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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63 14
Super Mario Bros. 3 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games

2
58 11
The Legend of Zelda is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games
CosmicCastaway added

3
49 13
Super Mario Bros. is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games

4
38 13
Mega Man 2 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games
CosmicCastaway added 1989

5
45 20
Zelda II: The Adventure of Lin... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games

6
31 13
Castlevania III: Dracula's Cur... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games

7
43 26
Super Mario Bros. 2 is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games

8
25 10
Mega Man 3 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games
CosmicCastaway added 1990

9
29 16
Castlevania II: Simon's Quest is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games

10
32 19
Kid Icarus is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games
1986

11
26 16
Mega Man is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games
1995

12
28 21
StarTropics is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games

13
24 18
Faxanadu is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games
1987

14
21 15
Mega Man 4 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games
1991

15
18 13
The Battle of Olympus is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games

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21 17
Mega Man 5 is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games
1992

17
17 13
Mega Man 6 is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games
1993

18
14 11
Zoda's Revenge: StarTropics II is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games

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22 19
Gauntlet is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games
1987

20
15 12
Little Nemo: The Dream Master is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games

21
10 8
Willow is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games
1989

22
19 19
Maniac Mansion is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games

23
8 7
Journey to Silius is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games

24
9 9
Clash at Demonhead is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games

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16 16
Ironsword: Wizards & Warriors ... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games

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15 16
The Simpsons: Bart vs. the Spa... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games

27
13 15
Joe & Mac is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games
1991

28
12 14
Street Fighter 2010 is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games

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5 6
Déjà Vu is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games
1985

30
9 11
TaleSpin is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games
1992

31
14 17
A Boy and His Blob: Trouble on... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games

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6 9
Snake's Revenge is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games

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9 13
Shadowgate is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games
1987

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4 7
Uninvited is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games
1986

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7 11
Rambo is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games
1987

36
10 15
Wario's Woods is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games

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5 9
Princess Tomato in the Salad K... is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games

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4 8
Destiny of an Emperor is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games

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2 6
Faria: A World of Mystery and ... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games

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2 6
Adventures in the Magic Kingdo... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games

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5 10
Indiana Jones and the Last Cru... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games

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5 9
Whomp 'Em is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games
1990

43
4 9
Spiritual Warfare is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games

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8 14
Felix the Cat is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games

45
7 13
The Bugs Bunny Birthday Blowou... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games

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2 7
Tombs & Treasure is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games

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5 11
Beetlejuice is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games

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1 6
Dr. Chaos is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games
1987

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1 6
8 Eye's is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games
1988

50
1 6
Castlequest is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best NES Adventure Games