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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47 10
Dr. Mario is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games
1990

2
49 15
Tetris is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games
1985

3
36 12
Bubble Bobble is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games

4
25 11
Solomon's Key is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games

5
25 12
Bomberman is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games
1983

6
23 11
Adventures of Lolo is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games

7
23 13
Adventures of Lolo 3 is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games

8
24 14
Q*bert is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games
1982

9
21 12
Tetris: The Soviet Mind Game is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games

10
21 12
Lemmings is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games
1991

11
22 14
Adventures of Lolo 2 is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games

12
25 17
Wario's Woods is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games

13
19 12
BurgerTime is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games
1982

14
17 10
Wrecking Crew is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games

15
14 10
Shadowgate is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games
1987

16
17 14
Yoshi is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games
1991

17
11 8
Bomberman II is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games

18
14 13
Kickle Cubicle is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games

19
14 13
Fire 'n Ice is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games

20
12 11
Lode Runner is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games

21
9 9
Solstice: The Quest for the St... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games

22
15 16
Clu Clu Land is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games

23
11 12
Where in the World Is Carmen S... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games

24
10 11
Pipe Mania is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games
1989

25
7 8
Gyromite is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games
1985

26
13 15
A Boy and His Blob: Trouble on... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games

27
6 7
Palamedes is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games
1990

28
13 16
Marble Madness is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games

29
10 13
Rampart is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games
1990

30
4 6
Castlequest is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games

31
10 14
Dragon's Lair is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games

32
4 7
Gremlins 2: The New Batch is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games

33
8 12
Puzznic is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games
1990

34
8 12
Puyo Puyo is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games
1991

35
5 9
Nuts & Milk is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games

36
4 8
Stack-Up is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games
1985

37
4 8
Orb-3D is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games
1990

38
3 7
Mendel Palace is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games

39
13 20
Klax is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games
1989

40
4 9
Battle City is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games

41
8 14
The Bugs Bunny Crazy Castle is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games

42
7 13
Krusty's Fun House is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games

43
5 11
Trog is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games
1990

44
5 11
Shanghai is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games
1986

45
4 10
Eggerland: Meikyū no Fukkatsu is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games

46
4 10
Loopz is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games
1991

47
7 14
Quarth is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games
1989

48
3 9
Firehouse Rescue is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games
Firehouse Rescue 1988

49
2 8
Bubble Bath Babes is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games

50
2 8
Hollywood Squares is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best NES Puzzle Games