It’s nearly impossible to forget the first gaming console which introduced video games to us. The happiness and pleasure we felt for the first time can’t be removed easily from our minds. I’m sure everyone’s unforgettable games list is different, but here I have listed my top six NES games which I replay from time to time.
Besides being among the oldest NES games, Circus Charlie also is one of the first games that come to mind. When you consider it now, passing through circles of flame with a lion is a little bit cruel, but we weren’t thinking about that back in the day. The platform game where we control a clown took its place between unforgettable games with its circus theme and hard-to-pass level designs.
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I don’t think there was a better game than Captain Tsubasa for a kid who was crazy about soccer. The soccer pitch has brilliant through-passes, brutal interferences and Tsubasa’s perfect talent. Alongside in-game mechanics, the game has great soundtracks and it makes you feel like time flies. That’s why this game is at the top of the list.
If I was playing with the console with my big brother or cousin, Super Contra was one of the games we preferred first. The elder of co-op games is the root representative of the run and gun genre. With unending ammo, rolls to escape from enemies and the end-game bosses, Super Contra is a fun game to play even in 2021.
I think Battle City would be a common game in everyone’s list. This tank game deserved to be here with its different layouts and the adrenaline it gives us while protecting a base. Featuring a co-op and a creative mode also makes Battle City different from the others. Look out, don’t let them hurt your Phoenix!
I just put NES and racing game words side by side and Road Fighter appeared in the list by itself. Konami’s first racing game tested many people’s reflexes, including me, with its isometric camera angle back in time. Finishing the game without crushing other cars and taking care of the fuel isn’t as easy as it sounds.
Excitebike won my heart a long time ago thanks to its challenging parkour and nice looking graphics, which helped it receive many positive reviews when it was released. Excitebike features three different game modes: Selection A, where we race against time as a single player, Selection B, where we race against bots, and Design mode, where you can build your own parkour. Their common point? All of them are fun.
I’m sure NES games were a huge part of childhood memories from people around my age. If you want to remember and play these awesome games again, this website will help you with that!