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Hardest NES Games: Action

Rank Title Rating / 5 Difficulty / 5 Length (Hours)
1 Ghosts 'n Goblins 3.28 4.72 16.97
2 Silver Surfer 2.42 4.67 7.23
3 Battletoads 3.71 4.61 22.86
4 Ninja Gaiden 4.00 4.52 12.72
5 Ninja Gaiden III: The Ancient Ship of Doom 3.84 4.41 12.22
6 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3.18 4.20 14.46
7 Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos 4.08 4.20 12.32
8 Ghostbusters 1.79 4.14 9.97
9 Double Dragon III: The Sacred Stones 3.22 4.12 13.22
10 The Adventures of Bayou Billy 2.66 4.11 7.35
11 Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse 4.14 4.11 12.23
12 Castlevania 3.93 4.09 9.15
13 Street Fighter 2010: The Final Fight 3.21 4.05 14.34
14 The Simpsons: Bart vs. the Space Mutants 2.81 4.05 14.76
15 IronSword: Wizards & Warriors II 3.25 4.01 10.34
16 Ikari Warriors 2.56 4.00 10.15
17 Mega Man 3.76 3.97 8.08
18 Back to the Future 1.84 3.97 5.90
19 Abadox: The Deadly Inner War 3.24 3.93 5.77
20 Batman: The Video Game 3.75 3.93 8.62
21 Kid Icarus 3.55 3.93 11.08
22 Gradius 3.69 3.91 10.35
23 Gauntlet 3.39 3.90 24.04
24 Contra 4.22 3.88 8.73
25 Rush'n Attack 3.25 3.88 8.24
26 Super C 4.08 3.85 6.31
27 Journey to Silius 3.95 3.85 9.25
28 Adventure Island 3.31 3.84 11.39
29 Blaster Master 3.98 3.82 13.30
30 1943: The Battle of Midway 3.53 3.81 6.84
31 Metal Storm 4.03 3.81 6.10
32 Life Force 3.92 3.79 8.62
33 Bucky O'Hare 3.88 3.79 8.95
34 The Simpsons: Bart vs. the World 2.84 3.78 8.64
35 Snake Rattle n Roll 3.58 3.76 12.25
36 Batman: Return of the Joker 3.48 3.76 10.03
37 Double Dragon 3.65 3.74 8.37
38 Battletoads & Double Dragon 3.75 3.70 16.66
39 Bionic Commando 3.89 3.68 10.93
40 The Guardian Legend 4.21 3.68 12.16
41 Rygar 3.62 3.64 11.11
42 Little Nemo: The Dream Master 3.83 3.64 8.37
43 Contra Force 3.32 3.63 11.32
44 Mega Man 3 4.21 3.63 9.53
45 Double Dragon II: The Revenge 3.89 3.62 10.93
46 1942 3.11 3.62 5.99
47 Gauntlet II 3.36 3.60 21.16
48 Mega Man 2 4.30 3.59 9.19
49 Shatterhand 4.09 3.59 6.66
50 RoboCop 2.78 3.56 15.60
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