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
109 23
Tecmo Super Bowl is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

2
87 16
Punch-Out!! is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

3
45 14
Excitebike is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best NES Sports Games
1984

4
61 26
Blades of Steel is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

5
44 14
Double Dribble is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

6
54 22
Tecmo Bowl is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NES Sports Games
1990

7
48 18
Baseball Stars is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

8
51 21
R.B.I. Baseball is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

9
41 14
Ice Hockey is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NES Sports Games
1988

10
27 12
Super Spike V'Ball is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

11
26 14
Arch Rivals is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

12
24 13
Tecmo NBA Basketball is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

13
21 11
Track & Field is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

14
15 6
Super Dodge Ball is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

15
19 10
WWF WrestleMania is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best NES Sports Games
andy-lautenschleger added 1989

16
23 14
Nintendo World Cup is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

17
19 11
Golf is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NES Sports Games
1984

18
14 7
WWF King of the Ring is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

19
26 19
Bases Loaded is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

20
13 7
Jordan vs. Bird: One on One is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

21
14 8
Ring King is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best NES Sports Games
1987

22
19 13
Duck Hunt is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best NES Sports Games
1984

23
12 7
WWF WrestleMania Challenge is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

24
11 6
Baseball Simulator 1.000 is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

25
16 11
Bad News Baseball is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

26
17 13
Tecmo Super Bowl II: Special E... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

27
15 11
NES Open Tournament Golf is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

28
10 6
Dusty Diamond's All-Star Softb... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

29
10 6
Bases Loaded 4 is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

30
9 5
Track & Field II is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

31
13 10
Goal! is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best NES Sports Games
1988

32
9 6
Baseball Stars 2 is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

33
8 5
Side Pocket is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

34
6 3
Town & Country Surf Designs: W... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

35
13 11
Base Wars is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best NES Sports Games
1991

36
9 7
California Games is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

37
6 4
WWF WrestleMania: Steel Cage C... is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

38
6 4
Tecmo World Wrestling is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

39
5 3
R.B.I. Baseball 3 is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best NES Sports Games
andy-lautenschleger added

40
5 3
Slalom is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

41
3 1
Snoopy's Silly Sports Spectacu... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

42
8 7
10-Yard Fight is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

43
7 6
Tecmo Baseball is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

44
7 6
Major League Baseball is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best NES Sports Games
andy-lautenschleger added 1988

45
7 6
Cyberball is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best NES Sports Games
1988

46
7 6
Crash 'N' The Boys: Street Cha... is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

47
7 6
Bo Jackson Baseball is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

48
6 5
Roger Clemens' MVP Baseball is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

49
6 5
Skate or Die 2: The Search for... is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

50
3 2
BigFoot is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best NES Sports Games
andy-lautenschleger added