Twenty-five years to the day, on October 18th, 1985, the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) first went on sale in the United States.  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 Commando –
Hitler Master-D had nothing over me!
Clash at Demonhead – Scott 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.