Posted by: seanmalstrom | August 29, 2014

Email: NES List

Here you go.  By the way, I got my NES in 1988.

Tier 1:

Super Mario Bros. 3

Zelda II

The Legend of Zelda

Super Mario Bros. 2

Mike Tyson’s Punch Out!!

Double Dragon III: The Sacred Stones

Double Dragon II: The Revenge

Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest

Ninja Turtles II: The Arcade Game

Super Mario Bros.

Tier 2:



Double Dragon


Yoshi’s Cookie

Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse


Super C

Ninja Turtles

Donkey Kong Classics

Tier 3:

RC Pro Am II

Super Off Road

Hogan’s Alley

Duck Hunt

Ironsword: Wizards & Warriors II

Kung Fu


Dr. Mario

Marble Madness


Tier 1 is the absolute best of the best.  It’s what my young self would have voted back in the day, and that hasn’t changed really.  Some games like Metroid and Contra I didn’t really get into until later (like around the N64 era).

The first Ninja Turtles game is not really that great, but man did we keep playing it back in the day.  It didn’t matter that we couldn’t beat it.  Black box Tennis was a joy.  I loved doubles matches.

Yeah, yeah, I know RC Pro Am II is expensive, but I got it a few years ago and it’s better than the first one (it has an upgrade system like Super Off Road plus multiplayer).


Now THIS is a list. There are actually 30 games here! Amazing!

Interesting that you put up two light gun games.

Castlevania II is one of your Tier 1 games?

Is Double Dragon III that good? I remember many thinking it was a disappointment when it came out.








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