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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

NES Replay: 1986's Games Ranked

17) Tag Team Wrestling - If the only good thing to come out of your game is a name that gets used years later, you've made a bad game.

16) M.U.S.C.L.E. - I still get mad when I think of this game. Let's move on.

15) Karate Champ - Got your nose!

14) Urban Champion - Punch someone a couple of times. Keep punching. Repeat until bored.

13) Chubby Cherub - Coincidentally, "fat angels eating food and running away from dogs" was what I saw last time I mixed medications.

12) Ninja Kid - A great idea squandered by poor execution.

11) Gumshoe - Nintendo rethought what the Zapper could do, and it ALMOST worked.

10) Balloon Fight - A Joust clone with a few good ideas added in.

9) Mario Bros. - Not polished enough and too dull to enjoy.

8) Popeye - Interesting but dull.

7) Donkey Kong 3 - Yes, it's polished. Yes, it looks great. However, yes, it's hard to play and not fun.

6) Commando - A varied shooter with some major technical problems that hold it back from greatness.

5) 1942 - Fun, but repetitive.

4) Donkey Kong - Almost a perfect arcade port. Almost.

3) Ghosts'n Goblins - Incredibly hard and incredibly fun.

2) Gradius - PEW PEW PEW

1) Donkey Kong Jr. - A perfect arcade port of a great game.