Jump to content
IGNORED

Favorite NES Games, A to Z?


rdrunner
 Share

Recommended Posts

Here's a little game I like to play: What is your favorite NES game for each letter of the alphabet?

Some basic rules:

  • Titles are flexible (ex: The Legend of Zelda could count as either an "L" or a "Z").
  • Digits can count as the 27th "#" letter (ex: 1943, 8 Eyes).
  • Have fun!

This sometimes comes up as I look over my modest collection.  Should I keep at least one game for each letter?  Do I like enough games to justify doing so?  My answers to these questions tend to shift over time.

Anyway, here's my current list, which tends to change constantly:

1943

Adventures of Bayou Billy

Bionic Commando

Castlevania

Double Dragon

Excitebike (by default)

Final Fantasy

Gradius

Heavy Barrel

(The) Immortal

Jackal

Kung Fu

(The) Legend of Zelda

Mega Man 1

Ninja Gaiden

Operation Wolf (because it's NOT Orb 3D)

Punch-Out

Q*Bert

Rush'n Attack

Super Mario 3

Tecmo Super Bowl

Uncle Fester's Quest

Vice: Project Doom

Wrecking Crew

Xexyz (another tough letter)

Yoshi

Zelda 2: The Adventure of Link

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Moderator · Posted
  • 1943
  • Al Unser Racing
  • Battletoads
  • Contra
  • Dragon Warrior 4
  • Excitebike
  • Festers Quest
  • Gauntlet 
  • Heavy Barrel
  • Ice Hockey
  • Jackal
  • Kid Icarus
  • Little Samson
  • Mike Tyson’s Punchout
  • North and South
  • Operation Wolf
  • Paperboy
  • Qbert
  • RBI Baseball 
  • Super Mario 3
  • TMNT 2
  • Uncanny X-men (Uforia if counting Pal)
  • Vice Project Doom
  • WWF Wrestlemania
  • Xevious
  • Yo Noid
  • Zombie Nation
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Member · Posted
  • 1943
  • Adventures of Lolo
  • Battletoads
  • Castlevania
  • Ducktales
  • Excitebike
  • Faxanadu
  • Gumshoe
  • Hogan's Alley
  • Ice Hockey
  • Jackal
  • Kid Icarus
  • Legacy of the Wizard
  • Metroid
  • Ninja Gaiden
  • Operation Wolf
  • Punch-Out!!
  • Q*bert
  • RC Pro Am
  • StarTropics
  • Trog!
  • Ufouria
  • Vice: Project Doom
  • Wild Gunmen
  • Xevious
  • Yo! Noid
  • Zoda's Revenge
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Member · Posted

1943

Arkanoid

Batman 

Castlevania III

Dragon Spirit The New Legend

Eliminator Boat Duel

Final Fantasy

Gun Nac

Hogan's Alley

Isolated Warrior

Journey to Silius

Kabuki Quantum Fighter

Legend of Zelda

Mike Tyson's Punch Out

Ninja Gaiden

Operation Wolf

Pipe Dream

Qix

River City Ransom

Spy Hunter

Tecmo Super Bowl

Uncharted Waters

Vice Project Doom

Wurm Journey to the Center of the Earth

Xexyz

Young Indiana Jones Chronicles

Zanac

 

Edited by Tulpa
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Member · Posted

8 Eyes (I'm making an assumption on this one that once I figure out how to control the guy and the freakin bird at the same time I'll really like it.)

Adventures Of Dino Riki

Back To The Future

Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse

Double Dragon III: The Sacred Stones

Eliminator Boat Duel

Faria: A World Of Mystery And Danger

Ghosts N' Goblins

Hatris

Isolated Warrior

Jackie Chan's Action Kung Fu

Kabuki Quantum Fighter

Loopz

Milon's Secret Castle

Ninja Gaiden

Overlord

Paperboy 2 (Pinbot is soo jealous right now)

Q*bert (sorry Qix, you really do deserve better...)

R.C. Roadrunner Pro-Am II (aaauuughghghgh, It's driving a wedge through my mind!)

Stanley, Dr. Livingstone's Search For Snake Rattle N' Roll

The Simpsons

Untouchables

Vice Project Doom

Willow

Xexyz

Young Indiana Jones Chronicles

Zen Intergalactic Ninja

 

 

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Member · Posted

Arkista's Ring
Blades of Steel
Contra
Ducktales
Excite' Bike
Fire N Ice
GI Joe
Heavy Barrel
Isolated Warrior
Jackal
Kickle Cubicle
Life Force
Mega Man 2
Nightmare on Elm Street
Operation Wolf
Power Blade
Qix
Rockin Katz
Super Mario Bros 3
Tengen Tetris
Uninvited
Vice Project Doom
Willow
XEXYZ
Yo! Noid
Zelda

Link to comment
Share on other sites

1943
Adventure Island

Bubble Bobble

Contra

Dragon Warrior

Excitebike

Fester’s Quest

Ghosts ‘n Goblins

Home Alone

Ice Climber

Joust

Klax

Little Samson

Mega Man 2

Ninja Gaiden 2

Operation Wolf

Paperboy

Qix

Rad Racer

Super Mario Bros 3

Tetris

Urban Champion

Vice Project Doom

Where’s Waldo

Xexyz

Yoshis Cookie

Zelda, The Legend of

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Member · Posted

3-D World Runner
Amagon
Bubble Bobble, I guess.  Hard to choose.
Castlevania
Dragon Warrior II
Excitebike, I guess.  Only "E" I've played, but I don't think I've spent more than 10 minutes with it.
Final Fantasy
Guardian Legend, The
Hogan's Alley
Immortal, The, I guess.  I don't think it's all that great, but I don't see any better choices.
Jaws
Kirby's Adventure
Legend of Zelda, The
Magician, I guess.  Several good choices here.  Hard to decide.
Nightmare on Elm Street, A
Orb-3D, I guess.  Not crazy about it.  I should give Operation Wolf a try.
Pin Bot
QIX, even though I've never played it on NES (I like it on Game Boy).  Not choosing Q*Bert.
RC Pro Am
Super Mario Bros
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Ultima IV, I guess.  Never played it, but it looks like fun and I'm not choosing Urban Champion.
Vice: Project Doom
Werewolf, I guess.  I could easily pick a different one.
Xexyz
Yoshi
Zelda II: Adventures of Link

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 1943
  • Adventure Island
  • Bubble Bobble
  • Contra
  • Double Dragon II
  • Excitebike
  • Final Fantasy
  • Gun.Smoke
  • Hogan's Alley
  • Ice Hockey
  • Jackal
  • Kung Fu
  • Legend of Zelda
  • Mike Tyson's Punch Out!!
  • Ninja Gaiden
  • Operation Wolf
  • Pac-Man
  • Q*Bert
  • Rad Racer
  • Super Mario Bros.
  • Tetris
  • Uninvited
  • Vice: Project Doom
  • Wizards & Warriors
  • Xevious
  • Yoshi
  • Zelda II: The Adventure of Link
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Homebrew Team · Posted
  • (#) Mega Man 2
  • Abadox
  • Bucky O'Hare
  • Crystalis
  • Duck Tales
  • Excitebike
  • Faxanadu
  • Gun Nac
  • Heavy Barrel
  • (I) Castlevania III - Dracula's Curse
  • Journey to Silius
  • Kid Icarus
  • (L) Guardian Legend
  • Mega Man 2
  • Ninja Gaiden
  • (O) Legend Of Zelda, (kinda of a cheat with O)
  • Paperboy
  • (Q) Kabuki Quantum Fighter
  • Rygar
  • Super Mario Bros. 3
  • (T) Star Tropics
  • Uninvited
  • Vice Project Doom
  • Wurm
  • Xexyz
  • Yoshi's Cookie
  • (Z) Zanac
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Graphics Team · Posted

Fun prompt, @rdrunner!

I had to leave a few letters out since I guess I haven't played enough games to fill them all in. And there are a few spots that are tough to pick just one title.

A) Abadox
B) Bubble Bobble
C) Chip N Dale: Rescue Rangers
D) Darkwing Duck / Dynowarz 
F) Felix the Cat
G) Gradius
H) Hatris
I) Ice Climber
J) Jackie Chan Action King Fu
K) Kid Icarus
L) Little Samson
M) Metal Storm
N) Ninja Gaiden
P) Panic Restaurant
Q) QBert
R) Rainbow Islands
S) Solomon's Key 2 / Star Soldier
T) Tetris
V) Vice: Project Doom
W) Whomp Em
X) Xexyz
Y) Yo! Noid
Z) Zanac

-CasualCart

Link to comment
Share on other sites

1943: The Battle of Midway
Adventures of Lolo
Bionic Commando
Contra
Double Dragon II: The Revenge
Earth Bound prototype
Final Fantasy
Guardian Legend
Hogan's Alley
Ikari III - The Rescue
Journey to Silius
Kirby's Adventure
Legend of Zelda
Mega Man 3
Ninja Gaiden
Operation Wolf
Punch-Out!!
Q-bert
River City Ransom
Super Mario Bros. 3
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III
Uninvited
Vegas Dream (haven't played Vice: Project Doom yet...)
Wurm: Journey to the Center of the Earth
Xexyz
Yo! Noid
Zelda II: The Adventure of Link

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Member · Posted

Fun idea. I just based this off my existing top 100, but had to throw in some odd ones for the rare letters (I'm surprised how uncommon E is, I only had one game with that letter):

  • Arkista's Ring
  • Batman (The Movie)
  • Castlevania 3
  • Dragon Quest II
  • Esper Dream 2
  • Felix the Cat
  • Gimmick!
  • Holy Diver
  • Isolated Warrior
  • Jackie Chan's Action Kung Fu
  • Kick Master
  • Little Samson
  • Mega Man 4
  • Ninja Gaiden
  • Over Horizon
  • Power Blade
  • Quest Forge
  • Recca
  • Super Mario Bros. 3
  • Tetris
  • Ufouria
  • Vice: Project Doom
  • Whomp 'Em
  • Xexyz
  • Yume Penguin Monogatari
  • Zelda 2
Edited by Sumez
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Member · Posted
1 hour ago, CasualCart said:

1115161164_QBertViceProjectDoom.jpg.cfb9bd41c68814e5c91533ca715d61f2.jpg

Come on 😄 There's also Vindicators or Victory Road I guess. But Vice: Project Doom is actually genuinely a top NES title 🙂

Xexyz is getting way more attention than it's ever had before though, hah.

Edited by Sumez
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Graphics Team · Posted
11 minutes ago, Sumez said:

Come on 😄 There's also Vindicators or Victory Road I guess. But Vice: Project Doom is actually genuinely a top NES title 🙂

Xexyz is getting way more attention than it's ever had before though, hah.

Haha I was waiting for the first person to come storming in and say there are more titles that start with 'Q' and 'V'. Looks like it only took, like, 30 minutes or something.

I do genuinely like Vice: Project Doom, and Xexyz is one of my favorite NES games, so I guess it just didn't occur to me that it's more of an obscure title.

Your list was a lot of fun, by the way, with those Famicom titles thrown in here and there.

-CasualCart

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 76-in-1 multicart (lol), ok maybe 1943
  • A Boy and His Blob
  • Baby Boomer
  • Castlevania III
  • Demon Sword
  • Eliminator Boat Duel
  • Formula One: Built to Win
  • Gradius
  • Hammerin' Harry
  • Image Fight
  • Journey to Silius
  • Kabuki Quantum Fighter
  • Larry and The Long Look for a Luscious Lover
  • Mega Man 2
  • Ninja Gaiden
  • Operation Secret Storm
  • Prince of Persia
  • Qix
  • Rad Racer
  • Shatterhand
  • Toki
  • Uninvited
  • Videomation
  • WURM: Journey to the Center of the Earth
  • Xevious
  • Yo! Noid
  • Zombie Nation

This was fun ! 🙂 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

17 hours ago, PII said:

Stanley, Dr. Livingstone's Search For Snake Rattle N' Roll

Lots of great answers so far, but this one in particular cracked me up!

X is the letter that always stumps me.  I think there are only like 4 games total?  Xexyz is ok, but it's kinda all over the place.  Xenophobe and Xevious are simple arcade ports, and then there's X-Men, which is much debated about whether it qualifies as a real game.

Edited by rdrunner
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Looks like fun...

  • 1943
  • Adventure Island
  • Battle of Olympus
  • Castlevania (really a tough one since my three favorite NES games start with C - honorable mention to Castlevania III and Contra!)
  • DuckTales
  • Elevator Action
  • Faxanadu
  • Gremlins 2
  • Heavy Barrel
  • Ice Hockey
  • Journey to Silius
  • Kickle Cubicle
  • Little Nemo the Dream Master
  • Mega Man 2
  • Ninja Gaiden
  • Operation Wolf
  • Power Blade
  • Qix
  • RBI Baseball 2
  • Super Mario Bros. 3 (by only a hair over StarTropics!)
  • Tetris (Tengen version)
  • Uncharted Waters
  • Vice: Project Doom
  • Wizards & Warriors
  • Xexyz
  • Yo! Noid
  • Zen Intergalactic Ninja
Link to comment
Share on other sites

I'm going to have to skip some letters because I haven't played that many NES games.

  • 3-D World Runner
  • Adventures of Lolo
  • Battleship
  • Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers
  • Darkwing Duck
  • Earthbound Beginnings 
  • Gimmick
  • Hebereke
  • Journey to Silius
  • Kirby's Adventure
  • Legend of Zelda
  • Mega Man 6
  • Ninja Gaiden
  • Pac-Man
  • Recca
  • Super Mario Bros 3
  • TMNT III: The Manhattan Project
  • Yoshi's Cookies
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Homebrew Team · Posted
14 hours ago, CasualCart said:

I do genuinely like Vice: Project Doom, and Xexyz is one of my favorite NES games, so I guess it just didn't occur to me that it's more of an obscure title.

Vice Project Doom is great.  I haven't pulled the trigger on a physical copy, $$.  Your drawing, lol.  I didn't even pick Q*bert.  I used Kabuki Quantum Fighter for Q.  X was much hard to pick a title for me, I ended up with Xexyz.  I don't even know if I am recalling the correct game from memory. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Member · Posted

Just gotta throw it out there: XEXYZ really is a totally cool game, not just something random that happens to be the most pickable X; So Delightfully weird, so Hudson Soft.  I mean how often do you get to walk in on a 12 foot woman taking a bath before flying away in a fish to battle one of these...

tub.png

 

Edited by PII
  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

On 7/13/2020 at 5:48 PM, doner24 said:
  • 1943
  • Al Unser Racing
  • Battletoads
  • Contra
  • Dragon Warrior 4
  • Excitebike
  • Festers Quest
  • Gauntlet 
  • Heavy Barrel
  • Ice Hockey
  • Jackal
  • Kid Icarus
  • Little Samson
  • Mike Tyson’s Punchout
  • North and South
  • Operation Wolf
  • Paperboy
  • Qbert
  • RBI Baseball 
  • Super Mario 3
  • TMNT 2
  • Uncanny X-men (Uforia if counting Pal)
  • Vice Project Doom
  • WWF Wrestlemania
  • Xevious
  • Yo Noid
  • Zombie Nation

I thought I would've had to scroll for days to find someone who said North and South

Link to comment
Share on other sites

On 7/16/2020 at 6:16 AM, PII said:

Just gotta throw it out there: XEXYZ really is a totally cool game, not just something random that happens to be the most pickable X; So Delightfully weird, so Hudson Soft.  I mean how often do you get to walk in on a 12 foot woman taking a bath before flying away in a fish to battle one of these...

It's a pretty sadly underrated game, it holds up much better than a huge chunk of the action games from the NES library. Plus the boss fights were so cool.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
 Share

×
×
  • Create New...