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The Best Classic Nintendo Arcade Games

List RulesGames 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 great Nintendo arcade games in your collection. With so many great options to choose from, there was never a shortage of epic titles to dive into. Since some games were much better than others, we've decided to rank the best NES Arcade games of all time.

This list features the most popular and best selling Arcade games that were released for NES, including fan-favorites like Contra, Duck Hunt, and Double Dragon. 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 Donkey Kong are included on this list, along with many more. How many of these classic Nintendo arcade games do you remember playing?

Check out the top NES arcade games below and vote up the ones you think are the most fun to play.

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  • 1
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    1987
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  • 2
    150
    53

    Super Mario Bros.

    1985
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  • 3
    135
    51

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Arcade Game

    1989
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  • 4
    98
    31

    Pac-Man

    1980
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  • 5
    98
    36

    Donkey Kong

    1981
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  • 6
    93
    37
    Jan 01 1984
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    75
    27

    Galaga

    1981
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  • 9
    82
    36
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  • 10
    74
    31

    Super Contra

    Jan 01 1988
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  • 11
    76
    35

    Ms. Pac-Man

    1982
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  • 12
    71
    33

    Mario Bros.

    1983
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    61
    27

    Space Invaders

    1978
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    60
    31

    Donkey Kong Jr.

    1982
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  • 17
    62
    34
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    52
    42
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  • 19
    45
    35

    Gauntlet

    Jan 01 1985
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  • 20
    46
    38

    Bomberman

    1983
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  • 21
    40
    36

    Rygar

    Jan 01 1986
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  • 22
    13
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    Gun.smoke

  • 23
    38
    39

    Ice Climber

    1985
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    38
    39

    Commando

    1985
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    39
    42

    Popeye

    1982
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