#1 Posted by Behardy24 (3302 posts) -

I have been building a coin collection for the last year and I have collected a half liter of coke bottle of coins. My plans are to transfer my coins to cash and buy a NES at the start of July. (Never played an NES or the games) I'm looking to start buying some of the best NES games ever released, so what are your suggestions? I'll probably start buying the NES games at a retro electronics store that's an hour away from me and at ebay/amazon.

#2 Posted by Behardy24 (3302 posts) -

Bump because I need advice!

#3 Posted by alim298 (1274 posts) -

Check out these two lists:

Top 100 Best NES Games Ever - Retro-Sanctuary

Best NES Games of all time | GamesRadar

I've been feeling the NEStalgia myself for the past month. Good old days...

My personal favorites.

1.Castlevania III


3.Ghosts N' Goblins

4.Ninja Gaiden II



7.Micro Machines

8.Smash TV

9.Duck Tales

10.Double Dragon

11.Kirby's Adventure



14.Super Dodge Ball

15.Super Mario Bros 3

16.Guerrilla War

17.Track N' Field

18.River City Ransom

19.Spy Hunter

20.Snake Rattle N' Roll

#4 Edited by SovietsUnited (2207 posts) -

You might as well add IGN's Top 100 NES games to those links as well.

alim298 has a good list there, but i'll provide my picks anyway, beyond Nintendo's usual suspects, be sure to play

  • Blaster Master
  • Bubble Bobble
  • Bionic Commando
  • Adventure Island 1-2
  • Contra
  • Super C(ontra)
  • R.C. Pro-Am
  • Batman
  • Megaman 1-3+
  • Life Force
  • Gradius
  • Kid Icarus
  • Chip n' Dale: Rescue Rangers
  • Rygar
  • Yie Ar Kung Fu
  • Battletoads & Double Dragon
#5 Edited by Heirren (16665 posts) -

You'll get great games from any typical list. I may make a list of ones not often mentioned, but for now I'm just going to bring up this title.

This game also has some of the best, if not THE best, music to grace the NES.

#6 Posted by bilalindia (8 posts) -
#7 Posted by Behardy24 (3302 posts) -

@alim298: Alright cool. Thanks for the link and the list. I've heard good things about some of the games on your list so I'll definitely buy them out. Thanks again!

#8 Edited by Behardy24 (3302 posts) -
#9 Posted by dethtrain (386 posts) -

Wizards and Warriors was fun as a kid. Or was it warriors and wizards....

#10 Posted by Chatch09 (321 posts) -

Xexyz! Probably my favorite NES game besides Super Mario Bros 2&3. Some of my favorite 8-bit tunes as well.

#11 Posted by Behardy24 (3302 posts) -

@Chatch09: I'll look through the prices of that game, Thanks for the suggestion! :D

#12 Posted by Behardy24 (3302 posts) -

@dethtrain: It was Wizards & Warriors, that game and the other sequel look rad so I'll for sure give it a look. Thank you!

#13 Edited by Old_Gooseberry (3513 posts) -

some of my favourite NES games were:

Super Dodgeball

Super Mario 3

Super Spike V-Ball

Chip and Dale Rescue Rangers

#14 Edited by Behardy24 (3302 posts) -
#15 Posted by Behardy24 (3302 posts) -

@Heirren: Never heard of that game, but that seems like some really rad music. I can definitely see myself picking up down the line. Thanks for the suggestion.

#16 Posted by dethtrain (386 posts) -

Wow can't believe pro wrestling didnt make the top 100 list. That was one of the best 2 player games I played. Wrestlemania games were fun too.

I've been digging into my memory banks more. Had fun with these titles: A boy and His blob, Friday the 13th, Robocop, Xexyz, Paperboy, Adventure Island, Bases loaded (weird baseball games with super power affects), Blades of Steel (fighting game mixed with hockey lol), Bubble Bobble (hard!!), Goonies, Rampage, Simpsons (the one where you play as bart)

#17 Edited by Behardy24 (3302 posts) -

@dethtrain: Nice unique choices that I haven't seen yet, thanks for listing them!