Thirteen of my favorite NES games

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1. A Nightmare on Elm Street. There weren’t very many things I’d rather do on a late Saturday night than fight against the infamous, evil Freddy Krueger. I’d turn off all the lights and turn up the volume. It wasn’t the most popular NES game, but I was a rabid fan of the movies and I think that the game was fun, if not more than a little cheesy.

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2. Duck Hunt. I admit it…I was a cheater of the worst kind. I’d get super close to the screen and my score showed it. I had one of the classic guns for the system and when the orange guns came out I thought it was the strangest thing.

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3. Friday the 13th. Another of my favorite horror games. So the storyline is horribly flawed, and the gameplay is no different from many of the other side-scrollers, but I enjoyed it.

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4. Jeopardy! I’ve always loved trivia, and after watching the show with my parents for years I was thrilled when I saw that they’d made a game. The down-side? After playing so many times you memorize the answers.

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5. Marble Madness. This was such an addicting game! I tried to copy my success like with other games, but what worked once might not work again. This was one of my very favorites.

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6. Mickey Mousecapades. I always thought the game was a little strange, but I loved it anyway. Minnie was stolen at the most inopportune moments and Mickey always played the valiant rescuer.

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7. Paperboy. The game wasn’t particularly exciting, but there was a certain satisfaction to be had by making sure all the houses got papers. Every once in awhile I would purposely break windows and knock people down because it was funny.

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8. Q*Bert. I loved this game, but wasn’t very good at it. I hated Coily.

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9. Simpsons: Bart Vs. the Space Mutants. When the Simpsons craze first began (after Tracy Ullman of course) I was as smitten as just about everyone else. I liked this game because the feel was so similar to the cartoon.

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10. Super Mario Bros. My first foray into Nintendo! I can’t think of a single person who doesn’t like this game. I was hooked and spent months perfecting my game to get the quickest time.

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11. Super Mario Bros. 2. I was a big fan of the Mario games and this one, though not as good as the others, was a lot of fun too. I liked that you could pick from four characters and each of them had a special purpose. I always chose the Princess and I’m convinced that Mario Bros. 2 is the reason why I always pick the Princess when playing Mario games now.

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12. Super mario Bros. 3. My favorite of the Mario Bros. games. I was amazed when I saw the game for the first time, in the movie The Wizard. The graphics were amazing and the gameplay was fantastic! I loved all the different costumes Mario could change in to. The Tanuki suit was the best.

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13. Yoshi’s Cookie. Ever since the first time I saw Yoshi in a Mario game I thought he was adorable. Yoshi’s Cookie was a great puzzle game and I could zone on it for hours.

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