Best Original Nintendo (NES) Games

The Contenders: Page 2

21 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.

22 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!

In my opinion, it should be higher. Along with super Mario bros, though, this game rose from the ashes of the crash of the game industry.

Hardest game of all time maybe! Stage 6 holy cow! Now that is challenging.

V 2 Comments
23 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

24 Mega Man 4
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!

26 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

27 Batman V 1 Comment
28 Godzilla: Monster of Monsters!
29 Zoda's Revenge: StarTropics II
30 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.

V 1 Comment
31 Double Dribble
32 R.B.I. Baseball
33 Star Wars
34 The Bugs Bunny Birthday Blowout

Whoever put this here is drunk

35 7 Grand Dad 7 Grand Dad
36 Wild Gunman
37 Spartan X
38 Mega Man 5 V 1 Comment
39 Dragon 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.

V 1 Comment
40 TMNT 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.

PSearch List

Recommended Lists

Related Lists

NES and Super Nintendo Games That Should Be HD Remade On the Wii U Top Ten Most Innovative Nintendo Entertainment System (Nes) Games Best Games for the Nintendo Wii Greatest Nintendo 64 Games Top 10 Nintendo Games of All Time

List StatsUpdated 29 Jun 2017

800 votes
158 listings
8 years, 317 days old

Top Remixes (26)

1. Mega Man 2
2. The Legend of Zelda
3. Super Mario Bros.
1. Zoda's Revenge: StarTropics II
2. Tecmo Super Bowl
3. Wild Gunman
1. Mega Man 2
2. The Legend of Zelda
3. Castlevania

View All 26


Add Post

Error Reporting

See a factual error in these listings? Report it here.