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Top NES Video Games Quiz

IGN made a list of the top 100 Nintendo games from the original NES system. Name as many as you can.
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First submittedMarch 20, 2012
Last updatedSeptember 1, 2015
Times taken14,041
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Game
1
Super Mario Bros. 3
2
The Legend of Zelda
3
Super Mario Bros
4
Mega Man 2
5
Castlevania III
6
Metroid
7
Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!!
8
Dragon Warrior
9
Bionic Commando
10
Duck Tales
11
Final Fantasy
12
Contra
13
R.C. Pro-Am
14
Excitebike
15
River City Ransom
16
Mega Man 3
17
Ninja Gaiden
18
Super Mario Bros. 2
19
Castlevania
20
Kid Icarus
21
Zelda II: The Adventure
of Link
22
Blaster Master
23
Bubble Bobble
24
Blades of Steel
25
Castlevania II
26
Metal Gear
27
Kirby's Adventure
28
Baseball Stars
29
Adventure Island II
30
Mega Man
31
Micro Machines
32
Snake Rattle 'n' Roll
33
Batman: The Video Game
34
Gradius
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Game
35
StarTropics
36
Faxanadu
37
Jackal
38
Life Force
39
Dragon Warrior IV
40
Battletoads
41
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II
42
Crystalis
43
Ninja Gaiden II
44
Klax
45
Fester's Quest
46
Metal Storm
47
Vice: Project Doom
48
Tetris (Tengen)
49
Kid Niki: Radical Ninja
50
Shadowgate
51
Dr. Mario
52
Adventures of Lolo 3
53
Tecmo Super Bowl
54
Ghosts 'N Goblins
55
Double Dragon III
56
Wizards & Warriors
57
Rad Racer
58
Mega Man 6
59
Rygar
60
Super C
61
Maniac Mansion
62
Kung Fu
63
Gargoyle's Quest II
64
IronSword: Wizards & Warriors II
65
Stinger
66
Cobra Triangle
67
Qix
68
Little Nemo
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Game
69
Tecmo World Wrestling
70
Legendary Wings
71
Chip 'N Dale: Rescue Rangers
72
Ikari Warriors
73
Spy Hunter
74
A Boy and His Blob
75
The Goonies II
76
Battletoads & Double Dragon
77
Duck Hunt
78
Ring King
79
Ice Climber
80
Demon Sword
81
Journey to Silius
82
Power Blade
83
Double Dragon II
84
Mega Man 5
85
Lode Runner
86
Mickey Mousecapade
87
The Guardian Legend
88
Zombie Nation
89
Willow
90
Section Z
91
Mario Bros
92
Skate or Die 2
93
Little Samson
94
Kickle Cubicle
95
Mega Man 4
96
Dragon Warrior III
97
Astyanax
98
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
99
Rush'n Attack
100
Ice Hockey
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level 57
Dec 29, 2011
I think Adventures of Link should be acceptable for Zelda 2.
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level ∞
Dec 29, 2011
Okay.
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level 35
Apr 12, 2014
NO KIRBY?
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level 22
May 21, 2014
Kirby's adventure is the 27th game.
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level 61
Mar 20, 2012
I can't believe I forgot Excitebike. I loved that game. Fun quiz!
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level 46
Feb 21, 2018
ziuq nuF
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level 60
Mar 20, 2012
I got Klax but missed Metroid. *facepalm*
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level 66
Mar 20, 2012
Awesome quiz, I know you didn't make the list, but I was surprised by how many games weren't on there.
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level 77
Jan 18, 2013
I tried to enter Castlevania 2, and when it didn't accept it I thought that was just because it wasn't on the list. Because it sucked. But I guess I just spelled it wrong. By far the most glaring omission on this list is arguably the deepest and easily one of the best games ever on an 8-bit console: Genghis Khan. They could have recognized Nobunaga's Ambition or Romance of the Three Kingdoms as well, but Koei got snubbed.
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level 77
Nov 9, 2015
Or maybe I typed in "Simon's Quest" which I noticed this time around is not accepted.
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level 67
Nov 9, 2017
I respect Castlevania 2 for shaking up the formula, and I think it did do a lot of things right. Overall it's actually my favorite of the 3 NES Castlevanias. However, it did have a few really big problems, many of which stemmed from poor English translations destroying vital hints about where you're supposed to go.
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level 77
Jul 29, 2018
Castlevania 2, Zelda 2, and Super Mario Bros 2 all tried to change the formula. Fans complained. Castlevania 3, Zelda 3, and Super Mario Bros 3 all went back to a similar formula, but improved. And they're all lauded as among the best games in the series.
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level 73
Dec 11, 2013
Man i had SO many of these games. I am VERY surprised to not see paperboy on here. I was so addicted to that one. I'm pretty sure my first cuss word was at that damn old lady that came charging out of her house waving that broom. I'M JUST DELIVERING YOUR PAPER LADY!!!
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level 60
Jan 24, 2014
I'm somewhat sad to not see Soloman's Key on here. Undoubtedly one of the top 100 games on NES. I also second the disbelief that Paper Boy was not here.
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level 34
Apr 20, 2018
Indeed - Solomons key - one of my favorite action puzzlers.
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level 39
Apr 7, 2014
See if you can guess the original 18 NES games on my quiz! http://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/42347/nes-launch-games
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level 33
Sep 8, 2014
Original Tecmo Bowl is far better than Super Tecmo Bowl and the fact that RBI Baseball, Double Dribble, or any of the Bases Loaded games aren't on here make this list a joke. But hey you didn't forget Little samson. Dumb list.
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level 67
Oct 16, 2014
Wow, I only got 49 of them and that beats 97% of the people who took this quiz. That just goes to show what a tough one this is. I have to agree that Paperboy seems like an obvious one (not so obvious that I remembered to try it though). I can't believe IGN forgot to put that on the list.
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level 61
Oct 7, 2015
70/100. Very challenging!! I'm kicking myself that in my flurry I missed Dr. Mario and Double Dragon III but managed to get obscure titles like Demon Sword and Section Z. Plug for my new Final Fantasy quiz: http://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/121975/final-fantasy-series-quiz
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level 13
Feb 23, 2016
I got 76/100, I think that's pretty good, also how could I forget Excitebike, Ducktales and dragon warrior!!! Also ghost's and goblins. Also why the hell isn't pilotwings on this list?
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level 77
Jun 2, 2016
Probably because Pilotwings was a SNES game?
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level 67
Nov 9, 2017
And it is indeed on the Top 100 SNES games quiz.
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level 18
Apr 22, 2016
12/100 not bad considering that I wasn't alive when any of these games came out
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level 69
Feb 19, 2017
Tip: Don't forget Megaman...
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level 67
Nov 9, 2017
All six of them!
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level 67
Nov 9, 2017
It bugs me to no end that the first two Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles games are on here, but the third and best game, TMNT 3: The Manhattan Project, is not.
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level 46
Nov 16, 2017
Surprised Sonic’s not on here
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level 34
Apr 20, 2018
uhhh huh huh... yeah.
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level 15
Dec 30, 2017
Make mario bros so you dont have to be so specific
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level 76
Jul 4, 2018
How, exactly? "Mario" as an answer for all three games?
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level 58
Feb 21, 2018
No Marble Madness! Blasphemy!
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level 53
Jan 13, 2019
No Ultima IV? This list is worthless.
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level 68
May 11, 2019
Handy that some of these have been released 'free' on the Switch. Only heard of Ice Climber and Kid Icarus through seeing them there.