Top NES Games

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Created Sep 19, 2018 by RAWG Editorial
This is the top according to RAWG, of course, and we're sometimes very subjective, VERY subjective.
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Final Fantasy (1987) screenshot
    A game that spawned the franchise and redefined RPGs with various classes and multi-character parties. Final Fantasy was the last-ditch effort for its creator as he was considering leaving the industr…
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    Super Mario Bros. 3 screenshot
      Not much to say here, a masterpiece on its own, still gets people to play even after all these years.Tanooki suit all the way, friends!
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      Kirby's Adventure (1993) screenshot
        This game pushed the visuals to its limit on NES. First game to introduce Kirby's signature move of gaining powers through sucking them up. Also, there was a save functionality within the game that ma…
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          Starting with a classic puzzle game. Made by a Russian developer, it's a pinnacle of what can be so simple, yet so addictive.
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            The origin of Metroidvania right here. One huge map, scaling abilities that open up more and more things to explore, also an alternate ending and one of the first badass female protagonists that you f…
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              One more classic that spawned a franchise with each entry pushing the boundaries of each Nintendo's platform.It became the blueprint for future games with the huge world to explore, the NPCs to intera…
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              Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse screenshot
                This is not an easy game but never impossible. With the hero being limited in their movement (compared to other heroes like Samus Aran or Mega Man) the game revolves around these limitations and makin…
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                Mega Man 2 (1988) screenshot
                  Quick Man's stage...Nonetheless, after the first game was received so poorly, this one was developed as a side project but with so much love. The cartoonish style was turned to the maximum, the contro…
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                  Contra (1987) screenshot
                    Okay, confess, who used the Konami Code to get 30 lives and proceeded to die needlessly?One of the best multiplayer experiences and so much testosterone in this run&gun side-scroller.
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                    Punch-Out!! (1987) screenshot
                      Skill-based boxing matches with so many memorable characters. Addictive and challenging.
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