Button Mash 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
92 25
The Legend of Zelda is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games
CosmicCastaway added
2
94 29
Super Mario Bros. 3 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games
3
68 23
Super Mario Bros. is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games
4
59 26
Mega Man 2 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games
CosmicCastaway added 1989
5
67 33
Zelda II: The Adventure of Lin... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games
6
48 22
Castlevania III: Dracula's Cur... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games
7
48 27
Castlevania II: Simon's Quest is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games
8
62 41
Super Mario Bros. 2 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games
9
46 27
StarTropics is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games
10
45 27
Kid Icarus is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games
1986
11
38 22
Mega Man 3 is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games
CosmicCastaway added 1990
12
37 25
Mega Man is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games
1995
13
38 29
Faxanadu is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games
1987
14
33 25
Mega Man 4 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games
1991
15
33 26
Mega Man 5 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games
1992
16
23 16
Little Nemo: The Dream Master is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games
17
22 15
Zoda's Revenge: StarTropics II is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games
18
29 23
Mega Man 6 is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games
1993
19
26 22
The Battle of Olympus is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games
20
19 16
Willow is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games
1989
21
29 28
Maniac Mansion is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games
22
23 22
A Boy and His Blob: Trouble on... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games
23
26 28
Gauntlet is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games
1987
24
21 22
Ironsword: Wizards & Warriors ... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games
25
14 14
Journey to Silius is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games