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Best NES Games

This is the list of the best games for NES currently available on GamesNostalgia. All packed with the correct emulator. If you don't see the game you are looking for, feel free to contact us and ask.

Prince of Persia

Prince of Persia

Prince of Persia is a fantasy cinematic 2D platformer originally developed and published by Brøderbund and designed by Jordan Mechner. It was initially released in 1989 for the Apple II.

Year: 1990 Genre: Platformer

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Mega Man 2

Mega Man 2

Mega Man 2, known in Japan as Rockman 2, is an action platformer created by Capcom in 1988 for the Nintendo Entertainment System. It was the second title in the Mega Man series a...

Year: 1988 Genre: Platformer

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Kings of the Beach

Kings of the Beach

Kings of the Beach is a beach volley game created by Electronic Arts initially for MS-DOS in 1998, then ported to Commodore 64 in 1989 and finally released for the NES in 1990. Th...

Year: 1990 Genre: Sports

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Contra

Contra

Contra is a run-and-gun style platformer developed by Konami and published by Erbe Software in 1987. It was released in arcades and on ZX Spectrum and Amstrad PC to start with. The...

Year: 1988 Genre: Shooter

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Sweet Home

Sweet Home

Sweet Home is a survival horror roleplaying game produced and published by Capcom for Famicom in 1989. Although it was released exclusively for Japan, it received an excellent translation for English-speaking players.

Year: 1989 Genre: Role Playing

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The Black Onyx

The Black Onyx

The Black Onyx is a Japanese RPG created by Bullet-Proof Software originally in 1984 for the NEC-PC 8801. It was the first role-playing game developed in Japan, taking inspiration from big western hits such as Wizardry and Ultima.

Year: 1988 Genre: Role Playing

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Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!!

Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!!

Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out! is one of the most iconic boxing games and was developed and published by Nintendo in 1987 for the NES. In addition to being a classic icon, it is also one of the best-selling games of all time.

Year: 1987 Genre: Sports

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Gradius

Gradius

Gradius is a horizontally scrolling shoot 'em up developed and published by Konami, initially in 1985 as an arcade. The game was ported to MSX and NES in 1986 and released outside Japan with the name "Nemesis.

Year: 1986 Genre: Shooter

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New Ghostbusters II

New Ghostbusters II

New Ghostbusters II is a videogame inspired by the popular Ivan Reitman movie, the sequel to the famous Ghostbusters. The film Ghostbusters II was released in 1989. This game, crea...

Year: 1990 Genre: Action

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Shadow Warriors

Shadow Warriors

Shadow Warriors (or Ninja Gaiden in non-PAL countries) is a coin-op created by Tecmo and released in 1988. The home computer versions were developed by Ocean and published in 1990 ...

Year: 1988 Genre: Beat-'em-up

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Batman: The Video Game

Batman: The Video Game

Batman: The Video Game is a platformer created by Sunsoft for the NES in 1989, right after the Batman movie by Tim Burton. It should not be confused with the Batman videogame creat...

Year: 1989 Genre: Platformer

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Dyna Blaster

Dyna Blaster

Bomberman, or as it's known in Europe, Dyna Blaster, is one of my all-time favorites games. Originally created in 1983 for the PC, it was later ported to the Atari ST and the Amiga.

Year: 1991 Genre: Arcade

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Ghosts 'N Goblins

Ghosts 'N Goblins

Ghosts 'N Goblins is a popular arcade released by Capcom in 1985 and later ported to many home platforms. The Amiga version was published by Elite in 1990, several years after the original Capcom coin-op.

Year: 1990 Genre: Action

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Super Contra

Super Contra

Super Contra is an arcade game developed and published by Konami in 1988, also ported for Nintendo Entertainment in 1990 This installment is a sequel to the legendary Contra (19...

Year: 1990 Genre: Shooter

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