Nintendo has been an integral part of the gaming industry since its release in the 1980s. Throughout its thirty-plus years in the market, the company has released some of history’s most iconic games. With titles like Super Mario Bros, The Legend of Zelda, and Metroid, Nintendo has made a name for itself as one of the top game developers in the world. Here we look at 50 of the greatest NES titles to ever grace our screens.
Super Mario Bros 3
Without doubt, one of the best games on any Nintendo platform, Super Mario Bros 3 is an absolute classic. With vibrant and eye-catching visuals, huge levels to explore and unique power-ups that enable Mario to traverse obstacles and defeat enemies with ease – this 8-bit side scroller set a new standard for quality games on this system. It remains highly popular today with millions having played it since its original release over 30 years ago.
As well as delivering a captivating story that anyone can engage with, Super Mario Bros 3 also introduced some innovative features exclusive to NES such as a world map system, special suits and item cards – all designed to create unique levels for players to progress through. This game is so beloved by fans that it was even adapted into an anime movie with live action scenes; proving once again how influential it is in our culture.
The Legend Of Zelda
Widely considered one of the most important video games of all time; The Legend Of Zelda revolutionised what we thought possible from adventure games on consoles like NES. Rather than following linear paths like many before it, this game encouraged players to explore an overworld filled with secrets and puzzles before finally taking on the ultimate boss at its end.
The game had multiple endings depending on how quickly you complete levels so there