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.

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

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

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

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

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Super Mario Bros. 2 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games

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Castlevania III: Dracula's Cur... 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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Mega Man 3 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games
CosmicCastaway added Mega Man 3 1990

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Castlevania II: Simon's Quest is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games

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Mega Man is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games
Mega Man 1995

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Faxanadu is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games
Faxanadu 1987

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StarTropics is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games

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Mega Man 5 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games
Mega Man 5 Jan 01 1992

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Mega Man 4 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games
Mega Man 4 1991

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The Battle of Olympus is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games

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Mega Man 6 is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games
Mega Man 6 1993

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Zoda's Revenge: StarTropics II is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games

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

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

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Maniac Mansion is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games

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

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Clash at Demonhead is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games
Clash at Demonhead Jan 01 1989

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Willow is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games
Willow 1989

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Ironsword: Wizards & Warriors ... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games

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A Boy and His Blob: Trouble on... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games

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Street Fighter 2010 is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games

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The Simpsons: Bart vs. the Spa... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games

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Joe & Mac is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games
Joe & Mac 1991

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Snake's Revenge is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games

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Déjà Vu is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games
Déjà Vu Jan 01 1985

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Shadowgate is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games
Shadowgate 1987

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Rambo is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games
Rambo Jan 01 1987

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Wario's Woods is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games

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Destiny of an Emperor is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games

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Faria: A World of Mystery and ... is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games

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Princess Tomato in the Salad K... is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games

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Whomp 'Em is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games
Whomp 'Em Dec 07 1990

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Spiritual Warfare is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games

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Felix the Cat is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games

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Uninvited is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games
Uninvited 1986

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Tombs & Treasure is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games

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TaleSpin is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games
TaleSpin 1992

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Dr. Chaos is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games
Dr. Chaos Jan 01 1987

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Castlequest is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games

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8 Eye's is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games
8 Eye's Sep 27 1988

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Beetlejuice is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games

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Indiana Jones and the Last Cru... is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games

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Fester's Quest is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games

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Fantastic Dizzy is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games