Best Original Nintendo (NES) Games

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21Metal Gear

The first of the series and still the best. The game is epic and is truly one of the greatest games of all time.

Metal Gear Solid for PS1 and GameCube are better. This is still a good game, but very HARD.


One of the original cartridges that was available when the system came out in 1985, this game was not only fun for it's various courses, but especially fun because it was the first game I can recall that allowed you to design your own levels... VERY cool!

Excite bike is not as fun as I expected it to be I looked up on the internet and almost all of the top 10 and 20 nes games list excite bike was always and so I decided to buy the game it was pretty expensive and then I finally played it no music annyoing motor sound effects the stages are just switched color palletes and the game gets boring very quickly but that thing with designing your own levels was cool besides that I don't like the game at all

23Mega Man 4

I'm glad I'm not the only one who thinks this game is that good. I thought this game would be low on the list/relatively obscure. - ryanbuchanan

25Bubble Bobble

My friend and I love this game. We would spend hours playing this game over and over. We still have yet to completely defeat it together but we constantly quote it; forever and ever being "bubble buddies".

Your a dinosaur the blows bubbles - lopedogg55

26Godzilla: Monster of Monsters!
27Zoda's Revenge: StarTropics II
28Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

The game only takes 20 - 30 minutes to defeat and it's sequels were awesome too. It can be annoying and frustrating but it's cool to kill things and you can walk over and not jump over some hole.

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30Final Fantasy

Though Dragonwarrior 3 probably wins overall in pure game comparison, Final Fantasy was an awesome game with a great fold out map with monster list on the back and I probably played it more than any other game. Especially since it allowed access to high level monster grinding fairly early in the game.

The best Final Fantasy series is Kingdom Hearts.

I think there is about 125 Final Fantasy games now but the original is the best, in my opinion. I remember going to Hollywood video or blockbuster to rent VHS movies before the digital age killed all the brick and mortar video stores. aaah the good old days...

31Double Dribble
32Star Wars
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34Wild Gunman
35R.B.I. Baseball
36Spartan X
37Mega Man 5
38Dragon Warrior III

This game was so highly anticipated in Japan that children cut school to buy it, causing the Japanese government to pass legislation preventing all future games in the series from being released on school days. This law is still in effect.

not only the best RPG on the NES console, I still consider this game to be one of the top 5 RPGs of all time.

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39TMNT 2: The Arcade Game

Best beat them all of the NES. I loved this game.

Awesome game but not as good as the first one.

401943: Battle of Midway

Great game as long as you have a turbo controller, don't even think about making it past stage 10 with a non turbo controller

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