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Nintendo Entertainment System
By: Nintendo

Year: 1985

Genre: Retro, Classic, Hardcore

Generation: 3rd

Not only is the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) known for pretty much as the home of all the classic franchises of Nintendo but for being possibly one of the most successful and best consoles of all times. With various companies such as CAPCOM, SQUARE SOFT, KONAMI and much more making their debuts with famous franchises such as Mega Man, Contra, Final Fantasy which later in the future lived on to make even better games. Contained many accessories such as the Zapper, a light gun that could be used for rail shooters available for the NES library. It was later succeeded to by the Super Nintendo. It is very hard to make a Top Ten out of the NES library mostly because there are so many good classics on this amazing console... Not to say there isn't any bad games on this console, oh trust me, there is ALLOT of bad games and some that aren't even licenced which is rare considering the whole un-licenced thing lived and died with the Atari era! And talking about the Atari, yes i do consider Atari to be a classic but always for me the NES will be my first video game console in history. 

The Zapper was pretty much one of the first accessories of the many I will probably not talk about for the NES, it is pretty recognized for being necessary for one of the most famous games on the NES which is Duck Hunt. It was pretty much is known as simply THE GUN, because that’s basically what it is… A gun. It used some sort of light technology that when the screen flashed when you pressed the trigger it would flash and detect for a little second whenever or not you got it.  I will mark every game that needs it with a shinaz star like this “Shinaz Star Mini 2 “.

Nintendo Entertainment System Games


Shinaz Top Ten

1. Mega Man 2 (1988) by Capcom

2. Burai Fighter (1990) by KID

3. Super Mario Bros. 3 (1988) by Nintendo

4. Kirby's Adventure (1993) by Nintendo

5. River City Ransom (1989) by Technōs

6. Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse (1990) by Konami

7. Bionic Commando (1988) by Capcom

8. Blaster Master (1988) by Sunsoft

9. Contra (1987) by Konami

10. Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!! (1987) by Nintendo


1943: The Battle of Midway

1943 Battle for Midway
By:
Capcom

Year: 1988

Genre: Shoot 'em Up

Length: 1 hour

Players: 1 Player Shinaz Larger

Possibly one of my favorite shut em ups for the NES, with more or less a unique form of gameplay that much games didn’t have at the time, the game as you can see based on the title is supposed to be based on one of the many airplane wars during world war 2, you control a ship when in most games you simply control some sort of a SPACE SHIP, there is way much too it then simply shooting and avoiding in this game, you must be thinking about your energy, yes you’re ENERGY which drains each second and drains points when you use a bomb to clear up the screen, when the energy is depleted you can be shot down in one single shot when if you had energy you could have had a chance to gain your life again but the beeping during your 0 energy will make you nervous I’m 100% sure it was designed to make you more negative thinking due to the huge beeping. Energy can be upgraded though, each start of a level will come with this somewhat RPG elements choice where you can upgrade different stats for your ship other than that you can upgrade your ship throughout the game by getting “Pow” which used to be a multi-verse Capcom thing and will give you energy or upgrade your shooting style, this depends on how many times you shoot the Pow to change its form! The visuals are really interesting and I simply love it when ships do a backflip and you can see the belly of a plane going back, locations somewhat look dull though, yes the constant reminder of that we are being seen by above and you can see a ship here and there is fun for a couple of seconds but later on its just dull brown mountains and the level design gets repetitive. The music is excellent and has that same style that makes various other Capcom games have memorable music, some songs such as the first level one are very memorable and just the type of stuff that makes you ready for somewhat of a war themed battle.

This game can be unforgivingly hard due to the fact that you have only 1 life throughout an entire level, but the game has unlimited continues so you may as well try again! With such a fun flying game you may find this game enjoyable depending on your altitude.

Shinaz Star Rating 5 out of 5





Abadox

Abadox

By: Natsume

Year: 1990

Genre: Shoot 'em Up

Length: 1 hour

Players: 1 Player Shinaz Larger

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You just got to admit that the Title Screen is really gorey for the time being but considering the theme of the entire game is visceral then that’s what you had to expect I guess, there is a short plot including that there where various attempts into destroying an organic planet but all failed miserably, then you are sent as a golden suit to go inside the planet and destroy it up close. The game has a fair amount of attention to detail such as veins and other stuff you will find during a level, making this game have a really great graphical appeal and a variation of enemies you can encounter and level animations all together, It’s just that it’s really impressive and you won’t see that much games with entirely visceral style as much as this one. What makes me impressed as well is that the game really ties to go for a immersive plot and stuff, which is also something really innovative for this game. This game is just back and forth interesting and for a shoot ‘em up it’s a rare sight. The game is side scrolled most of the time but will have an interesting view of up to down most of the time when it’s usually down to up, think it as a reverse Spy Car game. It uses the sad fact that if you touch the ground or anything else you die rule of many shoot ‘em ups on the NES and I’m not saying the game is completely unfair like some that use the same basis of rules but It is really hard, there are many many projectiles in this game and it gets really closed really quick after the first levels making it a difficult experience in general.

Obviously worth the try if you want to see one of the very first what I consider to be disturbing in some categories (GOREY… Get it?) NES games and a really interesting shoot ‘em up game.

Shinaz Star Rating 5 out of 5



Bad Dudes

Bad Dudes
By: Data East

Year: 1988

Genre: Beat 'em Up, Platformer

Length: 30 minutes

Players: 1 Player Shinaz Larger1 Player Shinaz Larger

ARE YOU A BAD ENOUGH DUDE TO RESCUE THE PRESIDENT? As cheesy and infamous enough as the introduction is, the game itself isn’t that special, I mean the game’s plot is the typical PRESIDENT WAS KIDNAPPED BY NINJAS.  Well it’s supposed to be a typical beat ‘em up in with a limited 2d perpective and when I said limited I didn’t mean the dimension style this beat ‘em up has chosen but controls just feel… BAD, like the main character is really slow and most of time you’ll notice that it feels as if your feet are stuck to the floor, the animation feel has almost no frames at all, screen keeps on flickering  and just… Ugh. This game is full of hilarious irony though, you could feel that this game tried really BAD to fit in with the craze of beat ‘em up. Music isn’t that BAD though because some tracks are really catchy but has these weird effects in between them as if the sound chip is doing a vomiting sound, talking about sound chips! At the end of every track the main character will scream “I’M BAD!” making this game shamelessly more aware and hilarious of how mediocre it could be.

I could of fitted the word “BAD” here and there but honestly I rather not.

Shinaz Star Rating 4 out of 5




Balloon Fight

Balloon Fight
By:
Nintendo

Year: 1986

Genre: Arcade, Plaftormer

Length:

Players: 1 Player Shinaz Larger1 Player Shinaz Larger


A classic arcade styled first games for the NES, simple and adequate and original (COUGH) Joust (COUGH), ok maybe there where some similar concepts for it but this game does improve on it some ways here and there, I should note that I do love the fact that the game is set up at night, while most arcade games at the time it was just a blank black screen this game adds a bit of stars in the sky to seem as if its night, and I think… Not many arcade games are at night. But anyways the goal of the game is that there are enemies with balloons, and you have a balloon yourself, tapping a button will cause your character to fly, it takes a while to get used to the some sort of psychics this game shows you, each wave enemies and level design change to harder, to defeat an enemy you must pop there balloons, and they will try to pop yours as well. 2 player can be fun considering it makes for a very balanced game and could be considered intense, game “C” is unique though and not seen that much in other arcade games, it gives you the option for a completely different style of game and the goal is to survive as much as possible and avoid one hit kills electric parts.

I am not entirely sure to considering this game dull or not, but I find it so simplistically enjoyable I’ve decided to call it a decent game, especially for arcade standards and being the first NES games out there.

Shinaz Star Rating 5 out of 5




Barker Bill's Trick Shooting Shinaz Star Little 2 Editor's Choice

Barker Bill's Trick Shooting
Art
By:
Nintendo

Year: 1990

Genre: Rail Shooter

Length: Until you get bored.

Players: 1 Player Shinaz Larger

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A must have if you enjoy playing shooting games on the NES, heck I might even come to some points where I considering this the ONLY good zapper game on the NES! It’s a really pity people not gave this game the fame it deserves… Well apparently it seems it wasn’t released in Japan! What a pity. You may ask “who is Barker Bill” well It’s based on a old 50s cartoon almost nobody has heard about either! Why Nintendo took the time to use this character we will never know but onto the game now. The animation is beautiful and one of the only games to have SHADOWS that move yeah… Woah. The frames of animation in this game are just really nice to watch and really cute most of the time! Plates sparkle, balloons move, various items fly from the screen it just feels so alive. Shooting can be considered really hard for the fact that these some targets move allot and are really small! There is a really great varariety of game modes you can choose from, 4 to be exact. A balloon mode that is basically baloons that move allot and float upwards, you gotta shoot em, a plate mode where they throw plates in the air and you got to shoot them and a odd windows one where you gotta shoot random objects that you can see following from the transparent windows. The last mode is simply all of them randomly put toghether. There is a suprisely amount of detail put inside this simple game, such as: you can shoot the dog, depending on how low the plates go the higher you score and there are various ways to gain points with unique ways to shoot something.

If anything this is the best zapper game on the system and if you are a zapper fan I recommend, it certainly has more charm than a game like Duck Hunt and of course way more fast paced.

Shinaz Star Rating 5 out of 5



Base Wars

Base Wars
By:
Konami

Year: 1991

Genre: Sports

Length: Until you get bored.

Players: 1 Player Shinaz Larger1 Player Shinaz Larger

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YEA. Base Wars goes by the 80s tradition that is combining the two classic ingredients: genius and stupidity. Of course the entire concept of this game is baseball… BUT WITH COOL LOOKING CYBORG LIKE ROBOTS! I’m not a fan of sports games in general but I think this game on the other hand is considered for me a fun game, it has allot of things other than the baseball side too, you can go in this combat mode and go around beating each other up with the power up the current robot you were using had. The baseball part is very typical, swigging is can change directions from up to down and depending on timing and location of the ball you can do a home run that does a short animation. The visuals and presentations in general in this game are really nice, the animation is pretty smooth and it’s in various places and happens often in the game, sometimes it does feel like you’re controlling a paper cardboard cutout. The controls for the ball seem a bit unfair, considering you have this insane amount of power to make the batter miss every single hit. You control the guys who get the ball when the ball is hit though, and can be a bit boring because it takes a bit of time to either know where you at or where the ball is, so you can get lost really easily. The game should be better played with 2 players because it’s fairer where unlike the single player where the CPU has an unrealistic advantage of some sort. Even if you consider sport games rusty on the NES, I think this game shines a little.

Shinaz Star Rating 5 out of 5

Batman

Batman
By:
Sunsoft

Year: 1990

Genre: Platformer, Run 'n Gun

Length:

Players: 1 Player Shinaz Larger



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This is considered by many as one of the most epic NES games inside the library, full of amazing detail in backgrounds and animation, obviously I think the’s greatest feature is either the music or the graphics, but possibly more the graphics, the graphics are really pushing the systems limits and there is just a great variation of dark colors, not really bright due to the fact of this game being atmospheric and dark in the same way the movie it’s based was. To start talking about this game’s gameplay is almost mandatory to talk about its infamous difficulty. This game is really HARD but I mostly think it’s because the game has to do more about strategy, considering everything has a patern, much like the castlevania form of difficulty which requires you think before you make an action yet way WAY much faster and supposed to be made more smoother, the game requires fast playing is what I’m getting at basically and it somewhat does remind me of Ninja Gaiden at that point with the fast gameplay, SO GET THIS, the difficulty is similar to Ninja Gaiden and Castlevania, I don’t think it could get any harder than this without being unfair, there was a moment inside the game which you have no choice to get damage while wall jumping to a location to pass to the end which is considered one of the only actual unfair parts for me, I’m not entirely sure if this was the first game to have wall jumping but if it is, it excels in it from the start, controls in general are really great yet sometimes requires some tricks or not just plain using them in the same flow you use to in order to get pass a level.  There are also cutscenes inside the game, with amazing animation and between this and Ninja Gaiden I think this game has more animation and less frozen images with dialog on them. The music is GREAT, really catchy and just amazing, the type you’re playing your video game just to listen to some of that music, it’s really fast and usually has chorus that makes it catchy.

This may be one of those inpossible games I give a pass on because I consider difficulty usually a negative facture but this one is ok in my book considering it has many other elements to it that make the game so enjoyable.

Shinaz Star Rating 5 out of 5



Battletoads

Battletoads
By: Rare Ltd.

Year: 1991

Genre: Beat 'em Up, Platformer

Length: Neverending.

Players: 1 Player Shinaz Larger1 Player Shinaz Larger



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BATTLETOADS. Ok to start by talking about this game lets just put this out already: It’s pretty bullshit, even a fan of the video game in itself would know it, but the relationship I had with Battletoads is mostly a love hate relationship, and I’m pretty sure anyone else would think the same, what’s funny is that it DOES HAVE MANY QUALITY IN IT, IT COULD HAVE BEEN A REALLY AMAZING GAME, Yet it’s a game that proves that the difficulty ruins EVERYTHING, I don’t think there is no much finer example than a game ruined by its difficulty than Battletoads, those who know how to beat this game like the back of their hands are god of gaming beside us but… Now that we gone with that speech out of the way let’s talk about the game itself. It’s hard… Yeah pretty much, but it has its charms, for example the fact of it being an over the top cartoonish beat ‘em up with quite excellent music (which is expected from David Wise and the rest of Rare Ltd) some great visuals and what of could have been amazing concepts and ideas for level design… I don’t even recommend to try 2 player mode for the fact that it is completely broken, the fact that you could hit your ally making things even worse and the fact that if anyone gets game over the level restarts, so do not play the 2 player mode at all you’ll end up disappointing your friend. It’s a miracle you can pass the speed level around level 3. The comic mischief around the entire game is really great I guess the fact that with each final blow your body morphs into a huge part, example your feet turning into a huge boot when kicking someone, it makes the combat really satisfying! Also the fact that the entire concept of Battletoads seems as if it wants itself to be a Saturday morning cartoon knockoff of teenage mutant ninja turtles gerne. I don’t think I have found any game officially released and funded as insane when it comes to being hard than this one, though out the final levels it will take the perfect amount of timing and speed to do any single action and if you DO IT WRONG YOU SIMPLY DONE, SOME EVEN REQUIRE YOU TO HAVE A WEAPON YOU OWN FROM ANOTHER LEVEL SO IF YOU DIE YOU MIGHT HAVE A CHANCE OF NOT GOING THROUGH. Many have compared other hard games to this saying it isn’t the hardest. BUT SORRY. IT IS THE HARDEST VIDEO GAME ON THE MARKET.

IT’S HARD AS HELL AND I DON’T LIKE IT. BATTLETOADS IS AMAZING.  

Shinaz Star Rating 5 out of 5




Bible Adventures

Bible Adventures
By:
Wisdom Tree

Year: 1991

Genre: JEEEEEEESUUUUUUUSSS, Platformer

Length: 6 hours and 66 minutes

Players: 1 Player Shinaz Larger

GOOD WORK! BUT YOU FORGOT BABY MOSES! I don’t know where to begin, for instence I could transform this game of a really bad game into one of a very silly commentary on how religion is boring and coming for us in form of video games going “WOULD YOU LIKE TO FIND JESUS ON YOUR NINTENDO ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM”. And many people have already commented on this game on how wacky and bad it is but I’ll give a try to give it my entry. The game features 3 games and each one is supposed to be a bible story, each game is amazingly broken and off the charts crazy, the game is bugging
Baby moses
as hell and most of the time you’ll see once in a life time acurrances of the game flipping out but anyways the goal of the first game is to put all the animals into the ark, finding such animals is confusing and silly because Noah can carry them all above hes head and walk so fast across the screen. Now that’s what I call blast possessioning! The other game has to do with carrying a baby moses and about everything is out to kill you, platforming is obnoxiously horrible and most of the time it seems as if the platforms of bellow follow you in a glitering effect which makes my eyes hurt. You can simply throw off baby moses to explore the level without the fuss but YOU FORGOT BABY MOSES. Last game mode is a bit inpossible to beat in my opinion, attacking is useless and goes above every enemies head, there’s a mountain part I went though the game and couldn’t pass due to the sliperry platforms and rocks flying from the sky to crush me, that’s a really big issue with the entire game: Slippery jumping, other than that a main issue is the tendency of stealing MANY MANY elements from Super Mario Bros 2 with it’s grabbing and other level design things.

↑↑↓↓←→←→BA, Amen.


Shinaz Star Rating 0 out of 5




Bio Force Ape

Bio Force Ape
Art
Heart
By:
 SETA Corporation

Year: 1992

Genre: Platformer, Fighter

Length: 1 hour

Players: 1 Player Shinaz Larger

Well this game is kind of… Odd. Honestly, out of some stuff in this library… This one is pretty odd… I know it doesn’t seem like a good comparison, especially considering this is a console that has been famous for its franchise Super Mario bros, a video game about a plumber in a land of mushrooms going against reptiles and other stuff and IN THIS ONE, YOU ARE AN APE THAT GAINS SUPER WRESLING POWERS OUT OF NOWHERE AFTER YOUR FELLOW SCIENTIST IS CAPTURED, THE ENEMIES ARE SUMO WRESLERS, HUMAN BEES, NINJAS AND OTHER STUFF IN ODD LOCATIONS SUCH AS CAVES OR INDUSTRIAL LOOKING PLACES.. EITHER WAY…  This game has been canceled, but previewed to an extent, but this game is mostly famous for people because of one thing: IT IS FAST. WAY TOO FAST IN FACT. The animation is excellent too! Perhaps the best of this system, there must have had reasons for this game to have canceled and it must be because this game seems a bit broken, nothing it seems that can’t be fixed but good lord they have put so much effort in this single product just to cancel it when all it needed was some short fixes? The map is also very odd, it only shows you a section and not the full game and it is not a real map for starters! It doesn’t show you the platforms in your case. The map… Is lying to you.  Either way you will eventually find where to go and fall a lot. It’s odd because you have to REALLY need to fall. It’s strange. You go through so many weird stuff that is fascinating honestly. There are hardly any enemies but beating them is pretty easy, and after that you get a pretty cool. This GAME IS VERY CONFUSING HONESTLY, THAT’S ONE OF IT’S BIGGEST FLAWS! IT GOES BEYOND THE TYPICAL DESIGN OF VIDEO GAMES. BUT THE GOAL IS TO FIND A GIRL AT THE END. It truly is experimental in its own ways and I applaud it a bit for that considering if it was only a scientific project or engine testing something out.  And being a game that never released I don’t blame the creators; it isn’t one of the worst unfinished games but surely someone was eventually going to leak this game. This game understands fast though, fastest game on the NES for sure.  It’s not even sure if most of this game is full or just a canceled demo with only 3 stages, out though it has an ending so this is all that could be done with the concept. The controls are unique too! You have to get used to their unique way. THE CONCEPTS OF GAMEPLAY IN THIS GAME ARE WAY TOO COMPLEX FOR IT’S OWN GOOD, YOU HAVE AROUND 6 WAYS TO ATTACK WITH ONLY TWO BUTTONS. THIS IS JUST SUCH A SCINETIFICALLY FASCINATING NES GAME. What the hell happened?! By playing this game you can basically end up studying it. Die at any point of the game and you will start from the start! There are certainly many ways to play this game and it’s very odd for what it is, and we are not even sure if this is a nice beta! The enemies are definitely a weird variation. Also yes the music is pretty well made and has lots of charm.


Shinaz Star Rating 4 out of 5

Trying to review this game is a bit of a challenge, not in the sense that it’s too simple to talk about but in the sense that it just seems something with potential but it just ends up being not much. The game is pretty confusing so you don’t get that much enjoyment from it outside it’s fascinating animation, speed or in general obscurity. This game is recommended by me for only the cheap thrills of discovery. It is playable and easy to go through so it won’t be painful. But yeah it’s a decent game outside of not having a confusing map. ALSO FASCINATING MECHANICS! What’s worse to know if those games in the future would often have these same rules of not having any game design rules and still be validated perfect when Bio Force Ape did it first! It's mediocre considering it's just beta testing zones but it might be fun for experimentations and the sake of experience.


Bionic Commando

Bionic Commando
By:
Capcom

Year: 1988

Genre: Isometric Shooter, Metroidvania, Platformer

Length: 3 hours

Players: 1 Player Shinaz Larger




Blaster Master

Blaster Master
By: Sunsoft

Year: 1988

Genre: Isometric Shooter, Metroidvania, Platformer

Length:

Players: 1 Player Shinaz Larger






Bomberman

Bomberman
By:
Hudson Soft

Year: 1987

Genre: Arcade, Puzzle

Length:

Players: 1 Player Shinaz Larger






Bonk's Adventure

Bonk's Adventure
By:
Atlus, Hudson, Red Company

Year: 1990

Genre: Platformer

Length:

Players: 1 Player Shinaz Larger




Bonk Adventure










Bubble Bobble

Bubble Bobble
By:
Taito

Year: 1993

Genre: Arcade, Platformer

Length:

Players: 1 Player Shinaz Larger1 Player Shinaz Larger






Bucky O'Hare

Bucky O'Hare
By: Konami

Year: 1992

Genre: Platformer

Length:

Players: 1 Player Shinaz Larger







Burai Fighter

Burai fighter
By: KID

Year: 1990

Genre: Shoot 'em Up

Length:

Players: 1 Player Shinaz Larger











BurgerTime

BurgerTime
By:
Data East

Year: 1982

Genre: Arcade

Length:

Players: 1 Player Shinaz Larger1 Player Shinaz Larger






Cabal

Cabal
By:
TAD Corporation

Year: 1988

Genre: Rail Shooter, Third Person Shooter

Length:

Players: 1 Player Shinaz Larger1 Player Shinaz Larger






Captain Skyhawk

Captain Skyhawk
By: Rare Ltd.

Year: 1990

Genre: Shoot 'em Up, Isometric Shooter

Length:

Players: 1 Player Shinaz Larger







Castlevania

Castlevania
By: Konami

Year: 1986

Genre: Platformer

Length:

Players: 1 Player Shinaz Larger





Castlevania II: Simon's Quest

Castlevania II Simon's Quest
By: Konami

Year: 1987

Genre: Platformer, RPG

Length:

Players: 1 Player Shinaz Larger







Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse

Castlevania III Dracula's Curse
By:
Konami

Year: 1990

Genre: Platformer

Length:

Players: 1 Player Shinaz Larger






Cheetahmen II

Cheetahmen II
By:
Active Enterprises Ltd.

Year: 1992

Genre: Platformer

Length:

Players: 1 Player Shinaz Larger








Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers

Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers
By:
Capcom

Year: 1990

Genre: Platformer

Length:

Players: 1 Player Shinaz Larger1 Player Shinaz Larger







City Connection

City Connection
By:
Jaleco

Year: 1993

Genre: Arcade, Platformer, Racing?

Length:

Players: 1 Player Shinaz Larger1 Player Shinaz Larger





Clash at Demonhead

Clash at Demonhead
By:
Vic Tokai

Year: 1990

Genre: Metroidvania

Length:

Players: 1 Player Shinaz Larger






Commando

Commando
By: Capcom

Year: 1986

Genre: Isometric Shooter

Length:

Players: 1 Player Shinaz Larger1 Player Shinaz Larger






Contra

Contra
By:
Konami

Year: 1988

Genre: Run n' Gun

Length:


Players: 1 Player Shinaz Larger1 Player Shinaz Larger




Contra Force

Contra Force
By: Konami

Year: 1992

Genre: Run n' Gun

Length:

Players: 1 Player Shinaz Larger1 Player Shinaz Larger






Crash 'n the Boys: Street Challenge

Crash 'n the Boys Street Challenge
By:
Technōs

Year: 1992

Genre: Sports

Length:

Players: 1 Player Shinaz Larger1 Player Shinaz Larger





Crystalis

Crystalis
By:
SNK

Year: 1990

Genre: Isometric Shooter, RPG

Length:

Players: 1 Player Shinaz Larger






Darkman

Darkman
By: Ocean Software

Year: 1991

Genre: Platformer

Length:

Players: 1 Player Shinaz Larger





Darkwing Duck

Darkwing Duck
By:
Capcom

Year: 1992

Genre: Platformer

Length:


Players: 1 Player Shinaz Larger






Déjà Vu

Déjà Vu
By:
ICOM Simulations, Inc.

Year: 1990

Genre: Point and Click, Visual Novel

Length:

Players: 1 Player Shinaz Larger




Donkey Kong

Donkey Kong
By: Nintendo

Year: 1986

Genre: Arcade, Platformer

Length:


Players: 1 Player Shinaz Larger1 Player Shinaz Larger






Donkey Kong Jr.

Donkey Kong Jr.
By: Nintendo

Year: 1986

Genre: Arcade, Platformer

Length:


Players: 1 Player Shinaz Larger1 Player Shinaz Larger






Donkey Kong 3

Donkey Kong 3

By: Nintendo

Year: 1986

Genre: Arcade

Length:


Players: 1 Player Shinaz Larger1 Player Shinaz Larger





Double Dragon

Double Dragon
By: Technōs

Year: 1988

Genre: Beat 'em Up

Length:

Players: 1 Player Shinaz Larger1 Player Shinaz Larger







Dr. Mario

Dr. Mario
By:
Nintendo

Year: 1990

Genre: Puzzle

Length:

Players: 1 Player Shinaz Larger1 Player Shinaz Larger







Dragon Power

Dragon Power
By: TOSE Software Inc.

Year: 1988

Genre: Beat 'em Up, Isometric Shooter

Length:


Players: 1 Player Shinaz Larger




Duck Hunt

Dunk Hunt
By:
Nintendo

Year: 1985

Genre: Rail Shooter

Length:

Players: 1 Player Shinaz Larger1 Player Shinaz Larger







DuckTales

DuckTales
By: Capcom

Year: 1989

Genre: Platformer

Length:

Players: 1 Player Shinaz Larger1 Player Shinaz Larger







DuckTales 2

DuckTales 2
By:
Capcom

Year: 1993

Genre: Platformer

Length:

Players: 1 Player Shinaz Larger1 Player Shinaz Larger





Excitebike

Excitebike
By:
Nintendo

Year: 1985

Genre: Racing

Length:

Players: 1 Player Shinaz Larger1 Player Shinaz Larger







Fantasy Zone

Fantasy Zone
By: SEGA, Sunsoft

Year: 1993

Genre: Shoot 'em Up

Length:

Players: 1 Player Shinaz Larger







Felix the Cat

Felix the Cat
By: Hudson Soft

Year: 1992

Genre: Platformer

Length:

Players: 1 Player Shinaz Larger





Fire 'n Ice

Fire 'n Ice
By: Tecmo

Year: 1993

Genre: Puzzle

Length:

Players: 1 Player Shinaz Larger1 Player Shinaz Larger







Galaga

Galaga
By: Namco

Year: 1988

Genre: Arcade, Shoot 'em Up

Length:

Players: 1 Player Shinaz Larger1 Player Shinaz Larger






Ghosts'n Goblins

Ghost'n Goblins
By: Capcom

Year: 1986

Genre: Dying Simulator, Platformer

Length:

Players: 1 Player Shinaz Larger1 Player Shinaz Larger







Gradius

Gradius
By: Konami

Year: 1986

Genre: Beat 'em Up, Platformer

Length:

Players: 1 Player Shinaz Larger1 Player Shinaz Larger







Gun Nac Editor's Choice

Gun Nac
By:
Compile

Year: 1991

Genre: Shoot 'em Up

Length: 1 hour

Players: 1 Player Shinaz Larger1 Player Shinaz Larger


Art
A very interesting game for the NES, full of quirkiness and strange charming, as a plus that animation, transitions and graphics in general are really GOOD! At first it could be seen as a very normal shoot ‘em up game (I don’t know why you would see that but) but it’s not! It’s probably one of the most surreal shoot ‘em ups out there… Now that I think about it, surreal wouldn’t really be the correct artistic term for it, it’s more Dadaist in sense with all the random objects it has here and there, the game can get really random and at least it is shows effort with it, there are various enemies to fight in the game including candles, gas tanks, propane tanks, smiley faces, various other random objects and odd symbols or marks that can fly. What is really enjoyable about this game is that it’s FAIR, most games on the console are really unfair ESPECIALLY shoot ‘em ups but this one is really easy to keep playing and not be stressed, it does get harder but even if you lose all your life you have unlimited continues, getting points for a 1up is really quick and easy not only because the score you need to get a 1up is short but because there are quite allot of extra obstacles inside the game you can shoot for bonus items. Weapons are also one of the main things that make this game pretty easy, most of the weapons can clear the entire screen with their marvelous abilities, and you have 5 weapons to choose from by shooting balls with numbers inside them. Some power ups are cheaper than the others making the game have a big variety of how to play, other than that you have the ability to change bombs as well, labeled as letters inside balls, for example: The F-bomb! Which sadly isn’t that good, but somewhat useful for boss fights. There are quite allot of boss fights in the game, in between the level, at the last part or even in the beginning. Music is a bit minimalistic compared to some other games that use the full potential of the chip but has allot of rhythm and tries to be something else rather than simple action music at some parts. It can also be really silly and sometimes. There is also a shop before starting each level with a really anime looking girl selling you products in a normal looking shop, you will find sacks of money during the levels here and there but I’m not pretty sure why the shop is necessary, mostly everything you find in the shop you can get during the game for free.

The game is just full of variation, variation of styles of levels, variation of enemies and basically of everything!

Shinaz Star Rating 5 out of 5



Gun.Smoke

Gun.Smoke
By:
Capcom

Year: 1988

Genre: Isometric Shooter

Length:

Players: 1 Player Shinaz Larger1 Player Shinaz Larger





Gyruss

Gyruss
By:
Konami

Year: 1988

Genre: Shoot 'em Up

Length: 30 minutes

Players: 1 Player Shinaz Larger1 Player Shinaz Larger Now this is a game I’m talking about, this game is balls to the walls extreme like it’s really pretty good, the game’s goal is to eliminate enemies throughout the universe and for me this game is basically what if Galaga was somewhat 3D, the game may start a bit slow at first but later on gets better, the graphics of the game are REALLY huge, things are really visible yet it seems as if you can’t really tell if something is coming closer at times which is strange. You control your ship in a 360 degrees screen where things are attacking from every direction and depending on getting some power ups you can have double shot or not that will help you eliminate enemies easier. The music is AMAZING, like it’s right there being one of the most complex songs I’ve listened on the NES, even though they are just remixes of classical songs based around Bach and possibly one of the main reasons I get so hype while playing this game.

Obviously worth the try when this is being one of my favorite simple shoot ‘em ups on the NES.

Shinaz Star Rating 5 out of 5



Hatris

Hatris
By:
Bullet-Proof Software

Year: 1990

Genre: Puzzle

Length:

Players: 1 Player Shinaz Larger1 Player Shinaz Larger







Hudson's Adventure Island

Hudson's Adventure Island
By:
Hudson Soft

Year: 1988

Genre: Platformer

Length:

Players: 1 Player Shinaz Larger







Hudson's Adventure Island II

Hudson's Adventure Island II
By:
Hudson Soft

Year: 1991

Genre: Platformer

Length:

Players: 1 Player Shinaz Larger







Hudson's Adventure Island III

Hudson's Adventure Island III
By:
Hudson Soft

Year: 1993

Genre: Platformer

Length:

Players: 1 Player Shinaz Larger







Ice Climbers

Ice Climbers
By:
Nintendo

Year: 1985

Genre: Arcade, Platformer

Length:

Players: 1 Player Shinaz Larger1 Player Shinaz Larger






Isolated Warrior

Isolated Warrior
By:
KID

Year: 1991

Genre: Isometric Shooter

Length:

Players: 1 Player Shinaz Larger1 Player Shinaz Larger






Jackal

Jackal
By:
Konami

Year: 1988

Genre: Isometric Shooter

Length:

Players: 1 Player Shinaz Larger1 Player Shinaz Larger







Jackie Chan's Action Kung Fu

Jackie Chan's Action Kung Fu
By:
Hudson's Soft

Year: 1990

Genre: Platformer

Length:

Players: 1 Player Shinaz Larger1 Player Shinaz Larger







Journey to Silius

Journey to Silius
By:
Sunsoft

Year: 1990

Genre: Run 'n Gun

Length:

Players: 1 Player Shinaz Larger






Kabuki Quantum Fighter

Kabuki Quantum Fighter
By:
Human Entertainment

Year: 1991

Genre: Platformer

Length:

Players: 1 Player Shinaz Larger






Kick Master

Kick Master
By:
KID

Year: 1992

Genre: Platformer

Length:

Players: 1 Player Shinaz Larger





Kid Icarus

Kid Icarus
By:
Nintendo

Year: 1986

Genre: Platformer, Shoot 'em Up

Length:

Players: 1 Player Shinaz Larger







Kirby's Adventure

Kirby's Adventure
By:
Nintendo

Year: 1993

Genre: Platformer

Length:

Players: 1 Player Shinaz Larger





Kung Fu

Kung Fu
By:
Nintendo

Year: 1993

Genre: Arcade, Fighter

Length:


Players: 1 Player Shinaz Larger






Legendary Wings

Legendary Wings
By:
Capcom

Year: 1988

Genre: Shoot 'em Up

Length:


Players: 1 Player Shinaz Larger







Life Force

Life Force
By:
Konami

Year: 1988

Genre: Shoot 'em Up

Length:

Players: 1 Player Shinaz Larger








Little Nemo: The Dream Master

Little Nemo The Dream Master
By:
Capcom

Year: 1990

Genre: Platformer

Length:

Players: 1 Player Shinaz Larger1 Player Shinaz Larger









Mach Rider

Mach Rider
By:
Nintendo

Year: 1985

Genre: Racing

Length:

Players: 1 Player Shinaz Larger1 Player Shinaz Larger







Magical Doropie

Magical Doropie
By:
Vic Tokai

Year: 1990

Genre: Platformer

Length:

Players: 1 Player Shinaz Larger1 Player Shinaz Larger







MagMax

MagMax
{C}By: Nihon Bussan

Year: 1988

Genre: Shoot 'em Up

Length:


Players: 1 Player Shinaz Larger1 Player Shinaz Larger





 

Marble Madness

Marble Madness
By:
Rare Ltd.

Year: 1988

Genre: Platformer

Length:


Players: 1 Player Shinaz Larger1 Player Shinaz Larger






Mario Bros.

Mario Bros.
By:
Nintendo

Year: 1983

Genre: Arcade, Platformer

Length:


P'''''layers: 1 Player Shinaz Larger1 Player Shinaz Larger







Mega Man

Mega Man
By:
Capcom

Year: 1987

Genre: Platformer

Length:


Players: 1 Player Shinaz Larger







Mega Man 2

Mega Man 2
By:
Capcom

Year: 1988

Genre: Platformer

Length:


Players: 1 Player Shinaz Larger







Mega Man 3

Mega Man 3
By:
Capcom

Year: 1990

Genre: Platformer

Length:


Players: 1 Player Shinaz Larger







Mega Man 4

By: Capcom

Year: 1991

Genre: Platformer

Length:


Players: 1 Player Shinaz Larger






Mega Man 5

By: Capcom

Year: 1992

Genre: Platformer

Length:


Players: 1 Player Shinaz Larger





Mega Man 6

By: Capcom

Year: 1994

Genre: Platformer

Length:


Players: 1 Player Shinaz Larger





Metal Storm

Metal Storm
By:
Irem

Year: 1991

Genre: Platformer

Length:


Players: 1 Player Shinaz Larger






Metroid

Metroid
By:
Nintendo

Year: 1986

Genre: Metroidvania (Well DUH)

Length:


Players: 1 Player Shinaz Larger




Micro Machines

Micro Machines
By:
Codemasters

Year: 1991

Genre: Racing

Length:

Players: 1 Player Shinaz Larger1 Player Shinaz Larger





Mighty Final Fight

Mighty Final Fight
By:
Capcom

Year: 1993

Genre: Beat 'em Up

Length:

{C}Players: 1 Player Shinaz Larger1 Player Shinaz Larger






Mike Tyson's Punch Out!!

Mike Tyson's Punch Out
By:
Nintendo

Year: 1987

Genre: Fighter

Length:

Players: 1 Player Shinaz Larger1 Player Shinaz Larger







Monsters in my Pocket

Monsters in my Pocket
By:
Konami

Year: 1992

Genre: Platformer

Length:


Players: 1 Player Shinaz Larger1 Player Shinaz Larger






Monster Party

Monster Party
By:
Human Entertainment

Year: 1989

Genre: Horror, Platformer

Length:


Players: 1 Player Shinaz Larger






Ninja Gaiden

Ninja Gaiden
By:
Tecmo

Year: 1989

Genre: Platformer

Length:


Players: 1 Player Shinaz Larger





Pac-Man

Pac-Man
By:
Namco

Year: 1984

Genre: Arcade

Length:


Players: 1 Player Shinaz Larger





Paperboy

Paperboy
By:
Mindscape Inc.

Year: 1988

Genre: Arcade

Length:


Players: 1 Player Shinaz Larger







Pinball

Pinball
By:
Nintendo

Year: 1985

Genre: Arcade

Length:

Players: 1 Player Shinaz Larger







Power Blade

Power Blade
By:
Natsume

Year: 1991

Genre: Platformer

Length:


Players: 1 Player Shinaz Larger






Power Blade 2

Power Blade 2
By:
Natsume

Year: 1992

Genre: Platformer

Length:


Players: 1 Player Shinaz Larger







Q*bert

Q-Bert
By:
Konami

Year: 1986

Genre: Arcade, Platformer

Length:


Players: 1 Player Shinaz Larger1 Player Shinaz Larger






R.C. Pro-Am

R.C. Pro-Am
By:
Rare Ltd.

Year: 1988

Genre: Racing

Length:


Players: 1 Player Shinaz Larger1 Player Shinaz Larger






Rad Racer

Rad Racer
By:
Square

Year: 1987

Genre: Racing

Length:


Players: 1 Player Shinaz Larger1 Player Shinaz Larger








Rainbow Islands: The Story of Bubble Bobble 2

Rainbow Islands The Story of Bubble Bobble 2
By:
Taito

Year: 1991

Genre: Platformer

Length:


Players: 1 Player Shinaz Larger1 Player Shinaz Larger







Ring King

Ring King
By:
Namco

Year: 1987

Genre: Fighter, Lover

Length:


Players: 1 Player Shinaz Larger1 Player Shinaz Larger








Robo Warrior

Robo Warriors
By:
Hudson Soft

Year: 1988

Genre: Isometric Shooter

Length:


Players: 1 Player Shinaz Larger1 Player Shinaz Larger








Rush'n Attack

Rush'n Attack
By:
Konami

Year: 1988

Genre: Run 'n Knife

Length:


Players: 1 Player Shinaz Larger1 Player Shinaz Larger






S.C.A.T.: Special Cybernetic Attack Team

S.C.A.T. Special Cybernetic Attack Team
By:
Konami

Year: 1991

Genre: Shoot 'em Up

Length:

{C}Players: 1 Player Shinaz Larger1 Player Shinaz Larger






Section Z

Section Z
By:
Capcom

Year: 1987

Genre: Metroidvania, Shoot 'em Up

Length:


Players: 1 Player Shinaz Larger1 Player Shinaz Larger







Shadow of the Ninja

Shadow of the Ninja
By:
Natsume

Year: 1991

Genre: Platformer

Length:


Players: 1 Player Shinaz Larger1 Player Shinaz Larger





Shatterhand

Shatterhand
By:
Natsume

Year: 1991

Genre: Platformer

Length:


Players: 1 Player Shinaz Larger1 Player Shinaz Larger








Shooting Range

Shooting Range
By:
Bandai

Year: 1989

Genre: Rail Shooter

Length:


Players: 1 Player Shinaz Larger1 Player Shinaz Larger







Snake Rattle 'n' Roll

Snake Rattle 'n' Roll

By: Rare Ltd.

Year: 1990

Genre: Platformer

Length:


Players: 1 Player Shinaz Larger1 Player Shinaz Larger






Spy Hunter

Spy Hunter
By:
Midway, Sunsoft

Year: 1987

Genre: Platformer

Length:


Players: 1 Player Shinaz Larger1 Player Shinaz Larger





 

StarTropics

StarTropics
By:
Nintendo

Year: 1990

Genre: Isometric Shooter, Platformer, RPG

Length:


Players: 1 Player Shinaz Larger1 Player Shinaz Larger







Street Fighter 2010: The Final Fight

Street Fighter 2010 The Final Fight
By:
Capcom

Year: 1990

Genre: Platformer

Length:


Players: 1 Player Shinaz Larger1 Player Shinaz Larger







Super C

Super C
By:
Konami

Year: 1990

Genre: Run 'n Gun

Length:

Players: 1 Player Shinaz Larger1 Player Shinaz Larger







Super Mario Bros.

Super Mario Bros.
By:
Nintendo

Year: 1985

Genre: Platformer

Length:

Players: 1 Player Shinaz Larger1 Player Shinaz Larger






Super Mario Bros. / Duck Hunt

Super Mario Bros. Duck Hunt
By:
Nintendo

Year: 1988

Genre: Platformer / Rail Shooter

Length:

Players: 1 Player Shinaz Larger1 Player Shinaz Larger







Super Mario Bros. 2

Super Mario Bros. 2
By:
Nintendo

Year: 1988

Genre: Platformer

Length:

Players: 1 Player Shinaz Larger1 Player Shinaz Larger






Super Mario Bros. 3

Super Mario Bros. 3
By:
Nintendo

Year: 1988

Genre: Platformer

Length:

P'''''layers: 1 Player Shinaz Larger1 Player Shinaz Larger







Super Spike V'Ball

Super Spike V'Ball
By:
Technōs

Year: 1990

Genre: Sports

Length:


Players: 1 Player Shinaz Larger1 Player Shinaz Larger






Super Spy Hunter

Super Spy Hunter
By:
Sunsoft

Year: 1992

Genre: Shoot 'em Up

Length:

Players: 1 Player Shinaz Larger1 Player Shinaz Larger








Tetris

Tetris
By:
Nintendo

Year: 1989

Genre: Puzzle

Length:

Players: 1 Player Shinaz Larger1 Player Shinaz Larger








The Legend of Zelda

The Legend of Zelda
By:
Nintendo

Year: 1986

Genre: Isometric Shooter

Length:

Players: 1 Player Shinaz Larger1 Player Shinaz Larger







Thunder & Lightning

Thunder & Lightning
By:
Romstar

Year: 1990

Genre: Pong

Length:

Players: 1 Player Shinaz Larger1 Player Shinaz Larger







Thunderbirds

Thunderbirds
By:
Activision

Year: 1990

Genre: Shoot 'em Up

Length:


Players: 1 Player Shinaz Larger1 Player Shinaz Larger






Totally Rad

Totally Rad
By:
Jaleco

Year: 1991

Genre: Platformer, Run 'n Gun

Length:

Players: 1 Player Shinaz Larger1 Player Shinaz Larger






Treasure Master

Treasure Master
By:
Software Creations

Year: 1991

Genre: Platformer



Length:

Players: 1 Player Shinaz Larger1 Player Shinaz Larger






Ultimate Stuntman

Ultimate Stutnman
By:
Codemasters

Year: 1990

Genre: Racing, Run 'n Gun

Length:

Players: 1 Player Shinaz Larger1 Player Shinaz Larger




Urban Champion

Urban Champion
By:
Nintendo

Year: 1986

Genre: Fighting

Length: Until you get bored.

Players: 1 Player Shinaz Larger1 Player Shinaz Larger What’s this? A bad game created by Nintendo? Shocking isn’t it. The goal of the game is too punch your enemy to the end of the level, dropping him inside a manhole… That’s about it actually. And the gameplay does not help at all, you have to ways to punch someone and it all at the end seems boring and unsatisfying to do. That’s just something this game is though: BORING. If anything it’s one of the most boring games I’ve played and if it really is considered a “fighting” game it’s the worst fighting game. All you can do is push your oppent by repeating unemotionally jabbing him either in the face or stomach and much you can do but keep mashing the buttons! Entertaining enough, I really do laugh at the little details of this game such as the police passing by or the neighbors doing something to interfere with the fight.

Knowing there are some Nintendo fans desperate to get a classic, don’t get this one, it will be known to waste your time. You will be just as the enemy in this game be thrown into a manhole of sadness.

Shinaz Star Rating 1 out of 5



Whomp 'Em

Whomp 'Em
By:
Jaleco

Year: 1991

Genre: Platformer

Length:


Players: 1 Player Shinaz Larger1 Player Shinaz Larger



 

Wild Gunman Shinaz Star Little 2

Wild Gunman
By:
Nintendo

Year: 1985

Genre: Rail Shooter

Length: Until you get bored. Players: 1 Player Shinaz Larger1 Player Shinaz Larger You gotta use your hands? That’s like a baby’s toy! Wild gun man is STRICLY about time reaction that is all what’s to it for this game. A cowboy villain comes out to have a draw with you and when he says “Fire” you have to fire first, if he fires first you lose. Simple as that there are two other game modes, one with 2 enemies which is a bit harder and another one with multiple locations an enemy can pop up. This game is really sneaky so there is some fooled planning here and there. The animation of the characters is really impressive for it being one of the very first games for the system, and some characters even have a goofy and funny personality.

It kind of is for what it is worth, but I feel as if it has a quality as one of those cheap gambling machines that are about to be considered illegal in a bar you find. It would be ok as a simple arcade game but not as something full retail.

Shinaz Star Rating 4 out of 5



Wrecking Crew

Wrecking Crew
By:
Nintendo

Year: 1985

Genre: Arcade, Puzzle

Length:


Players: 1 Player Shinaz Larger1 Player Shinaz Larger




 

Xevious

Xevious
By:
Namco

Year: 1988

Genre: Shoot 'em Up

Length:

Players: 1 Player Shinaz Larger1 Player Shinaz Larger







Zelda II: The Adventure of Link

Zelda II The Adventure of Link
By:
Nintendo {C}Year: 1988

Genre: Platformer, RPG

Length:

Players: 1 Player Shinaz Larger1 Player Shinaz Larger






Zombie Nation

Zombie Nation
By:
Meldac

Year: 1991

Genre: Shoot 'em Up

Length:


Players: 1 Player Shinaz Larger1 Player Shinaz Larger

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