Press "Enter" to skip to content

We Pick Our Own Game Lineup for the NES Classic Edition

NES Classic EditionOn November 11th, Nintendo will release the NES Classic Edition in the US for $59.99 (the UK version launches for a similar price around the same time).  The mini retro console will include 30 classic NES games and while we all have our favorites, most everyone agrees it’s a pretty solid list of titles.

Still, the RandomTower crew thought it would be fun to come up with our own lists of 30 NES games and revealed them on last week’s podcast.  For convenience’s sake, I’ve reproduced our lists below so you can compare them to Nintendo’s.  Games not on the original list are highlighted in red

Let us know what you think in the comments below and don’t be shy about sharing your own lists.


Nintendo’s List Andrew’s List EZK’s List
 Balloon Fight  Super Dodge Ball  Adventure Island
 Bubble Bobble  Batman: The Video Game  Batman: The Video Game
 Castlevania  Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse  The Adventures of Bayou Billy
 Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest  Maniac Mansion  Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest
 Donkey Kong  Donkey Kong  Maniac Mansion
 Donkey Kong Jr.  Bionic Commando  Bases Loaded
 Double Dragon II: The Revenge  Battletoads & Double Dragon  Bomberman
 Dr. Mario  Dr. Mario  A Boy and His Blob: Trouble On Blobolonia
 Excitebike  Excitebike  Castlequest
 Final Fantasy  Dragon Warrior IV  Final Fantasy
 Galaga  Metal Storm  Metal Storm
 Ghosts ‘n Goblins  Ghosts ‘n Goblins  Double Dragon
 Gradius  Life Force  Dragon Warior
 Ice Climber  Little Nemo: The Dream Master  Ducktales
 Kid Icarus  Blaster Master  Kid Icarus
 Kirby’s Adventure  Kirby’s Adventure  Kirby’s Adventure
 Mario Bros.  Mario Bros.  Faxanadu
 Mega Man 2  Mega Man 2  Mega Man 2
 Metroid  Metroid  Metroid
 Ninja Gaiden  Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos  Ninja Gaiden
 Pac-Man  Metal Gear  Gargoyle’s Quest II
 Punch-Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream  Punch-Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream  Gauntlet II
 Star Tropics  Star Tropics  Adventures of Lolo
 Super C  Super C  Crystalis
 Super Mario Bros.  Super Mario Bros.  Princess Tomato In the Salad Kingdom
 Super Mario Bros. 2  Super Mario Bros. 2  Robocop
 Super Mario Bros. 3  Super Mario Bros. 3  Super Mario Bros. 3
 Tecmo Bowl  Tecmo World Wrestling  Star Wars
 The Legend of Zelda  The Legend of Zelda  The Legend of Zelda
 Zelda II: The Adventure of Link  Zelda II: The Adventure of Link  Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Arcade Game


  1. Zachary Knight
    Zachary Knight August 16, 2016

    Other games I would like to see:

    StarTropics (which is in the original)

    Plus sequels and other games in the franchises already there. Especially StarTropics 2.

  2. Sora Hjort
    Sora Hjort August 17, 2016

    Woo! I’m not the only one who thinks Metal Storm should be in it~

    • Zachary Knight
      Zachary Knight August 17, 2016

      I still remember the week I borrowed Metal Storm from a friend at school. I had so much fun. The game is frustratingly difficult, but the rewards are for playing well are absolutely worth it.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *