Total Nerd The Best NES Sports 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 sports games in your collection. 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 sports games of all time.

This list will feature the most popular and best selling sports 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. You can vote for any of these items, from Punch-Out!! to Tecmo Super Bowl. 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
113 21
Punch-Out!! is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

2
140 33
Tecmo Super Bowl is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

3
89 34
Blades of Steel is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

4
61 20
Ice Hockey is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best NES Sports Games
1988

5
63 23
Double Dribble is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

6
60 24
Excitebike is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NES Sports Games
1984

7
64 27
Baseball Stars is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

8
65 28
R.B.I. Baseball is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

9
70 32
Tecmo Bowl is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NES Sports Games
1990

10
33 15
Track & Field is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

11
27 11
Super Dodge Ball is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

12
24 10
Baseball Simulator 1.000 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

13
34 19
Super Spike V'Ball is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

14
33 19
Tecmo NBA Basketball is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

15
38 24
Bases Loaded is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

16
29 16
Golf is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best NES Sports Games
1984

17
20 9
Dusty Diamond's All-Star Softb... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

18
28 17
Duck Hunt is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best NES Sports Games
1984

19
32 22
Nintendo World Cup is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

20
22 13
NES Open Tournament Golf is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

21
23 14
Bad News Baseball is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

22
17 9
Track & Field II is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

23
24 16
Tecmo Super Bowl II: Special E... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

24
29 21
Arch Rivals is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

25
11 4
R.B.I. Baseball 3 is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best NES Sports Games
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