Twenty-Five to Life [ COMIC ]

Twenty-five years to the day, on October 18th, 1985, the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) first went on sale in the United States. [1] Whether you are or aren’t a fan of Nintendo, you can’t ignore their importance nor impact on gaming since.

Rather than post a sarcastic diatribe which requires me to do some major clean (like in the previous comic), I decided to simply post my personal top 10 NES games of all time (in no particular order, except for alphabetical), and hopefully you will as well.

Battletoads – Regardless of how hard this game is, I always found myself compelled to give it another shot and try to get just a little further each time.

Bionic CommandoHitler Master-D had nothing over me!

Clash at DemonheadScott Pilgrim vs. The World is giving this game some much needed press it deserved in the West. Unfortunately, it’s about 20 years too late.

Dragon Warrior I – Seriously lacking a lot of the improvements of it’s successors (even those on the NES), the original still holds a place in my heart and is also the very first RPG where I maxed out EVERYTHING!

Duck Tales – Scrooge McDuck and a pogosticklike cane. Need I say more?

Final Fantasy I – This was the only Final Fantasy that was released in the US during the original NES era. In hindsight I have some major peeves with this game, but at the time it was flawless.

Goonies II – There’s a lot of exploration, customization and trial an error in this game. I used to be able to recite the end game 14 character password by heart. Yes, I played it that much.

The Legend of Zelda – I shouldn’t have to explain why. So I won’t.

Mega Man IV – People will disagree with me on this one, but Mega Man IV was my favorite. The first one was unpolished and two and three were both too easy. Plus, I liked the inclusion of the Mega Buster.

Super Mario Bros. 3 – Best Super Mario Bros. game the NES had to offer and the structural foundation of New Super Mario Bros. series.