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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1
31 17
Genghis Khan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games

2
36 23
Tetris is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games
1985

3
30 19
Desert Commander is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games

4
21 12
Shingen the Ruler is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games

5
27 18
Defender of the Crown is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games

6
28 19
Dr. Mario is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games
1990

7
19 11
Bomberman is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games
1983

8
21 13
Romance of the Three Kingdoms ... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games

9
21 13
Bandit Kings of Ancient China is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games

10
15 8
Adventures of Lolo 3 is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games
armok added 1991

11
16 9
Battle Chess is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games

12
20 13
Sid Meier's Pirates! is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games

13
13 8
Adventures of Lolo is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games

14
15 10
Conflict is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games
1989

15
12 8
Adventures of Lolo 2 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games
armok added 1990

16
9 6
L'Empereur is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games
1989

17
10 8
Destiny of an Emperor is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games

18
8 6
Othello is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games
1986

19
5 4
Monopoly is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games
1985

20
12 13
Rampart is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games
1990

21
11 12
Lemmings is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games
1991

22
10 11
Solomon's Key is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games

23
5 6
Wheel of Fortune is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games

24
5 6
Family Feud is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games

25
4 5
Clu Clu Land is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games

26
3 4
Archon: The Light and the Dark is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games

27
10 12
Famicom Wars is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games

28
9 11
Pipe Mania is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games
1989

29
6 8
The Bugs Bunny Crazy Castle is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games

30
6 9
Wall Street Kid is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games

31
3 6
Cyberball is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games
1988

32
3 6
M.U.L.E. is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games
1983

33
3 6
Fire Emblem Gaiden is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games

34
3 6
Palamedes is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games
1990

35
9 13
The Simpsons: Bart vs. the Wor... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games

36
8 12
Pool of Radiance is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games

37
7 11
Cosmic Wars is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games

38
6 10
Where in the World Is Carmen S... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games

39
5 9
Kickle Cubicle is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games

40
4 8
Bubble Bath Babes is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games

41
4 8
Platoon is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games
1988

42
4 8
Stack-Up is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games
1985

43
4 8
Gyromite is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games
1985

44
4 8
Double Dare is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games

45
3 7
Loopz is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games
1991

46
8 13
Klax is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games
1989

47
2 6
Chaos World is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games

48
6 11
Wario's Woods is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games

49
3 8
Puzznic is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games
1990

50
3 8
Anticipation is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games