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:
Gun*Nac
TMNT III: Manhattan Project
Metal Storm
DuckTales 2
RC. Pro-Am II
Crystalis
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
Jackal
Ufouria/Hebereke
Vice: Project Doom/Gun-Dec

Shatterhand
Shadow of the Ninja/Blue Shadow
Mitsume ga Tooru
Ninja Gaiden III (JP) - Was made harder for the west
Little Samson
Moai-Kun
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
Toki
Dragon Spirit: The New Legend
Rampart (JP, Konami)
Power Blade
Over Horizon
Esper Dream 2
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