samus is a dime
my list of the absolute greatest:
Metal Gear - great hideo kojima-style gameplay for NES
Super C - a little less-serious-easier-replay-value version of
Contra, in my opinion. i like this better than the first one.
Karnov - excellent music. completely surreal character sprites. fun gameplay. dreamscape-esque levels. fat russian warrior. wonderful game.
Castlevania - this is a classic. creepy as fuck!
Castlevania 2: Simon's Quest - the hardest game i've ever played, to this day. awesome music, etc.
Qix - i couldn't figure this game out until i was 6 or so. once i did, i was hooked. not sure why.
Gyruss - i liked this a lot.
Marble Madness - easily some of the best music to ever come out of NES. if you don't even enjoy the gameplay, the music is definitely worth it.
The Legend of Zelda - no doubt
Super Mario Bros. 1, 2, & 3 - greats
Megaman series - best music, best gameplay
holy fuck. i could go on forever.
everyone here name the BEST cuttiest, rare-ass NES games they can think of, 'cause i wanna play some of these.
has anyone else played castlequest?