Total Nerd The Best NES Strategy 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 strategy games in your collection. Using your brain to solve puzzles and battle opponents is a ton of fun, and with turn-based games, puzzles, tower defense games and more, there are unlimited options to explore. With so many choices to pick 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 strategy games of all time.

This list will feature the most popular and best selling strategy 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. Examples of items on this list include Tetris and Adventures of Lolo. 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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Choplifter is listed (or ranked) 51 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games
Choplifter 1982

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Gyromite is listed (or ranked) 52 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games
Gyromite Aug 13 1985

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Stack-Up is listed (or ranked) 53 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games
Stack-Up 1985

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Loopz is listed (or ranked) 54 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games
Loopz 1991

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Casino Kid 2 is listed (or ranked) 55 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games

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Battle Storm is listed (or ranked) 56 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games

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4 Nin Uchi Mahjong is listed (or ranked) 57 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games

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Napoleon Senki is listed (or ranked) 58 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games

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Plotting is listed (or ranked) 59 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games
Plotting 1990

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Operation Europe: Path to Vict... is listed (or ranked) 60 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games

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Flappy is listed (or ranked) 61 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games
Flappy

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The Money Game II: Kabutochou ... is listed (or ranked) 62 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games

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Ishido: The Way of Stones is listed (or ranked) 63 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games

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Just Breed is listed (or ranked) 64 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games
Just Breed 1992

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Hostages is listed (or ranked) 65 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games
Hostages 1990

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Wario's Woods is listed (or ranked) 66 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games

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Back to the Future is listed (or ranked) 67 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games

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Puzznic is listed (or ranked) 68 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games
Puzznic 1990

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Pictionary is listed (or ranked) 69 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games

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Cycle Race: Road Man is listed (or ranked) 70 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games
Cycle Race: Road Man Dec 17 1988

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Anticipation is listed (or ranked) 71 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games

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Orb-3D is listed (or ranked) 72 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games
Orb-3D 1990

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Supremacy: Your Will Be Done is listed (or ranked) 73 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games

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The Adventures of Gilligan's I... is listed (or ranked) 74 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games

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Elite is listed (or ranked) 75 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games
Elite 1984

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Crystal Mines is listed (or ranked) 76 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games

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Hatris is listed (or ranked) 77 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games
Hatris 1990

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Raid on Bungeling Bay is listed (or ranked) 78 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games

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Where's Waldo? is listed (or ranked) 79 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games
Where's Waldo? Sep 01 1991

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Shanghai is listed (or ranked) 80 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games
Shanghai 1986

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Dudes with Attitude is listed (or ranked) 81 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games

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A-Train III is listed (or ranked) 82 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games

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Rocket Ranger is listed (or ranked) 83 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games

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Hebereke's Popoon is listed (or ranked) 84 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games

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The Money Game is listed (or ranked) 85 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games

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America Daitōryō Senkyo is listed (or ranked) 86 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games

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Barcode World is listed (or ranked) 87 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games

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Bakushō! Star Monomane Shitenn... is listed (or ranked) 88 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games

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Aa Yakyū Jinsei Itchokusen is listed (or ranked) 89 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games

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Egypt is listed (or ranked) 90 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games
Egypt 1991

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Murder on the Mississippi is listed (or ranked) 91 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games

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Wily & Right no RockBoard: Tha... is listed (or ranked) 92 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games

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Banana is listed (or ranked) 93 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games
Banana 1986