I never really loved the NES, even when it was the only thing out there. But it did have far better options than anything before it, and among all the crap on the console, there were still a few gems. So let’s take a look at my 10 favorite out of the 50 I own, though I have only played 30 of them so far.
Mega Man 4
All the Mega Man games feel like the same game to me, but just kept getting better slightly, as if it’s one game with DLC being constantly added to it. I was always excited to see what robots they would come out with next.
Mega Man 5
Like I said, they just keep getting better.
Mega Man 6
This is the best one on the NES. I told you, I’m not a huge fan of NES, but the Mega Man series is fantastic.
This game is really hard, but also quite satisfying, so that I never really got mad over the countless times I died. The gameplay is just really fun and keeps you wanting more. When you beat it, it’s a great feeling.
Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest
This is a ridiculously impossible to figure out game. But with a walkthrough, it is so much fun and one of my favorite Castlevania games of all time.
Zelda II: The Adventure of Link
This is another really hard game, but again, quite satisfying. It really is a lot of fun once you get strong enough to hold your own.
Super Mario Bros 2
Quite a turn from the first game, but man is it fun. A really great platformer.
HAL Labs/ Nintendo
What a unique and fantastic platformer. So much fun…
The Legend of Zelda
Oh. My. God. This was easily the most ambitious and by far the best game to ever come out at it’s time. It’s a huge game packed with secrets, enemies and items and it just was jaw dropping, and still is really…
Super Mario Bros 3
In the way Zelda shattered everything, this game did just as much. It took a classic and improved upon it 100fold. It’s just so big, with so many paths and items. One of the best platformers out there and one of the best games of all time.
And there you have it. My top 10 must haves for the console that started modern gaming.