Top Ten Worst NES Games


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21 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.

22 Bible Adventures

It would be funny if the actual bible said on the bottom "For read on holy scroll"

Games like these prove that the bible and video games don't go together well.

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23 The Karate Kid

This was a cool game it was just really hard. What fun is a game that is so hard? - Sabbath

Again, the top left corner sticker ruined it. - MinecraftHater


24 Mother

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.

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25 Taboo: The Sixth Sense

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.

26 Top Gun

How is this not #1? I have never met anyone who can even pass level/mission 1. It was terrible.

Almost impossible to beat level 1

Worst game ever. Nice waste of $50 Mom...

27 The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle and Friends

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!

I'm surprised LJN games look awesome compared to this, and no, this ISN'T and LJN game for all of you dumbass haters (Note: I'm a hater myself, but I don't mistake non-LJN games to be LJN games). Even Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is better than this garbage.

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28 Friday the 13th

One of the best horror games of all time

This game is terrible, but what can you expect from LJN?

29 Total Recall

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

30 Super Mario Bros. 3

Who put this and Dr Mario on here? Take them off please! - Pastakirby7

Who put this Ice Climbers, Dr. Mario, Legend of Kage, Mother, Ninja Gaiden 3 and Castlevania 3?! TAKE THEM OFF THIS LIST NOW!

Whoever added this is an absolute retard. This is the best game ever made

The Mario games are kind of overrated, but that doesn't say much, this game should be taken off. I'm okay if you don't like it, but you don't need to announce it publicly where millions would disagree.

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31 The Terminator

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!

32 Hydlide

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!

33 Final Fantasy

Flawed, like Metal Gear & Castlevania 2.

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35 Bible Buffet

Candy Land + Joke quizzes + LJN's Bible games division = Bible Buffet

36 The Uncanny X-Men

Another video game ruined by Laughing Joking Numbnuts...

Three words: Laughing Joking Numbnuts

LJN + Pixel = Disaster

It's certainly LJN!
And also the title in-game should be The Uncanny X-Men not Marvel's X-Men!

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37 DragonLance: Heroes of the Lance

I love the books, but this game BLOWS.

38 The Three Stooges

This game is so dumb I wouldn't be surprised if it was made by The Three Stooges!

How did Nintendo power rate this higher than super Mario 3

So let me get this straight! This rated
better than SUPER Mario BROS. 3!

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39 Wall Street Kid

Legend of Kage and Super Mario 3 should not be on here. And Castlevania III was one of the best games on the NES.

Who wants to play a game about the stock market?

Do you like math? Then this game is for you.

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