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Hardest NES Games: Action

Rank Title Rating / 5 Difficulty / 5 Length (Hours)
1 Ghosts 'n Goblins 3.26 4.72 17.12
2 Silver Surfer 2.41 4.68 6.77
3 Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde 1.12 4.64 8.28
4 Battletoads 3.70 4.63 22.74
5 Ninja Gaiden 4.00 4.54 12.62
6 Ninja Gaiden III: The Ancient Ship of Doom 3.85 4.39 12.58
7 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3.18 4.21 14.27
8 Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos 4.08 4.19 11.90
9 Ghostbusters 1.78 4.19 9.60
10 Double Dragon III: The Sacred Stones 3.21 4.14 12.85
11 The Adventures of Bayou Billy 2.66 4.12 8.19
12 Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse 4.14 4.11 11.98
13 Castlevania 3.92 4.10 9.12
14 Street Fighter 2010: The Final Fight 3.23 4.08 13.53
15 The Simpsons: Bart vs. the Space Mutants 2.78 4.05 14.51
16 IronSword: Wizards & Warriors II 3.21 4.03 10.07
17 Ikari Warriors 2.54 4.00 9.73
18 Mega Man 3.76 3.98 8.05
19 Kid Icarus 3.55 3.95 10.90
20 Abadox: The Deadly Inner War 3.24 3.94 7.21
21 Batman: The Video Game 3.75 3.94 8.52
22 Gradius 3.68 3.92 9.71
23 Gauntlet 3.39 3.89 23.66
24 Contra 4.22 3.88 8.58
25 Rush'n Attack 3.25 3.88 8.36
26 Journey to Silius 3.91 3.86 9.16
27 Adventure Island 3.31 3.86 10.98
28 Super C 4.08 3.86 6.21
29 Blaster Master 3.97 3.83 13.46
30 1943: The Battle of Midway 3.51 3.83 9.62
31 Metal Storm 4.01 3.82 6.91
32 Bucky O'Hare 3.88 3.82 8.76
33 Snake Rattle n Roll 3.55 3.80 12.25
34 Life Force 3.91 3.80 8.48
35 The Simpsons: Bart vs. the World 2.83 3.77 8.51
36 Double Dragon 3.64 3.75 8.31
37 Karnov 3.26 3.75 6.97
38 Batman: Return of the Joker 3.49 3.74 9.52
39 Battletoads & Double Dragon 3.75 3.71 15.96
40 Bionic Commando 3.88 3.71 10.78
41 The Guardian Legend 4.17 3.70 12.20
42 Contra Force 3.28 3.65 11.01
43 Little Nemo: The Dream Master 3.83 3.64 8.25
44 Double Dragon II: The Revenge 3.90 3.63 10.93
45 The Karate Kid 2.45 3.63 3.64
46 Rygar 3.60 3.63 10.57
47 Mega Man 3 4.20 3.63 9.57
48 1942 3.12 3.62 7.10
49 Mega Man 2 4.29 3.60 9.20
50 Shatterhand 4.09 3.59 6.63
118 games in results