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The 20 Worst NES Games of All-Time

Of all the games that inexplicably received the Nintendo Seal of Approval, these 20 stood out as the biggest mistakes. I don't know if the game making people were the nephews of the eccentric billionaire in charge of handing out the gold approval seals, or if Nintendo just didn't bother to check if the games sucked. All I know is that these 20 games are about as fun as swallowing bug-flavored glass. For each one, I'll give a brief description of exactly why it's bad then rate the Graphics and Fun on their own personal scale of one to 10. But you'll notice really fast that they all score horribly low, and these ratings are just excuses for me to make fun of more specific areas of the game.

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Magna Farta  +   2083d ago
Even though this was meant to be comedic... is also probably the most accurate list of the worst NES games ever.

At any given point during the ages of 4-10, I have probably rented and played 18 out of these 20 games, most of which got played for all of 5 mins until I gave up figuring them out and they sat on my TV for the next 4 days until the rental had to be returned (back in the 80's and 90's, there wasn't such a thing as "this game sucks let me rent a different one" policy)

I'd have to say the only placement I disagree with is Pro Wrestling, I remember me and my brothers as kids having a blast with this game for hours on end, granted to a 5-year-old in the 80's this was just awesome.

I also feel the need to say that not only did I own a copy of "Deadly Towers" MOTHER of all people actually played it obsessively and beat it within a couple weeks
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KingOfOldSkool  +   2083d ago
I feel your pain.. my old man somehow managed the game into a fine science and beat it. Meanwhile I've yet to collect the first bell by myself(ugh).
BenCrazy424  +   2083d ago
Most accurate? they missed action 52! The $200 dollar piece of crap.
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Myze  +   2083d ago
Yeah, I think I played about 1/2 of these. Have to say, I didn't know there was a MUSCLE game. Heh, it's based on the Muscle Men little rubber/plastic toys. I know, because I recognize the cyclops guy on the cover (used to have a ton of them).

Anyway, to be fair, this list couldn't have been hard to make. All you had to do is take a random sampling of 30-40 NES games, and you are bound to find 20 worth writing a "God, how awful they were" article about them.

When people complain about all the shovelware and piss-poor games that come out today, it always lets me know that they weren't around for the NES days, when there was little to no competition for a good 3-4 years (till Sega got out of the Master System phase and released the Genesis). There will always be horrible games, as long as people buy them, but it was obvious that the NES and Atari days were littered with experimenting companies trying to sell something that could not have taken more than a couple of week to make.

Of course, I don't want to try and sell out the NES as a PoS. It had some truly great games on it, that are still lots of fun to this day, which of course includes many first-in-series games (Mario, Zelda, Metroid, Final Fantasy, etc.).
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xxLuckyStrike  +   2083d ago
Nice Work
Good article dude
morkendo  +   2083d ago
those 20 games
have not heard of none of them....well except BIBLE ADVENTURE, never played it.
most of you guys remember as a child in the 80's playing NES games when i was a child back then we had checkers,tagged,jump ball,hide-go-seek.. wishing video games was around.
ReBurn  +   2083d ago
There are some games on that list that I absolutely loved! Tag Team Pro Wrestling, Renegade and X-Men were games that I played all the time. Trust me, the NES era probably had more shovelware than what we see on the Wii and there were games much, much worse than the ones on this list.

The only thing the Nintendo Seal of Quality meant was that a company was willing to pay Nintendo royalties so that they were given the key to the lockout chip and Nintendo could charge them for manufacturing the cartridges. Thank goodness for brave companies like Tengen.
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-MD-  +   2083d ago
"SHORT SWORD -- You start the game with this sword. It is so weak, you feel lonely (you have no confidence in this sword)."

Marceles  +   2083d ago
Bible Adventures lol...I remember seeing that at the game rental store when I was little like "wtf?"
LeonSKennedy4Life  +   2083d ago
Thanks for the anti-Christian agenda. I stopped reading there. That's just immature.
Dsnyder  +   2083d ago
Cracked is a website focused on comedy through satire. You shouldnt take anything they say seriously.
DeFFeR  +   2083d ago
So is your avatar a picture of the stigmata or did you just finish killing people who don't believe in god? (with a lowercase g because it's not real)
LeonSKennedy4Life  +   2083d ago
They are joking, but it's still them saying God is a fairy tale. I can't believe the media has influenced everyone so much that they no longer believe in God.

That picture is the last memory I have of my sister. She had a school project based on Macbeth and she needed me to put fake blood on my hands. She died two days later.

Believe what you want, but a sheep is one who follows blindly. I made sure I knew the truth before I decided.
Army_of_Darkness  +   2083d ago
sorry to hear about your sis bro...
at least now it makes sense when I see your profile pic...

as for God, I believe he exist.. But as for religion, NOPE... I think its all man made bullsh1t.
rkimoto  +   2083d ago
I´m very sorry about your sister man; but telling us that only what you believe is true, it doesn't make you any better than those you're condemning.

"Believe what you want, but a sheep is one who follows blindly"... Ironic that you went with that as it also applies to what you believe in.
insomnium  +   2083d ago
@ leon
"but a sheep is one who follows blindly."

This is the truth here in Finland for about 90% of the population. They all pay their taxes to the church and yet they always laugh when a true believer starts talking. All the people here are part of the congregation because that's the way it's always been. Noone dares to step up and think for themselves.

I appreciate anyone regardless of what he believes if they have really put some thought into it. I despise people who do things the way most people here do. Because of that's the way it's always been. It's a habit. People are like robots walking the same path without thinking anything. THEY just follow blindly. I despise that.

Me? I'm an atheist. I've thought about it and I believe there is no god. Religion and all that afterlife things has been successfull with people when there was war going on everywhere. Despair and sadness has fuelled religion. Nowadays when there is piece people are starting to realize they don't actually believe in god.

They realize they've been clinging to religion because they need something positive to think about when there is desperation. That's why people are starting to walk out of congregations here in Finland and even to a larger extent in Sweden.

As a recap I say please know what you believe in. Do some thinking and make your decision based on YOURSELF and DO NOT LET THE PIERPRESSURE GET YOU.
sahar243  +   2083d ago
the truth is that god IS a fairy tale
darkpower  +   2083d ago
I'm kinda more offended at the notion that Seanbaby thinks he's still RELEVANT in gaming journalism. Granted, some of this list is correct (he left out what Renegade was translated from, which was Nekketsu Kōha Kunio-kun, which had a much better, though basic, story to it), this guy seems to think everyone is going to agree with him and never compromises his opinions about any element of games (like escort missions) for ANYTHING (which sounds like some people on this site)!

Hell, he seems to DESPISE the Mega Man series (seriously, look at some of his articles about the games. It seems that any MM game would make this list, too, once you finish reading them). That should tell you why I think this.
Dead_Cell  +   2083d ago
Cracked <3
One of few great comedy websites.
crapgamer  +   2083d ago
No Little Red Hood? No Turtles 1? No Hydlide? Ghostbusters?
Myze  +   2083d ago
Considering at least 2 of those games are ones more than a handful of people have ever heard of, I don't think they qualify for the list. I've played three of those (never played Little Red Hood), and assuming you mean Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 1, I don't think that belongs anywhere near this list, because it was actually pretty good (at least compared to these), just really difficult. Also, having played quite a few of the games on this list, they are much worse than the ones you mentioned. Although, there are a ton of other games they could have included, it's still a humorous article.
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REDHULKSMASH  +   2083d ago
Here it is
Dr. Chaos
Fester's quest
dragon warrior
wrath of the black mantha
urban champion
maniac mansion
Ninja turtles 1 (how could I forget)

you play these and I promise you will agree with me.
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RedPawn  +   2083d ago
MC Kids
Roller Games
Contra Force
Clash at Demon Head
Tom Sawyer
Mag Max
Dragon Power
Legend of Sherhazade
Tengen version of Shinobi
Solomons Key
Kabuki Quantum Fighter
Top Gun
City Connection

Yeah I played the Hell out of these games, but when I look back my heart folds in two.
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ravenl0rd  +   2083d ago
This article is ancient.
I read this on way back in 2000 or something.
Apocalypse Shadow  +   2083d ago
pretty much all those games were sh!tty.
except for legend of kage.and above,faxanadu,shadowgate and kabuki quantum fighter were good games.

but the list they made was missing hydlide.that games was so crappy that i almost cried because toys r us wouldn't take it back.but buying mega man 2 made it all better and i traded that other sh!t in and stopped buying at toys r us.
RedPawn  +   2083d ago
Ok I'll take back KQF, LOL.
LiquidJordan  +   2083d ago
Ummm...I kinda liked Athena.
BannedForNineYears  +   2083d ago
Bible Adventures seemed great judging from AVGN's review. =P
Denethor_II  +   2083d ago
Just watch AVGN??
radphil  +   2082d ago
Hah I was going to say the same thing.
deno  +   2083d ago

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