Nintendo Entertainment System: 30 years later.

This the perfect product for people who are into retro gaming and the collection of video games. Most games are cheap and easy to buy. If you don’t have the money to afford games i recommend playing with a flashcart which only costs $100 AUD.

With a library of over 679 officially licensed games, you can have a ridiculous amount of games to own and play. You can hook up the NES to almost any TV with a AV cable port. The NES is highly reliable with replacement parts going for $10 at most. Most of the games are high quality and can take weeks to beat. The optimal setup is plugging the NES into a old tube television found in most basements/attics There are many gems that are barely mentioned and are worth exploring. With the huge amount of entertainment on the NES, it’s totally worth the $100-$150 AUD.

Game Paks usually only cost between $5-$20 and are easy to come across in second hand stores and flashcarts only cost up to $100

The NES is a great retro console for any retro gamer. It’s durable, most games cost very little and it has over 600 games. I recommend these games for it, most only cost up to $30 on eBay.

  • Super Mario Bros. 3 – Classic Platformer, huge levels, multiple paths and days of replay-ability finished off with the highest quality controls that six buttons have to offer.
  • Zelda II: The Adventure Of Link – Huge adventure game, not completely cryptic, reliable save system and huge palaces to explore.
  • Mega Man 4 – The most polished Mega Man game, challenging platforming, massive bosses and some fine weapons to play with.
  • Battletoads – Contender for the best graphics on the system, Multiple gameplay styles and an insane difficulty.
  • The Guardian Legend – Brilliant vertical shooter and the best top down adventuring on the system. Features massive bosses, 40 weapons and 22 levels.
  • Alfred Chicken – High quality and incredibly unique puzzle platformer, features multiple play styles.
  • Life Force – Vertical and Horizontal space-shooting goodness. Takes 2-3 hours to beat and has some fantastic level design and a great soundtrack.
  • Kirby’s Adventure – Masterpiece. Save system, Minigames, Insane scrolling effects, 7 hours of gameplay, Well hidden secrets, 25 Multi-use abilities and some creative boss fights.

Some other games well worth your money are:

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  • Adventure Island I and II
  • Action in New York/ Final Mission
  • Adventures of Lolo 1,2 and 3
  • Air fortress
  • Balloon Fight
  • Batman: The Video Game
  • Bionic Commando
  • Blaster Master
  • Blue Shadow/ Shadow of the ninja
  • Bubble Bobble
  • Burai Fighter
  • CastleVania
  • CastleVania 3: Dracula’s curse
  • Chip n’ Dale
  • Chip n’ Dale 2
  • Clu Clu Land
  • Contra (Probotector in europe)
  • Cobra Triangle
  • Darkwing Duck
  • Devil World
  • Donkey Kong
  • Donkey Kong Jr.
  • Double Dragon 1 and 2
  • Dropzone (Europe only)
  • DuckTales
  • Elite (Europe and Austraila only)
  • Galaga
  • Gradius
  • Gremilns 2: The new batch
  • Hammerin’ Harry (Europe only)
  • Isolated Warrior
  • Joe and Mac
  • Kid Icarus
  • Kung Fu
  • Little Nemo: Dream Master
  • M.U.L.E (US only)
  • M.C Kids
  • Mega Man
  • Mega Man 2
  • Mega Man 3
  • Mega Man 5
  • Mega Man 6 (US only)
  • MetalStorm (US only)
  • Metroid
  • Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out!!
  • New Ghostbusters II (Europe only)
  • Noah’s Ark (Europe only)
  • Over Horizon (Europe only)
  • Panic Restaurant
  • Parodius
  • Pin-Bot
  • Power Blade
  • Power Blade II (US only)
  • Rad Racer
  • RodLand (Europe only)
  • Rush’n Attack
  • Rygar
  • Samuari Zombie Nation (US only)
  • Shatterhand
  • Snake: Rattle N’ Roll
  • Solomon’s key 2/ Fire N’ Ice
  • Ninja Turtles 2: Arcade Game
  • Ninja Turtles 3 (US only)
  • Ufouria (Europe only)
  • Zen: Intergalactic Ninja

These are some of my favourites, but there may be many more that you may like as well!



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