Best NES Games

best NES games

Whether it’s Super Mario Bros 3 or Deadly towers, I’d try all those 716 games rather than playing in a scorching sun. Since the mid of 80s, millions of people have memories with Nintendo Entertainment Switch that are as good as incomprehensible, so why don’t you make some?

However, you can create both delightful and frustrating memories depending on the games you play. It’d be a fool of yourself to sensibly make yourself annoyed by playing the worst games, so let us help you with the best NES games we’ve enlisted below.

Kirby and the Forgotten Land

Kirby and the Forgotten Land

Starting off this list, we have Kirby and the Forgotten land, which is Popopo’s first outing as a 3D platformer. The two blends are perfect together and apparently might be the best entries for the franchise ever made. It is that good.

Kirby, of course, can inhale his enemies and absorb their power. Combining that with just excellent but not overly tricky level design and well-hidden collectibles is an absolute pleasure to play through from the beginning to the end for the entire family.

Moreover, it’s even got local corporate gameplay as a bonus here.

Bravely Default II

Bravely Default II

Following up next, we have Bravely Default II here, which is a brilliant turn-based JRPG. This game is heavily inspired by classic  Final Fantasy Game games. In fact, it was developed initially as a Final Fantasy Game before taking on its own name.

But where this game truly shines is in its combat and job system. It might very well be one of the most in-depth systems that we all have ever seen in this genre.

Just period, that really pushes players to experiment to overcome the many challenging battles ahead. It works because you can pick, choose, and even combine jobs for different abilities.

Even during the battle, you can either default the attacks or Brave to attack in quick succession. There is just so much strategy involved in this game so,  if you really appreciate the turn-based game and test your skills, look no further, Bravely Default II is here.

Mario +Rabbids

Mario +Rabbids

Mario+ Rabbits Sparks of Hope, this is definitely a strange combinational paper as we have Mario mixed in with the wacky but humorous rabbits in a tactical RPG.

Yeah, it sounds a little weird, but it’s actually a ton of fun, and surprisingly, it also has some depth to it. You do have more of this free-form movement system where each character will need to work together with things like Team Jump to fast-track their way to hidden and covered enemies across the level.

Besides that, there’s plenty of customization by combining different Sparks together for various abilities. This is not just some simple weird spin-off to Mario though; rather, we’d say it’s among the best Mario Spin-offs that have ever been created.

NEO The World Ends With you

NEO The World Ends With you

Well, it’s actually disappointing for most of us that this next series here has been overlooked now twice being the World Ends With You and then its sequel, NEO The World Ends With you.

These are very peculiar action JRPGs that just bleed the atmosphere with their stylized art style. The stories and the characters in the world really stand out in these games.

In each game, we can find ourselves in a parallel world where we have to play the Reapers game. If we win the game, we’ll be able to return home safe and sound, but if we lose, we and our teams will die instead.

It’s an exciting story from beginning to end with an amazing just an absolutely amazing cast of characters. NEO The World Ends With You might be a little bit more favorable for most of us however, the stories do connect together.

Thus, we’d like to recommend you play both.

Mario Party Superstars

Mario Party Superstars

Now, if you looking for more of a party style of gameplay at home with friends or family or online if you choose to do so, Mario Party Superstars is the way to go more or less, it’s a virtual board game where the players with the more stars remain victorious.

But the way to get those stars, that where the game becomes more interesting. Each board has its own set of rules with plenty of interactive elements that can change the tide of the game at any given moment.

At the end of each round, we also get to play a fun and easy-to-understand minigame to earn coins which then, can be used for items and give us an advantage.

We can buy stars as long as you actually reach its destination before the opposing players, or we can even steal a start, just kind of preparations to lose friendships if you do so.

Live a Live H.D.

Live a Live HD

Now, for your old-school JRPG fans out there who are into timeless pixel art, we have to Live a Live H.D. here. It is a remake of a game that never actually hit the West until recently; it’s got that beautiful 2D HDR style that pops on a switch.

We cannot deny the fact that how this game is unique on its own and how it is actually set up. We can play various characters with their own stories set in different eras.

What’s more fascinating is that with each timeline, we can also play vastly differently from one another. In one era, we can play a stealth-based ninja while in another, we can play as a cowboy in a wild wild west.

Now that the stories do intertwine interestingly as well so, we highly recommend this one to you.



The next one here might be actually the own personal favorite of many of us, the DANGARONPA trilogy. Now, it is important to understand that these are visually novel types of games first and foremost.

So, they might not necessarily be for everybody but if you’re looking for a good story then look no further to other than DANGARONPA. They are dark and twisted as many of us basically play as a student that wakes up in an unknown facility locked away from the rest of the world.

In order to escape, we must murder one of the other students in a facility but the catch here is that we also have to get away with it because, after the case, there’s an investigation. And we get caught, we’ll get executed.

There’s an absolutely gripping story as you watch friend after friend betray one another.



Well, Nintendo has always been known for its creativity, and Pimkin, or in this case, Pikmin 3 is one of those games that showcase this in every possible way. There are just not many games out there that play like this where we have some little minions follow us around an alien planet.

Besides that, we have to solve various goals and puzzles in a specific amount of time, or else, our little Pikmin Partners will die mostly at night time. See, it’s all about management as we multitask by ordering a Pikmin to complete various goals.

Even with the timer though, we still say this is a very chill and unique experience. It might not necessarily be as popular as some of Nintendo’s other franchises but definitely do not slip on Pikmin 3.

Crash 1-4

Crash 1-4

It’s actually hard to believe that Crash Bandicoot is now actually available on Nintendo consoles meaning that if you go back to the 90s, you will probably know what we’re talking about.

Most of you might recall Crash as one of Nintendo’s biggest Rivals but now here we are, and not only can we play the entire remade original trilogy on the switch, which is better than ever with a crash insane trilogy but we can also play Crash Bandicoot 4.

Now all of these four games, we hi8ghly consider as one of the best 3D platformers of all time easily. Moreover, they’re also just kind of their own thing, they don’t really play like your typical 3D Platformers and they are also highly challenging.

These are not easy games by any stretch of the means, which is great. If you’re one of those who love challenges, then Crash Bandicoot 1 through 4 are must-play for fans of the genre.



So, what happens when we combine Ghostbusters with the Mario IP, we get Luigi’s Mansion 3. In this game,  we play as the scaredy cat brother in a spooky Hotel.

Who knew we could find a complete desert in a hotel? There is a  type of creativity that makes this game so fun. There’s a lot of variety here as we try to find Luigi’s friend who’s been abducted by ghosts.

This means we need to solve the puzzle, suck up ghosts with our vacuum, and take on different boss encounters. This is also surprisingly a beautiful game graphically that we regard it to be one of the switches’ visual showcases.

D.K. Country Tropical

DK Country Tropical

Over the years, we have gotten a lot of 2D platformers but there are an exceptional few that really stands out. Donkey Kong Country Tropical is one set game and we’d say that’s really for a few different reasons.

One of the main reasons is the sense of reward as Tropical Freeze can be a real challenge, but thanks to its strong mechanics and level design, it always pushes us forward to overcome many difficulties.

In addition, there’s plenty of variety, whether with different characters or even animal buddies, that’ll completely change how the game is played. It even has some of the appreciative boss encounters for the genre.

So. if you’re looking for an excellent 2D platformer, Tropical Freeze is the one you need to play.



All right, so technically, this next one here is an independent game that will catch you completely off guard. Omori. What initially looks like a charming experience quickly becomes one of the severe dart games many of us played.

It is a turn-based RPG on the surface and actually a good one at that, but the story and its characters are something else that will make our jaw drop.

By the end of this game, it will blow you away and engross you with its characters. They honestly feel real because of how well-written they are. The story is just wow.

We don’t want to give the spoiler away for this one. It’s best to go into this one blind but understand that this is a horror game that deals with solemn subjects including depression and even suicide.



In our honest opinion, Portal, 1 and 2 are some of the best games ever released, hands down. Even though these games have been out for a very long time, they are still just as good today as they were when they were first released.

Better yet, we can actually play both of these games on hand handheld console like the Nintendo Switch with the companion Cube collection.

If some of you don’t know about these games, they are unique puzzle games that give you a portal gun that can shoot on a specific surface, one blue and the other orange.

After that, you can use the physics platforming and your lovely companion cubers to solve its mind-bending puzzles. The sequel then ranks further by giving you new substances to add an extra layer to its already masterful puzzle design.

Following that, there’s the story which is highly humorous and exciting all the way through. Seriously, if you haven’t played this game already, what are you doing??

Go pick up the Companion Cube Collection right now.



Now one genre that’s had a bit of resurgence as of recent attack is tactical RPG, and while the switch exclusively has some of the better games in this genre, such as Fire Emblem and Triangle strategy.

Now Fire Emblem 3 Houses is a much grander game and scope as it mixes a social management where we play as a professor teaching students and then we can bond and find ways to best organize our time.

It also has three different classes that you can lead all of which have different stories so, there’s a lot of replayability here. While as for strategy, this is more of an old-school tactical RPG sporting a beautiful 2D HDR style.

These games really do pop on the switch but either way, these are both top-tier tactical games with impressive stories to boot.

 Dragon Quest XI

Dragon Quest XI

One thing that many of us probably notice by this point is that the Nintendo Switch is King in RPGs. This console is a powerhouse when it comes to the genre and that includes Dragon Quest 11.

In many ways, this game is an old-school turn-based RPG that came straight out of the 90s but with modernized visuals and the world, and we do say this in the best way possible.

There’s a reason that the 90s are often viewed as the Golden Age of JRPGs and well, Dragon Quest 11 fits right in with some of the best games from that era.

However, in Dragon Quest 11, we will go on a grand journey with a party of memorable characters along with an emotionally gripping story. The art style is timeless and of course, it has strong turn-based combat as well.

If you do miss those 90s JRPGs, Dragon Quest 11 is a good game to jump into.

Splatoon 3

Splatoon 3

Well, the Nintendo Switch might not necessarily be known for shooters, but it does have one of the better competitive shooters on the market, Splatoon 3.

It is also possibly the most peculiar as it centers around squidlings that use paint-based weapons to paint the level for tactical advantages and splat their enemies. They can swim in their own color paint, which not only allows them to move quicker but also they can also surprise unexpected victims.

Moreover, various modes change how the game is played, but one thing is pretty consistent here, Splatoon is very fun, and the cool thing about this game is that it’s not just a competitive shooter, but it also has a fun single-player campaign as well.

Not only that, but we can enjoy an excellent cooperative mode where you can fight off the waves and waves of opponents.

Astral Chain

Astral Chain

Next, up here, we have Astral Chain, a hack-and-slash game that is just a little bit different. We can actually manipulate two characters in this game, the protagonist and an alien-like creature attached to a chain.

We can even swap this creature in and out, which not only changes up its combat but is also necessary to solve various puzzles throughout the various worlds. We have to say, its world is quite mesmerizing with its neon color design.

This is one of the best visual showcases for the Nintendo Switch. However you might possibly think that playing two different characters could be over complex or cumbersome, but that’s not really the case in this game.

It is actually calming, and more importantly, it’s insanely fun. Most of you probably agree that this is an exciting story and wish that the silent protagonist was to be voiced.

Animal Crossing

Animal Crossing

Animal Crossing Horizon just kind of blew up this generation as it quickly became a top seller on the Nintendo Switch and that was for a really good reason. Just check out how adorable this game is in addition to how charming and enjoyable it actually is.

On the surface, this is a social simulation game where we play as a character who moved to a deserted island, and then we need to develop a customized island where we can plant trees, catch bugs, and go fishing among several other things.

While that might sound mundane on the surface, we don’t need to be surprised we log in daily as we progress and create our own little piece of paradise.

Nier Automata

Nier Automata

Nier Automata is one of the better switch ports as of this date, it was a surprise switch release but it actually runs quite well. From top to the bottom, this game is nothing less than a masterpiece. It’s ruled as atmospheric, its music is some of the best that many of us have heard in the game.

Besides all of that, its story is absolutely fascinating and also extremely fun. It is an action RPG with hack-and-slash style gameplay and there are also some Shoot Em Up sections as well.

But as you dive further and further into the story, you’ll just start to unfold these different layers and realize how truly exceptional this game is. Just as a bit of a forewarning though, once you reach the end credits, keep playing it’s not over there.

Reach the end at least three times but we’re telling you if you haven’t played this game already, do yourself a favor and go check this one out. Moreover, you can now have this as a handled game which is a nice little bonus here.

Zelda Link’s Awakening

Zelda Link's Awakening

We know that many of you have a very special place in your heart for the top-down Zelda games. While we haven’t gotten a completely new installment for quite a while, we did get a remake of the Beloved Lynx Awakening.

Now, this is actually kind of a weird and strange one but we’d also say that it’s kind of special for those reasons as well. We quickly become mesmerized by its bizarre world, music, and a story we slowly unleash.

There’s a mystery here that really sinks its claws into you, and it sticks with you in various ways. Well, we don’t think minigames can pull off. It is s also smartly designed.

On top of that, it doesn’t have a vast world but it’s dense with various secrets and some very conceptual puzzles and dungeons. If anything, we think that this is one of the most memorable Zelda experiences.

Monster Hunter Rise

Monster Hunter Rise

We’ve already talked about some pretty stellar games up to this point and we’ve now reached Monster Hunter Rise. Now, this series has risen in popularity here in recent years because of the monster hunter world.

Unfortunately, the switch was somewhat missing out here, or at least until Capcom decided to make monster on a rise with the control specifically in mind.

We have to say Capcom absolutely knocked it out of the park here. This is a full-fledged Monster Hunter experience that you can play on the go, and thanks to its art design, it really stands out both in T.V. and handheld mode.

Furthermore, its mechanics is improved compared to its previous entries by adding more verticality this time and more mobility by allowing us to ride around on our dog companion as we hunt down and slay monsters.

Bayonetta 1-3

Bayonetta 1-3

Now, some games actually know how to entirely simply be fun games so, that’s exactly how we describe the Bayonetta Trilogy. We can now play all of these three games after the third has finally been released on the switch.

They are some of the most masterful hacks and slash games ever created, they are fast, fluid, and frantic but also precise and technical. Aside from that, they are at the top of their class in combat, and they rank up with games like God of War and Devil May Cry.

However, we also think they are somewhat unappreciated in aspects of the story. We also often hear that their stories are absurd, and yeah, they kind of are.

Despite that, they are also quite entertaining and we don’t think this should be forgotten. There’s a big jump in quality from Bayonetta 1 to Bayonetta, so, if you start out with that in the first game, don’t stop there because these games only get better and better.

Then, from Bayonetta 2 to Bayonetta 3, the game developers add even more combat options by including monsters that we can manipulate in the midst of the battle.

Most would agree with us that Bayonetta 3 series ranks 10 out of 10 for fun and entertainment.

Pokemon Series

Pokemon Series

Pokemon as a series has had such a profound impact on the life of many of us, do you disagree with me? From the very beginning, we played Pokemon Blue as a kid back in the 90s.

Ever since we were observed into its world, we’re completely obsessed with it, and now here, as an adult, all of these years later, they are still some of the most of most appreciated games.

Luckily, the Nintendo Switch has a lot of Pokemon Games to choose from, such as Sword and  Shield, You Have Briliant Diamond Shining Pearl, Let’s Go Pikachu, and  Eevee along with Pokemon Snap.

Moreover, there’s also Scarlet and Violet coming here soon and we’ll have high hopes for those. All of these games are great in their own way that we suggest but the one that really caught many of us by surprise is Pokemon Legends: Arceus.

This game actually makes us cautiously optimistic because there are some pretty big changes but we left with it being possibly our favorite single-player experience in the franchise.

The story is more interesting being an origin story where Pokemon are feared rather than friends, we can also catch Pokemons by simply sneaking up on them and throwing Pokeballs at them.

Well, it is also quite challenging which was very surprising that made the gameplay even more fun. This is something that we’ve really wanted to see in a series for a long time.

In the trainer battles in this game, they can even test if we’re truly the best trainer that ever was. We only wised if there were more trainer battles in this game.

Legends Arceus is a game that we easily recommend not only to Pokemon fans because it is an interpoint for any gamer.



So, after years and years of Sega( Atlus) being big doofuses, they finally grew a brain and are releasing Perona on the Nintendo Switch. This includes Persona 5 Royal as well as  Persona 3 and Persona 4 Golden.

Technically, these two aren’t out as of now but most of us have played all three of these games and they are as good as advertised. These are among the very best turn-based JRPGs to ever exist.

Even though Persona 5 is the most popular because it’s amusingly great but Persona 4 golden is actually own personal favorite of most of us. The characters deployed so well together in this game that really leaves itself into its mysterious overall plot.

The way these games work is that you play as your everyday student and it’s more or less a social sin where you manage your time but then there are parallel worlds where it becomes Dungeon Crawlers and we need to fight demons and uncover the mysterious happenings that intersect with the human world.

The story, the characters, and the atmospheric combat are so masterfully done, these games are just played turn-based JRPGs.

Mario Series

Mario Series

So far this next one here, we went ahead and decided pretty much to combine all of the Mario games that way we didn’t have to have a Mario game like every other entry.

However, this doesn’t include Mario Odestythat sits among the very best collect-a-thon Platformers ever. There is a ton of collectibles in this game combined with great level design as Mario can throw his cap on various objects and creatures and use their powers.

Then there’s Mario 3D world plus Browsers Fury which is an interesting mix of a 3D Mario game and a 2D level design. This one is quite unique for the Mario series and definitely worth a try especially with its bonus content being Browser’s Fury which is set more in a 3D world.

We also have the 2D Mario game being Super Mario maker 2 which essentially lets us create our own fun. Moreover, we also have Super Mario Brothers which plays like the old classics plus that was a blast to play cooperatively.

All these games are great in our own way but if we were to recommend just one, we’d have to go with Super Mario. Again, we do believe that this one does sit at the very top in terms of collect-a-thone 3D platformers, it is a staple for the genre.

Xenoblade 1-3

Xenoblade 1-3

Now Nintendo might be best known for games like Zelda, Mario, and Metroid but Xenoblade in terms of quality is among their best work and that goes for the entire series, 1, 2 and its expansion golden toma along with the newest entry Xenoblade 3.

They all have impressive stories and they all have great characters. Well, if you’re new to the series, it doesn’t really matter which one you play first because each of them has its own standalone story and you can’t go wrong with all of these games.

They are action RPGs but they’re very unique in how they play your moves and abilities operate on cooldowns. Besides that,  you can also work with your team to pull off various types of combos.

Apparently, Xenoblade 3 is a big setup in terms of combat and gameplay but again, you can’t be mistaken with any of these games. They’re amazing in games quite frankly.

Metroid Dread

Metroid Dread

After a very long wait, Nintendo finally brought back the 2D Metroid series with Metroid Dread, and just wow, was the waiting. It was totally worth it.

We can also play as Samus who loses all of her abilities on an alien world big surprise, right? But she then has to traverse its dangers and elaborate the plan by upgrading her abilities.

It’s as atmospheric as we’d expect from the franchise but this time around, its world is quite massive with several zones and biomes to explore it. It also adds a bit of horror this time around as these robotic-like creature hunts and tracks us down.

So, we need to use Samus’s newfound abilities to escape their clutches as we navigate this mysterious world where this game really separates itself from past entries is what Samus’s mobility.

She’s much more nimble and agile in this game making meteoroid smoother than ever before.

Mario kart 8

Mario kart 8

There are certain games that just pretty much everybody enjoys which is a true testament to how good they actually are and the Mario Kart series is a prime example of just that.

There’s a very well debate that Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is the best entry yet, it’s a chaotically fun game as you might expect from the series with all of its over-the-top weapons that can really change the tide of the race.

It’s an easy pick-up to play but also has a high-skill ceiling and where this game truly shines is in its creative level design. Nintendo is truly in their bag when it comes to Mario kart 8 Deluxe.

The anti-gravity edition is genius and it goes so far beyond that it really seems like every single level in this game was just so brilliantly together. It’s one of the big reasons that Mario Kart just separates itself from other Kart racers out there and also remains at the very top.

Smash Bros Ultimate

Smash Bros Ultimate

When we start to think about it, we start to realize it is absolutely crazy what Nintendo has done with Super SmashBrother Ultimate in many ways. It’s almost a tribute to gaming history with some of the most beloved and well-known gaming icons.

All brought together in a single game where they can fight together in this fighting/brawling, we can play as clouds from Final Fantasy, Sora from Kingdom Hearts, Red from Pokemon, Ryu from Streetfighter, or even Banjo-Kazooie.

That just scratches the surface here, it is actually flat-out amazing what Nintendo’s pulled off here but even more so that each character was truly developed with care.

We can even tell that they’re passionate about developing these characters and really come to life in a genuine way better yet Smash Brothers Ultimate is also incredibly fun on one side, it’s easy to pick up and play for pretty much everybody but it also has a high skill ceiling pro play.

Not only that but there is a lot of depth here if we truly want to invest the time.



Lastly, you had to know what was going to happen, it’s got to be non-other than the 3Ds of the games. Well here, we do have two different games, Zelda Breath of the Wild and Skyward SwordHD.

We actually are in the belief that there’s no best Zelda game. Everyone has their own favorite because they really are just that good but in this case, both of these games are quite a bit exceptional.

So yeah, Zelda’s Breath of Wild is more of this open-world stuff game that emphasizes adventure, experimentation, and exploration whereas Skyward Sword is more of a traditional experience that focuses on dungeons, riddles, and boss encounters.

Breath of the Wild is more popular meaning that this game really catapulted the series into a new height of popularity but we don’t think that really equates to better.

Many personally prefer the classic Zelda experience as an example so, Skyward Sword is better here plus it has one of the better stories in the Zelda franchise.

But as we’ve already mentioned breath of the wild is still an absolutely amazing game and if you prefer the open-world experience, you might like that one more.

Either way, you go, both of these games are flat-out awesome which is why they are one of the most appreciated Nintendo Entertainment Switch games.

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