Six Classic Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) Video Games
In the mid-1980s through the early 1990s, the Nintendo Entertainment System was king of the home video game consoles. Plenty of those games were fun to play then, and they’re still fun to play now. Here are six of my favorites.
This is the game that kicked off the famous Castlevania series of video games. It’s been around for 25 years, and it’s still a load of fun to play on the old Nintendo Entertainment System (NES).
This was not only a great bike racing games, with tons of thrills and spills, but it was also one of the first home video games in which the player was given the option of doing a little programming. How? This NES game actually gave the player a tool that allowed him or her to make their own race tracks. And then the player could play on the tracks, and even save the tracks (on a cassette!).
This was the very first Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles video game, and since there have been about 20 made altogether. This game was so popular that it spawned several sequels and is considered the best-selling game for the NES that was not actually made by Nintendo.
Dodge ball video games are tough to find, and this one for the NES was a rarity back in the late 1980s. The controls and gameplay took a lot to get used to, but once you did there was tons of fun to be had playing Super Dodge Ball.
Attack the enemy! Shoot! Run! Toss a grenade! It sounds like war, but it was all in good fun with the 1985 arcade game Commando, of which there were many, many different home ported versions. But of all of them, the home port for the NES was by far the best with solid graphics, great gameplay, and to boot it was the most home port like the arcade version of the game.
This was a port of the arcade football game, but it was even better than the arcade version because you could play offense and defense, and the arcade version only allowed players to play offense. This was never the most popular of video games, but it was the first sports game that sort of was like the real sport, years better than the earlier, blocky graphics of most sports games.
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