Top Ten Worst NES GamesClevername
The Top Ten
Action 52 is still my least favorite game of all time.
The games are loaded with multiple bugs and glitches, crashing, atrocious controls, random characters, super tiny sprites, dying in mid-air, proportion problems, misleading titles and power-ups, unorthodox weapons, eye-straining backgrounds, enemies not showing up, impossible wins and losses, lack of sense, horrible graphics, musics, menus, and so much more.
This game is so bad that it's in a different league of bad compared to the others on this list. - evoxpisces
This crazy joke is so pathetic they forgot to slap the Rainbow Of Doom brought to you by Laughing Joking Numbnuts on it!
I think Adtion 52 sucks. Rather than one good game, they waste time creating 52 bad games with awful graphics, controls and bad ideas in generalV 18 Comments
Have you even played this game! It is bad beyond its normal definition. Playing this game is like playing catch with a chimpanzees frozen turd in the zoo. But even that is more fun than playing Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde for one second.
100% unbearable, it's so bad that broke my copy. I was expecting a good game until I played this PIECE OF CRAP, I consider it the HARDEST GAME I EVER PLAYED could not get past LEVEL 4.
The bombs have unlimited range the controls are horrible the graphics are the worst the box arts stupid the consent is stupid THIS GAME IS STUPID - Agilitydustman
How are the graphics bad? Sure they don't look amazing, but they look pretty detailed. - LarryLarrington
Have an unpopular opinion, I can think of 20 worse NES games than this one. - LarryLarringtonV 20 Comments
Who would want to color a dinosaur?
At least this coloring game has a fill option, unlike a certain MS Paint ripoff brought to you by Laughing Joking Numbnuts.
Where's Waldo? Good question, everybody almost looks like waldo
Graphics look like vomit. That's what this game is!
At least all the others are at least games... How do you call this a game
It sucks! Besides You can beat it in 6 MINUTES!V 4 Comments
A couple years ago I got a lot of game for NES and I saw this one. I figured it would be like Kung Fu. Boy was I wrong. I actually thought there was something wrong with my controller. This game has the worst controls in the history of gaming. The graphics are bad too. The players never move from where they are and the scenery is boring. It's an all around terrible game. My personal least favorite game on NES.
The graphics are bad, even for a NES game, and the controls are a joke.
Honestly, for a game that was released in 1983 or '84. The graphics are actually pretty good. Controls are terrible though. - LarryLarrington
THE WORST CONTROL EVER!
The password system sucks
This should be first, not action 52, as action 52 isn't even a real game.
Nah, the title should still go to Action 52. And even if it shouldn't count, this game should still not be #1. - LarryLarrington
Way too difficult!
I remember seeing this on cristmas, I hated itV 1 Comment
I'd rather watch the movie than play this crazy excuse for a video game with such an absurd approach to said movie. Worst... NES... Game... EVER!
This comment makes no sense. Why are you comparing the movie to the game? Obviously the movie is better. And this is far from being the worst NES game. - LarryLarrington
This game makes little sense. Giving a famous criminal an Uzi? I'd think Edison would want an elephant-sized electric chair, not a CD someone living many decades before lasers existed would ever want.
I think Elvis would want a guitar, not a gravestone. Giving Cleopatra a credit card? What were them Laughing Joking Numbnuts thinking... No, What's on second! I'm not asking you who's on second. Who's on first. I don't know... THIRD BASE!
What were they thi thinking ABOUT giving illogical items to certain people in history? Imagine someone giving you a gravestone for your death. Bill and Ted are jerks. This game might be the worst lgn game for nesV 4 Comments
See the top left corner of the box? That's why this game stinks.
Another video game ruined by Laughing Joking Numbnuts
This game is so boring
Published by LJN, developed by Beam Software. This had no chance of being not-bad. It's just a matter of if you toss it against the wall or out a third-story window.V 3 Comments
The Commodore 64 version of Ghostbusters was much better.
The Sega Genesis version is great. - MinecraftHater
It's so glitchy, it puts sonic 06 to shame. It ruined a beloved series from the Atari 2600. Stick to the atari version
This game was a super pitfall.
Bad graphics, bad controls, and too cryptic
In Japan, there was a sequel of Super Pitfall called Atlantis no Nazo.
THIS SHOULD BE NUMBER 1! Because it did a horrible job on making a Godzilla game. This is the worst Godzilla game, worst NES game, and WORST GAME OF ALL TIMES! WORST THAN SUPERMAN N64! Don't play this game at all! - asantalo
Also you need your head checked. I can think of a few games worse than Superman 64, and this isn't one of them. - LarryLarrington
Let's face it, the Laughing Joking Numbnuts who never stop ruining everything to do with video games didn't learn a thing from their first Back To The Future NES game.
Just like Dragons Lair, this game should be almost as high as Action 52. - LarryLarrington
No matter who programmed this crazy joke, they gave it the LJN treatment. Can anybody say Rainbow Of Doom!
Guys, you realize LJN isn't a programming company right? They just publish the games that gaming companies give them...
PS: I have played this game when I was 7 or 8 years old.V 1 Comment
Hardest NES game at least
I actually kind of like this game, especially the music. But the difficulty is unfair.
One of the hardest games ever
The OST is amazing.V 2 Comments
Another video game ruined by Laughing Joking Numbnuts...
Seriously? Silver Surfer's in the top ten, but this game isn't? Makes no sense. - LarryLarrington
Three words: Laughing Joking Numbnuts
Probably the top 3 worst LJN games on the NES.
Probably? I think you mean definitely. In fact, this is one of my top 3 worst NES games in general. - LarryLarringtonV 3 Comments
One of the worst cobtrolls ever
To jump, press up. That's logical, if not standard for the NES. To jump forward, press DOWN! Pick up items by holding A and pressing down, instead of just walking over them like a normal platformer. And that's all in the first minute. As an aside, Robert E Howard and HP Lovecraft were close associates, and the Cimmerians get a shout-out in Mountains of Madness. This game requires the alien mind of a Lovecraftian abomination just to get through the first level, so, the developers were geniuses?
This game isn't that bad. It has flaws, but its at least playable. And the music is good.
Fester's Quest or Fester's Joke Game?
I don't really think this deserves to be this high. I don't really find it that bad of a game. - LarryLarrington
Actually kind of decent. It's hard, but the music is pretty good.V 1 Comment
I know this game is bad but it is entertaining since its hard
If you have one of the 1500 cartridges known to exist, it's hard to tell whether or not you are lucky or living in a dumpster. This game takes the first Cheetah men game and sprinkles magical crap dust all over it. I bet if you look in the dictionary for "Glitch", you will soon find footage of the gameplay that was released to Earth as a warning shot by Satan.
This crazy joke was released in pre-alpha stage.
Cheetahmen 2 is not only crap, it's crap with a hefty price! Why would you want to pay $1500 for this game? You'd be better of spending that much on good games!
THE MUSIC IS INSANEV 4 Comments
Don't play the NES game, I prefer the arcade version.
Getting stuck on the first screen of the game is no fun.
Play the snes version. Its an actual platformer and you have a variety of attacks like actually using your SWORD. Plus it was difficult but actually fair, and your can get health BACK.
P.S. the first level usually takes about 1 minute.
This should be higher on the list. Screw this game.
Gee, this game is so hard & its gameplay is unfair.
Are you want to play a good Hydlide game on the NES? Go to Japan and play Hydlide 3!
Someone put this on the list because they didn't use the light gun for this game.
This game is awesome. It was a launch title. If you don't like this, play more of your crap from Active Enterprises.
Whoever added this is clearly a Superman 64 fanboy.
This game sucksV 1 Comment
This game is already on this listV 2 Comments
Go away, Barbie! Nobody even likes your franchise anyways?!
Barbie just ruined my whole life!
I wonder if the AVGN reviewed this!
This game STINKS
I played it once...
Then I took a named to it!
The Characters move to slow your opponent can easily avoid your attacks. - egnomac
This game is not THAT bad...
Karate Champ is worse
Dear riding hood thank you for your coming!
What did Little Red Riding Hood do to deserve this!
Let's face it, no matter who programmed this crazy joke, they gave Little Red Riding Hood the LJN treatment. Can anybody say Rainbow Of Doom!
Probably the worst video game based on a book license...
This shouldn't be one of the worst nes games. It does have flaws, but there are plenty of good elements in this game
This game is ok. The only thing I don't like is the night time in the game because you can't go to certain areas.
Thanks to slippery controls, Kid Kool is NOT cool!
Why isn't this on the list? It is even worse than Ghostbusters!
Which is worse: Kid Kool or Athena?V 1 Comment
Should be higher, this is way worse than Karate Champ.
This is me before I had an account, now that I think about it, it's not as bad as Karate Champ. - LarryLarrington
Games like these prove that the bible and video games don't go together well.
It would be funny if the actual bible said on the bottom "For read on holy scroll"
Bible is good, game based off of it is bad.
TerribleV 1 Comment
This was a cool game it was just really hard. What fun is a game that is so hard? - Sabbath
Personally, I don't have that much complaints about it either. I'll probably say it's bland at best, but that's probably it. - LarryLarrington
Again, the top left corner sticker ruined it. - MinecraftHater
Three words: LAUGHING JOKING NUMBNUTS!
I disagree that this is the worst NES game ever, as it is not a game per se. It does, however, beat out both cartomancy (paper folding) and fortune cookies for the title of Lamest Means of Divination.
Well? TMNT may have been bad from some views like the bull with the JUMPS! But, it isn't that bad of an nes game. Each turtle looks good (for nes standards) it did give a good story that seems like the game could actually be a tmnt episode and I actually have fun playing it. It shouldn't be this high
Wins the award for "game set in twisted alternate reality to canon".
I'm not sure why, but I though that this game was even better than the other two TMNT nes games. They're also great, but seriously if anything this game should get the title as one of the NES's finest titles, regardless of its flaws. - LarryLarrington
This game is actually outstanding in my opinion. Just extremely difficult, but it's not saying too much.V 6 Comments
Mother was sort of a ripoff of Dragon Quest, you can't deny that. However, Mother's sequels, EarthBound and Mother 3, were actually pretty good.
This is the second best game in the series apart from Mother three. I have no idea how you people hate it. This is one of the best games ever 9.7/10
It's time to stop, how could anyone hate EBZero it's a great game, the soundtrack still sticks in my head to this day, the characters have motivation other than "you are the chosen one", and it's part of the best game series of all time.
People who hate this game clearly have never played it.V 2 Comments
One of the best horror games of all time
This game is terrible, but what can you expect from LJN?
If you didn't play this game and think that its pretty good or at least ok go watch james and mike mondays episode where they play this - areyoutse33s
When I was a kid, I loved Friday the 13th movies, so I bought the game and when I realized it was bad, I threw it into the garbage can. but now I'm older, and I don't remember much about the game since I threw it
away trying it the first time. But now, I decided to give the game a second chance and searched online for a free NES game website and found the website game-oldies.com (It took me back to my childhood memories with games ranging from Atari 2600 console to SNES. And this game makes no sense! First of, there is a weird and senseless map which allows you to go somewhere, But you actually have to move and I have no idea where to go because this game doesn't show where the heck you are actually going! What about the completely irrelevant monsters such as zombies or tigers? And your horrifying weapon that doesn't work unless you are close to the enemy and crouch. and you have a time limit, making it nearly impossible to find your way to a certain place! I quit after I got stuck ...more
How is this not #1? I have never met anyone who can even pass level/mission 1. It was terrible.
Trust me, there are much worse games than this. It's by no means a good game but it's not as bad as you think. - LarryLarrington
Almost impossible to beat level 1
Worst game ever. Nice waste of $50 Mom...
I actually kind of like this game. Sure the music is terrible, and the graphics aren't that good. But it's not too bad of a game, especially compared to other Arnie games. - LarryLarrington
You didn't know these existed because you most likely didn't live in the 80's
I didn't even know half of these existed. - MoldySock
Seriously, why is this not higher up on the list? The graphics are horrible and they Look like they were made on Microsoft paint. They make ljn games look like works of art. Even Action 52 graphics Look more like nes graphics than this crap. They're the worst graphics I've ever seen in any nes game.
The gameplay is horrendous. You run out of bombs very quickly, which means that most of the time, you're stuck with a charge attack that drains your health. WHAT?! You're only attack (most of the time) is one that causes you to lose health? However, you can get through most, if not all, of the game without having to attack a single damn thing. The hit detection is huge and you can easily die especially since there's no post-hit invincibility. You can switch to another character, who is smaller and has smaller hit detection. He can jump higher, but it's hard to control. However, he can't even do something as simple as walk up stairs. Seriously, that's crappy.
The music is the ...more
Worst graphics and music on the NES. The gameplay is also wretched and the control is terrible.
This should be WAY HIGHER! I hate everything about this game especially the GOD AWFUL MUSIC!
This does not even qualify as a game.V 3 Comments
That flashing screens...
Get this off the list. It may feel dated compared to newer releases from the series but it isn't a bad game by any means.
Flawed, like Metal Gear & Castlevania 2.
This is terrible - The8Bit
Candy Land + Joke quizzes + LJN's Bible games division = Bible Buffet
LJN's Bible games division? What kind of non-existant game is that? Wisdom tree was the one who made Bible games.
The life counter for this game has a one-digit display that maxes out at 6 instead of 9. Can anybody say Rainbow Of Doom!
I own the game the only reason why I bought it was because I wanted to see how bad it was the controlls are bad and the music is just a 3 second loop and the enemies copies your movement and you're jumping on q tips its ridicilously bad
This gaem don't fit in mai ps4 nun/10
(To the one who assumes LJN made this) No, no one can say Rainbow of Doom! We's have to be the most imbecilic people to think this is an LJN game, no logo, then it's not an LJN game. Get your facts strait, LJN only published Terminator 2 games!
I love the books, but this game BLOWS.
This game was awesome. Sure it only and a few continues, but it's much of an improvement over the original two. Not saying they were bad, in fact they're awesome, but this is the best of the 3 in my book.
This is actually a great game. Whoever added this has no taste. - LarryLarrington
Coming from a die hard Ninja Gaiden fan, this game sucks. While NG is known for insane difficulty at least the first two were playable. Both had the problem with respawning enemies and getting knocked back, plus NG2 had the stage hazards. But both games had unlimited continues. Take the frustration of the first 2 games and subtract the continues and you have a game that's even more unfairly difficult than Double Dragon 3
Unfair, but it was an ok game
Play attention to none of the comments saying that this game deserves to be in the top 10. This is actually a decent game once you get good at it. - LarryLarrington
The most frustrating feature of this game is summed up by the Angry Video Game Nerd (aka James AVGN Rolfe) as follows: "One guy, no continues?! "
Watch the AVGN review. It is so funny & inspiring. Also, it is so true. This game is even worse than Action 52.
Also, two people (actually three if we include you) are on drugs right now. - LarryLarrington
Dick Tracy deserves to be in the top 10s. James W. Rolfe would be angry to see Dick Tracy at top 74 instead of the top 5s. After all, he is the Angry Video Game Nerd.
Also unlike half if the games that are above this, this game has more redeeming qualities then there are bad qualities. Now get better taste in gaming. - LarryLarrington
How is this not higher?
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