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!

Worst NES game of all time, don't let anyone tell you differently. - LarryLarrington

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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.

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. - LarryLarrington

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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 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.

Honestly, for a game that was released in 1983 or '84. The graphics are actually pretty good. Controls are terrible though. - LarryLarrington


6 Deadly Towers

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 it

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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 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 nes

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8 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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9 Ghostbusters

The Commodore 64 version of Ghostbusters was much better.

The Sega Genesis version is great. - MinecraftHater

10 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.

The Contenders

11 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

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

12 Back to the Future Part II & III

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.

13 Winter Games

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.

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14 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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15 The Uncanny X-Men

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. - LarryLarrington

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16 Conan

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?

17 Fester's Quest

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.

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18 Home Alone

I know this game is bad but it is entertaining since its hard

19 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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20 Dragon's Lair

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.

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