What are the best obscure games for NES?

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    #1Clash of Demonhead

    Clash of Demonhead
    Clash at Demonhead is an action-adventure platformer videogame in the Metroidvania style. The player takes the control of Billy "Big Bang" Blitz, who is capable of running, jumping and shooting with different guns.

    $14.99- Varies by seller.

    Edward Sanchez
    Written on January 18, 2017
    "I'm kind of a collector. I've got hundreds of NES games. It's harder and harder to find games I haven't played before, so I was excited when I found Clash of Demonhead. This one is super obscure."
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    #2The Guardian Legend

    The Guardian Legend
    The Guardian Legend is a hybrid action-adventure/shoot 'em up video game for NES. The player take control a lone protagonist, the Guardian, who is on a quest to destroy a large alien-infested world named Naju before it reaches the planet Earth.

    $14.99- Varies by seller.

    Catherine Hayes
    Written on April 12, 2017
    "This solution is bad as there is only one NES game presented on the web page. When searching for "obscure" titles one would usually consult a page where many games are listed. There is only one game listed on this page and it's price."
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    #3Shadow of the Ninja

    Shadow of the Ninja
    This game is a 2D ninja platformer similar to Ninja Gaiden in that the player platforms across a stage with ninja abilities while defeating bad guys.

    Other Platform

    $41.99- Varies by seller.

    Mildred Morris
    Written on February 11, 2017
    "Who does not like a classic of defeating bad guys to save the world kind of a adventure game. I like to return to this classic one time and again, it keeps my interest for hours and brings back memories of good times shared."
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    #4Metal Storm

    Metal Storm
    This NES game is a 2D side-scrolling platformer that uses a unique mechanic of reversing gravity.

    $124.31- Varies by seller.

    Eugene Ortega
    Written on January 14, 2017
    "Recently I found my old NES system when I visited my parents and decided to take it home because I like playing older games. I wanted to try to find some of the more obscure games for this console because I wanted to see if there any hidden gems I missed when I was a child. I found Metal Storm which is a mech based action game. I can now see why I had never heard of the game before because it is probably the clunkiest game I have ever experienced. I guess there is a reason why some games become popular while others fail. "
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    Nightshade is an action-adventure game for the NES that really is a mish-mash of genres seeing as it combines aspects of fighting games, point and clicks adventure games as well as other action sequences.

    $25.24- Varies by seller.

    Josefina Vázquez
    Written on March 10, 2017
    "I like Nightshade because it is a good mix of different genres of games. It has a little bit of all that I like, adventure, action and fighting. The multiple supported platforms makes it a easy choice to return to again and again."
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    #6Mega Man 9

    Mega Man 9
    Mega Man 9 is a continuation of the original series found on the Nintendo Entertainment System with matching graphics and difficulty.

    Other Platform


    Roy Medina
    Written on November 6, 2017
    "I like playing Mega Man 9, a continuation of the great NES series of Mega Man games, however it is not a game for the NES and it is not obscure. I think that anyone who is interested in NES is very familiar with the Mega Man series of games as Mega Man 2 and Mega Man 3 are both classics. "
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    #7Ninja Gaiden

    Ninja Gaiden

    Ninja Gaiden is a side-scrolling action-platforming video game. It was developed and published by Tecmo for the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES). The story follows a ninja named Ryu Hayabusa as he journeys to America to avenge his murdered father. There, he learns that a person named "the Jaquio" plans to take control of the world by unleashing an ancient demon through the power contained in two statues. 




    Ernesto Rojas
    Written on September 20, 2017
    "This has fail written all over it. Who needs another ninja game? The market is already flooded with this genre, and with these cheap 1995-era graphics, I find it hard it even made it to the shelves. No wonder it's half off, they can't give them away. Stay away and save your money!"


Best What are the best obscure games for NES
1Clash of DemonheadWebsites 12 Paid
2The Guardian LegendWebsites 9 Paid
3Shadow of the NinjaGames 5 Paid
4Metal StormWebsites 3 Paid
5NightshadeWebsites 1 Paid
6Mega Man 9Games 0 Free
7Ninja GaidenGames 0 Paid

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