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Brett’s Top 5 Nintendo Entertainment System Games

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The other day I was sitting in my house playing my Wii, and I started thinking about how far video games have come. When I was a kid, we played on everything from the Atari to Vic20 and Commodore 64. But my favorite was always the Nintendo Entertainment System.

Here’s my list of the top five games that I used to play on my NES when I was a kid.

1. Rad Racer

This was one of the coolest games of its time.  It came with 3-D glasses, and you could switch back and forth by hitting “select.”

2. Super Mario Bros. 3

How do you have any list about Nintendo and not include a game with Mario in it?  I have to admit that this game was one was my favorites though, because they could fly.  How cool is that?  Still, I remember that I never bought this game — but I borrowed it from a friend for, like, four months.

3. Tecmo Bowl

Now there are some people that would argue that Super Tecmo Bowl was better than the original, but there’s no way.  Nobody could beat Lawrence Taylor off the end, except maybe the duo of Bo Jackson and Marcus Allen of the Raiders.  My friends and I spent many hours skipping homework with this game.

4. Contra

This was the easiest cheat game ever.  Who doesn’t know the “up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, B, A, Select, Start” code?  Even with unlimited lives, though, I found it hard to win (I wasn’t very good in fifth grade).

5. Mike Tyson’s Punch Out!

King Hippo, Soda Popinski and Mike Tyson himself — how could this game have gotten better?

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