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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 RPGs in your collection. There's something about role playing games that really capture your imagination and make you feel like you're part of another world. Your party always has colorful characters, the abilities you gain along the way are amazing, and boss battles are usually nothing short of epic. 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 RPGs of all time. NES is the console that invented modern gaming as we know it, and put out the first RPGs ever made.

This list will feature the most popular and best selling RPGs 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. Examples of items on this poll include Final Fantasy III and Final Fantasy. 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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Bandit Kings of Ancient China is listed (or ranked) 51 on the list The Best NES RPGs

52
12 22
Tombs & Treasure is listed (or ranked) 52 on the list The Best NES RPGs

53
13 24
Pinball Quest is listed (or ranked) 53 on the list The Best NES RPGs

54
9 20
Times of Lore is listed (or ranked) 54 on the list The Best NES RPGs

55
7 17
Flying Dragon: The Secret Scro... is listed (or ranked) 55 on the list The Best NES RPGs

56
10 22
Magician is listed (or ranked) 56 on the list The Best NES RPGs
1991

57
8 20
Tetris is listed (or ranked) 57 on the list The Best NES RPGs
1985

58
6 17
Chaos World is listed (or ranked) 58 on the list The Best NES RPGs

59
9 22
Dragon Wars is listed (or ranked) 59 on the list The Best NES RPGs

60
7 19
Flying Warriors is listed (or ranked) 60 on the list The Best NES RPGs

61
13 29
Hydlide is listed (or ranked) 61 on the list The Best NES RPGs
1985

62
5 16
Ganbare Goemon Gaiden 2: Tenka... is listed (or ranked) 62 on the list The Best NES RPGs
Ganbare Goemon Gaiden 2: Tenka no Zaihō 1992

63
13 29
Advanced Dungeons & Dragons: H... is listed (or ranked) 63 on the list The Best NES RPGs

64
4 15
Cowboy Kid is listed (or ranked) 64 on the list The Best NES RPGs

65
4 15
Metal Max is listed (or ranked) 65 on the list The Best NES RPGs
1991

66
4 15
Ganbare Goemon Gaiden: Kieta Ō... is listed (or ranked) 66 on the list The Best NES RPGs
Ganbare Goemon Gaiden: Kieta Ōgon Kiseru 1990

67
5 17
Spiritual Warfare is listed (or ranked) 67 on the list The Best NES RPGs

68
8 22
Hillsfar is listed (or ranked) 68 on the list The Best NES RPGs
1993

69
6 19
DragonStrike is listed (or ranked) 69 on the list The Best NES RPGs

70
6 20
Super Mario Bros. is listed (or ranked) 70 on the list The Best NES RPGs

71
4 16
L'Empereur is listed (or ranked) 71 on the list The Best NES RPGs
1989

72
3 14
The Black Onyx is listed (or ranked) 72 on the list The Best NES RPGs

73
4 17
Getsu Fūma Den is listed (or ranked) 73 on the list The Best NES RPGs

74
3 15
Operation Europe: Path to Vict... is listed (or ranked) 74 on the list The Best NES RPGs

75
3 15
Famicom Jump: Hero Retsuden is listed (or ranked) 75 on the list The Best NES RPGs

76
0 5
Rainbow Silk Road is listed (or ranked) 76 on the list The Best NES RPGs
Gustavo Sanchez added Rainbow Silk Road

77
4 21
King's Knight is listed (or ranked) 77 on the list The Best NES RPGs

78
2 15
Dragon Buster is listed (or ranked) 78 on the list The Best NES RPGs

79
3 19
Captain Tsubasa Vol. II: Super... is listed (or ranked) 79 on the list The Best NES RPGs

80
2 15
Miracle Warriors: Seal of the ... is listed (or ranked) 80 on the list The Best NES RPGs

81
2 16
Esper Dream is listed (or ranked) 81 on the list The Best NES RPGs

82
2 16
The Magic Candle is listed (or ranked) 82 on the list The Best NES RPGs

83
2 17
Radia Senki: Reimeihen is listed (or ranked) 83 on the list The Best NES RPGs

84
2 17
Super Chinese 3 is listed (or ranked) 84 on the list The Best NES RPGs

85
1 15
Dragons of Flame is listed (or ranked) 85 on the list The Best NES RPGs

86
1 15
Tenchi wo Kurau II is listed (or ranked) 86 on the list The Best NES RPGs

87
1 18
Musashi no Bōken is listed (or ranked) 87 on the list The Best NES RPGs
Musashi no Bōken 1990

88
1 21
The Legend of Sword and Fairy is listed (or ranked) 88 on the list The Best NES RPGs

89
0 16
The Money Game is listed (or ranked) 89 on the list The Best NES RPGs

90
0 16
Valkyrie no Bōken: Toki no Kag... is listed (or ranked) 90 on the list The Best NES RPGs

91
0 17
Dragon Slayer Jr: Romancia is listed (or ranked) 91 on the list The Best NES RPGs

92
0 18
Tenkaichi Bushi Keru Nagūru is listed (or ranked) 92 on the list The Best NES RPGs

93
0 19
Hoshi wo Miru Hito is listed (or ranked) 93 on the list The Best NES RPGs