Google+

This is a Legacy List. What does that mean? Click here to find out more about GamesRadar's Best Lists!

54 comments

  • RSQViper - October 2, 2014 11:23 a.m.

    Shadow of the Ninja is amazing. Wish it was on here. Talk about an under-appreciated game. Co-op with lots of abilities you could use. Great gameplay and enemies. Wasn't a big fan of Rush N Attack. I know it was super popular, but never thought it was that great.
  • D1G1T4L - August 3, 2014 6:57 p.m.

    OMG! I can't believe i forgot Ghosts N Goblins. That will be my 11th pick. :D
  • D1G1T4L - August 3, 2014 6:44 p.m.

    Sooo many good games... This is my top 10 off the top of my head. 1.Super Mario 2.Kid Nikki 3.River City Ransom 4.LOZ 5.Chip N Dale RR 6.Mike Tysons Punchout 7.Contra 8.Mega Man 9.Ice hockey 10.Zombies ate my neighbors
  • Tonyyenz704 - July 27, 2014 1:02 a.m.

    Wow no déjà vu? What game for the nes let you participate in Gambling, pill popping, and mysterious murders, wasn't many realistic games like déjà vu on the nes. Little nemo dream master didn't make the cut? I would have at least thought little nemo dream master would be up there with duck tales and rescue rangers.
  • Mr.Dynamic - May 10, 2014 12:35 p.m.

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Arcade Game should be higher on this list. It is easily a top 10 or top 20 NES game.
  • scottsweatshirt - April 30, 2014 10:03 p.m.

    1. Marble Madness 2. Paperboy 3. Dusty Diamonds All-Star Softball 4. California Games 5. Renegade 6. Bart Simpson v. Space Mutants
  • PiMaster314 - April 18, 2014 11:18 a.m.

    Let's just say I agree with your #1 pick. Here is my left leg: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=433659723332445
  • Johnny_Reb - March 7, 2014 10:52 p.m.

    R.B.I. Baseball makes the list and not the far superior Baseball Stars? Baseball Stars is the first sports game with rpg elements (improve player stats, fire and hire new players) In my world Baseball Stars is in the top 20 if not 10 in NES games! Its a crap list without this ground breaking game which like Punch Out is actually better on the NES than the arcade!
  • aftrdark21 - March 5, 2014 10:02 a.m.

    What about Astyanax? Clash at Demonhead or The Guardian Legend? Those were some good games too. However River City Ransom should have been in the top 10 IMO.... Good list anyway.
  • zalmute - March 5, 2014 9:36 a.m.

    "None of the other games get as close to perfection as this one does. The other NES entries have at least one or two minor issues that can’t be ignored. " Megaman 2 is not perfect. The dragon boss for example, has a spot where if you jump to the highest block and jump too high, you can die. Die there and you are back to the mid point before the item section. Use up all of item 2? Go back and grind weapon energy! The crashman room boss is another example. You get limited shots and can only use that weapon to not only destroy the boss but doors protecting them. Miss or come into the room without full crash bomb energy? You are screwed and have to grind energy again! These two examples are glaring instances of issues and enough for me to see megaman 3 as the superior game.
  • ssj3gotenks - March 5, 2014 9:35 a.m.

    One of my favorite NES games has always been Crystalis. Definitely top 5. And I also agree with Megaman 2 being the best one on NES the others just didn't have the same magic even to this day I compare all Megaman games to that one it was perfect.
  • melekeddine - March 5, 2014 9:32 a.m.

    what about Gremlins:the new batch ???it was very good with many beautiful soundtracks
  • mganai - October 22, 2012 6:23 p.m.

    I contend the NES version of Contra is the superior version. The only area it comes short on is graphics.
  • corey77 - September 12, 2012 7:33 a.m.

    Great list.. Some of my personal Fav's not listed: Solomon's Key Castlevania Jackal Super C Rush N Attack Life Force
  • melekeddine - March 5, 2014 9:30 a.m.

    Castlevania,Super C,Rush N Attack are listed!!!
  • ViolentLee - April 19, 2012 6:01 p.m.

    Is that Hudson Hawk on the final page? WTF? Also, Mega Man 2 is so damn good. I even made a music video where Dr. Wily taunts Mega Man about how he's going to die. Go to YouTube and search You Are Going To Die Dr. Wily.
  • n00b - April 17, 2012 1:20 p.m.

    Typo for blaster master he game was praised for its smooth play control and fantastic level
  • alexandre-bret - April 17, 2012 11:36 a.m.

    Forgot Double Dragon 2 was amazing
  • alexandre-bret - April 17, 2012 11:33 a.m.

    Use to play the hell out of Bases Loaded 2 and Al Unser Jrs turbo Racing. not amazing games but they were addictive. Mega Man 3 was really good Id put it in my top 3 for sure
  • kachigop - April 17, 2012 11:02 a.m.

    The editing could be a little better here, "Featuring smooth controls and slick level design, he game was praised for its smooth play control and fantastic level design", but overall a great, nostalgic list.

Showing 1-20 of 54 comments

Join the Discussion
Add a comment (HTML tags are not allowed.)
Characters remaining: 5000

OR…

Connect with Facebook

Log in using Facebook to share comments, games, status update and other activity easily with your Facebook feed.