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Hardest NES Games: Action

Rank Title Rating / 5 Difficulty / 5 Length (Hours)
1 Ghosts 'n Goblins 3.29 4.71 16.71
2 Battletoads 3.71 4.60 22.80
3 Ninja Gaiden 4.00 4.52 12.87
4 Ninja Gaiden III: The Ancient Ship of Doom 3.82 4.44 12.89
5 Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos 4.08 4.22 13.03
6 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3.18 4.20 14.18
7 Double Dragon III: The Sacred Stones 3.22 4.13 13.01
8 Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse 4.14 4.10 11.80
9 Castlevania 3.93 4.09 9.19
10 Milon's Secret Castle 2.83 4.09 12.19
11 Ghostbusters 1.82 4.08 10.59
12 The Simpsons: Bart vs. the Space Mutants 2.80 4.05 15.06
13 The Adventures of Bayou Billy 2.67 4.05 8.02
14 Mega Man 3.78 3.98 8.55
15 IronSword: Wizards & Warriors II 3.24 3.98 10.51
16 Ikari Warriors 2.57 3.97 10.31
17 Back to the Future 1.83 3.95 6.72
18 Batman: The Video Game 3.76 3.95 8.07
19 Abadox: The Deadly Inner War 3.23 3.93 4.50
20 Kid Icarus 3.55 3.92 11.29
21 Gradius 3.70 3.89 10.90
22 Contra 4.22 3.88 8.86
23 Gauntlet 3.37 3.86 24.86
24 Super C 4.08 3.84 6.41
25 Adventure Island 3.30 3.83 12.25
26 1943: The Battle of Midway 3.52 3.81 6.33
27 The Simpsons: Bart vs. the World 2.79 3.81 8.79
28 Blaster Master 3.98 3.81 12.75
29 Bucky O'Hare 3.89 3.80 9.64
30 Life Force 3.94 3.77 9.13
31 Snake Rattle n Roll 3.61 3.76 12.27
32 Batman: Return of the Joker 3.53 3.75 10.44
33 Double Dragon 3.67 3.70 8.75
34 The Guardian Legend 4.20 3.69 12.46
35 Bionic Commando 3.91 3.67 11.27
36 Battletoads & Double Dragon 3.73 3.67 18.25
37 Rygar 3.63 3.67 12.35
38 Contra Force 3.33 3.64 10.67
39 Mega Man 3 4.20 3.63 10.10
40 Little Nemo: The Dream Master 3.84 3.62 8.21
41 1942 3.10 3.61 6.17
42 Double Dragon II: The Revenge 3.90 3.60 10.32
43 Mega Man 2 4.31 3.60 9.43
44 David Crane's A Boy and His Blob: Trouble on Blobolonia 3.06 3.56 8.76
45 Arkanoid 3.44 3.46 7.56
46 Mega Man 4 3.97 3.41 9.73
47 Astyanax 3.24 3.40 4.97
48 Ice Climber 3.20 3.39 7.23
49 Wizards & Warriors 3.58 3.38 9.34
50 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Arcade Game 3.94 3.35 10.52
90 games in results