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 By the time the console was released in the US it was already outdated when compared to rival machines like Sega's Master System and NEC's PC Engine (TG-16), yet Nintendo's intimate knowledge of quality gaming helped it to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
Double Dragon Double Dragon 6/10 Aksys Games 1 Fighting 13 Mar 14 £3.49
Double Dragon II: The Revenge Double Dragon II: The Revenge 6/10 Aksys Games 2 Fighting 21 Aug 14 £3.49
Renegade Renegade 3/10 Aksys Games 1 Fighting 06 Mar 14 £3.49
Super Dodge Ball Super Dodge Ball 6/10 Aksys Games 2 Sports 13 Mar 14 £3.49
Galaga Galaga 7/10 Bandai Namco (2) 1 Shooter 08 Aug 13 £3.49
Pac-Man Pac-Man 7/10 Bandai Namco (2) 1 Arcade 02 May 13 £3.49
Xevious Xevious 6/10 Bandai Namco (2) 1 Shooter 09 May 13 £3.49
Gargoyle's Quest II: The Demon Darkness Gargoyle's Quest II: The Demon Darkness 8/10 Capcom 1 Action 04 Sep 14 £3.49
Ghosts 'n Goblins Ghosts 'n Goblins 7/10 Capcom 1 Action 30 May 13 £3.49
Mega Man Mega Man
aka Rockman
7/10 Capcom 1 Action 02 May 13 £3.49
Mega Man 2 Mega Man 2
aka Rockman 2: Dr. Wily no Nazo
10/10 Capcom 1 Action 11 Jun 13 £3.49
Mega Man 3 Mega Man 3
aka Rockman 3: Dr. Wily no Saigo!?
9/10 Capcom 1 Action 11 Jun 13 £3.49
Mega Man 4 Mega Man 4
aka Rockman 4: Aratanaru Yabō!!
8/10 Capcom 1 Action 11 Jun 13 £3.49
Mega Man 5 Mega Man 5
aka Rockman 5: Blues no Wana!?
8/10 Capcom 1 Action 24 Jul 14 £3.49
Adventures of Lolo Adventures of Lolo 7/10 HAL Laboratory 1 Puzzle 21 Aug 14 £3.49
Adventure Island Adventure Island 7/10 Hudson 1 Action 03 Jul 14 £3.49
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 01 May 14 £3.49
Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse 9/10 Konami 1 Action 04 Sep 14 £3.49
Gradius Gradius 7/10 Konami 1 Shooter 26 Sep 13 £3.49
Life Force Life Force
aka Salamander
8/10 Konami 2 Shooter 18 Sep 14 £3.49
Super C Super C
aka Probotector II: Return of the Evil Forces
7/10 Konami 2 Action 19 Jun 14 £3.49
Pac-Land Pac-Land 5/10 Namco 1 Action 12 Jun 14 £3.49
Balloon Fight Balloon Fight 5/10 Nintendo 2 Arcade 23 Jan 13 £3.49
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
Devil World Devil World 6/10 Nintendo 1 Arcade 30 Oct 14 £3.49
Donkey Kong Donkey Kong 5/10 Nintendo 1 Arcade 15 Jul 13 £3.49
Donkey Kong 3 Donkey Kong 3 5/10 Nintendo 1 Arcade 24 Oct 13 £3.49
Donkey Kong Jr. Donkey Kong Jr.
aka Donkey Kong Junior
4/10 Nintendo 1 Arcade 26 Apr 13 £3.49
Dr. Mario Dr. Mario 5/10 Nintendo 2 Puzzle 13 Feb 14 £4.49/€4.99
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 27 Apr 13 £3.49
Ice Hockey Ice Hockey 6/10 Nintendo 2 Sports 20 Feb 14 £3.49
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 18 Apr 13 £3.49
Mach Rider Mach Rider 6/10 Nintendo 1 Racing 07 Aug 14 £3.49
Mario Bros. Mario Bros. 5/10 Nintendo 2 Arcade 20 Jun 13 £3.49
Metroid Metroid 7/10 Nintendo 1 Adventure 11 Jul 13 £3.49
NES Open Tournament Golf NES Open Tournament Golf 7/10 Nintendo 2 Sports 06 Feb 14 £3.49
Pinball Pinball 6/10 Nintendo 1 Simulation 24 Oct 13 £3.49
Punch-Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream Punch-Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream 8/10 Nintendo 1 Sports 21 Mar 13 £3.49
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. 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 23 Jan 14 £3.49
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 29 Aug 13 £3.49
Urban Champion Urban Champion 2/10 Nintendo 2 Fighting 17 Oct 13 £3.49
Volleyball Volleyball 2/10 Nintendo 2 Sports 08 May 14 £3.49
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 20 Jun 13 £3.49
Zelda II: The Adventure of Link Zelda II: The Adventure of Link 8/10 Nintendo 1 Adventure 26 Sep 13 £3.49
Ufouria: The Saga Ufouria: The Saga
aka Hebereke
8/10 Sunsoft 1 Adventure 09 Oct 14 £3.49
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 27 Mar 14 £3.49
Solomon's Key Solomon's Key 7/10 Tecmo 1 Puzzle 09 May 13 £3.49
Spelunker Spelunker 3/10 Tozai Games 1 Action 06 Jun 13 £3.49

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