Recommend me 10 NES games

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Re: Recommend me 10 NES games

Post by davyK » Fri Jul 26, 2013 2:24 pm

Super Mario Bros Yeah- thing is - this game really is that good, Sublime control with spot on inertia and pixel perfect placement of enemies in great levels means it is still an excellent game after all these years.
Super Mario Bros 3 Epic next step in the series. The over world map, the powerup suits, flight, bosses and mini-forts - all that was introduced here as the template for the later games. In fact this game saw the Mario universe expand greatly - so many new enemies were introduced here such as the boo ghosts etc. A massive number of levels, great graphics and sound. That trademark control and physics. Still puts many later platformers to shame.
Gradius Great old port of the arcade game. Flickers in places and slows down in others- but it feels like the arcade. Rock hard challenge.
Punch Out Legendary comic boxing game - this was a real crowd pleaser back in the day. One of the few games that made ever me laugh.
Solar Jet Man Massive gravity based shooter in the same vein as Gravitar and Thrust - only this takes the genre to it limits. Filled with different planets to explore and items to find in your quest to find battle ship parts. Weird humour and sound effects make for a very pleasing experience. Technically brilliant too - huge levels made navigable by the mapping facility and smooth 8-way scrolling was a big deal back then.
Solomon's Key Excellent port of the Tecmo platform puzzle game - pretty close in quality to the arcade game.
Balloon Fight Nintendo does Joust - and in some ways improves upon it. Faultless sense of inertia and the cute balloon grasping characters are more fun - and there's variety in the little bonus levels. Great 2 player dynamics as in Joust. Also features an extra little game called Balloon Flight which is a survival style "how far can you go" game that is seriously addictive.
Boulderdash The NES got a great version of this. Really slick presentation - I'd say the best of the 8bit era at least.
Dropzone Stunning redux of Defender by Archer Maclean - the NES gets a lightening fast version that looks great, sounds great and controls great. Just writing this makes me want to get a NES again just to play this.
Probotector aka Contra War in a box - brilliant run and gun from Konami. Total action from start to finish and it has great variety in it levels. Has a 2 player simultaneous mode too.

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Re: Recommend me 10 NES games

Post by ommadawnyawn » Thu Jul 06, 2017 11:39 am

These don't get mentioned all that often:
TMNT III: Manhattan Project
Metal Storm
DuckTales 2
RC. Pro-Am II
Solomon’s Key, Solomon’s Key 2
Life Force/Salamander
Mendel Palace

Boulder Dash
Bucky O’Hare
Crisis Force
Splatterhouse: Wanpaku Graffiti
Gargoyle’s Quest II
Little Nemo: The Dream Master
The Guardian Legend
Vice: Project Doom/Gun-Dec

Shadow of the Ninja/Blue Shadow
Mitsume ga Tooru
Ninja Gaiden III (JP) - Was made harder for the west
Little Samson
Hammerin’ Harry
Jackie Chan’s Action Kung Fu
Super Dodgeball
Twinbee 3: Poko Poko Dai Maou

Gradius II
Mr. Gimmick
Famicom Wars
Super Turrican (w/ Plus hack)
Yume Penguin Monogatari
Akumajou Special: Boku Dracula-kun (Dracula Kid)
Ai Senshi Nicol (FDS)
Kickle Cubicle
Bio Miracle Bokutte Upa
Action in New York/SCAT

Darkwing Duck
Kunio Kun no Nekketsu Soccer League
Dragon Spirit: The New Legend
Rampart (JP, Konami)
Power Blade
Over Horizon
Esper Dream 2
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Re: Recommend me 10 NES games

Post by GoldenOgre » Wed Jul 08, 2020 11:46 am

The great thing about the NES is the simplicity of control and although graphics are not all created equal, it's more reliant on gameplay. Over 1000 games worldwide covering every genre.

Here's a couple games you may not have heard of that are worth a look on the NES.

Lolo 1-3. Puzzle style top down game where you move blocks, collects heart icons, and avoid monsters to reach the goal. The japanese version is better, but the graphics aren't as good.

Pinball Quest. This game is hard to beat! easy to play. The quest mode has you move through levels that are have moving enemies, and bosses. Super fun game!

Jackal. Best played with 2 players, you drive a job and blast your way through the level similar to Commando or Super Contra's top down levels.

Final Fantasy The orignial in all it's 8-bit glory. If you can, play Final Fantasy 3 translated. It's the best RPG for 8 bit for any Dragon Quest/Warrior , Final Fantasy fan.

Wizards and Warriors. Collect keys, gems, get attacked constantly and make it through the levels similar to ghost n goblins, just more collecty. Super fun and challenging!

Solstice, sudo 3d platformer with a huge sprawling map where you must solve puzzles and collect pices of a staff to beat the game. Super hard, fun, and has the best intro music of any game!

Many more I could add based on whatever you like!

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