Just when you start to contemplate your mortality, longing for your lost youth and the simples pleasures of 8-bit gaming, knowing that you’ll never get your childhood back and weeping softly as you realize that those days are gone, gone, gone forever…. a little website like this sends a rush of nostalgic energy through your creaky old joints. Thank you, Nintendo8.com, for allowing us to play our old favorite games on your site without even so much as a download.
Yes, friends, there are 100 games to choose from, many of which made our list of the greatest NES Games Of All Time. Those below give us the biggest surge of retro rush.
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Tecmo Bowl - the football game that made Bo Jackson something more than human.
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Super Mario Bros - the mack daddy of Nintendo games
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Gradius - which in the old days lent itself to the famous up-up-down-down cheat.
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R.C. Pro-Am - which, until we saw this site, we had COMPLETELY forgotten even existed
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Tetris - the staple of original Gameboy
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Rampage - which was way more fun before 9/11. Now it feels unexpectedly sad.
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Q*Bert - we will probably never figure it out, but it's nice to know we can try
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Metroid - which gobsmacked a nation of boys when its hero turned out to be a GIRL!
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The Legend of Zelda - the first role-playing game we ever loved