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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 Arcade games in your collection. 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 Arcade games of all time.

This list will feature the most popular and best selling Arcade 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. Super Mario Bros. and Contra are included on this poll, along with many more. 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. is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best NES Arcade Games

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Contra is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best NES Arcade Games
Contra 1987

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: ... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best NES Arcade Games

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Donkey Kong is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best NES Arcade Games

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Double Dragon is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NES Arcade Games

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Duck Hunt is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NES Arcade Games
Duck Hunt 1984

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Excitebike is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NES Arcade Games
Excitebike 1984

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Ms. Pac-Man is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best NES Arcade Games

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Pac-Man is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NES Arcade Games
Pac-Man 1980

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Donkey Kong Jr. is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NES Arcade Games

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Bubble Bobble is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best NES Arcade Games

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Double Dragon II: The Revenge is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best NES Arcade Games

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Mario Bros. is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best NES Arcade Games

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Super Contra is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NES Arcade Games

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Space Invaders is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best NES Arcade Games

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Battletoads is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best NES Arcade Games

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Dig Dug is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NES Arcade Games
Dig Dug 1982

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Galaga is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best NES Arcade Games
Galaga 1981

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Baseball Stars is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NES Arcade Games

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Bomberman is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NES Arcade Games
Bomberman 1983

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Rygar is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best NES Arcade Games
Rygar 1986

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Commando is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best NES Arcade Games
Commando 1985

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Gauntlet is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best NES Arcade Games
Gauntlet 1985

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Arkanoid is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best NES Arcade Games
Arkanoid 1986

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Kung-Fu Master is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best NES Arcade Games

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Balloon Fight is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best NES Arcade Games

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Popeye is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best NES Arcade Games
Popeye 1982

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Ice Climber is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best NES Arcade Games

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Qix is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best NES Arcade Games
Qix 1981

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Barker Bill's Trick Shooting is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best NES Arcade Games

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Klax is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best NES Arcade Games
Klax 1989

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Trog is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best NES Arcade Games
Trog Jan 01 1990

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Salamander is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best NES Arcade Games
Salamander 1986

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Pipe Mania is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best NES Arcade Games
Pipe Mania 1989