The 20 Best NES Games That Still Deserve Playtime Today

These twenty NES games are my favorite of all time. I spent hours leaning my body into twists and turns, jumping up and down, screaming at the TV, and gripping my controller until my hands went white.

There may also have been a time or two when I threw the controller out of frustration. As we speak, I'm having Final Fantasy, Double Dragon, Dragon Warrior, Donkey Kong, and Kirby's Adventure flashbacks of frustration.

You know what it is. So check out these fantastic NES games that still deserve playtime today.

California Games wasn't a massive NES success, but it provided hours of entertainment as you attempted to master each of the six sporting events.

California Games

Surprisingly, those stupid ducks could get away even when you cheated and put the gun against the television screen. As you progress through the levels, the ducks begin flying faster, increasing the game's difficulty.

Duck Hunt

Tecmo Bowl is one of the greatest sports video games of all time. The NES version was the first video console game to feature real players in the National Football League (NFL).

Tecmo Bowl

Ms. Pacman is one of the greatest video games of all time, spanning several arcade and game console releases. The objective is to avoid ghosts while earning points by eating pellets and fruit while running through a maze.

MS. Pacman

Rad Racer is a game where you race through different locations, including San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Athens. My favorite part of the game is the three fantastic radio stations and the ability to change them while driving.

Rad Racer

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