Total Nerd The Best NES Adventure 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 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.

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1
82 23
The Legend of Zelda is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games
CosmicCastaway added

2
86 26
Super Mario Bros. 3 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games

3
62 20
Super Mario Bros. is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games

4
62 31
Zelda II: The Adventure of Lin... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games

5
53 24
Mega Man 2 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games
CosmicCastaway added 1989

6
43 18
Castlevania III: Dracula's Cur... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games

7
59 36
Super Mario Bros. 2 is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games

8
44 23
Castlevania II: Simon's Quest is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games

9
37 18
Mega Man 3 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games
CosmicCastaway added 1990

10
42 25
Kid Icarus is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games
1986

11
42 26
StarTropics is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games

12
35 22
Mega Man is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games
1995

13
36 26
Faxanadu is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games
1987

14
32 22
Mega Man 4 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games
1991

15
32 23
Mega Man 5 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games
1992

16
28 19
Mega Man 6 is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games
1993

17
20 14
Zoda's Revenge: StarTropics II is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games

18
19 13
Willow is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games
1989

19
25 20
The Battle of Olympus is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games

20
20 15
Little Nemo: The Dream Master is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games

21
22 20
A Boy and His Blob: Trouble on... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games

22
13 11
Journey to Silius is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games

23
26 26
Maniac Mansion is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games

24
26 26
Gauntlet is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games
1987

25
17 18
Joe & Mac is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games
1991