The Nintendo Entertainment System was an 8-bit console that was released in the US on October 18, 1985. I bought my NES in January 1986 and obviously my first game was Baseball. Prior to the release of the NES in the US, Nintendo approached Atari and was trying to work out a deal that would've allowed Atari to be the US distributor of the NES (then dubbed “Nintendo Advanced Video Game System”), but Atari wasn't interested... opps.... The NES and packaged game Super Mario Bros. are credited with bring the US video game industry back to life after a two year drought. Ironically when the NES was test marketed in the US, it wasn't well received. The NES had a strong run, being officially discontinued in 1995 (several years after the Super Nintendo was released).





Nintendo Entertainment System launch titles: 10 Yard Fight, Baseball, Clu Clu Land, Donkey Kong Jr. Math, Duck Hunt, Excitebike, Golf, Gyromite, Hogan's Alley, Ice Climber, Kung Fu, Mach Rider, Pinball, Stack Up, Super Mario. Bros., Tennis, Wild Gunman, and Wrecking Crew






Game title


Game title


10 Yard Fight


Little Nemo: The Dream Master

1942


Little Ninja Brothers


1943: The Battle of Midway


Little Red Hood


3-D Worldrunner


Little Samson


6-in-1


Lode Runner


720 Degrees


Lone Ranger


8 Eyes


Loopz


A Boy and His Blob


Low G Man: The Low Gravity Man


Abadox


Lunar Pool


Action 52


M.C. Kids


Addams Family


M.U.L.E.


Addams Family: Pugsley's Scavenger Hunt


M.U.S.C.L.E.


Advanced Dungeons & Dragons: DragonStrike


Mach Rider


Advanced Dungeons & Dragons: Heroes of the Lance


Mad Max


Advanced Dungeons & Dragons: Hillsfar


Mafat Conspiracy: Golgo 13 II


Advanced Dungeons & Dragons: Poll of Radiance


Magic Darts


Adventure Island


Magic Johnson's Fast Break


Adventure Island 2


Magic of Scheherazade


Adventure Island 3


Magician


Adventures in the Magic Kingdom


Magmax


Adventures of Bayou Billy


Major League Baseball


Adventures of Dino Riki


Maniac Mansion


Adventures of Gilligan's Island


Mappy-Land


Adventures of Lolo


Marble Madness


Adventures of Lolo 2


Mario Bros.


Adventures of Lolo 3


Mario Is Missing!


Adventures of Rad Gravity


Mario's Time Machine


Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle and Friends


Master Chu and the Drunkard Hu


Adventures of Tom Sawyer


Maxi 15


After Burner


Mechanized Attack


Air Fortress


Mega Man


Airwolf


Mega Man 2


Al Unser Jr.'s Turbo Racing


Mega Man 3


Aladdin


Mega Man 4


Alfred Chicken


Mega Man 5


Alien3


Mega Man 6


Alien Syndrome


Menace Beach


All-Pro Basketball


Mendel Palace


Alpha Mission


Metal Fighter


Amagon


Metal Gear


American Gladiators


Metal Mech


Anticipation


Metal Storm


Arch Rivals: A Basket Brawl!


Metroid


Archon


Michael Andretti's World GP


Arkanoid


Mickey Mousecapade


Arkista's Ring


Mickey's Adventure in Numberland


Asterix


Mickey's Safari in Letterland


Astyanax


Micro Machines


Athena


Mig 29 Soviet Fighter


Athletic World


Might and Magic Book One: The Secret of the Inner Sanctum


Attack of the Killer Tomatoes


Mighty Bomb Jack


Aussie Rules Football


Mighty Final Fight


Baby Boomer


Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!!


Back to the Future


Millipede


Back to the Future Part II & III


Milon's Secret Castle


Bad Dudes


Miracle Piano


Bad News Baseball


Mission Cobra


Bad Street Brawler


Mission: Impossible


Balloon Fight


Monopoly


Banana Prince


Mosnter In My Pocket


Bandai Golf: Challenge Pebble Beach


Monster Party


Bandit Kings of Ancient China


Monster Truck Rally


Barbie


Moon Ranger


Bard's Tale


Motor City Patrol


Barker Bill's Trick Shooting


Mr. Gimmick!


Base Wars


Ms. Pac-Man


Baseball


Muppet Adventure: Chaos at the Carnival


Baseball Simulator 1.000


Mutant Virus: Crisis in a Computer World


Baseball Stars


Mystery Quest


Baseball Stars II


NARC


Bases Loaded


NES Open Tournament Golf


Bases Loaded II: Second Season


NES Play Action Football


Bases Loaded 3


New Ghostbusters II


Bases Loaded 4


NFL Football


Batman


Nigel Mansell's World Championship Racing


Batman Returns


Nightmare on Elm Street


Batman: Return of the Joker


Nightshade


Battle Chess


Ninja Crusaders


Battle of Olympus


Ninja Gaiden


Battle Tank


Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos


Battleship


Ninja Gaiden III: The Anceint Ship of Doom


Battletoads


Ninja Kid


Beauty and the Beast


Nintendo World Championships


Bee 52


Nintendo World Cup


Beetlejuice


Noah's Ark


Best of the Best: Championship Karate


Nobunaga's Ambition


Big Nose Freaks Out


Nobunaga's Ambition II


Big Nose the Caveman


North and South


Bigfoot


Operation Secret Storm


Bill & Ted's Excellent Video Game Adventure


Operation Wolf


Bill Elliott's NASCAR Challenge


Orb-3D


Bionic Commando


Othello


Black Bass


Over Horizon


Blackjack


Overlord


Blades of Steel


P.O.W.: Prisoners of War


Blaster Master


Pac-Man


Blue Marlin


Pac-Mania


Blues Brothers


Palamedes


Bo Jackson Baseball


Panic Restaurant


Bomberman


Paperboy


Bomberman II


Paperboy 2


Bonk's Adventure


Parasol Stars: The Story of Bubble Bobble III


Boulder Dash


Parodius Da!


Bram Stroker's Dracula


Peek-A-Boo Poker (unlicensed)


Break Time: The National Pool Tour


Pesterminator


Breakthru


Peter Pan and the Pirates


Bubble Bath Babes (unlicensed)


Phantom Fighter


Bubble Bobble


Pictionary


Bubble Bobble Part 2


Pinball


Bucky O'Hare


Pinball Quest


Bugs Bunny Birthday Blowout


Pinbot


Bugs Bunny Crazy Castle


Pipe Dreams


Bump 'n Jump


Pirates!


Burai Fighter


Platoon


BurgerTime


Popeye


Cabal


Power Blade


Caesar's Palace


Power Blade 2


California Games


Power Punch II


Captain America and the Avengers


P'radikus Conflict


Captain Comic - The Adventure


Predator: Soon the Hunt Will Begin


Captain Planet


Prince of Persia


Captain Skyhawk


Princess Tomato in the Salad Kingdom


Casino Kid


Pro Sport Hockey


Casino Kid 2


Pro Wrestling


Castelian


Punisher


Castle of Deceit


Puss 'n Boots: Pero's Great Adventure


Castle of Dragon


Puzzle


Castlequest


Puzznic


Castlevania


Pyramid


Castlevania II: Simon's Quest


Q*Bert


Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse


Quarth


Caveman Games


Qix


Challenge of the Dragon


Quattro Adventure


Championship Bowling


Quattro Arcade


Championship Pool


Quattro Sports


Championship Rally


RBI Baseball


Cheetahmen II


RBI Baseball 2


Chessmaster


RBI Baseball 3


Chiller (unlicensed)


R.C. Pro-Am


Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers


R.C. Pro-Am II


Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers 2


Race America


Chubby Cherub


Racket Attack


Circus Caper


Rackets and Rivals


City Connection


Rad Racer


Clash at Demonhead


Rad Racer II


Classic Concentration


Rad Racket: Deluxe Tennis II


Cliffhanger


Raid 2020


Clu Clu Land


Raid on Bungeling Bay


Cobra Command


Rainbow Islands


Cobra Triangle


Rally Bike


Code Name: Viper


Rambo


Color A Dinosaur


Rampage


Commando


Rampart


Conan: The Mysteries of Time


Remote Control


Conflict


Ren & Stimpy Show: Buckaroo$


Contra


Renegade


Cool World


Rescue: The Embassy Mission


Cowboy Kid


Ring King


Crash 'n the Boys: Street Challenge


River City Ranson


Crystal Mines


Road Fighter


Crystalis


Road Runner


Cyberball


Roadblasters


Cybernoid: The Fighting Machine


Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves


Dance Aerobics


RoboCop


Danny Sullivan's Indy Heat


RoboCop 2


Darkman


RoboCop 3


Darkwing Duck


Robodemons


Dash Galaxy in the Alien Asylum


Robowarrior


Day Dreamin' Davey


Rock 'n Ball


Days of Thunder


Rocket Ranger


Deadly Towers


Rocketeer


Death Race (unlicensed)


Rockin' Cats


Deathbots


Rodland


Defender II


Roger Clemens' MVP Baseball


Defender of the Crown


Rollerball


Defenders of Dynatron City


Rollerblade Racer


Deja Vu


RollerGames


Demon Sword


Rolling Thunder


Desert Commander


Romance of the Three Kingdoms


Destination Earthstar


Romance of the Three Kingdoms II


Destiny of an Emperor


Roundball: 2 on 2 Challenge


Devil World


Rush'n Attack


Dick Tracy


Rygar


Die Hard


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


Dig Dug


Secret Scout


Dig Dug II


Section Z


Digger T. Rock: The Legend of the Lost City


Seicross


Dirty Harry


Sesame Street: 1-2-3


Dizzy the Adventurer


Sesame Street: A-B-C


Donkey Kong


Sesame Street: Big Bird's Hide & Speak


Donkey Kong 3


Sesame Street: Countdown


Donkey Kong Classics


Shadow of the Ninja


Donkey Kong Jr.


Shadowgate


Donkey Kong Jr. Math


Shatterhand


Double Dare


Shingen the Ruler


Double Dragon


Shinobi


Double Dragon II: The Revenge


Shockwave


Double Dragon III: The Sacred Stones


Shooting Range


Double Dribble


Short Order/Eggsplode


Double Strike


Side Pocket


Dr. Chaos


Silent Assault


Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde


Silent Service


Dr. Mario


Silkworm


Dragon Fighter


Silver Surfer


Dragon Power


Simpsons: Bart vs. The Space Mutants


Dragon Spirit


Simpsons: Bart vs. The World


Dragon Warrior


Simpsons: Bartman Meets Radioactive Man


Dragon Warrior II


Skate or Die!


Dragon Warrior III


Skate or Die 2


Dragon Warrior IV


Ski or Die


Dragon's Lair


Skull and Crossbones


Dropzone


Sky Kid


Duck Hunt


Sky Shark


Duck Maze


Slalom


DuckTales


Smash TV


DuckTales 2


Smurfs


Dudes With Attitude


Snake Rattle 'n Roll


Dungeon Magic: Sword of the Elements


Snake's Revenge


Dusty Diamond's All-Star Softball


Snoopy's Silly Sports Spectacular


Dynowarz: The Destruction of Spondylus


Snow Brothers


Elevator Action


Soccer


Eliminator Boat Duel


Solar Jetman: Hunt for the Golden Warship


Elite


Solitare


Evert and Lenl Top Players' Tennis


Solomon's Key


Excitebike


Solstice


Exodus


Space Shuttle Project


F-1 Sensation


Spelunker


F-117A Stealth Fighter


Spider-Man: Return of the Sinister Six


F-15 City Wars


Spot


F-15 Strike Eagle


Spy Hunter


Family Feud


Spy vs. Spy


Fantastic Adventures of Dizzy


Sqoon


Fantasy Zone


Stack-Up


Faria: A World of Mystery and Danger


Stanley and the Search For Dr. Livingston


Faxanadu


Star Force


Felix the Cat


Star Soldier


Ferrari Grand Prix Challenge


Star Trek 25th Anniversary


Fester's Quest


Star Trek: The Next Generation


Final Fantasy


Star Voyager


Fire 'n Ice


Star Wars


Firehawk


Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back


Fisher-Price: Firehouse Rescue


Starship Hector


Fisher-Price: I Can Remember


StarTropics


Fisher-Price: Perfect Fit


Stealth ATF


Fist of the Northstar


Stinger


Flight of the Intruder


Street Cop


Flintstones: Rescue of Dino and Hoppy


Street Fighter 2010: The Final Fight


Flintstones: Surprise at Dinosaur Peak


Strider


Flying Dragon: The Secret Scroll


Stunt Kids


Flying Warriors


Super C


Formula One: Built To Win


Super Cars


Frankenstein: The Monster Returns


Super Dodge Ball


Freedom Force


Super Glove Ball


Free Fun Golf


Super Jeopardy!


Friday the 13th


Super Mario Bros.


Fun House


Super Mario Bros. 2


G.I. Joe


Super Mario Bros. 3


G.I. Joe: The Atlantis Factor


Super Pitfall


Galactic Crusader


Super Spike V'Ball


Galaga


Super Sprint


Galaxian


Super Spy Hunter


Galaxy 5000


Super Team Games


Gargoyle's Quest II: The Demon Darkness


Super Turrican


Gauntlet


Superman


Gauntlet II


Swamp Thing


Gemfire


Sword Master


Genghis Khan


Swords and Serpents


George Foreman's KO Boxing


Taboo: The Sixth Sense


Ghostbusters


Tag Team Wrestling


Ghostbusters II


Taggin' Dragon


Ghosts 'n Goblins


Tale Spin


Ghoul School


Target: Renegade


Goal!


Tecmo Baseball


Goal! Two


Tecmo Bowl


Godzilla: Monster of Monsters


Tecmo Cup Soccer Game


Godzilla 2: War of the Monsters


Tecmo NBA Basketball


Gold Medal Challenge '92


Tecmo Super Bowl


Golf


Tecmo World Cup Soccer


Golf Grand Slam


Tecmo World Wrestling


Golgo 13: Top Secret Episode


Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles


Goonies II


Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Arcade Game


Gotcha! The Sport!


Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III: The Manhattan Project


Gradius


Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Tournament Fighters


Great Waldo Search


Tennis


Greg Norman's Golf Power


Terminator


Gremlins 2: The New Batch


Terminator 2: Judgment Day


Guardian Legend


Terra Cresta


Guerrilla War


Tetris (Nintendo)


Gumshoe


Tetris (Tengen)


Gun Nac


Tetris 2


Gun.Smoke


Three Stooges


Gyromite


Thunder & Lightning


Gyruss


Thunderbirds


Hammerin' Harry


Thundercade


Harlem Globetrotters


Tiger-Heli


Hatris


Tiles of Fate


Heavy Barrel


Time Lord


Heavy Shreddin'


Times of Lore


High Speed


Tiny Toon Adventures


Hogan's Alley


Tiny Toon Adventures 2: Trouble In Wacky Land


Hollywood Squares


Tiny Toon Adventures Cartoon Workshop


Home Alone


To the Earth


Home Alone 2


Toki


Hook


Tom & Jerry


Hoops


Tombs & Treasure


Hot Slots


Toobin'


Hudson Hawk


Top Gun


Hunt For Red October


Top Gun: The Second Mission


Hydlide


Total Recall


Ice Climber


Totally Rad


Ice Hockey


Touchdown Fever


Ikari Warriors


Town & Country Surf Designs


Ikari Warriors II: Victory Road


Town & Country II: Thrilla's Surfari


Ikari Warriors III: The Rescue


Toxic Crusaders


Image Fight


Track & Field


Immortal


Track & Field II


Impossible Mission II


Treasure Master


Incredible Crash Dummies


Trog


Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade


Trojan


Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade II


Trolls In Crazyland


Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom


Trolls On Treasure Island


Infiltrator


Twin Cobra


International Cricket


Twin Eagle


Iron Tank


Uforia: The Saga


Ironsword: Wizards & Warriors II


Ultima: Exodus


Isolated Warrior


Ultima 4: Quest for the Avatar


Ivan “Ironman” Stewart's Super Off Road


Ultima V: Warriors of Destiny


Jack Nicklaus' Major Championship Golf


Ultimate Air Combat


Jackal


Ultimate Basketball


Jackie Chan's Action Kung Fu


Ultimate League Soccer


James Bond Jr.


Ultimate Stuntmen


Jaws


Uncanny X-Men


Jeopardy!


Uncharted Waters


Jeopardy! 25th Silver Anniversary Edition


Uninvited


Jeopardy! Junior Edition


Untouchables


Jetsons: Cogswell's Caper!


Urban Champion


Jimmy Connors Pro Tennis Tour


Vegas Dream


Joe and Mac


Venice Beach Volleyball


John Elway's Quarterback


Vice: Project Doom


Jordan vs. Bird: One on One


Videomation


Journey to Silius


Vindicators


Joust


Volleyball


Jungle Book


Wacky Races


Jurassic Park


Wall Street Kid


Kabuki Quantum Fighter


Wally Bear and the NO! Gang


Karate Champ


Wario's Woods


Karate Kid


Wayne Gretzky Hockey


Karnov


Wayne's World


Kick Master


Warewolf: The Last Warrior


Kick Off


Wheel of Fortune


Kickle Cubicle


Wheel of Fortune Family Edition


Kid Icarus


Wheel of Fortune Featuring Vanna White


Kid Klown in Night Mayor World


Wheel of Fortune Junior Edition


Kid Kool


Where In Time Is Carmen Sandiego?


Kid Niki: Radical Ninja


Where's Waldo?


King Neptune's Adventure


Who Framed Roger Rabbit?


King of Kings


Whomp 'Em


King's Knight


Widget


Kings of the Beach


Wild Gunman


King's Quest V


Willow


Kirby's Adventure


Win, Lose, or Draw


Kiwi Kraze


Winter Games


Klash Ball


Wizardry: Proving Grounds of the Mad Overlord


Klax


Wizardry II: The Knight of Diamonds


Knight Rider


Wizards & Warriors


Konami Hyper Soccer


Wizards & Warriors III


Krazy Kreatures


Wolverine


Krion Conquest


World Champ


Krusty's Funhouse


World Championship Wrestling


Kung Fu


World Class Track Meet


Kung Fu Heroes


World Games


Laser Invasion


Wrath of the Black Manta


Last Action Hero


Wrecking Crew


Last Ninja


Wurm: Journey to the Center of the Earth


Last Starfighter


WWF King of the Ring


Lee Travino's Fighting Golf


WWF Wrestlemania


Legacy of the Wizard


WWF Wrestlemania Challenge


Legend of Ghost Lion


WWF Wrestlemania: Steel Cage Challenge


Legend of Kage


Xenophobe


Legend of Zelda


Xevious


Legendary Wings


Xexyz


Legends of the Diamond


Yo! Noid


Legend of Prince Valiant


Yoshi


Lemmings


Yoshi's Cookie


L'Empereur


Young Indiana Jones Chronicles


Lethal Weapon


Zanac


Lite Force


Zelda II: The Adventure of Link


Linus Spacehead's Cosmic Crusade


Zen: Intergalactic Ninja


Lion King


Zoda's Revenge: StarTropics II


Little League Baseball: Championship Series


Zombie Nation


Little Mermaid




[back]