The 32 Best NES Games of All Time

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There was Atari...and then there was Nintendo. Once the glory days of Atari's home console dominance wavered and the video game crash of 1983 came to pass, it wasn't until 1985 that gaming rose like a phoenix in the US. Thanks to the introduction of the Nintendo Entertainment System, retail stores felt safe enough to carry video games once again. And with the rise of the NES came another gaming renaissance that resulted in 8-bit greatness for anyone and everyone that took a chance on it. After revisiting the console and blowing on the edge of our cartridges just like we did back in the day (we know that actually doesn't's just a force of habit!), we've come up with a list of the 32 best NES games of all time. Let all that nostalgia wave over you as we recount the strong software library of Nintendo's retro hardware juggernaut.

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Best NES Games

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1. ‘Super Mario Bros.’

Buy Now, $29.95

2. ‘Super Mario Bros. 3’

Buy Now, $54.99

3. ‘The Legend of Zelda’

Buy Now, $79

4. ‘Metroid’

Buy Now, $44.99

5. ‘Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out!!’

Buy Now, $68.07

6. ‘Contra’

Buy Now, $69.99

7. ‘Kirby’s Adventure’

Buy Now, $51.99

8. ‘Ninja Gaiden’

Buy Now, $35.58

9. ‘Duck Hunt’

Buy Now, $24.99

10. ‘Battletoads’

Buy Now, $63.99

11. ‘Double Dragon’

Buy Now, $17.42

12. ‘Double Dragon II: The Revenge’

Buy Now, $28.70

13. ‘Mega Man 2’

Buy Now, $189.98

14. ‘Mega Man 3’

Buy Now, $41.99

15. ‘DuckTales’

Buy Now, $45.83

16. ‘Excitebike’

Buy Now, $32.99

17. ‘Blades of Steel’

Buy Now, $14.99

18. ‘Tecmo Bowl’

Buy Now, $29.09

19. ‘Tetris’

Buy Now, $26.99

20. ‘Dr. Mario’

Buy Now, $26

21. ‘Castlevania’

Buy Now, $33.82

22. ‘Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse’

Buy Now, $64.99

23. ‘Final Fantasy’

Buy Now, $61.99

24. ‘Dragon Quest III’

25. ‘Kid Icarus’

Buy Now, $54.99

26. ‘Batman: The Video Game’

Buy Now, $32.08

27. ‘Bionic Commando’

Buy Now, $32.99

28. ‘River City Ransom’

Buy Now, $74.99

29. ‘Blaster Master’

Buy Now, $19.99

30. ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Arcade Game’

Buy Now, $35.27

31. ‘Metal Gear’

Buy Now, $39.99

32. ‘Little Nemo: The Dream Master’

Buy Now, $34.99
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