In the spirit of our list making, I thought I would first break out my top 10 per console, system or whatever, assuming I have 10 games that I like (I'm talking to you Sega Saturn). Once I have that, I'll select from that and turn it all into my top 100 list. So without further ado here are the NES Titles.

10.   Ironsword: Wizards and Warriors II

Wizards and Warriors was a solid action game, but it's sequel Ironsword took it to a whole different level. Throw in some magic, equipment upgrades, nice looking bosses and some giant animals asking for golden treasures and you've got not only one of the most improved sequels ever made, but an absolutely solid game for any 8-bit library. Plus, it may only be #10 on this list, but on the sexiest box art of all time list it's #1.

9.  Super Mario Bros.

Let's face it, this is the game that brought Nintendo to show and most of us to Nintendo for that matter. It's legendary and deserves every bit of praise it gets. Almost everything I love about gaming is summed up in this game. Great controls, catchy music, chock full of secrets, and an absolutely whimsical nature.

8.  Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse

Castlevania III's soundtrack alone is enough to get it on this list. I honestly don't think it was topped by any other 8 bit game.  However besides it's much refined action from its predecessors it offers up multiple characters, multiple paths, and mulitple endings. All of that guarantees its a game you'll want to play multiple times through. Assuming you're not too much of a pussy and can complete it.

7. Mega Man 2

Mega Man 2 is an all-time classic and probably the game most responsible for the series' success thanks to the original's god awful box art. I remember seeing screenshots of this game prior to its release in a game magazine and being utterly confused. The box to the first game looked so bad.... and yet these graphics were amazing! How could this be. Turns out the game was even better than those scans. It was a touch on the easy side, but aside from that there was nothing but greatness from this game.

6.  The Legend of Zelda

WIthout question the Legend of Zelda was the first grand adventure for the NES, and for an entire generation of gamers. A giant overworld, 9 different labyrinths to explore, and the monsters. Soooo many different monsters. The only thing that out numbered them were the secrets that seemed to be hidden on every screen.  And maybe the most amazing this is that the game still holds up even now. If you haven't played it before, grab a map of Hyrule (you'll need it) and maybe a sandwich an go on an adventure.

Posted by robio Sun, 03 Apr 2016 00:09:59 (comments: 46)
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Sun, 03 Apr 2016 00:52:45

Honorable Mentions:

Contra

Duck Tales

Zelda II: Adventure of Link

Star Tropics

Dragon Warrior 3

Final Fantasy

Duck Hunt

Kid Nikki

 
Sun, 03 Apr 2016 00:53:00
phantom_leo said:
Archangel3371 said:

I find your lack of Star Tropics, disturbing.

Honorable mention?

Well that might help, a little bit at least.

Edit: And there it is. yes

 
Sun, 03 Apr 2016 00:53:28
phantom_leo said:
Archangel3371 said:

I find your lack of Star Tropics, disturbing.

Honorable mention?

Yeah I had a few last ones that I bumped for one reason or another.

 
Sun, 03 Apr 2016 00:54:28

For the record though, the NES list is actually the hardest one I had to put together. I may have to take back what I said earlier about the PS2 having the best library ever. If you take out the backward compatibility of it, the NES still has it beat for great games at the time.

 
Sun, 03 Apr 2016 00:55:34

Top ten Atari console games next, please.

 
Sun, 03 Apr 2016 00:58:13

1. Adventure

2. Phoenix

3. Raiders of the Lost Ark

4. Kaboom

5. Ms. Pac-Man

6. Warlords

7. River Raid

8. Pitfall

9. Star Raiders

10. Empire Strikes Back

 
Sun, 03 Apr 2016 00:58:57

Ok, River Raid and Empire are on there.  Good to go.

 
Sun, 03 Apr 2016 01:01:31

Honorable Mentions:

Pitfall 2

H.E.R.O.

MegaMania

Superman

Keystone Kapers

...I'm doing it again, aren't I?

Sorry! Please continue!  blush

 
Sun, 03 Apr 2016 01:05:02
No no you can continue. Each system will get its own thread so feel free to threadjack this one in the meantime.
 
Sun, 03 Apr 2016 01:05:43

I'm jacking nothing!

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