Tag: vs system

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.

10-Yard Fight

The second of NES’s (technically) third-party day-one titles, this American football sim seemed a natural fit for the U.S. launch.

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.

Clu Clu Land

An odd, belated attempt to clone Pac-Man that nevertheless has its own interesting legacy.

Hogan’s Alley

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

Golf

Debuting right as game designers mastered translating the sport into video form, Golf became one of Nintendo’s more influential creations.

Duck Hunt

The comical hunting game whose popularity in America encouraged Nintendo to press ahead with plans to take the Famicom console abroad.

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.

Baseball

Nintendo’s “first” NES game, Baseball feels sadly simplistic compared to modern takes on the sport. Top-tier stuff back in ’83, though!