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The Best Nintendo Games, Ranked 

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Updated September 15, 2019 48.7k votes 2.8k voters 47.8k views 178 items

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The best Nintendo games of all time include classic NES titles, N64 gems, and new high tech Wii titles. These fan favorite Nintendo games include classic titles like Super Mario and The Legend of Zelda, a couple of the greatest video games of all time. There are also perennial favorites like Tetris, Donkey Kong, and Metroid (some of which you'll find among the best classic arcade games) on this list of the top Nintendo games.

What are the best Nintendo games ever? Many will agree the best games were the pioneering ones that came out in the time of the NES system, while others see advances in technology as making video games better. Whatever your stance, this greatest Nintendo games list is a chance for you to vote on what you consider to be the best video games from Nintendo.

What are the best Nintendo Wii games? What are the top classic Nintendo games? Are Wii games better than old Nintendo games? Vote on this list of top Nintendo video games so you and other gamers can settle this video game debate. If your favorite Nintendo game isn't on the Nintendo game list, make sure to add it so other players can become consumed in that video game universe the same way you did.

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The Legend of Zelda: Oca... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Nintendo Games, Ranked
Released: 1998 (Grezzo)
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Super Mario World is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Nintendo Games, Ranked
Released: 1990 (Nintendo)
3
Super Mario Bros. 3 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Nintendo Games, Ranked
Released: 1988 (Nintendo)
4
Super Mario 64 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Nintendo Games, Ranked
Released: 1996 (Nintendo Entertainment Analysis & Development)
5
The Legend of Zelda: A L... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Nintendo Games, Ranked
Released: 1991 (Nintendo)
6
Super Mario Bros. is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Nintendo Games, Ranked
Released: 1985 (Systems Research & Development Co.)
7
Super Smash Bros. Melee ... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Nintendo Games, Ranked
Released: 2001 (HAL Laboratory)
8
The Legend of Zelda is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Nintendo Games, Ranked
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Mario Kart 64 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Nintendo Games, Ranked
Released: 1996 (Nintendo Entertainment Analysis & Development)
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Super Metroid is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Nintendo Games, Ranked
Released: 1994 (Intelligent Systems)
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Punch-Out!! is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Nintendo Games, Ranked
Released: 1987 (Nintendo Integrated Research & Development)
12
Super Mario Kart is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Nintendo Games, Ranked
Released: 1992 (Nintendo)
13
Super Mario Galaxy is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Nintendo Games, Ranked
Released: 2007 (Nintendo Entertainment Analysis & Development)
14
Super Smash Bros. is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Nintendo Games, Ranked
Released: 1999 (HAL Laboratory)
15
Super Mario Bros. 2 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Nintendo Games, Ranked
Released: 1988 (Nintendo)
16
The Legend of Zelda: The... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Nintendo Games, Ranked
Released: 2002 (Nintendo Entertainment Analysis & Development)
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The Legend of Zelda: Twi... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Nintendo Games, Ranked
Released: 2006 (Nintendo Entertainment Analysis & Development)
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Donkey Kong Country is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Nintendo Games, Ranked
Released: 1994 (Rare Ltd)
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GoldenEye 007 is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Nintendo Games, Ranked
Released: 1997 (Ashby Computers and Graphics Ltd.)
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Mario Kart Wii is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Nintendo Games, Ranked
Released: 2008 (Nintendo Entertainment Analysis & Development)
21
Super Smash Bros. Brawl ... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Nintendo Games, Ranked
Released: 2008 (Monolith Soft)
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Super Mario Galaxy 2 is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Nintendo Games, Ranked
Released: 2010 (Nintendo EAD Tokyo)
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Contra is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Nintendo Games, Ranked
Released: 1987 (Konami)
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The Legend of Zelda: Lin... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Nintendo Games, Ranked
Released: 1993 (Nintendo)
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Mega Man 2 is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Nintendo Games, Ranked
Released: 1989 (Capcom)