Still a Fan of the Vintage NES? Here are the Best NES games to Play this Season
Some things never die, and some game leaves a never forgetting legacy behind. These are the best NES games that have earned a spot!
Such is the case with the amazing console which was released nearly 3 decades ago. And right after its release, the NES has been considered one of the remarkably gaming console featuring all the modern bells and whistles that simply surpasses the online gameplay on 60Hz and 4k resolution.
And we must say that the love for the NES games isn’t backed up without logic or no good reason. Some iconic titles such as the Super Mario Bros, The Legend of Zelda and Metroid are a few names that just about every other individual is quite profoundly familiar with. Is it that time of the year again, when you put aside your favorite PS4 and XBOX 1 and pull out your NES console to revisit the past?
If it is, then don’t forget to play the following titles.
Batman: The Video Game
Do you remember the batman movie released in 1989? In case, you don’t remember how the incarnation took place, here’s the Batman video game which can enable you to take a trip in the past.
Gotham is a country that is overruled by thugs and trash, where you are the Dark knight charged with the responsibility to take the trash out. Roam around the night cleaning the streets from the menace.
You cope with different thugs by getting in close combat and you have special weapons with limited supply. There are gun discs and boomerangs to take down enemies and you can climb walls, cling to them and take out thugs like a prolific Ninja Gaiden hero. The game is complex, but it is fun to play.
Captain America & the Avengers
Past is full of mistakes, as many developers were in the phase of testing and developing gaming experiences for the world, the first time. Hence, anything which contained superheroes like Spider-Man or X-Men was more or less considered as a game that should be avoided.
However, Captain America and The Avengers is one title from that era that surpassed the critics. The developers really put quite an effort into designing the game and they even invested time in creating a shield for the Cap that could deflect bullets and defend Cap from unnecessary hazards.
Surely, there were other characters like Hawkeye to play with, but they weren’t as fun as Cap himself.
If you’ve played Super Monkey ball, then I am sure you can understand that Marble Madness is an 8-bit rip off which has created quite a significant impact in the NES gaming world. The content is light but the game showcase a strong recognizable game promising a lot of fun for its individual players.
Marble Madness is a six-level game and when done right, the game can easily be beaten in five mins. But, to do so, you will have to be a complete expert player to actually get there and score a win.
The game has certain elements that make it quite magical and challenges come your way as a test of skill. The game is an amazing play and is designed using an isometric perspective making it look cool.
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This title came out as inspiration from Ridley Scott’s legendary sci-fi horror movie, Alien. The game was launched during the mid-80s which created Metroid as a revolutionary game in the gaming arena.
Prior to Metroid, games on home consoles only had a few screens and most of the games were merely focused on making a good high score. Little did they contain any worthwhile narrative.
However, with Metroid, things drastically changed. The game was pretty expansive and interesting. Not only that, but it had all the important features which any complicated game was expected with.
It may sound a little off the hook but the original Metroid is one of the premiere titles among NES.
Back in the 80s, developers had to downgrade games to a considerable extent in order to fit it on a standard NES cartridge. As a result, the downgrading would have a detrimental effect on the visual appeals of the game, the playability, and the overall game quality. But, one game that stood out among the rest was none other than the 1987’s Contra release. This title became unarguably one of the best.
The title became relatively quite famous on the Nintendo’s game system, a side-scroll shooter which became quite the dominant title with a remarkable co-op experience of the retro-styled 8-bit era.
It was the first title that was introduced with a Konami code enabling players to activate 30 lives.
Super Mario Bros 3
It has been around in the NES gaming world since the early 80s and was released side by side with Donkey Kong. One of the arcade classics, which later expanded into the Nintendo world and became the highly favored adventure game. It earns itself a position as one of the best side-scrolling Super Mario titles for the consoles. In fact, it became quite popularly known for its distinct themed stages.
Super Mario 3 became the cornerstone on which an entire series of Mario was later released.
It’s obviously very difficult to create a list of the best NES games and not include Super Mario innit.
Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse
Considered one of the best titles in the NES original console games, Castlevania 3: Dracula’s Curse is one of the best Castlevania games of its time. This game is seriously tough to beat and is incredibly nostalgic. It may not ring all the bells and whistles compared to its two successors, but it was introduced an amazing gameplay style that kept the audiences motivated for over a decade to come.
The least I can say is that it has a nostalgic experience that one can only experience once they play.
So are you planning to take out your NES console this Christmas and New Year? Why not give a try to the above-discussed games. In fact, drop some of your own personal favorites in the comments.