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Hardest NES Games

Rank Title Rating / 5 Difficulty / 5 Length (Hours)
1 Kid Kool and the Quest for the Seven Wonder Herbs 2.31 4.71 1.64
2 Ghosts 'n Goblins 3.32 4.67 15.08
3 Sherlock Holmes: Hakushaku Reijou Yuukai Jiken 3.67 4.67 7.20
4 Gun Hed: Aratanaru Tatakai 4.00 4.67 30.40
5 Transformers: Convoy no Nazo 1.55 4.63 10.78
6 Challenge of the Dragon (Asia) 1.64 4.63 ---
7 Dragon's Lair 1.23 4.61 24.61
8 Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde 0.98 4.61 7.34
9 SD Gundam: Gundam Wars 2.60 4.60 ---
10 Silver Surfer 2.35 4.59 3.61
11 Door Door 3.07 4.58 5.83
12 Hoshi o Miru Hito 1.32 4.58 11.50
13 Cheetahmen II 1.36 4.58 13.88
14 Battletoads 3.72 4.52 22.28
15 Summer Carnival '92: Recca 4.14 4.50 22.50
16 Druaga no Tou 3.29 4.50 41.00
17 Swamp Thing 2.07 4.50 ---
18 Romancia 3.86 4.50 ---
19 Fantasy Zone II: Opa-Opa no Namida 3.25 4.50 3.90
20 Captain Ed 2.43 4.50 ---
21 Akuma-kun: Makai no Wana 1.63 4.50 ---
22 Ultraman Club 3: Mata Mata Shiyutsugeki!! Ultra Kyoudai 3.93 4.50 10.40
23 Creatom 1.83 4.50 ---
24 Ninja Gaiden 4.00 4.48 13.46
25 Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (UBI) 2.37 4.45 8.20
26 Takeshi no Chousenjou 2.29 4.44 5.33
27 Elnark no Zaihou 2.44 4.43 8.40
28 Be-Bop High School: Koukousei Gokuraku Densetsu 1.36 4.43 3.17
29 Astro Robo Sasa 2.21 4.42 1.08
30 Spelunker 2.79 4.41 4.75
31 Digital Devil Monogatari: Megami Tensei 3.43 4.40 29.64
32 Star Wars (Japan) 2.75 4.40 ---
33 2 in 1 Tough Cop / Super Tough Cop 1.75 4.40 ---
34 Meitantei Holmes: Kiri no London Satsujin Jiken 3.90 4.40 7.20
35 Action 52 1.00 4.39 26.45
36 Castelian 2.33 4.38 3.10
37 Mirai Shinwa Jarvas 1.12 4.38 18.00
38 Ninja Gaiden III: The Ancient Ship of Doom 3.82 4.37 13.27
39 Deadly Towers 2.19 4.36 20.48
40 Bokosuka Wars 1.86 4.36 3.28
41 Battle Kid: Fortress of Peril 4.23 4.33 12.00
42 Mouryou Senki Madara 3.42 4.33 39.67
43 Nobunaga no Yabou: Bushou Fuuunroku 3.86 4.33 50.80
44 Orb 3-D 2.63 4.33 ---
45 Terra Cresta 3.00 4.33 ---
46 Ushio to Tora: Shinen no Daiyou 3.33 4.33 46.00
47 Battle Kid 2: Mountain of Torment 3.40 4.33 ---
48 Die Hard 2.68 4.31 ---
49 Holy Diver 3.68 4.31 3.80
50 Impossible Mission-II 2.24 4.31 ---
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