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Hardest NES Games: Action

Rank Title Rating / 5 Difficulty / 5 Length (Hours)
1 Ghosts 'n Goblins 3.26 4.72 16.88
2 Silver Surfer 2.42 4.69 6.72
3 Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde 1.10 4.65 7.83
4 Battletoads 3.69 4.63 22.86
5 Ninja Gaiden 3.99 4.54 12.37
6 Ninja Gaiden III: The Ancient Ship of Doom 3.84 4.38 12.40
7 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3.18 4.21 13.98
8 Ghostbusters 1.77 4.20 9.90
9 Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos 4.08 4.19 11.80
10 Double Dragon III: The Sacred Stones 3.21 4.14 12.43
11 Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse 4.13 4.11 11.89
12 The Adventures of Bayou Billy 2.67 4.11 7.49
13 Castlevania 3.92 4.09 9.03
14 Street Fighter 2010: The Final Fight 3.24 4.09 12.92
15 The Simpsons: Bart vs. the Space Mutants 2.78 4.06 14.23
16 IronSword: Wizards & Warriors II 3.22 4.03 9.92
17 Ikari Warriors 2.54 4.00 9.67
18 Mega Man 3.76 3.98 8.13
19 Batman: The Video Game 3.75 3.95 8.53
20 Kid Icarus 3.55 3.93 11.14
21 Gradius 3.68 3.92 9.46
22 Abadox: The Deadly Inner War 3.24 3.92 7.08
23 Gauntlet 3.40 3.89 22.81
24 Contra 4.21 3.88 8.49
25 Adventure Island 3.31 3.87 10.87
26 Rush'n Attack 3.25 3.87 8.21
27 Journey to Silius 3.91 3.86 9.14
28 Super C 4.07 3.86 6.11
29 Blaster Master 3.96 3.84 13.37
30 1943: The Battle of Midway 3.51 3.84 9.66
31 Metal Storm 4.01 3.83 6.90
32 Bucky O'Hare 3.87 3.83 8.55
33 Snake Rattle n Roll 3.55 3.82 12.41
34 Life Force 3.91 3.80 8.26
35 The Simpsons: Bart vs. the World 2.84 3.78 8.33
36 Double Dragon 3.64 3.76 8.14
37 Batman: Return of the Joker 3.48 3.74 9.33
38 Karnov 3.26 3.74 7.16
39 Bionic Commando 3.88 3.72 10.93
40 Battletoads & Double Dragon 3.75 3.72 15.91
41 The Guardian Legend 4.17 3.70 12.81
42 Rygar 3.61 3.66 10.06
43 Double Dragon II: The Revenge 3.90 3.65 10.64
44 Contra Force 3.27 3.64 10.60
45 Little Nemo: The Dream Master 3.82 3.64 8.16
46 The Karate Kid 2.46 3.63 3.58
47 Mega Man 3 4.20 3.63 9.40
48 1942 3.11 3.63 7.02
49 Shatterhand 4.09 3.63 6.58
50 Mega Man 2 4.28 3.60 9.14
120 games in results