Best Classic Nes Games
If you're looking for the best classic NES games, then you won't find any which are more memorable than these hits. The original Nintendo system has brought video gamers many classic titles during the console's run on the market. Many of the games on the original NES console were breakthrough video games for the industry, presenting a wide variety of gameplay styles and combinations as well as excellent new features that were ahead of their time, such as the save game option and simultaneous two player mode.
- "Mario Bros." This is one of Nintendo's most memorable original NES games and it has evolved to become one of its biggest video game franchises ever. Players take the role of either Mario or his brother Luigi, both of whom are Italian-American plumbers who must eliminate the filthy creatures that lurk beneath the sewers of New York City.
- "The Legend of Zelda." The game is set in a fantasy world known as Hyrule, following the journey of a young boy named Link who must rescue Princess Zelda from Ganon. In order to accomplish this, he must collect eight fragments of an almighty artifact known as the Triforce. "The Legend of Zelda" mixes several gameplay styles, ranging from puzzle, role-playing, action, and adventure games. You play as Link from an overhead perspective as he travels through different environments. Link can communicate with various fairies, town citizens, and merchants in order to receive guidance and clues. The game is very nonlinear in nature and it was one of the first to feature a save game option.
- "Metroid." Step into the shoes of Samus Aran, a female bounty hunter who is sworn to defend the galaxy from space pirates who utilize the power of organisms known as Metroids. "Metroid" on the NES was one of the first games to ever depict a female heroine. The game presented a nonlinear style of gameplay. In a way, it is akin to "Super Mario Bros" and "The Legend of Zelda" in the sense that it combined platforming with exploration, albeit in a space environment. Since its release, "Metroid" has become one of Nintendo's biggest selling video game series, spanning over a dozen games and an ever-growing franchise.
- "Final Fantasy." This popular ever-expanding franchise began on the original NES system and was one of the biggest influential games ever released in the role-playing genre during its time. "Final Fantasy" chronicles the journey of four young warriors who each carry elemental orbs and must destroy an evil force known as the Elemental Fiends in order to save the light of their orbs as well as the world itself. The game featured four very intricate gameplay modes which ranged from a battle screen, a town or dungeon screen, a menu screen, and an over-world screen. Since its release, "Final Fantasy" on the NES is largely responsible for influencing the role-playing game genre that we know today.
- "Contra." This run and gun action-packed NES game originally made its debut on the coin-operated arcades, before getting transferred over to the NES system. "Contra" follows protagonists Bill and Lance who are on a mission to eliminate a terrorist group called the Red Falcon before they set out to conquer the world. Players take on either of the two heroes and must work their way through ten levels without getting hit a single time. The massive popularity behind "Contra" was its simultaneous two player gameplay, something which wasn't common at all at the time. It still remains to this day one of the hardest games to beat.