Back in the 1980's, every 6-year-old who grew up playing with model soldiers and combat toys always wondered what it was like being in the army. When Namco's Battle City game was released in 1985 for the Nintendo console, these long hidden desires finally had an outlet.
What could be better than commandeering an awesome tank, blasting away enemy invaders, navigating through rough terrain, and defending the freedom of your base, all in the comfort of home? On top of that, the game also came equipped with 2-player mode to double the action and enjoyment, as well as a construction editor that enabled players to create their own maps, a novel concept at that time. This was truly one of the influences on modern shooters.
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Mario Bros. is an arcade game published and developed by Nintendo in 1983. In this game, Mario is portrayed as a plumber who, along with his brother Luigi, has to defeat creatures that have been coming from the sewers below New York.
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Super Mario Bros.
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Super Mario Bros. is a platform game developed by Nintendo in late 1985 and published for the Nintendo Entertainment System, a sequel to the 1983 game Mario Bros.
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Jumpman (now known as Mario) must rescue a damsel in distress, Lady (now known as Pauline), from a giant ape named Donkey Kong. The hero and ape later became two of Nintendo's most popular characters.
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Contra is phenomenal fun that can’t be overestimated. It’s one of the best NES games and a testament to the NES library. A must-play masterpiece.
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The Legend of Zelda
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Set in the fantasy land of Hyrule, the plot centers on a boy named Link, the playable protagonist, who aims to rescue Princess Zelda from the primary antagonist, Ganon, by collecting eight fragments of the Triforce of Wisdom, a powerful artifact.
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Adventure Island Adventure Island is a side-scrolling platform game also known as Hudson's Adventure Island of the Nintendo Entertainment System. First released in Japan in 1986.
Master Higgins is attempting to rescue his mate by traversing the tropical island.
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Batman is a video game inspired by the 1989 film Batman. It was released in 1989 for the Nintendo Entertainment System and developed by Sunsoft. The NES version of Batman is a platform action game that features locations from the 1989 movie.
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In 1990, Capcom released the Disney's Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers platform video game for the Nintendo Entertainment System. The game offered both single player and cooperative modes, and allowed players to choose which levels to access via a map.
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Duck Tales DuckTales is a video game based on the Disney animated TV series. It was first released for the Nintendo Entertainment System by Capcom in 1989. In this game, Scrooge McDuck travels around the world collecting treasures to become the world's richest duck.
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Space InvadersSpace Invaders is an arcade video two dimensional nintendo game in which the player controls a laser cannon by moving it horizontally across the bottom of the screen and firing at aliens.
The aim is to defeat five rows of eleven aliens.
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Battle City Battle City is a multi-directional shooter video game for the NES produced and published in 1985 by Namco. The player, controlling a tank, must destroy enemy tanks in each level, which enter the playfield from the top of the screen.
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