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The Best NES Fighting Games

Updated October 26, 2020 1.6k votes 358 voters 24.5k views35 items

List RulesGames don't have to be console exclusive, as long as they were released for Nintendo Entertainment System at some point.

If you owned an NES at any time during your life, then it's safe to say there were probably a few fighting games in your collection. With challenging combos and finishing moves to pull off, fighting games are some of the best multiplayer games you can get your hands on. Franchises like Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat made the genre famous, but today there are a plethora of others that are just as fun. With so many great options to choose from, there was never a shortage of great Nintendo games. Since some games were much better than others, we've decided to rank the best NES fighting games of all time.

This list features the most popular and best-selling fighting 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. Vote for your favorite items on this poll, including River City Ransom, Punch-Out!! and more. Vote for your favorite video games below.

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