Top Ten Worst NES Games


The Top Ten

1 Action 52

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!

This game sucks so bad, it put LJN to shame. At least LJN didn't make a game half as diabolical than even one of the Action 52 games (okay maybe they did with X-men but that's probably it). All other LJN games (at least for the NES) are god compare to this. And yes, that includes Bill and Ted.

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2 Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde

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.

The Laughing Joking Numbnuts who made this game figured that butchering 19th-century licensed properties is fair game too: weird gameplay combined with a picture that looks like Two-Face or Freddy Krueger or the Riddler or most likely all of the above makes this crazy excuse for a video game the Angry Video Game Nerd's least favourite NES game.
Worst NES games ever:
3. Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde
2. Action 52
1. Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventures (Excellent? Everybody's a comedian! )

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.

I REALLY hate the people who think LJN made this, and calls them Laughing Joking Numbnuts, it's only funny when AVGN says it.

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3 Color a Dinosaur

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.

4 Where's Waldo

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!

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5 Deadly Towers

The password system sucks

This should be first, not action 52, as action 52 isn't even a real game.

Way too difficult!

I remember seeing this on cristmas, I hated it

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6 Karate Champ

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.


7 Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure

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 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 nes

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8 Silver Surfer

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.

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9 Super Pitfall

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.

10 Godzilla 2: War of the Monsters

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

The Contenders

11 Back to the Future

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.

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12 Conan

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?

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13 Fester's Quest

Fester's Quest or Fester's Joke Game?

This game isn't that bad. It has flaws, but its at least playable. And the music is good.

No save feature. Repetitive music.

14 Ghostbusters

The Commodore 64 version of Ghostbusters was much better.

The Sega Genesis version is great. - MinecraftHater

15 Predator
16 Cheetahmen II

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!


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17 Hogan's Alley

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 sucks

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18 Urban Champion

The Characters move to slow your opponent can easily avoid your attacks. - egnomac

This game is not THAT bad...

Karate Champ is worse

19 Barbie

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!

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20 Little Red Hood

Its stupid

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...

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