Posted by: seanmalstrom | September 2, 2014

Email: Top 10 NES (Game Tiers)

People are excited, they cannot contain themselves and are sending me their SNES lists. DON’T DO THAT YET! :) You have… to… wait.

Anyway, here is the NES list:

Hello Master Malstrom,

I saw that you were putting out a call for lists of NES games readers still play today. I’m kind of in the same boat as you, having re-found my adoration for the NES after years of crushing disappointment in today’s industry. And, over the past year, I’ve scoured the various shops and yard sales to rebuild the library I had as a kid. I’ve built up a pretty big “go to” list, my favorites of which are in the list below:
Tier 1
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1) Super Mario Bros. 3
2) The Legend of Zelda
3) Blaster Master
4) Rygar
5) Millipede
6) Teenage Ninja Turtles II: The Arcade Game
7) Double Dragon II
8) Mega Man 2
9) Castlevania III
10) StarTropics
Tier 2
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1) Adventure Island II
2) Wizards and Warriors
3) Dragon Warrior
4) Captain Skyhawk
5) R.C. Pro-Am
6) Vice: Project Doom
7) Xexyz
8) After Burner
9) Dr. Mario
10) Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out!
Tier 3
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1) Kid Niki: The Radical Ninja
2) Twin Cobra
3) Magic of Scheherazade
4) Legacy of the Wizard
5) Starship Hector
6) Faxanadu
7) Deja Vu
8) Phantom Fighter
9) Excitebike
10) Paperboy
Take care, and keep enjoying the thrill of the game.
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I do find myself playing Millipede a hell of a lot. It’s like Centipede but with all this shit coming at you from the sides and from the top. The game is crazy good and cheap at $5.
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I need to pick up a copy of Turtles II.

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