Best Original Nintendo (NES) Games

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21 Zelda II: The Adventure of Link

Best nes game ever. I don't understand why people hate it so much

Other than SMB, SMB3 and the original LoZ I would have to say this is my next favorite NES game. Never beat that last castle though, haha.

As a kid, it took me forever to find Bagu and to figure out that you had to use Thunder in order to defeat Gannon near the end, but for reasons such as these, I loved the game, it was definitely one of my favorites, should be ranked higher!

I like this game a lot but it gets too hard near the end I think. not the best one but still really good - areyoutse33s

22 Metal 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.

23 Ghosts 'n Goblins

Usually not a fan of games that are designed to piss you off on purpose but this game in my opinion was outstanding! The hardest game even today cause even when you beat the game you have to do the whole thing again to get the ending! Try it its almost impossible!

The only bad thing about this game other than the difficulty is the fact that you have to beat the game twice just to get a very cheap ending. It still has its charm, I don't consider it one of the best, but it's good to say the very least.

Pretty good game, I don't think I'd rank it this high, but still pretty good. The only real bad quality in this game is the fact that you have to beat the game twice, and the ending has horrible grammar.

Should be higher!

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24 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Arcade Game V 1 Comment
25 Mother

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

This game is my second favorite game of all time! (Mother 2 is my favorite! ) It's a hard game but it's still extremely fun!

Awesome game lovE mother games

I haven't played this game in Y E A R S

So much nostalgia looking at that word, MOTHER ;O;

Personally this is my favorite video game of all time, I especially love the sound track, and the cute characters (personally, I like Jeff the most CX)! ^^

but I can't believe it's a CONTENDER! ;-; *pushes it to top* - xiidra

26 Excitebike

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

27 Battletoads

Needs to be higher... SO VOTE!

Although it's hard as nails it's such a fantastic game that I can't stop playing. Without a doubt one of the best games for the console. - DamnFineCupOfCoffee

Those who don't like the game haven't gotten past the 3rd level, the game is stupidly difficult, but it is varied and aesthetically amazing. The first boss of the game is also a unique idea that is a blast to fight the hundreds of times it will take you to finally get to the end of this game. - kempokid

I agree, despite that level being hard for rather the wrong reasons. It still doesn't stop it from being fun. - LarryLarrington

Whatever you do...NEVER play this game with two players. - LarryLarrington

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28 Teenage 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.

I know some people don't like this game. While I do agree that it has its flaws, I absolutely love it.

Eh, difficulty is good, but the difficulty in this is the cheap kind.It isn't bad, but it really isn't that good - kempokid

As a die hard tmnt fan, I have mixed feelings about this game. It's frustrating, hard, kinda bull, but I like it OK.

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30 Bubble 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

A great game with music that will never leave your head, EVER - kempokid

31 Double Dribble
32 Mega Man 4
33 R.B.I. Baseball
34 7 Grand Dad 7 Grand Dad

Does the title have Mario?

35 Wild Gunman
36 Mega Man 5 V 1 Comment
37 Spartan X
38 Godzilla: Monster of Monsters!

Gotta get this game...This is one of the best. - asantalo

39 Blaster Master

How is this and LifeForce not ranked HIGHER?!?!?

40 Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos
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