All About The Original Nintendo (NES) System & Games [Classic Edition Too]


The Nintendo Entertainment System is also known as The Famicom (in Japan), it’s the original 8-bit home video game system that hit the U.S market just in time for Christmas of 1985. The full name of the U.S. version was called the NES for short.

This was the game system responsible for bringing the United States Video Game market out of the video game crash of 1983.

The most popular bundled NES set sold was called the NES Action Set. It came with two control pads, a light zapper gun, and a Super Mario / Duck Hunt cartridge game. It sold about 62 million units altogether and was considered a huge success for Nintendo.

My personal favorite games to play and collect are Super Mario Bros, Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out, Metroid, and of course The Legend of Zelda. I miss beating Mike Tyson in Punch-Out, oh the good old days.

Full article from Wikipedia: Nintendo NES System

Link to my entire Nintendo guide: Scotty’s Kick-Ass Nintendo Guide

Nintendo NES Classic Edition

The NES Classic Edition is a mini version of that¬†8-bit video game system that every kid or adult wanted in the 1980’s. With a limited supply, it was an instant sell-out!

It comes preloaded with 30 NES classic games and it will feature an HDMI Output with various display modes. A Classic Controller NES PAD is also included. You will not be able to load NES game cartridges in it or download any updates or new games for this system. Boo!

Here are the 30 Games that are included in the U.S. version

Balloon Fight, Bubble Bobble, Castlevania, Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest, Donkey Kong, Donkey Kong Jr., Double Dragon II: The Revenge, Dr. Mario
Excitebike, Final Fantasy, Galaga, Ghosts ‘n Goblins, Gradius, Ice Climbers
Kid Icarus, Kirby’s Adventure, Mega Man 2, Metroid, Mario Bros.,Ninja Gaiden, Pac-Man, Punch-Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream, Star Tropics
Super Contra, Super Mario Bros. Super Mario Bros. 2 Super Mario Bros. 3
Tecmo Bowl, The Legend of Zelda, Zelda II: The Adventure of Link.

The biggest complaint about this system was the control pad cord length; it comes at a whopping 3 feet long! Woo Hoo, that means you’ll have to run an extra-long HDMI cable if you actually want to sit on the couch and play with the console on your lap.

Nintendo NES Online Videos

Nintendo released this commercial for the NES Classic Edition. It was well received and really got people excited for the introduction to the first throwback console they would make.

A Nintendo NES 2 Top Loader video produced by The Gaming Historian.

Here’s an Original Nintendo NES commercial from the mid 1980’s.

Nintendo NES Game List

Complete List of Nintendo NES Games From Wikipedia

The NES Games I find the most fun to collect are:

  • 1942
  • 10-Yard Fight
  • Adventure Island 1 & 2 & 3
  • Adventures of Lolo
  • Adventures of Lolo 3
  • Bad Dudes
  • Baseball Stars
  • Bases Loaded 4
  • Batman Return of the Joker
  • Battletoads
  • Blades of Steel
  • Blaster Master
  • Bomberman II
  • Bonk’s Adventure
  • Bubble Bath Babes
  • Bubble Bobble 1 & 2
  • Caltron 6-in-1
  • Captain America and the Avengers
  • Castlevania 1 & 2 & 3
  • Chip and Dale Rescue Rangers 1 & 2
  • Contra
  • Contra Force
  • Crash ‘n’ the Boys: Street Challenge
  • Darkwing Duck
  • Donkey Kong Arcade
  • Donkey Kong Classics
  • Donkey Kong Jr Math
  • Double Dragon 1 & 2 & 3
  • Double Dribble
  • Dr. Mario
  • Dragon Warrior 1 & 2 & 3 & 4
  • Duck Hunt
  • Duck Tales 1 & 2
  • Duck Tales Gold Cartridge
  • Empire Strikes Back
  • Excitebike
  • Family Fun Fitness Stadium Events
  • Felix the Cat
  • Final Fantasy
  • Flintstones Surprise at Dino Peak
  • G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero
  • Gargoyle’s Quest II The Demon Darkness
  • Galaga
  • Gauntlet
  • Ghosts ‘n Goblins
  • GI Joe The Atlantis Factor
  • Gyromite
  • Hogan’s Alley
  • Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
  • Jackie Chan’s Action Kung FU
  • Jetsons Cogswell’s Caper
  • Kid Icarus
  • Kirby’s Adventure
  • Kung Fu
  • Legend of Zelda
  • Little Samson
  • Marble Madness
  • Mario Bros
  • Mario Bros Arcade
  • Mario’s Time Machine
  • Mega Man 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & 5 & 6
  • Metal Gear
  • Metroid
  • Mickey Mousecapade
  • Mickey’s Adventure in Numberland
  • Mighty Final Fight
  • Mike Tyson’s Punchout
  • M. Pac Man
  • Nightmare on Elm St
  • Ninja Gaiden 1 & 2 & 3
  • Nintendo Campus Challenge 1991
  • Nintendo World Championship Gray & Gold Versions
  • Operation Secret Storm
  • Pac-Man
  • Pacmania
  • Paperboy
  • Peek-a-Boo Poker
  • Pirates
  • Power Blade 1 & 2
  • Pro Wrestling
  • Punch-Out
  • Rad Racer
  • Rampage
  • RBI Baseball
  • RC Pro Am 1 & 2
  • River City Ransom
  • ROB the Robot
  • Shadow of the Ninja
  • Simpson’s RadioActive Man
  • Snow Brothers
  • Spider-Man Sinister Six
  • Star Tropics
  • Super Contra
  • Super Dodge Ball
  • Super Mario Bros 1 & 2 & 2
  • Super Off Road
  • Super Spy Hunter
  • Tecmo Bowl
  • Tecmo Super Bowl
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 1 & 2
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III The Manhattan Project
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Tournament Fighters
  • Tetris
  • Tiger-Heli
  • Top Gun
  • Wayne’s World
  • Zelda II The Adventure of Link
  • Zombie Nation