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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1
45 9
Dr. Mario is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games
1990

2
48 13
Tetris is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games
1985

3
34 10
Bubble Bobble is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games

4
22 10
Solomon's Key is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games

5
21 11
Tetris: The Soviet Mind Game is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games

6
19 10
Adventures of Lolo is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games

7
21 12
Bomberman is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games
1983

8
22 14
Q*bert is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games
1982

9
24 16
Wario's Woods is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games

10
18 11
Lemmings is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games
1991

11
19 12
Adventures of Lolo 3 is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games

12
17 11
BurgerTime is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games
1982

13
15 9
Wrecking Crew is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games

14
14 8
Shadowgate is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games
1987

15
18 13
Adventures of Lolo 2 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games

16
17 12
Yoshi is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games
1991

17
14 12
Fire 'n Ice is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games

18
12 10
Lode Runner is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games

19
10 8
Bomberman II is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games

20
13 12
Kickle Cubicle is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games

21
11 11
Where in the World Is Carmen S... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games

22
10 10
Pipe Mania is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games
1989

23
8 8
Solstice: The Quest for the St... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games

24
6 6
Palamedes is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games
1990

25
14 15
Clu Clu Land is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games

26
4 5
Castlequest is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games

27
6 8
Gyromite is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games
1985

28
12 15
Marble Madness is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games

29
12 15
A Boy and His Blob: Trouble on... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games

30
4 6
Gremlins 2: The New Batch is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games

31
9 12
Rampart is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games
1990

32
8 11
Puyo Puyo is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games
1991

33
5 8
Nuts & Milk is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games

34
4 7
Orb-3D is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games
1990

35
4 7
Stack-Up is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games
1985

36
3 6
Mendel Palace is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games

37
7 11
Puzznic is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games
1990

38
9 14
Dragon's Lair is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games

39
4 8
Battle City is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games

40
13 19
Klax is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games
1989

41
8 13
The Bugs Bunny Crazy Castle is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games

42
7 12
Krusty's Fun House is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games

43
5 10
Shanghai is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games
1986

44
5 10
Trog is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games
1990

45
4 9
Loopz is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games
1991

46
3 8
Firehouse Rescue is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games
Firehouse Rescue 1988

47
7 13
Quarth is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games
1989

48
2 7
Hollywood Squares is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games

49
2 7
Deja Vu II: Lost in Las Vegas is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games

50
2 7
Bubble Bath Babes is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games