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

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The Legend of Zelda is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games
CosmicCastaway added The Legend of Zelda

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Zelda II: The Adventure of Lin... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games

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Super Mario Bros. 2 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games

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Mega Man 2 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games
CosmicCastaway added Mega Man 2 1989

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Castlevania II: Simon's Quest is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games

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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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Castlevania III: Dracula's Cur... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games

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Mega Man 3 is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games
CosmicCastaway added Mega Man 3 1990

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Mega Man 5 is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games
Mega Man 5 Jan 01 1992

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Mega Man is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games
Mega Man 1995

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Mega Man 4 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games
Mega Man 4 1991

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Mega Man 6 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games
Mega Man 6 Jan 01 1993

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The Simpsons: Bart vs. the Spa... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games

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Joe & Mac is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games
Joe & Mac 1991

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The Battle of Olympus is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games
The Battle of Olympus Mar 28 1988

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

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Faxanadu is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games
Faxanadu 1987

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

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A Boy and His Blob: Trouble on... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games

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

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Journey to Silius is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games
Journey to Silius Aug 10 1990

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Little Nemo: The Dream Master is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games

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Street Fighter 2010 is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games

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Zoda's Revenge: StarTropics II is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games

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Snake's Revenge is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games
Snake's Revenge Jan 01 1990

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Maniac Mansion is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games

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Wario's Woods 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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Willow is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games
Willow 1989

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Spiritual Warfare is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games
Spiritual Warfare Jan 01 1992

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Ghost Lion is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games

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Mario Is Missing! is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games
Mario Is Missing! Dec 31 1992

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

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Big Nose the Caveman is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games
Big Nose the Caveman Jan 01 1991

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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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Pinball Quest is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games
Pinball Quest Dec 15 1989

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Fantastic Dizzy is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games
Fantastic Dizzy Apr 01 1991

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The Adventures of Gilligan's I... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games

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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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Dizzy Prince of the Yolkfolk is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games

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Quattro Adventure is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games
Quattro Adventure Jan 01 1993

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Déjà Vu is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games
Déjà Vu Jan 01 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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Superman is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games
Superman 1992