Total Nerd The Best NES Fighting 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 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 games to play for fans of the genre. Since some games were much better than others, we've decided to rank the best NES fighting games of all time.

This list will feature 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, and feel free to add any that you think deserve to be on the list.

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Punch-Out!! is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best NES Fighting Games

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River City Ransom is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best NES Fighting Games

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: ... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best NES Fighting Games

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Karateka is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best NES Fighting Games
Karateka Jan 01 1984

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Battletoads & Double Dragon is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NES Fighting Games

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Batman: Return of the Joker is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NES Fighting Games

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Mike Tyson's Intergalactic Pow... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NES Fighting Games
Mike Tyson's Intergalactic Power Punch

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Urban Champion is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best NES Fighting Games

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Base Wars is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NES Fighting Games
Base Wars 1991

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Mighty Final Fight is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NES Fighting Games

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Wolverine is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best NES Fighting Games
Wolverine 1991

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Tom & Jerry: Fists of Furry is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best NES Fighting Games

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Street Fighter is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best NES Fighting Games

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WWF WrestleMania: Steel Cage C... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NES Fighting Games

The Best Fighting Games of All Time

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Kung-Fu Master is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best NES Fighting Games

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Dragon Ball Z: Gekitou Tenkaic... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best NES Fighting Games

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Bucky O'Hare is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NES Fighting Games

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The Astyanax is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best NES Fighting Games
The Astyanax Jan 01 1989

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Kart Fighter is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NES Fighting Games
Kart Fighter Jan 01 1992

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Indiana Jones and the Temple o... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NES Fighting Games

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Archon: The Light and the Dark is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best NES Fighting Games

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Target: Renegade is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best NES Fighting Games

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Tag Team Wrestling is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best NES Fighting Games
Tag Team Wrestling Jan 01 1984

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Flying Warriors is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best NES Fighting Games

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Splatterhouse: Wanpaku Graffit... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best NES Fighting Games

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Rollergames is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best NES Fighting Games
Rollergames

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Yie Ar Kung-Fu is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best NES Fighting Games

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Tenkaichi Bushi Keru Nagūru is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best NES Fighting Games

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Kung Fu Heroes is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best NES Fighting Games

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Karate Champ is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best NES Fighting Games

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Flying Dragon: The Secret Scro... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best NES Fighting Games

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Musashi no Ken – Tadaima Shugy... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best NES Fighting Games

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Dungeon Magic is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best NES Fighting Games

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Moero 7!! Juudou Warriors is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best NES Fighting Games
Moero 7!! Juudou Warriors

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Joy Mech Fight is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best NES Fighting Games