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Here is the complete list of games you can find inside 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
Chrono Trigger Chrono Trigger 10/10 SNES Square Enix 1 RPG 16 May 11 800 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
Ogre Battle 64: Person of Lordly Caliber Ogre Battle 64: Person of Lordly Caliber 10/10 N64 Square Enix 1 Strategy 29 Mar 10 1,000 points
Paper Mario Paper Mario 10/10 N64 Nintendo 1 RPG 16 Jul 07 1,000 points
Super Mario 64 Super Mario 64 10/10 N64 Nintendo 1 Platformer 19 Nov 06 1,000 points
Super Mario Bros. 3 Super Mario Bros. 3 10/10 NES Nintendo 1 Action 05 Nov 07 500 points
Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars 10/10 SNES Nintendo 1 RPG 01 Sep 08 800 points
Super Mario World Super Mario World 10/10 SNES Nintendo 1 Action 05 Feb 07 800 points
Super Metroid Super Metroid 10/10 SNES Nintendo 1 Adventure 20 Aug 07 800 points
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past 10/10 SNES Nintendo 1 Adventure 22 Jan 07 800 points
The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 10/10 N64 Nintendo 1 Adventure 18 May 09 1,000 points
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 10/10 N64 Nintendo 1 Adventure 26 Feb 07 1,000 points
ActRaiser ActRaiser 9/10 SNES Square Enix 1 Action 28 May 07 800 points
Axelay Axelay 9/10 SNES Konami 1 Shooter 12 Nov 07 800 points
Bomberman '94 Bomberman '94 9/10 TG-16 Hudson 5 Import 23 Mar 09 700 points
Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse 9/10 NES Konami 1 Action 12 Jan 09 500 points
Castlevania: Rondo of Blood Castlevania: Rondo of Blood
aka Akumajou Dracula X: Chi no Rondo
9/10 TG-16 Konami 1 Action 15 Mar 10 900 points
Contra III: The Alien Wars Contra III: The Alien Wars
aka Super Probotector: Alien Rebels
9/10 SNES Konami 2 Action 29 Jan 07 800 points
Devil's Crush Devil's Crush 9/10 TG-16 Hudson 1 Simulation 23 Jul 07 600 points
Donkey Kong Country Donkey Kong Country 9/10 SNES Nintendo 2 Action 19 Feb 07 800 points
Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest 9/10 SNES Nintendo 2 Action 21 May 07 800 points
Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! 9/10 SNES Nintendo 2 Action 24 Dec 07 800 points
DoReMi Fantasy: Milon's DokiDoki Adventure DoReMi Fantasy: Milon's DokiDoki Adventure 9/10 SNES Hudson 1 Import 10 Mar 08 900 points
F-Zero F-Zero 9/10 SNES Nintendo 1 Racing 19 Nov 06 800 points
F-Zero X F-Zero X 9/10 N64 Nintendo 4 Racing 25 Jun 07 1,000 points
Final Fantasy III Final Fantasy III
aka Final Fantasy VI (Japan)
9/10 SNES Square Enix 1 RPG 30 Jun 11 800 points
Gate of Thunder Gate of Thunder 9/10 TG-16 Hudson 1 Shooter 15 Oct 07 800 points
Ghouls 'n Ghosts Ghouls 'n Ghosts 9/10 Mega Drive Capcom 1 Action 27 Aug 07 800 points
Gunstar Heroes Gunstar Heroes 9/10 Mega Drive SEGA 2 Action 11 Dec 06 800 points
Kirby Super Star Kirby Super Star
aka Kirby's Fun Pak
9/10 SNES Nintendo 2 Action 17 May 10 800 points
Landstalker Landstalker 9/10 Mega Drive SEGA 1 RPG 03 Sep 07 800 points
Last Ninja 2: Back with a Vengeance Last Ninja 2: Back with a Vengeance 9/10 C64 Commodore Gaming 1 Action 21 Sep 09 500 points
Lords of Thunder Lords of Thunder 9/10 TG-16 Hudson 1 Shooter 11 Feb 08 800 points
Magical Drop III Magical Drop III 9/10 Neo Geo D4 Enterprise 2 Puzzle 27 Dec 10 900 points
Mario Kart 64 Mario Kart 64 9/10 N64 Nintendo 4 Racing 29 Jan 07 1,000 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
Mega Man X Mega Man X 9/10 SNES Capcom 1 Action 18 Apr 11 800 points
Metal Slug 3 Metal Slug 3 9/10 Neo Geo D4 Enterprise 2 Action 31 May 12 900 points
Metal Slug X Metal Slug X 9/10 Neo Geo D4 Enterprise 2 Action 23 Aug 12 900 points
Monster World IV Monster World IV 9/10 Mega Drive SEGA 1 Adventure 10 May 12 900 points
MUSHA MUSHA 9/10 Mega Drive SEGA 1 Shooter 19 Jan 09 800 points
New Adventure Island New Adventure Island 9/10 TG-16 Hudson 1 Action 19 Feb 07 600 points
Ogre Battle: The March of the Black Queen Ogre Battle: The March of the Black Queen 9/10 SNES Square Enix 1 Strategy 02 Mar 09 800 points
Phantasy Star IV Phantasy Star IV 9/10 Mega Drive SEGA 1 RPG 22 Dec 08 800 points
Prince of Persia Prince of Persia 9/10 SNES Ubisoft 1 Action 06 Sep 12 800 points
Ristar Ristar 9/10 Mega Drive SEGA 1 Action 04 Dec 06 800 points
Samurai Shodown II Samurai Shodown II 9/10 Neo Geo D4 Enterprise 2 Fighting 25 Aug 08 900 points
Secret of Mana Secret of Mana 9/10 SNES Square Enix 3 RPG 13 Oct 08 800 points
Shining Force II: Ancient Sealing Shining Force II: Ancient Sealing 9/10 Mega Drive SEGA 1 Strategy 06 Oct 08 800 points
Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master 9/10 Mega Drive SEGA 1 Action 20 Aug 07 800 points
Sin and Punishment Sin and Punishment 9/10 N64 Nintendo 1 Import 01 Oct 07 1,200 points
Soldier Blade Soldier Blade 9/10 TG-16 Hudson 1 Shooter 08 Jan 07 600 points
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Sonic the Hedgehog 2 9/10 Mega Drive SEGA 2 Action 11 Jun 07 800 points
Star Fox 64 Star Fox 64
aka Lylat Wars
9/10 N64 Nintendo 4 Action 02 Apr 07 1,000 points
Star Parodier Star Parodier 9/10 TG-16 Hudson 1 Import 11 Aug 08 900 points
Streets of Rage 2 Streets of Rage 2 9/10 Mega Drive SEGA 2 Fighting 21 May 07 800 points
Strider Strider
aka Strider Hiryu
9/10 Mega Drive SEGA 1 Action 16 Feb 12 800 points
Super Castlevania IV Super Castlevania IV 9/10 SNES Konami 1 Action 25 Dec 06 800 points
Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts 9/10 SNES Capcom 1 Action 05 Mar 07 800 points
Super Mario Bros. Super Mario Bros. 9/10 NES Nintendo 2 Action 25 Dec 06 500 points
Super Mario Kart Super Mario Kart 9/10 SNES Nintendo 2 Racing 23 Nov 09 800 points
Super Turrican 2 Super Turrican 2 9/10 SNES Factor 5 1 Action 29 Sep 08 800 points
The King of Fighters '98 The King of Fighters '98 9/10 Neo Geo D4 Enterprise 2 Action 07 Mar 13 900 points
The Last Blade The Last Blade 9/10 Neo Geo SNK Playmore 2 Fighting 07 Jun 12 900 points
The Last Blade 2 The Last Blade 2 9/10 Neo Geo D4 Enterprise 2 Arcade 11 Oct 12 900 points
The Revenge of Shinobi The Revenge of Shinobi
aka Super Shinobi
9/10 Mega Drive SEGA 1 Action 17 Aug 09 800 points
Wild Guns Wild Guns 9/10 SNES Natsume 2 Shooter 31 May 10 800 points
Ys Book I & II Ys Book I & II 9/10 TG-16 Nihon Falcom 1 RPG 25 Aug 08 800 points
1080° Snowboarding 1080° Snowboarding 8/10 N64 Nintendo 2 Sports 28 Jan 08 1,000 points
Aero the Acrobat 2 Aero the Acrobat 2 8/10 SNES Sunsoft 1 Platformer 20 Sep 10 800 points
Air Zonk Air Zonk 8/10 TG-16 Hudson 1 Shooter 09 Jul 07 600 points
Alien Crush Alien Crush 8/10 TG-16 Hudson 1 Simulation 11 Dec 06 600 points
Alien Soldier Alien Soldier 8/10 Mega Drive SEGA 1 Action 05 Nov 07 900 points
Baseball Stars 2 Baseball Stars 2 8/10 Neo Geo D4 Enterprise 2 Sports 10 Dec 07 900 points
Beyond Oasis Beyond Oasis
aka The Story of Thor
8/10 Mega Drive SEGA 1 RPG 19 Mar 07 800 points
Bio Miracle Bokutte Upa Bio Miracle Bokutte Upa 8/10 NES Konami 1 Import 09 Jun 08 600 points
Blaster Master Blaster Master
aka Meta Fight (Japanese title)
8/10 NES Sunsoft 1 Action 14 Dec 09 500 points
Blazing Lazers Blazing Lazers 8/10 TG-16 Hudson 1 Shooter 21 May 07 600 points
Bomberman '93 Bomberman '93 8/10 TG-16 Hudson 5 Action 21 Nov 06 600 points
Bonk 3: Bonk's Big Adventure Bonk 3: Bonk's Big Adventure 8/10 TG-16 Hudson 2 Action 03 Sep 07 600 points
Bonk's Adventure Bonk's Adventure 8/10 TG-16 Hudson 1 Action 21 Nov 06 600 points
Bonk's Revenge Bonk's Revenge 8/10 TG-16 Hudson 1 Action 16 Apr 07 600 points
Bubble Bobble Bubble Bobble 8/10 NES Taito 2 Arcade 31 Dec 07 500 points
BurgerTime BurgerTime 8/10 NES G-mode 1 Action 06 Dec 12 500 points
Castlevania Castlevania 8/10 NES Konami 1 Action 30 Apr 07 500 points
Cho Aniki Cho Aniki
aka Chō Aniki
8/10 TG-16 Hudson 1 Import 08 Sep 08 900 points
Comix Zone Comix Zone 8/10 Mega Drive SEGA 1 Fighting 29 Jan 07 800 points
Cybernator Cybernator
aka Assault Suits Valken (Japan)
8/10 SNES Konami 1 Action 17 Dec 07 800 points
Detana!! TwinBee Detana!! TwinBee 8/10 TG-16 Hudson 2 Import 23 Mar 09 700 points
Dragon's Curse Dragon's Curse 8/10 TG-16 Hudson 1 Adventure 02 Apr 07 600 points
Dynamite Headdy Dynamite Headdy 8/10 Mega Drive SEGA 1 Action 30 Jul 07 800 points
Earthworm Jim Earthworm Jim 8/10 Mega Drive Interplay 1 Action 27 Oct 08 800 points
Fantasy Zone II Fantasy Zone II
aka Fantasy Zone II: The Tears of Opa-Opa
8/10 SMS SEGA 1 Shooter 29 Jun 09 500 points
Fatal Fury 3: Road to the Final Victory Fatal Fury 3: Road to the Final Victory 8/10 Neo Geo D4 Enterprise 2 Fighting 04 Oct 10 900 points
Fatal Fury Special Fatal Fury Special 8/10 Neo Geo D4 Enterprise 2 Fighting 01 Mar 10 900 points
Faxanadu Faxanadu 8/10 NES Hudson 1 RPG 21 Feb 11 500 points
Final Fantasy II Final Fantasy II
aka Final Fantasy IV (Japan)
8/10 SNES Square Enix 1 RPG 08 Mar 10 800 points
Final Fight 3 Final Fight 3 8/10 SNES Capcom 2 Fighting 04 Jan 10 800 points
Final Soldier Final Soldier 8/10 TG-16 Hudson 1 Import 08 Sep 08 700 points
Genghis Khan II: Clan of the Gray Wolf Genghis Khan II: Clan of the Gray Wolf
aka Super Aoki Ōkami to Shiroki Meshika: Genchō Hishi (Japanese title)
8/10 SNES Koei 2 Strategy 08 Jun 09 800 points
Gradius II: Gofer no Yabou Gradius II: Gofer no Yabou 8/10 TG-16 Konami 1 Import 20 Oct 08 900 points
Harvest Moon Harvest Moon 8/10 SNES Natsume 1 Simulation 11 Feb 08 800 points
Indiana Jones' Greatest Adventures Indiana Jones' Greatest Adventures 8/10 SNES LucasArts 1 Action 16 Nov 09 800 points
Ironclad Ironclad
aka Chōtetsu Brikin'ger
8/10 Neo Geo D4 Enterprise 2 Import 05 Apr 10 1,000 points
Kirby's Adventure Kirby's Adventure 8/10 NES Nintendo 1 Action 12 Feb 07 500 points
Kirby's Dream Course Kirby's Dream Course 8/10 SNES Nintendo 2 Sports 23 Jul 07 800 points
Life Force Life Force
aka Salamander
8/10 NES Konami 2 Shooter 16 Feb 09 500 points
Magical Drop II Magical Drop II 8/10 Neo Geo D4 Enterprise 2 Puzzle 29 Nov 10 900 points
Mario Golf Mario Golf 8/10 N64 Nintendo 4 Sports 06 Oct 08 1,000 points
Mario Party 2 Mario Party 2 8/10 N64 Nintendo 4 Party 20 Dec 10 1,000 points
Mario Tennis Mario Tennis 8/10 N64 Nintendo 4 Sports 28 Jun 10 1,000 points
Mega Man 4 Mega Man 4
aka Rockman 4: Aratanaru Yabō!!
8/10 NES Capcom 1 Action 19 Apr 10 500 points
Mega Man 5 Mega Man 5
aka Rockman 5: Blues no Wana!?
8/10 NES Capcom 1 Action 16 Jun 11 500 points
Mega Man X2 Mega Man X2 8/10 SNES Capcom 1 Action 14 Jun 12 800 points
Mega Turrican Mega Turrican 8/10 Mega Drive SEGA 1 Action 14 Apr 08 800 points
Metal Slug Metal Slug 8/10 Neo Geo D4 Enterprise 2 Action 26 May 08 900 points
Metal Slug 2 Metal Slug 2 8/10 Neo Geo D4 Enterprise 2 Action 01 Dec 08 900 points
Metal Slug 4 Metal Slug 4 8/10 Neo Geo D4 Enterprise 2 Action 31 Jan 13 900 points
Military Madness Military Madness 8/10 TG-16 Hudson 2 Strategy 18 Dec 06 600 points
Neutopia Neutopia 8/10 TG-16 Hudson 1 Adventure 20 Aug 07 600 points
Neutopia II Neutopia II 8/10 TG-16 Hudson 1 Adventure 10 Sep 07 600 points
Ninja Commando Ninja Commando 8/10 Neo Geo D4 Enterprise 2 Action 14 Jul 08 900 points
Ninja Gaiden Ninja Gaiden 8/10 NES Tecmo 1 Action 14 May 07 500 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
Ninja Master's: Haō Ninpō Chō Ninja Master's: Haō Ninpō Chō 8/10 Neo Geo D4 Enterprise 2 Fighting 22 Nov 12 900 points
Phantasy Star Phantasy Star 8/10 SMS SEGA 1 RPG 31 Aug 09 500 points
Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure 8/10 Mega Drive Activision 1 Platformer 13 Apr 09 800 points
Pokémon Puzzle League Pokémon Puzzle League 8/10 N64 Nintendo 2 Puzzle 05 May 08 1,000 points
Pulseman Pulseman 8/10 Mega Drive SEGA 1 Import 13 Jul 09 900 points
Punch-Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream Punch-Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream 8/10 NES Nintendo 1 Sports 16 Apr 07 500 points
R-Type R-Type 8/10 TG-16 Hudson 1 Shooter 25 Dec 06 800 points
R-Type III: The Third Lightning R-Type III: The Third Lightning 8/10 SNES Irem 1 Shooter 15 Jan 07 800 points
Real Bout Fatal Fury 2: The Newcomers Real Bout Fatal Fury 2: The Newcomers 8/10 Neo Geo D4 Enterprise 2 Fighting 27 Sep 12 900 points
Real Bout Fatal Fury Special Real Bout Fatal Fury Special 8/10 Neo Geo SNK Playmore 2 Fighting 09 Aug 12 900 points
Rolling Thunder 2 Rolling Thunder 2 8/10 Mega Drive Bandai Namco (2) 2 Arcade 24 Dec 07 800 points
S.C.A.T.: Special Cybernetic Attack Team S.C.A.T.: Special Cybernetic Attack Team
aka Action in New York (EU title)
8/10 NES Natsume 2 Action 07 Feb 11 500 points
Samurai Shodown Samurai Shodown 8/10 Neo Geo D4 Enterprise 2 Fighting 16 Jun 08 900 points
Samurai Shodown III Samurai Shodown III 8/10 Neo Geo D4 Enterprise 2 Fighting 06 Sep 10 900 points
Samurai Shodown IV: Amakusa's Revenge Samurai Shodown IV: Amakusa's Revenge 8/10 Neo Geo D4 Enterprise 2 Fighting 15 Mar 12 900 points
Sengoku 3 Sengoku 3 8/10 Neo Geo D4 Enterprise 2 Action 06 Jun 13 900 points
Shadow Dancer: The Secret of Shinobi Shadow Dancer: The Secret of Shinobi 8/10 Mega Drive SEGA 1 Action 18 Jan 10 800 points
Shining Force Shining Force 8/10 Mega Drive SEGA 1 Strategy 23 Jul 07 800 points
Shinobi Shinobi 8/10 VC Arcade SEGA 2 Action 07 Dec 09 800 points
Shock Troopers 2nd Squad Shock Troopers 2nd Squad 8/10 Neo Geo D4 Enterprise 2 Action 27 Dec 12 900 points
SimCity SimCity 8/10 SNES Nintendo 1 Simulation 19 Nov 06 800 points
Sonic & Knuckles Sonic & Knuckles 8/10 Mega Drive SEGA 1 Action 15 Feb 10 800 points
Sonic the Hedgehog Sonic the Hedgehog 8/10 Mega Drive SEGA 1 Action 19 Nov 06 800 points
Sonic the Hedgehog 3 Sonic the Hedgehog 3 8/10 Mega Drive SEGA 2 Action 10 Sep 07 800 points
Splatterhouse Splatterhouse 8/10 TG-16 Bandai Namco (2) 1 Fighting 19 Mar 07 600 points
StarTropics StarTropics 8/10 NES Nintendo 1 Adventure 07 Jan 08 500 points