Total Nerd The Best NES Puzzle 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 puzzle games in your collection. Using your brain to solve challenge after challenge, whether it involves numbers, crosswords, and dungeons, is actually one of the most rewarding experiences in gaming. 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 puzzle games of all time.

This list will feature the most popular and best selling puzzle 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 Tetris and Dr. Mario. 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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Tetris is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games
Tetris 1985

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Dr. Mario is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games
Dr. Mario 1990

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Bubble Bobble is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games

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Solomon's Key is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games

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Adventures of Lolo is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games

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Tetris: The Soviet Mind Game is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games

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Lemmings is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games
Lemmings 1991

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Bomberman is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games
Bomberman 1983

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Q*bert is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games
Q*bert 1982

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Shadowgate is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games
Shadowgate 1987

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Adventures of Lolo 3 is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games

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Wrecking Crew is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games

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Wario's Woods is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games

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Adventures of Lolo 2 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games

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BurgerTime is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games
BurgerTime 1982

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Yoshi is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games
Yoshi 1991

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Lode Runner is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games

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Bomberman II is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games
Bomberman II Jun 28 1991

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Fire 'n Ice is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games

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Kickle Cubicle is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games

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Where in the World Is Carmen S... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games

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Pipe Mania is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games
Pipe Mania 1989

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Solstice: The Quest for the St... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games

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Rampart is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games
Rampart 1990

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Palamedes is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games
Palamedes 1990

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Clu Clu Land is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games

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Marble Madness is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games

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Castlequest is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games

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Dragon's Lair is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games

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Puyo Puyo is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games
Puyo Puyo 1991

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

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Gyromite is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games
Gyromite Aug 13 1985

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Nuts & Milk is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games

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Gremlins 2: The New Batch is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games

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The Bugs Bunny Crazy Castle is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games

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Klax is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games
Klax 1989

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Quarth is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games
Quarth 1989

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Puzznic is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games
Puzznic 1990

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Trog is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games
Trog 1990

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Shanghai is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games
Shanghai 1986

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Loopz is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games
Loopz 1991

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Stack-Up is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games
Stack-Up 1985

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Orb-3D is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games
Orb-3D 1990

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Battle City is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games

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Mendel Palace is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games
Mendel Palace Dec 12 1989

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Bubble Bath Babes is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games
Bubble Bath Babes Jan 01 1991

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Deja Vu II: Lost in Las Vegas is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games

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Firehouse Rescue is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games
Firehouse Rescue Jan 01 1988

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Hollywood Squares is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games
Hollywood Squares Sep 01 1989

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Treasure Island Dizzy is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games