10 More Games Nintendo Needs To Bring To The New NES Classic Edition
1) Baseball – Released in 1983, this game was touted to be a key to the NES’s overall success, because of the universal appeal of the game. It was hailed for its depth of pitching as well as its two-player support. It was later featured amongst the few titles at the Manhattan test market launch of the NES.
2) Batman – Loosely based on the 1989 film of the same name, the game consisted of five levels that brought the player head to head in a battle with the Joker in the bell tower of Gotham Cathedral. It even ranked highly on the Game Boy version. The gameplay allowed the use of three projectile weapons, the batarang, dirk and Bat speargun.
3) Battletoads – One of the most popular games, Battletoads starred three anthropomorphic toads, Rash, Zitz and Pimple, and even spawned five installments subsequently. It was known for its difficulty and interesting levels. The objective of the game was to defeat the Dark Queen and her army of space mutants.
4) Bionic Commando – Touted as the fourth best NES game ever made, the game involved controlling Ladd Spencer and centers around two warring states. It was made popular by all the grappling and swinging through levels that was involved.
5) Blades of Steel – An ice hockey video game, Blades of Steel was recognised famously for not just its fighting but very fast-paced hockey action. Well received by players worldwide, the game was described as one of the most enjoyable sports game of its time.
6) Boulder Dash – This game was known as one of the finest games ever written, with its protagonist Rockford having to navigate through several levels of difficulty to collect gems and diamonds along the way, all within a time limit. Owing to its popularity there were several versions and sequels released subsequently.
7) Contra – An iconic game, Contra made for endless hours of gaming, made more engaging by the fact that it was impossibly tough to crack. Losing all your lives in the game took the player back to level one, and you could continue playing once more, but only up to three times. It was one of the first games to feature the Konami Code.
8) Ice Hockey – Again among Nintendo’s top-rated games, it was touted as being one of the most addictive sports titles around, with several player choices that made gameplay interactive and engaging.
9) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – A major success, this game sold over 4 mn copies. It was known for its extremely difficult and complex gameplay.
10) Wizards and Warriors – Winning nominations for its strategic gameplay elements, character (Kuros) and graphics and sound, this game was technically ahead of others during its time.
At the price point (US$ 59.99) the NES seems to be worth it, given the games that are there already. What other games would you like to see?
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by techtalks @TechTalks August 23, 2016 10:31 AM UTC