22 thoughts on “What are the essential games for this system?”

  1. There are none. Every essential games have been ported to better hardware, remade into better products for modern convenience, or were never as good as people thought they were in the first place.
    The NES has become obsolete. I say this as someone who was 5 years old when the NES first released and have been an avid gamer my entire life.

  2. All SMB games
    Final Fantasy
    Zelda 1
    Duck Hunt
    Top Gun
    Blaster Master
    Mega Man games
    Castlevania games
    River City Ransom & Super Dodge Ball

  3. SMB3
    Megaman 1,2,3 (4,5,6 is pretty much the same but with not enough to make them worth playing)
    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The arcade (TMNT2)
    Duck Tales (not 2)
    Section Z (fuck you difficulty bullshittery)
    Metroid, but you’re better off playing Metroid Planets which is a fan project with some QoL and updated sprite work to suit the higher FPS.

  4. Anything by Sunsoft
    Anything by Capcom
    Anything by Konami
    Most things by Nintendo themselves, minus a few really early games

  5. Some good games:
    >Mega Man series
    >Battle City
    >Zelda 1
    >Platform Marios
    >Castlevania 1 and 3
    >Gargoyle’s quest 2
    >Double dragon 2
    >Life Force and Gradius
    >Contra 1 and 2
    >Solar Jetman
    >Splatter House Wanpaku Graffiti

  6. Zelda
    Mario 1-3
    Megaman 1-3
    Dragon Warrior
    Final Fantasy
    Blades of Steel
    Blaster Master
    Excite Bike
    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

    There are some other greats like Bubble Bobble that definitive versions should be played with MAME instead.


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