When games are being rated generally, there are a number of factors that are considered. This majorly includes the setting, the background, the story line, the graphics as well as the sounds and soundtrack. Once any of this is missing, then the ranking of the game would go down significantly that it will be difficult for it to maintain the competition of being among the best 10. The games that are therefore listed here as the best 10 NES games have every factor checked, such that they are among the best on every level. Here are therefore 10 NES games with great settings, beautiful backgrounds, interesting storylines, good graphics (when compared to other NES games) and lovely soundtracks.
Super Mario Bros 3
When some people think about NES, one of the first things that come to their mind is the Super Mario Bros. This is due to the fact that the game was able to dominate the NES and came out as the most popular game on the system. The graphics, music, enemies and power-ups are all nice and memorable up till now.
Mega Man II
Mega Man II is another game that had a lot of fans during the days when NES was the best game people had the opportunity to play. Every stage is very different and comes with a glorious music that we still remember vividly.
The Legend of Zelda
If you want to see an example of a timeless game, then you should check out the Legend of Zelda. It comes with a complex mixture of imagination sparking graphics and open world design as well as with good music. The fantastic setting of the game as well as the gameplay is also worth mentioning.
Even though a lot of improvement has being done on the recent versions of the game, the NES version is one that you will still love to play. Unlike most games where the main lead was a male, the Metroid came with a female lead by the name Samus.
This is a very lovely arcade game that is played on the NES. The lead of the game Nathan Spencer has to save Super Joe. The pulling and swinging as well as the soundtrack as are some of the major highlights of the game.
Dracula’s Curse: Castlevania 3
The game which is reputed to be difficult was also very interesting. It therefore had a lot of fans who played it for the fun it offered and its soundtrack.
Myke Tyson’s Punch-Out
This boxing game is a very popular one on the NES. You get to fight against memorable fighters till you are able to knock them down.
River City Ransom
River City Ransom is a game that was able to capture the heart of NES lovers despite having competition like the Legend of Kage, Ghosts n Goblins and Double Dragon.
The second version of this game is a great improvement over the first one as Ryu fights bigger battles by cloning himself. You get stronger controls, better sounds and slicker graphics compared to the first one.
Contra is a great game where you rush across stages, destroying bad guys. You also get a sound that effortlessly becomes a part of you.
These games are reputed to be amongst the best games that were ever played on NES. They also come with an amazing soundtrack that could on its own be a major attraction to playing the game.