 1986 -
Donkey Kong: Original Edition Donkey Kong: Original Edition 6/10 Nintendo 1 Arcade 18 Sep 14 £4.49/€4.99
Dr. Mario Dr. Mario 5/10 Nintendo 2 Puzzle 27 Jun 91 -
Dr. Mario Dr. Mario 5/10 Nintendo 2 Puzzle 13 Feb 14 £4.49/€4.99
Excitebike Excitebike 7/10 Nintendo 1 Racing 16 Feb 07 500 points
Excitebike Excitebike 7/10 Nintendo 1 Racing 27 Apr 13 £3.49
GOLF GOLF 4/10 Nintendo 2 Sports 10 Oct 13 £3.49
Ice Climber Ice Climber 5/10 Nintendo 2 Arcade 16 Mar 07 500 points
Ice Climber Ice Climber 5/10 Nintendo 2 Arcade 27 Apr 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
Kid Icarus Kid Icarus 7/10 Nintendo 1 Action 23 Feb 07 500 points
Kid Icarus Kid Icarus 7/10 Nintendo 1 Action 11 Jul 13 £3.49
Kirby's Adventure Kirby's Adventure 8/10 Nintendo 1 Action 16 Feb 07 500 points
Kirby's Adventure Kirby's Adventure 8/10 Nintendo 1 Action 18 Apr 13 £3.49
Mach Rider Mach Rider 6/10 Nintendo 1 Racing 07 Aug 14 £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
Mario Bros. Mario Bros. 5/10 Nintendo 2 Arcade 08 Dec 06 500 points
Mario Bros. Mario Bros. 5/10 Nintendo 2 Arcade 20 Jun 13 £3.49
Mario Bros. Mario Bros. 5/10 Nintendo 2 Arcade 10 Jan 14 £4.49/€4.99
Metroid Metroid 7/10 Nintendo 1 Adventure 15 Jan 88 -
Metroid Metroid 7/10 Nintendo 1 Adventure 15 Mar 12 £4.50/€5.00
Metroid Metroid 7/10 Nintendo 1 Adventure 11 Jul 13 £3.49
Metroid Metroid 7/10 Nintendo 1 Adventure 20 Jul 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 -
Pinball Pinball 6/10 Nintendo 1 Simulation 15 Dec 06 500 points
Pinball Pinball 6/10 Nintendo 1 Simulation 24 Oct 13 £3.49
Popeye Popeye - Nintendo 2 Arcade 02 Sep 86 -
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 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
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
Smash Table Tennis Smash Table Tennis
aka Smash Ping Pong (JPN title)
1/10 Nintendo 2 Import 17 Jul 09 600 points
Soccer Soccer 4/10 Nintendo 2 Sports 22 Dec 06 500 points
StarTropics StarTropics 8/10 Nintendo 1 Adventure 11 Jan 08 500 points
Super Mario Bros. Super Mario Bros. 9/10 Nintendo 2 Action 15 May 87 -
Super Mario Bros. Super Mario Bros. 9/10 Nintendo 2 Action 05 Jan 07 500 points
Super Mario Bros. Super Mario Bros. 9/10 Nintendo 2 Action 01 Mar 12 £4.50/€5.00
Super Mario Bros. Super Mario Bros. 9/10 Nintendo 2 Action 12 Sep 13 £3.49
Super Mario Bros. 2 Super Mario Bros. 2
aka Super Mario USA (JPN)
8/10 Nintendo 1 Action 16 May 13 £4.49/€4.99
Super Mario Bros. 2 Super Mario Bros. 2
aka Super Mario USA (JPN)
8/10 Nintendo 1 Action 07 Aug 13 £4.49/€4.99
Super Mario Bros. 2 Super Mario Bros. 2
aka Super Mario USA (JPN)
8/10 Nintendo 1 Action 25 May 07 500 points
Super Mario Bros. 3 Super Mario Bros. 3 10/10 Nintendo 1 Action 09 Nov 07 500 points
Super Mario Bros. 3 Super Mario Bros. 3 10/10 Nintendo 1 Action 26 Dec 13 £4.49/€4.99
Super Mario Bros. 3 Super Mario Bros. 3 10/10 Nintendo 1 Action 26 Dec 13 £4.49/€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 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 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 Nintendo 1 Import 23 Jan 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
The Legend of Zelda The Legend of Zelda 8/10 Nintendo 1 Adventure 08 Dec 06 500 points
The Legend of Zelda The Legend of Zelda 8/10 Nintendo 1 Adventure 12 Apr 12 £4.50/€5.00
The Legend of Zelda The Legend of Zelda 8/10 Nintendo 1 Adventure 29 Aug 13 £3.49
The Legend of Zelda The Legend of Zelda 8/10 Nintendo 1 Adventure 15 Nov 87 -
The Mysterious Murasame Castle The Mysterious Murasame Castle 8/10 Nintendo 1 Action 29 May 14 £4.49/€4.99
Urban Champion Urban Champion 2/10 Nintendo 2 Fighting 15 Dec 06 500 points
Urban Champion Urban Champion 2/10 Nintendo 2 Fighting 17 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
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
Wario's Woods Wario's Woods 7/10 Nintendo 2 Puzzle 08 Dec 06 500 points
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 02 May 13 £4.49/€4.99
Yoshi Yoshi
aka Mario & Yoshi, Yoshi's Egg
5/10 Nintendo 2 Puzzle 16 May 07 500 points
Yoshi's Cookie Yoshi's Cookie 6/10 Nintendo 2 Puzzle 04 Apr 08 500 points
Zelda II: The Adventure of Link Zelda II: The Adventure of Link 8/10 Nintendo 1 Adventure 09 Feb 07 500 points
Zelda II: The Adventure of Link Zelda II: The Adventure of Link 8/10 Nintendo 1 Adventure 13 Sep 12 £4.50/€5.00
Zelda II: The Adventure of Link Zelda II: The Adventure of Link 8/10 Nintendo 1 Adventure 26 Sep 13 £3.49
Zoda's Revenge: StarTropics II Zoda's Revenge: StarTropics II 8/10 Nintendo 1 Adventure 10 Jul 09 600 points
Summer Carnival '92 RECCA Summer Carnival '92 RECCA 8/10 Naxat Soft 1 Shooter 15 Aug 13 £4.49/€4.99
S.C.A.T.: Special Cybernetic Attack Team S.C.A.T.: Special Cybernetic Attack Team
aka Action in New York
8/10 Natsume 2 Action 04 Feb 11 600 points
Shadow of the Ninja Shadow of the Ninja
aka Blue Shadow
6/10 Natsume 2 Action 09 Jul 10 600 points
Pac-Land Pac-Land 5/10 Namco 1 Action 12 Jun 14 £3.49
A Boy and His Blob: Trouble on Blobolonia A Boy and His Blob: Trouble on Blobolonia 6/10 Majesco 1 Platformer 18 Dec 09 500 points
Back to the Future Back to the Future - LJN Toys 1 Action 20 Sep 89 -
Bio Miracle Bokutte Upa Bio Miracle Bokutte Upa 8/10 Konami 1 Import 29 Aug 08 600 points
Blades of Steel Blades of Steel 7/10 Konami 2 Sports 21 Dec 07 500 points
Castlevania Castlevania 8/10 Konami 1 Action 23 Mar 07 500 points
Castlevania Castlevania 8/10 Konami 1 Action 14 Feb 13 £4.49/€4.99
Castlevania Castlevania 8/10 Konami 1 Action 20 Mar 14 £3.49
Castlevania II: Simon's Quest Castlevania II: Simon's Quest 5/10 Konami 1 Adventure 19 Oct 07 500 points
Castlevania II: Simon's Quest Castlevania II: Simon's Quest 5/10 Konami 1 Adventure 16 Jan 14 £3.59/€3.99
Castlevania II: Simon's Quest Castlevania II: Simon's Quest 5/10 Konami 1 Adventure 01 May 14 £3.49
Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse 9/10 Konami 1 Action 31 Oct 08 500 points
Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse 9/10 Konami 1 Action 17 Apr 14 £4.49/€4.99
Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse 9/10 Konami 1 Action 10 Dec 92 -
Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse 9/10 Konami 1 Action 04 Sep 14 £3.49
Double Dribble Double Dribble 4/10 Konami 2 Sports 16 Nov 07 500 points
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
Skate or Die! Skate or Die! 4/10 Konami 2 Sports 21 Dec 07 500 points
Super C Super C
aka Probotector II: Return of the Evil Forces
7/10 Konami 2 Action 12 Oct 07 500 points
Super C Super C
aka Probotector II: Return of the Evil Forces
7/10 Konami 2 Action 02 May 13 £4.49/€4.99
Super C Super C
aka Probotector II: Return of the Evil Forces
7/10 Konami 2 Action 19 Jun 14 £3.49
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3/10 Konami 1 Action 16 Mar 07 600 points
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