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Top 10 Hardest NES Games

Back in the days,  NES was home to many a challenging games, with some of them going the extra mile in terms of difficulty.

WatchMojo in this new video picks the Top 10 hardest NES games ever created.

Some of the NES games mentioned in the video are:

Top gun NES
Top gun NES

Top Gun 1987:

Piloting an F-14 Tomcat fighter, the player, as the film’s protagonist Maverick, has to complete four missions. Given a choice of missiles, and starting with a training mission, the player is sent after an enemy aircraft carrier, an enemy base and finally must destroy an enemy space shuttle. The game had two endings.

If the player lost but achieved a minimum score of 50,000 points, a still shot would be shown of the player being presented the Top Gun plaque that was awarded to Iceman in the film.

Gameplay takes place from the cockpit’s point of view and consists of two main themes: dogfighting and landing the aircraft itself. Landing of the aircraft can be particularly difficult as it required the player to control both speed and angle of aircraft.

Castlevania NES
Castlevania NES


Released for the NES in 1986 by Konami, was a typical platform game in which the player takes the role of Simon Belmont, a descendant of the Belmont clan, a family of vampire hunters. He travels to Dracula’s demonic castle, Castlevania and fights his way through the castle destroying Dracula himself and the castle.

Belmont’s main weapon is a whip called “Vampire Killer”, while the secondary weapons are powered by Hearts, collected by attacking candles and killing monsters. Secondary weapons available are Daggers, Holy Water (Fire Bomb), Flying Axe, Stop Watch and the Cross (Boomerang). Plus there were many hidden items and collectables in the game. I was known to be the hardest game in the series.

Zelda II NES
Zelda II NES

Zelda II: The Adventure of Link :

It is an action role-playing video game with platforming elements. The second installment in The Legend of Zelda series, it was developed and published by Nintendo for the Family Computer Disk System.

The game incorporates a strategic combat system, a proximity continue system based on lives, an experience points (EXP) system, magic spells, as well as more interaction with non-player characters (NPCs).

It was the most popular game for NES.

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