Games for NES

Nintendo Entertainment System (usually referred to as NES) is Nintendo’s first major home video game console. It was initially released in 1983 in Japan as Famicom. Even though both consoles shared similar hardware, the games were region-blocked and had different game cartridge design. The consoles’ design was also drastically different with Famicom having two controllers wired inside the system. NES was the first successful video game console in North America since the video game crash of 1983 and was one of the main reasons of the industry revitalization. Throughout its lifespan, many classic game series originated on NES: Super Mario, Metroid, Castlevania, Final Fantasy, The Legend of Zelda, Dragon Quest, Mega Man, and Ghosts'n'Goblins among others. The NES gamepad consisted of four-directional D-pad, Start, Select, A and B buttons. It was the first video game console controller that included a D-pad which became the industry standard and was featured in almost every game console since. The console had a considerably long lifespan and was only discontinued in 1995 in North America and 2003 in Japan.