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 By the time the console was released in the US it was already outdated when compared to rival machines like Sega's Master System and NEC's PC Engine (TG-16), yet Nintendo's intimate knowledge of quality gaming helped it to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

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NES Games

Title Rating » Publisher Players Genre EU Date Price
Donkey Kong Jr. Math Donkey Kong Jr. Math 1/10 Nintendo 2 Education 20 Apr 07 500 points
Operation Wolf Operation Wolf 1/10 Taito 1 Arcade 14 Mar 08 500 points
Smash Table Tennis Smash Table Tennis
aka Smash Ping Pong (JPN title)
1/10 Nintendo 2 Import 17 Jul 09 600 points
Urban Champion Urban Champion 2/10 Nintendo 2 Fighting 15 Dec 06 500 points
Volleyball Volleyball 2/10 Nintendo 2 Sports 10 Aug 07 500 points
City Connection City Connection 3/10 HAMSTER 1 Arcade 25 Jul 08 500 points
Spelunker Spelunker 3/10 Tozai Games 1 Action 05 Sep 08 600 points
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3/10 Konami 1 Action 16 Mar 07 600 points
Baseball Baseball 4/10 Nintendo 2 Sports 29 Dec 06 500 points
Donkey Kong Jr. Donkey Kong Jr.
aka Donkey Kong Junior
4/10 Nintendo 1 Arcade 22 Dec 06 500 points
Double Dribble Double Dribble 4/10 Konami 2 Sports 16 Nov 07 500 points
Milon's Secret Castle Milon's Secret Castle 4/10 Hudson 1 Adventure 19 Mar 10 600 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
Tennis Tennis 4/10 Nintendo 2 Sports 22 Dec 06 500 points
Balloon Fight Balloon Fight 5/10 Nintendo 2 Arcade 08 Jun 07 500 points
Castlevania II: Simon's Quest Castlevania II: Simon's Quest 5/10 Konami 1 Adventure 19 Oct 07 500 points
Clu Clu Land Clu Clu Land 5/10 Nintendo 1 Arcade 06 Mar 09 500 points
Donkey Kong Donkey Kong 5/10 Nintendo 1 Arcade 08 Dec 06 500 points
Donkey Kong 3 Donkey Kong 3 5/10 Nintendo 1 Arcade 09 Jan 09 500 points
Ice Climber Ice Climber 5/10 Nintendo 2 Arcade 16 Mar 07 500 points
Lode Runner Lode Runner 5/10 Hudson 1 Puzzle 12 Mar 10 600 points
Lunar Pool Lunar Pool 5/10 D4 Enterprise 2 Sports 24 Aug 07 500 points
Mario Bros. Mario Bros. 5/10 Nintendo 2 Arcade 08 Dec 06 500 points
Mighty Bomb Jack Mighty Bomb Jack 5/10 Tecmo 1 Arcade 27 Apr 07 500 points
Yoshi Yoshi
aka Mario & Yoshi, Yoshi's Egg
5/10 Nintendo 2 Puzzle 16 May 07 500 points
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
Devil World Devil World 6/10 Nintendo 1 Arcade 31 Oct 08 500 points
Dig Dug Dig Dug 6/10 Bandai Namco (2) 1 Import 29 Aug 08 600 points
Double Dragon Double Dragon 6/10 Aksys Games 1 Fighting 25 Apr 08 500 points
Double Dragon II: The Revenge Double Dragon II: The Revenge 6/10 Aksys Games 2 Fighting 19 Jul 12 500 points
Ice Hockey Ice Hockey 6/10 Nintendo 2 Sports 29 Dec 06 500 points
Mach Rider Mach Rider 6/10 Nintendo 1 Racing 25 May 07 500 points
Ninja JaJaMaru-kun Ninja JaJaMaru-kun 6/10 HAMSTER 1 Import 21 Sep 07 600 points
Pinball Pinball 6/10 Nintendo 1 Simulation 15 Dec 06 500 points
Shadow of the Ninja Shadow of the Ninja
aka Blue Shadow
6/10 Natsume 2 Action 09 Jul 10 600 points
Xevious Xevious 6/10 Bandai Namco (2) 1 Shooter 12 Jan 07 500 points
Yoshi's Cookie Yoshi's Cookie 6/10 Nintendo 2 Puzzle 04 Apr 08 500 points
Adventure Island Adventure Island 7/10 Hudson 1 Action 22 Feb 08 500 points
Adventures of Lolo Adventures of Lolo 7/10 HAL Laboratory 1 Puzzle 08 Jun 07 500 points
Adventures of Lolo 2 Adventures of Lolo 2 7/10 HAL Laboratory 1 Puzzle 01 Feb 08 500 points
Blades of Steel Blades of Steel 7/10 Konami 2 Sports 21 Dec 07 500 points
Excitebike Excitebike 7/10 Nintendo 1 Racing 16 Feb 07 500 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
Ghosts 'n Goblins Ghosts 'n Goblins 7/10 Capcom 1 Action 31 Oct 08 500 points
Gradius Gradius 7/10 Konami 1 Shooter 02 Feb 07 500 points
Kid Icarus Kid Icarus 7/10 Nintendo 1 Action 23 Feb 07 500 points
Mega Man Mega Man
aka Rockman
7/10 Capcom 1 Action 22 Jun 07 500 points
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
Pac-Man Pac-Man 7/10 Bandai Namco (2) 1 Arcade 13 Apr 07 500 points
Solomon's Key Solomon's Key 7/10 Tecmo 1 Puzzle 15 Dec 06 500 points
Super C Super C
aka Probotector II: Return of the Evil Forces
7/10 Konami 2 Action 12 Oct 07 500 points
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
Adventure Island II Adventure Island II
aka Hudson's Adventure Island II
8/10 Hudson 1 Platformer 15 Apr 11 500 points
Bio Miracle Bokutte Upa Bio Miracle Bokutte Upa 8/10 Konami 1 Import 29 Aug 08 600 points
Bubble Bobble Bubble Bobble 8/10 Taito 2 Arcade 23 Nov 07 500 points
Castlevania Castlevania 8/10 Konami 1 Action 23 Mar 07 500 points
Faxanadu Faxanadu 8/10 Hudson 1 RPG 26 Nov 10 500 points
Kirby's Adventure Kirby's Adventure 8/10 Nintendo 1 Action 16 Feb 07 500 points
Mega Man 4 Mega Man 4
aka Rockman 4: Aratanaru Yabō!!
8/10 Capcom 1 Action 16 Apr 10 500 points
Mega Man 5 Mega Man 5
aka Rockman 5: Blues no Wana!?
8/10 Capcom 1 Action 29 Mar 12 500 points
Ninja Gaiden Ninja Gaiden 8/10 Tecmo 1 Action 21 Sep 07 600 points
Punch-Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream Punch-Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream 8/10 Nintendo 1 Sports 30 Mar 07 500 points
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
StarTropics StarTropics 8/10 Nintendo 1 Adventure 11 Jan 08 500 points
Street Gangs Street Gangs
aka River City Ransom
8/10 Aksys Games 2 Fighting 22 Feb 08 500 points
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.: 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
The Legend of Zelda The Legend of Zelda 8/10 Nintendo 1 Adventure 08 Dec 06 500 points
Ufouria: The Saga Ufouria: The Saga
aka Hebereke
8/10 Sunsoft 1 Adventure 02 Jul 10 500 points
Zelda II: The Adventure of Link Zelda II: The Adventure of Link 8/10 Nintendo 1 Adventure 09 Feb 07 500 points
Zoda's Revenge: StarTropics II Zoda's Revenge: StarTropics II 8/10 Nintendo 1 Adventure 10 Jul 09 600 points
Blaster Master Blaster Master
aka Meta Fight (Japanese title)
9/10 Sunsoft 1 Action 09 Apr 10 500 points
Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse 9/10 Konami 1 Action 31 Oct 08 500 points
Mega Man 3 Mega Man 3
aka Rockman 3: Dr. Wily no Saigo!?
9/10 Capcom 1 Action 14 Nov 08 500 points
Super Mario Bros. Super Mario Bros. 9/10 Nintendo 2 Action 05 Jan 07 500 points
Mega Man 2 Mega Man 2
aka Rockman 2: Dr. Wily no Nazo
10/10 Capcom 1 Action 14 Dec 07 500 points
Super Mario Bros. 3 Super Mario Bros. 3 10/10 Nintendo 1 Action 09 Nov 07 500 points

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