Recommend me 10 NES games

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Post by JackPainter » Sat Apr 12, 2008 9:56 am

Is it worth me throwing out some extra cash to buy Contra from the states, instead of buying Probotector over here?

I know its the same game, but I'd rather play the original version.


I don't like the look of the robots either.. 8)
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Post by C=Style » Sat Apr 12, 2008 10:26 am

As I've been playing LOTS of NES just recently I cam across a really great game called Vice: Project Doom. It's got a nice variety to the stages with driving, shooting (op wolf style) and Ninja Gaiden stlye platform stages whcih make up the bulk of the gameplay. It also pushes the NES quite hard with great visuals and sound, but the best thing about it is the way it plays, it's just got a lovely addictive feel to it which is kinda hard to explain but you'll understand if you play it. Definitely recommended.

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Post by bolda » Sun Apr 13, 2008 4:09 pm

Ultimate Stuntman by Codemasters... fairly average gameplay but some of the best music I've heard from the humble NES!
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Post by C=Style » Sun Apr 13, 2008 5:49 pm

JackPainter wrote:Is it worth me throwing out some extra cash to buy Contra from the states, instead of buying Probotector over here?

I know its the same game, but I'd rather play the original version.


I don't like the look of the robots either.. 8)
I don't reckon there's enough difference to bother doing that, however the true original version is the Japanese game which featured a proper introduction and extra background animations that were taken out (errr.... why??) from the Western releases, now that one would be worth tracking down.
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Post by sscott » Sun Apr 13, 2008 5:53 pm

Still don't own a NES, was in a shop about to buy one when the store owner said "the trick to the NES is to blow" ???, he put me off saying that you constantly have to faff on with the connectors on the carts - is this true?
Bought the 32X instead! The shame of it! :oops:
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Post by witchfinder » Sun Apr 13, 2008 6:06 pm

sscott wrote:he put me off saying that you constantly have to faff on with the connectors on the carts - is this true?
Yes and no - some old carts will give you problems but you can clean the contacts with some isopropyl (readily available from Maplin) and that will usually help. The main problem is that the cartridg connectors get loose in the system itself, but it is very easy to open them up and sort them out...

For anyone interested in region-unlocking their NES and importing games from the much larger and cheaper US back catalogue, check out the article I've put together on my blog (link below) :D

And for some additional game suggestions, how about...

Air Fortress (half h-scrolling shmup, half platformer)
Blaster Master (classic!)
Metal Fighter (great unlicensed h-scrolling shmup where you have to earn power-ups in minigames)
Robowarrior (Bomberman goes run & gun!)
Snoopy's Silly Sports Spectacular (amusing 2-player action)
Starship Hector (early v-scrolling shmup from HudsonSoft)
The 100k Challenge - 40 Arcade Classics. 2 MAME Cabs. 1 Average Gamer.
Mastertronic Chronicles - Mastertronic C64 Game Collecting and Reviews
My Youtube Channel (featuring Mastertronic, Funspot, REPLAY and more!)

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Post by C=Style » Sun Apr 13, 2008 6:18 pm

sscott wrote:Still don't own a NES, was in a shop about to buy one when the store owner said "the trick to the NES is to blow" ???, he put me off saying that you constantly have to faff on with the connectors on the carts - is this true?
Bought the 32X instead! The shame of it! :oops:
The bloody shame indeed! :)

Deary me, well you gotta make up for it I'm afraid, you have to get a NES to right the wrongs of the past, plus there's the little bonus that it's an insanely fun machine to play on. So many great games!

Some NES's do suffer from dodgy connectors, I remember having to blow in mine quite often just to stop that annoying flashing screen when you put a game in, but there's plenty on ebay that's been refurbished with new ones, and they're nice and cheap too.
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Post by retrorex » Sun Apr 13, 2008 10:54 pm

Funny I was reading this post while I have Skate or Die paused on the NES. I recently got (for the second time) an NES again and now I am starting to collect some games... I have the 2 Skate or dies here but not everyone has tastes for that so I can recommend:

I know you have some but his is the top 10 for me:

1- SUPER MARIO 3
2- CONTRA
3- CASTLEVANIA 3
4- BIONIC COMMANDO
5- JACKAL (dude this is like extremly underrated, Contra on JEEPS!)
6- BATMAN RETURN OF THE JOKER (this game graphics looked like an SNES game)
7- BATTLETOADS
8- PUNCHOUT
9- LEGEND OF ZELDA (you cant go wrong with this one)
10- THE IMMORTAL, MARBLE MADNESS, CAPTAIN SKYHAWK... so many good games.

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Post by C=Style » Sat Apr 19, 2008 3:59 pm

Has anyone else here ever played Pinbot?

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It does look a little bit crappy from that screenshot but what you can't see is how smooth it plays, and how great the ball physics are. I'm pretty addicted to it at the minute, not usually a big fan of pinball games but I did love Devil's Crush on PCE if that counts. Overall it has a great feel to it with nice solid gameplay, definitely another top NES game that's well worth checking out if you get the chance!
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Post by NESgamer » Sat Apr 19, 2008 8:28 pm

I'd like to suggest a few if I may, in no particular order:


Metroid
Rygar
Bionic Commando
Jackal
Iron Tank
Vindicators
Legend of Zelda
Silent Service
Contra
Life Force

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Post by Guybrush » Sun Apr 20, 2008 12:02 pm

It's definetly worth importing a few US NES games via ebay.

I'd second Jackal, it's great! Also check out Whomp 'Em and Code Name Viper.

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Post by luzur » Sun Apr 20, 2008 1:14 pm

humhum....

Cobra Triangle
Balloon fight
Ice Climber
Ducktales (I-II)
Star Tropics
Rygar
Ikari Warriors (A.B.B.A. ;) )
Gunsmoke

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Re: Recommend me 10 NES games

Post by Sureshot » Fri Jul 17, 2009 3:04 pm

Adding this on for some great recommendations: http://www.sydlexia.com/top100nes.htm

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Re: Recommend me 10 NES games

Post by aztecca » Fri Jul 17, 2009 3:55 pm

Here is some of my faves :D

kirbys adventure
Blades of steel
Mega man 2
Bubble bobble
Punch out
Mighty final fight
R C pro am
Exitebike
Jackie chans action kung fu
Robocop
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Re: Recommend me 10 NES games

Post by nesmaster » Sat Jul 18, 2009 5:00 am

Can't believe i havent contributed to this thread :)

Startropics
Duck Tales
Blue Shadow
Blaster Master
Batman
Isolated Warrior
Solstice
Road Fighter
Faxanadu
Super Spike V Ball

None of the big names in that list like Mario, Mega Man, Ninja Gaiden have been included because they have been mentioned plenty of times before.
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