Rankings

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Hardest NES Games: Action

Rank Title Rating / 5 Difficulty / 5 Length (Hours)
1 Ghosts 'n Goblins 3.31 4.69 16.39
2 Kid Kool and the Quest for the Seven Wonder Herbs 2.30 4.68 2.94
3 Transformers: Convoy no Nazo 1.50 4.68 10.84
4 Dragon's Lair 1.19 4.65 26.15
5 Silver Surfer 2.37 4.64 4.44
6 Challenge of the Dragon (Asia) 1.64 4.63 ---
7 Cheetahmen II 1.35 4.60 11.25
8 Sherlock Holmes: Hakushaku Reijou Yuukai Jiken 3.36 4.57 7.20
9 Battletoads 3.70 4.56 22.26
10 Swamp Thing 1.97 4.55 ---
11 Druaga no Tou 3.25 4.53 41.00
12 Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde 1.05 4.52 6.36
13 Ninja Gaiden 4.00 4.51 13.37
14 Holy Diver 3.78 4.50 4.43
15 Fantasy Zone II: Opa-Opa no Namida 3.32 4.50 3.92
16 Summer Carnival '92: Recca 4.18 4.48 20.08
17 Star Wars (Japan) 2.64 4.46 3.40
18 Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (UBI) 2.40 4.45 8.20
19 Elnark no Zaihou 2.44 4.43 8.40
20 Astro Robo Sasa 2.21 4.42 1.08
21 Menace Beach 2.03 4.42 4.29
22 Ninja Gaiden III: The Ancient Ship of Doom 3.83 4.41 13.09
23 Castelian 2.36 4.38 3.10
24 Battle Kid: Fortress of Peril 4.15 4.37 12.00
25 Fighting Hero 1.28 4.33 ---
26 Battle Kid 2: Mountain of Torment 3.40 4.33 ---
27 Die Hard 2.59 4.32 ---
28 Captain Ed 2.50 4.29 ---
29 Orb 3-D 2.72 4.29 ---
30 Fighting Hero III 1.36 4.29 ---
31 Spelunker 2.82 4.28 4.75
32 Back to the Future II & III 1.84 4.26 14.22
33 Great Battle Cyber 3.15 4.25 ---
34 Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos 4.10 4.24 13.85
35 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1989) 3.17 4.22 13.57
36 Conan 1.89 4.21 ---
37 Cybernoid: The Fighting Machine 2.40 4.21 1.67
38 Miracle Ropitt: 2100-Toshi no Daibouken 1.57 4.20 ---
39 Bill & Ted's Excellent Video Game Adventure 1.99 4.17 5.33
40 The Mutant Virus: Crisis in a Computer World 2.14 4.17 ---
41 2 in 1 Tough Cop / Super Tough Cop 1.64 4.17 ---
42 The Terminator 1.76 4.14 3.61
43 Crazy Climber 3.30 4.14 ---
44 Secret Scout in the Temple of Demise 2.25 4.14 ---
45 Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back 3.08 4.13 42.00
46 Rolling Thunder 3.18 4.13 4.55
47 Kidou Senshi Z-Gundam: Hot Scramble 2.95 4.13 ---
48 Double Dragon III: The Sacred Stones 3.21 4.10 12.25
49 Mission: Impossible 2.96 4.10 8.18
50 Garfield no Isshukan: A Week of Garfield 2.26 4.10 4.33
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