The 10 Best NES Rpgs

Many of the best RPG series such as Final Fantasy, Dragon Warrior, and Zelda started out on the NES system. The traditional role playing elements such as purchasing weapons and accumulating experience points was first introduced to players of this system. The NES is still a nostalgic treasure to many people and here are 10 of the best RPGs for the NES system.



Legend Of Zelda

The Legend Of Zelda is one of the biggest selling video games of all time. It’s combination of action, adventure, and problem solving has made it a fan favorite and a great alternative to traditional turn-base RPGs.



Dragon Warrior

Dragon Warrior was one of the first games to lay the foundation of the RPGs to come. The open world exploring, random battles, and leveling up the character, are game traits that are still used in modern RPGs. 25 years later, the franchise is still going strong.



Final Fantasy

One of the most beloved RPGs of all time was started on the NES system in 1987. The series has sold over 97 million units worldwide and continues to be popular to this day.



Star Tropics

Star Tropics is an action style RPG with linear storyline instead of a traditional turn-based one. It is one of the few NES RPGs  that was not released in Japan. A sequel called Zoda’s Revenge: Star Tropics II was released in 1994.




Faxanadu is an action type RPG released in 1987. The game is divided into 3 worlds that resemble tree trunks with a generally side view presentation.



Dragon Warrior III

Although this is the third game in the series, it is the first game from a chronological standpoint. This game expands the world to be explored and introduces the class-changing system that has become popular in so many current RPGs.  The Dragon Warrior series was groundbreaking in almost every installment.



Dragon Warrior IV

Dragon Warrior IV is a unique entry in the series in that it is divided into 5 chapters with each chapter introducing a character. You can also change out your characters during the game as you see fit. In spite of these differences, fans of the series will still enjoy the gameplay and adventures that have made these games popular.



Zelda II: Adventures Of Link

Although some people were disappointed in the second Zelda game, it still stands tall among early RPGs.  It introduced the experience points that are so common in RPGs today and moved to a side scrolling view. It was not the groundbreaking game that many fans had hoped for, but it still ranks as one of the best NES RPG games.



Ironsword: Wizards and Warriors II

In this sequel to Wizards And Warriors, the player now has spells that will give you special abilities. This game is considered quite difficult to finish and can be frustrating at times, but has received positive reviews from most players.



Demon Sword

In Demon Sword, you must gather the pieces of the shattered sword to defeat the demon. There are plenty of magic spells throughout the game, and players have the ability to jump over enemies during the game. Although not as famous as Zelda or Final Fantasy, Demon Sword is still a worthwhile NES game.

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