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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29 10
Genghis Khan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games

2
27 13
Desert Commander is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games

3
31 19
Tetris is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games
Tetris 1985

4
14 6
Adventures of Lolo 3 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games
armok added Adventures of Lolo 3 1991

5
17 9
Shingen the Ruler is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games

6
18 11
Bandit Kings of Ancient China is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games

7
23 16
Defender of the Crown is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games

8
12 6
Adventures of Lolo is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games

9
17 11
Romance of the Three Kingdoms ... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games

10
17 11
Sid Meier's Pirates! is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games

11
23 17
Dr. Mario is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games
Dr. Mario 1990

12
11 6
Adventures of Lolo 2 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games
armok added Adventures of Lolo 2 1990

13
12 7
Battle Chess is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games

14
15 10
Bomberman is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games
Bomberman 1983

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15
11 8
Conflict is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games
Conflict 1989

16
11 10
Rampart is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games
Rampart 1990

17
8 7
Destiny of an Emperor is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games

18
6 5
Othello is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games
Othello 1986

19
6 5
L'Empereur is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games
L'Empereur 1989

20
10 10
Lemmings is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games
Lemmings 1991

21
9 9
Famicom Wars is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games

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22
3 3
Fire Emblem Gaiden is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games

23
9 10
The Simpsons: Bart vs. the Wor... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games

24
8 9
Klax is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games
Klax 1989

25
8 9
Pipe Mania is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games
Pipe Mania 1989

26
8 9
Solomon's Key is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games

27
5 6
Wall Street Kid is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games

28
4 5
Platoon is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games
Platoon 1988

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4 5
The Bugs Bunny Crazy Castle is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games

30
3 4
Monopoly is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games
Monopoly 1985

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3 4
Cyberball is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games
Cyberball 1988

32
3 4
Clu Clu Land is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games

33
8 10
Pool of Radiance is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games

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7 9
Cosmic Wars is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games

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4 6
Kickle Cubicle is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games

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4 6
Where in the World Is Carmen S... is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games

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3 5
Where in Time is Carmen Sandie... is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games

38
3 5
Wheel of Fortune is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games

39
3 5
Trog is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games
Trog 1990

40
3 5
Family Feud is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games

41
2 4
M.U.L.E. is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games
M.U.L.E. 1983

42
2 4
Venus Senki is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games
Venus Senki

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43
1 3
Archon: The Light and the Dark is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games

44
1 3
Nintendo World Championships is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games
Nintendo World Championships 1990

45
1 3
Chaos World is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games

46
0 2
The Money Game is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games

47
4 7
Nebulus is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games
Nebulus 1987

48
3 6
Double Dare is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games

49
3 6
Choplifter is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games
Choplifter 1982

50
3 6
Bubble Bath Babes is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games
Bubble Bath Babes Jan 01 1991