Top Ten Underrated NES Games

Top Ten Underrated NES Games

Every successful platform will have legions of games in any genre that appeal to players of all stripes.  Unfortunately with such a huge volume of releases some games will always slip through the cracks.  While they don’t get the recognition...
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Gradius

Gradius

I’m pretty sure Gradius is one of the first shooters I’ve ever played.  I’m sure that statement applies to a legion of gamers as well.  There were plenty of multiplayer focused shmups on the Atari 2600 like Combat but none...
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Parodius – Non Sense Fantasy

Parodius – Non Sense Fantasy

I will forever remain jealous of European gamers for receiving the majority of the Parodius series.  As a parody of the otherwise serious Gradius games Parodius could have been nothing more than silly joke.  But in reality it is a...
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Gate of Thunder

Gate of Thunder

I distinctly remember thinking TTI and NEC could turn things around for the Turbo Grafx with the Turbo Duo.  As an owner of the system for a brief period I genuinely wanted it to succeed for obvious reasons.  Mind you...
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Ninja Gaiden

Ninja Gaiden

Ninja Gaiden is one of my favorite NES games of all time.  It is certainly the one I’ve probably dedicated the most time to.  That is due mostly to the unrelenting difficulty in its later parts.  For any other game...
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Super Mario Rpg

Super Mario Rpg

The concept of a Super Mario RPG doesn’t seem strange now considering the Paper Mario series is a modern day staple.  But at one point even suggesting such a thing would invoke laughter.  Square Enix and Nintendo didn’t seem to...
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Art of Fighting

Art of Fighting

Art of Fighting has always held an interesting position in SNK’s fighting lineup.  No one can argue that Fatal Fury was its bread and butter, to be succeeded by the King of Fighters and Samurai Shodown.  While the series was...
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Fuzzical Fighter

Fuzzical Fighter

I loved the Guardian Legend when I got it for Christmas as a surprise gift in 1990.  There was nothing else like it and I loved both shooters and RPGs so it was like getting the best of both worlds. ...
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Rockman & Forte

Rockman & Forte

It is hard to believe but for a while there Capcom were hesitant to release certain Mega Man titles in the US.  This was mostly due to the long lead times of cartridge manufacturing and being left with large volumes...
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Mega Man 8

Mega Man 8

It’s no secret that certain people at Sony in the US frowned upon 2d games.  While a few snuck by early on it would take a change in leadership before the floodgates would open.  Can you imagine if Mega Man...
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