I have to go with the first Ninja Gaiden. Took me 17 years to beat it but I managed to do it last year on a real NES. I could never beat the final boss. It was just one boss battle after another at the end. Anyway I simply loved it. I even found a version of it online where the whole game was flipped so you run left instead of right. Anyway I loved the game and the music was the best.
I didn't like 2 or 3 that much. They added all this extra abilities to Ryu and it made the game too easy. I preferred jumping up walls the old fashion way instead of crawling.
I like a lot of NES games but this is my number one favorite.
For me it's a tie between Castlevania 1 and 3 and Crystalis.
I still havn't beet Castlevania 1 and i've been trying for over 20 years now. I've made it all the way to Dracula but just can't manage to bump him off (and that's with an emulation save right at him!). Every year I dust off the two castlevania's for the annual castlevaniathon. Great games!
Crystalis is probably my all time favorite NES game though. LIttle bit zelda, little bit RPG....all great game. It's a darn shame they never made a sequel to that game.
Contra is the shizznit!!! I miss that game! There's a title I haven't played since I was twelve. It's pretty hard to come across these days, though I'm eyeballing the Contra game for Nintendo DS. :D:
One of the most puzzling and challenging games in the history of NES and yet, people were and still ARE sucked in to that game! I'm one of them. Zelda's such an iconic game that when it hit Nintendo 64, everybody I knew--myself included--made it top priority to buy, or at least play the game!
But, then there's Link's Adventure...
Am I the only one who was dissapointed by that game? A Zelda title that is a side-scroll adventure through like half the game?? WHAT? I still play it from time to time, but beating it has never been a goal of mine and probably never will. It's just not what I expect when I think of The Legend of Zelda.
one of the best RPG's for the NES was dragon warrior series
though part one was the best i rememeber staying up till
3 or 4 in the morning killing wyverns and golems man is was
so adictive , though i felt cheated when you fought the dragon
lord i mean after a 30 minut fight if even that there was something
that had me playing it again over and over.
infa ct there was a flut you had to find in a town that helped you
but i forgt where now but it was a pain getting it man that ganme got me
hooked on RPG's before ff7 came along NES was the best for RPG's back then.