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Super Mario Bros.

The game that defined the NES, redefined Mario, and had a permanent impact on the shape of video games. It’s kind of a big deal.

Gyromite

A showcase for the NES’s Trojan horse peripheral R.O.B., Gyromite is in fact a lot more fun than it really needed to be.

R.O.B.

The Robot Operating Buddy! R.O.B. has an interesting history, considering the way Nintendo abandoned him almost immediately.

Wrecking Crew

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.

Ice Climber

Leap to the pinnacle of the mountain, alone or with a friend, in order to rescue abducted eggplants from a dino-bird. 8-bit games were weird, man.

Hogan’s Alley

The third Nintendo light gun release, largely forgotten by history but still good fun.

Pinball

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.

Tennis

The first NES game ever to reach American shores, Tennis has a remarkable pedigree for such a simple game.