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 By the time the console was released in the US it was already outdated when compared to rival machines like Sega's Master System and NEC's PC Engine (TG-16), yet Nintendo's intimate knowledge of quality gaming helped it to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
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 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 Legend of Zelda The Legend of Zelda 8/10 Nintendo 1 Adventure 08 Dec 06 500 points
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 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 09 May 13 £3.59/€3.99
Wrecking Crew Wrecking Crew 7/10 Nintendo 1 Puzzle 24 Aug 07 500 points
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
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
Final Fantasy Final Fantasy 7/10 Square Enix 1 RPG 07 May 10 600 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 02 Jul 10 500 points
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
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
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
M.C. Kids M.C. Kids
aka McDonaldland (European title)
6/10 Virgin Interactive 2 Platformer 19 May 93 -
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