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Hardest NES Games: Action

Rank Title Rating / 5 Difficulty / 5 Length (Hours)
1 Ghosts 'n Goblins 3.27 4.72 16.97
2 Silver Surfer 2.42 4.66 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 4.40 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 4.15 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 9.14
13 Street Fighter 2010: The Final Fight 3.21 4.06 14.34
14 The Simpsons: Bart vs. the Space Mutants 2.81 4.05 14.76
15 Ikari Warriors 2.56 4.01 10.15
16 IronSword: Wizards & Warriors II 3.25 4.01 10.23
17 Mega Man 3.76 3.97 8.07
18 Back to the Future 1.84 3.97 5.90
19 Abadox: The Deadly Inner War 3.24 3.94 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 8.71
25 Rush'n Attack 3.25 3.88 8.24
26 Super C 4.08 3.86 6.30
27 Journey to Silius 3.95 3.85 9.25
28 Adventure Island 3.30 3.84 11.28
29 Blaster Master 3.98 3.82 13.30
30 1943: The Battle of Midway 3.53 3.82 6.84
31 Metal Storm 4.03 3.81 6.10
32 Bucky O'Hare 3.88 3.80 8.94
33 Life Force 3.93 3.79 8.62
34 The Simpsons: Bart vs. the World 2.84 3.78 8.64
35 Batman: Return of the Joker 3.48 3.77 10.03
36 Snake Rattle n Roll 3.58 3.76 12.25
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 Contra Force 3.32 3.65 11.32
42 Rygar 3.62 3.64 11.11
43 Little Nemo: The Dream Master 3.83 3.64 8.37
44 Mega Man 3 4.21 3.63 9.53
45 Double Dragon II: The Revenge 3.89 3.63 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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