Total Nerd The Best NES Adventure Games  

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List Rules Games don't have to be console exclusive, as long as they were released for Nintendo Entertainment System at some point.

If you owned a NES at any time during your life, then it's safe to say there were probably a few adventure games in your collection. There's something about exploring new places, finding treasure and fighting enemies that makes adventure games so addicting. With so many great options to choose from, there was never a shortage of games to play for fans of the genre. Since some games were much better than others, we've decided to rank the best NES adventure games of all time.

This list will feature the most popular and best selling adventure games that were released for NES. While many of these games were console exclusive, we're allowing non-exclusives to be a part of the list as well. This list is made up of different items, including Super Mario Bros. and Zelda II: The adventure of Link.

Vote for your favorite video games below, and feel free to add any that you think deserve to be on the list.

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Super Mario Bros. 3 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games

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The Legend of Zelda is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games

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Super Mario Bros. is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games

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Mega Man 2 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games
Mega Man 2 1989

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Zelda II: The Adventure of Lin... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games

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Super Mario Bros. 2 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games

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Mega Man 3 is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games
Mega Man 3 1990

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Kid Icarus is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games
Kid Icarus 1986

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Mega Man 5 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games
Mega Man 5 1992

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Mega Man is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games
Mega Man 1995

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Castlevania III: Dracula's Cur... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games

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Castlevania II: Simon's Quest is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games

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Mega Man 6 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games
Mega Man 6 1993

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Mega Man 4 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games
Mega Man 4 1991

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Joe & Mac is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games
Joe & Mac 1991

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The Simpsons: Bart vs. the Spa... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games

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The Battle of Olympus is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games

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StarTropics is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games

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A Boy and His Blob: Trouble on... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games

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Gauntlet is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games
Gauntlet 1987

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Faxanadu is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games
Faxanadu 1987

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Ironsword: Wizards & Warriors ... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games

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Zoda's Revenge: StarTropics II is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games

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Snake's Revenge is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games

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Journey to Silius is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games

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Maniac Mansion is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games

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Wario's Woods is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games

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Street Fighter 2010 is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games

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Little Nemo: The Dream Master is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games

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Felix the Cat is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games

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The Bugs Bunny Birthday Blowou... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games

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Clash at Demonhead is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games

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Spiritual Warfare is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games

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Ghost Lion is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games

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Mario Is Missing! is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games

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Willow is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games
Willow 1989

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Rambo is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games
Rambo Jan 01 1987

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Pinball Quest is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games

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Princess Tomato in the Salad K... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games

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Big Nose the Caveman is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games
Big Nose the Caveman Jan 01 1991

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The Adventures of Gilligan's I... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games

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Fantastic Dizzy is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games
Fantastic Dizzy Apr 01 1991

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Treasure Island Dizzy is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games
Treasure Island Dizzy Aug 01 1987

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Whomp 'Em is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games
Whomp 'Em Dec 07 1990

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Quattro Adventure is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games

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Dizzy Prince of the Yolkfolk is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games

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Déjà Vu is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games
Déjà Vu 1985

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Linus Spacehead's Cosmic Crusa... is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games

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TaleSpin is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games
TaleSpin Dec 12 1992

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Totally Rad is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games
Totally Rad Sep 28 1990