The second of NES’s (technically) third-party day-one titles, this American football sim seemed a natural fit for the U.S. launch.
Playing the role of demolition worker, this was Mario’s final dilettante outing before settling down into a career as the Mushroom Kingdom’s hero.
An odd, belated attempt to clone Pac-Man that nevertheless has its own interesting legacy.
The third Nintendo light gun release, largely forgotten by history but still good fun.
The comical hunting game whose popularity in America encouraged Nintendo to press ahead with plans to take the Famicom console abroad.
A basic but timeless interpretation of video gaming’s coin-op granddaddy, Pinball gave programming prodigy Satoru Iwata a foot in the door at NCL.
The first NES game ever to reach American shores, Tennis has a remarkable pedigree for such a simple game.
Nintendo’s “first” NES game, Baseball feels sadly simplistic compared to modern takes on the sport. Top-tier stuff back in ’83, though!