What do you think is the most underrated NES game?

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#1 Posted by DoomNukem3D (369 posts) -

Going off ones released in the west I'd say Guerrilla War. I also think it's one of the best games ever tbh.

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#2 Posted by SaltSlasher (1241 posts) -

I consider Simon's Quest as very under-rated, like E.T. got a bad wrap. I classify it with TMNT as bad games we love, cause they are both are called bad games, but everyone knows of TMNT cause they played it a ton cause most popular game of its time. I think Simon's Quest is like that, minus being uber-popular, but for those of us who loved it, think of it as a gem.

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#3 Posted by deactivated-5d1e44cf96229 (2814 posts) -

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III: The Manhattan Project

Everybody knows about and has nostalgia for the first two TMNT games on the NES, but most people never played TMNT III: The Manhattan Project since it was a late NES release after gamers had already moved on to the SNES. And that's unfortunate since TMNT III: The Manhattan Project was by far the best TMNT game on the NES and it even gives Turtles in Time a run for it's money as the best TMNT game of all time.

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#4 Posted by Ovirew (9102 posts) -


Or maybe https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_Nemo:_The_Dream_Master

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MagMax that needs some love, too.

Pretty sure this has a good shot as well: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Town_%26_Country_Surf_Designs:_Wood_%26_Water_Rage

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#5 Edited by tocool340 (21381 posts) -

Hmmm....I don't hear much about this game. And this is the only game that comes to mind at the moment...

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#6 Posted by VFighter (5123 posts) -

@saltslasher: ET got a bad wrap because it was...bad, like really f**king bad.

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#7 Posted by minishcapper (37 posts) -

I don't know if it's underrated, but Willow is a pretty great little action RPG. Zelda Link to the Past copied both its sword swipe (which allows you to hit enemies on a diagonal) and its multi-floor dungeons.

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#8 Posted by RSM-HQ (8540 posts) -

Spelunker. And just the franchise in general, very popular in Japan.

I see so many people adore Spelunky (an American Indie rip-off of Spelunker) but never a care for the original. In fact last time I brought up this game

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I recall someone here on GS calling it a "Spelunky rip-off" 'T_T

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#9 Posted by judaspete (3073 posts) -

Bio Miracle Bokute Upa is great. I got this while trying to figure out what to spend my last Wii shop points on. Probably the best nes platformer with no plumbers I've ever played.

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#10 Posted by Heirren (2227 posts) -


Yeah thats a good one.

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#11 Posted by Litchie (24140 posts) -

Came in here to post this:

Very glad and surprised
@Ovirew had already mentioned it.

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#12 Edited by Ovirew (9102 posts) -

@Litchie: It was ahead of its time! :D

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#13 Posted by CookieCrumbles (29 posts) -

The Magic of Scheherazade