Top 100 NES Games I Want to See HonestGamers Cover Soon
September 08, 2015

Some time ago, I put together a list of the 100 NES games I would most like to see staff and freelancers cover on the site. The idea at the time was that eventually, I might have money to pay people to cover these titles, so I was just giving everyone a sneak peak.

That list is as follows:

001. Advanced Dungeons & Dragons: Dragonstrike
002. Adventure Island III
003. Adventures of Lolo 2 (joethedestroyer covered it)
004. Adventures of Lolo 3
005. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
006. Alfred Chicken
007. Bad Dudes
008. The Bard's Tale
009. Baseball
010. Baseball Stars
011. Batman
012. Batman: Return of the Joker
013. Contra Force
014. Cowboy Kid
015. Fist of the North Star
016. Gilligan's Island
017. Ikari III: The Rescue
018. Ikari Warriors (sashanan covered it)
019. Ikari Warriors II: Victory Road
020. The Immortal
021. Ironsword: Wizards & Warriors II (overdrive covered it)
022. James Bond, Jr.
023. The Jetsons: Cogswell's Caper
024. Joe & Mac (joethedestroyer covered it)
025. Journey to Silius
026. The Jungle Book
027. Kid Niki: Radical Ninja
028. King's Knight
029. King's Quest V
030. Krusty's Fun House
031. Legacy of the Wizard (joethedestroyer covered it)
032. The Legend of Kage
033. L'Empereur
034. The Lone Ranger
035. Mafat Conspiracy: Golgo 13
036. Magician
037. Mario is Missing!
038. Mario's Time Machine!
039. Metal Storm
040. Might and Magic: Secret of the Inner Sanctum
041. Mighty Bomb Jack
042. Mission: Impossible
043. Nightshade
044. Nobunaga's Ambition
045. Nobunaga's Ambition II
046. Power Blade 2
047. Power Punch II
048. Prince of Persia
049. Rad Racer II
050. Road Runner (joethedestroyer covered it)
051. Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
052. Rockin' Kats
053. Romance of the Three Kingdoms
054. Rygar
055. The Simpsons: Bart vs. the World
056. Skate or Die!
057. Sky Kid
058. Snake's Revenge
059. Solar Jetman
060. Solomon's Key
061. Spy vs. Spy
062. Stanley: The Search for Dr. Livingston
063. Star Trek: 25th Anniversary
064. Star Trek: The Next Generation
065. Star Wars
066. Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
067. Street Fighter 2010 (overdrive covered it)
068. Strider
069. Super Dodge Ball
070. Swamp Thing
071. Sword Master
072. TaleSpin
073. Tecmo Bowl
074. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: The Arcade Game
075. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3: The Manhatten Project
076. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Tournament Fighters
077. Tetris 2
078. Tiger-Heli
079. Times of Lore
080. Tom & Jerry
081. Toobin'
082. Top Gun
083. Top Gun: The Second Mission
084. Toxic Crusaders
085. Trog
086. Trojan (sashanan covered it)
087. Ultima: Exodus
088. Ultima: Warriors of Destiny
089. Uncharted Waters
090. Uninvited
091. Volleyball
092. Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
093. Wizardry: Knight of Diamonds
094. Wizards & Warriors
095. Wolverine
096. Wrath of the Black Manta
097. Wurm: Journey to the Center of the Earth
098. WWF Wrestlemania (joethedestroyer covered it)
099. The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles
100. Zombie Nation

When I originally posted the list, I didn't have money to pay anyone to cover anything, and that's still true. However, I'm posting it again now to make the list easier to find. I haven't forgotten about it, and I'd still like to see the above games covered in the near future (except for the one that overdrive has since covered, bless him).

If you're looking at writing about some NES games in the future and you'd like to cover them for the site in an official capacity, let me know. If I like the draft you produce, we can put your review through the copy edit process and post it as a freelance review. There are hundreds of great NES games that still need to be covered, and my goal is to make sure that eventually, we do!

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JoeTheDestroyer JoeTheDestroyer - September 09, 2015 (12:01 AM)
I've been doing a commitment-free project of late where I contribute a review for each letter of various consoles. I've already got plans for A-C of my NES list (# was 1942), but I'll use this for suggestions in the future.
jerec jerec - September 09, 2015 (07:55 AM)
I don't have any of those games.
sashanan sashanan - September 09, 2015 (02:43 PM)
I know some of these games, but the ones I only know through emulation are not as suitable as I'd hate to get hung up on issues that may not exist in the original system. That said, I do believe I can handle Trojan or Ikari Warriors, both of which I own. I've also played Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves on an actual NES, although the version I'd rented was in German.
honestgamer honestgamer - September 09, 2015 (05:41 PM)
Thanks, Joe. I don't expect any one person to contribute more than a few titles to the list above, if any, but it's there for easy reference and I'd be delighted if things work out so that you can help whittle the numbers down a bit so that I have to work on a new top 100 list. ;-)

Jerec, I seem to recall that you sold off most of your retro stuff a few years back, so I'm not surprised that you don't own any of them! A number of them are available on Wii U Virtual Console, at least in North America, but that's not really relevant if you don't enjoy playing retro stuff much these days. There's plenty of stuff for newer hardware that I'd like to see reviewed by the community, as well, so never feel like I'm not ready to give you ideas if you're interested in pitching in with more stuff!

Sashanan, let me know if you decide to cover any of the above so we can do the copy editing thing I mentioned and post it as a freelance contribution, if that's of interest to you. I love your appreciation for retro stuff and expertise in that area. You're not alone in that interest and expertise on the site, of course, but we can always use more active retro enthusiasts and I've been enjoying seeing you back in action. People have randomly said for years--and I agree--that retro coverage is one of the things we do best here, and I hope to see that continue.
overdrive overdrive - September 09, 2015 (06:23 PM)
If I run out of time in doing the Alpha Marathon, there's a part of me that can easily see me taking down my user reviews for Rygar and Wizards & Warriors, reworking them slightly and then bringing them back as staff reviews to both help this list and obtain a couple letters THE SNEAKY AND UNDERHANDED WAY.

Other than that, I'll probably eventually get to a couple others at some point (hard to tell, since virtually any NES game I'm really interested in playing now are JRPGs that never got brought over here, but have translation patches made for them like Shinsenden, Lagrange Point and Double Moon Densetsu. And there are a few that I'd never, ever touch for a gazillion dollars. Once upon a time, long, long ago, I beat Ultima: Warriors of Destiny. A few years ago back when we were still somewhat affiliated with GameFAQs, I tried to start it up again. My eyes started bleeding and my brain melted a bit. Never again. On my first Mac that I had going to college, I played the original version of that Might and Magic game. That is a series that didn't really get worth playing until its third entry, as the first two are just so hard to get into due to how you pretty much need a guide to figure anything out and virtually everything can kill you at any time.
sashanan sashanan - September 10, 2015 (09:35 AM)
Jason, sounds interesting. If inspiration hits and I write for one of the aforementioned games, I'll give you a holler.
blbonhors blbonhors - October 31, 2015 (05:13 PM)
I'm a former English writing prof. who would be willing to take a shot at the Treks, Roger Rabbit, and and a couple of others. Just send a draft to you?

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