Total Nerd The Best NES Puzzle 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 puzzle games in your collection. Using your brain to solve challenge after challenge, whether it involves numbers, crosswords, and dungeons, is actually one of the most rewarding experiences in gaming. 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 puzzle games of all time.

This list will feature the most popular and best selling puzzle 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 Tetris and Dr. Mario. 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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Dr. Mario is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games
Dr. Mario 1990

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Tetris is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games
Tetris 1985

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Bubble Bobble is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games

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Tetris: The Soviet Mind Game is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games

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Q*bert is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games
Q*bert 1982

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Wario's Woods is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games

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Bomberman is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games
Bomberman 1983

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Solomon's Key is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games

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Clu Clu Land is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games

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Yoshi is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games
Yoshi 1991

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Klax is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games
Klax 1989

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A Boy and His Blob: Trouble on... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games

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Adventures of Lolo 3 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games

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BurgerTime is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games
BurgerTime 1982

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Where in the World Is Carmen S... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games

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Adventures of Lolo is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games

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Wrecking Crew is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games

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Adventures of Lolo 2 is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games
Adventures of Lolo 2 Jan 01 1990

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Lemmings is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games
Lemmings 1991

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Marble Madness is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games

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Fire 'n Ice is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games

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Lode Runner is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games

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The Bugs Bunny Crazy Castle is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games

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Rampart is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games
Rampart 1990

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Kickle Cubicle is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games

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Krusty's Fun House is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games

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Dragon's Lair is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games

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Puzznic is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games
Puzznic 1990

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Shanghai is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games
Shanghai 1986

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Pictionary is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games

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Back to the Future Part II & I... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games

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Bomberman II is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games

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Stack-Up is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games
Stack-Up 1985

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Battle City is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games
Battle City Jan 01 1985

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Castlequest is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games

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Treasure Island Dizzy is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games
Treasure Island Dizzy Aug 01 1987

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Gyromite is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games
Gyromite 1985

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Nuts & Milk is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games

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Hollywood Squares is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games

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Quarth is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games
Quarth 1989

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Pipe Mania is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games
Pipe Mania 1989

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Solstice: The Quest for the St... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games

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Shadowgate is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games
Shadowgate 1987

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Hatris is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games
Hatris 1990

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Orb-3D is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games
Orb-3D 1990

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Trog is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games
Trog 1990

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Palamedes is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games
Palamedes 1990

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Exodus is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games
Exodus 1991

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Puyo Puyo is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games
Puyo Puyo 1991

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Loopz is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games
Loopz 1991