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.

This crazy joke is so pathetic they forgot to slap the Rainbow Of Doom brought to you by Laughing Joking Numbnuts on it!

There's a kid that says that Dick Tracy is worse then this. That kid deserves to lose his head (I don't care how harsh I'm sounding, that's literally one of the dumbest things I've ever heard) for his bad taste. Because no one in the right mind would think that Dick Tracy (a game that's actually good, well somewhat) is worse than Action 52 (fifty-two atrocious games).

2 Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde Product Image

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.

If you want a good explaining of how horrible this game is, watch the Angry Video Game Nerd.

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

3 Color a Dinosaur Color a Dinosaur Product Image

This didn't need to be a game. If you wanted to color a dinosaur, BUY A COLORING BOOK! FOR CRYING OUT LOUD! - sslick9001

This didn't need to be a game. If you wanted to color a dinosaur, BUY A COLORING BOOK FOR CRYING OUT LOUD! - sslick9001

Tgis didn't need to be a game. If you wanted to color a dinosaur, BUY A COLORING BOOK! - sslick9001

Who would want to color a dinosaur?

4 Where's Waldo Where's Waldo Product Image

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

I prefer the book version of Where's Waldo

5 Karate Champ Karate Champ Product Image

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 Deadly Towers Product Image

The password system sucks

Way too difficult!

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

I remember seeing this on cristmas, I hated it

7 Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure Product Image

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

8 Back to the Future Back to the Future Product Image

See the top left corner of the box? That's why this game stinks.

Another video game ruined by Laughing Joking Numbnuts

Out of their over 30 games LJN has made one decent, and this is not that one

This game is so boring

9 Ghostbusters Ghostbusters Product Image

The Commodore 64 version of Ghostbusters was much better.

The Sega Genesis version is great. - MinecraftHater

10 Cheetahmen II Cheetahmen II Product Image

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!

This is in action 52

The Contenders

11 Super Pitfall Super Pitfall Product Image

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.

12 Fester's Quest Fester's Quest Product Image

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.

13 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

14 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.

15 Home Alone Home Alone Product Image

Beyond worthless game. Terrible mechanics, terrible gameplay, terrible graphics. I have nothing good to say about this horrible piece of trash. Even worse than games like Wheres Waldo, Back to the Future, Super Pitfall, and even worse than Chip n' Dale Rescue Rangers.

U guys don't relize that this is a snes GAME I'm I the only one who realizes that? - Xomanxy

Worst NES game. Probably the worst movie game I have ever played. Definitely one of the worst games I have ever played period. Should not exist!

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

16 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.

17 Captain Skyhawk
18 The Uncanny X-Men The Uncanny X-Men Product Image

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

19 The Adventures of Bayou Billy The Adventures of Bayou Billy Product Image

Sooo horrible - jameshoward

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...

21 Silver Surfer Silver Surfer Product Image

I actually kind of like this game, especially the music. But the difficulty is unfair.

Every time you touch something, you die and have to try it all over again.

Hardest NES game at least

One of the hardest games ever

22 Dragon's Lair Dragon's Lair Product Image

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.

23 Dick Tracy Dick Tracy Product Image

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

24 Advanced Dungeons & Dragons: Hillsfar

Another good game that isn't even a NES game, Like I said on the last AD&D game, this was for SNES, NES didn't have the capabilites to do what you could do in this game.

25 Silent Assault

If there’s anyone who loves Contra or Super C? Playing this game will make you sick. - asantalo

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