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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 2.41 4.69 6.69
3 Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde 1.11 4.66 7.69
4 Battletoads 3.69 4.63 22.81
5 Ninja Gaiden 3.99 4.54 12.56
6 Ninja Gaiden III: The Ancient Ship of Doom 3.84 4.38 12.46
7 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3.18 4.21 14.01
8 Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos 4.08 4.19 11.90
9 Ghostbusters 1.78 4.19 9.90
10 Double Dragon III: The Sacred Stones 3.21 4.14 12.75
11 Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse 4.13 4.11 11.90
12 The Adventures of Bayou Billy 2.67 4.11 7.65
13 Castlevania 3.92 4.09 9.09
14 Street Fighter 2010: The Final Fight 3.23 4.08 13.25
15 The Simpsons: Bart vs. the Space Mutants 2.78 4.05 14.51
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 8.07
19 Batman: The Video Game 3.75 3.94 8.49
20 Kid Icarus 3.55 3.94 11.14
21 Abadox: The Deadly Inner War 3.24 3.92 7.13
22 Gradius 3.68 3.91 9.46
23 Gauntlet 3.40 3.89 23.09
24 Contra 4.22 3.88 8.51
25 Rush'n Attack 3.24 3.87 8.35
26 Adventure Island 3.31 3.86 10.86
27 Super C 4.07 3.86 6.15
28 Journey to Silius 3.90 3.85 9.14
29 Metal Storm 4.01 3.83 6.88
30 Bucky O'Hare 3.87 3.83 8.59
31 1943: The Battle of Midway 3.51 3.83 9.69
32 Blaster Master 3.96 3.83 13.38
33 Snake Rattle n Roll 3.56 3.81 12.25
34 Life Force 3.91 3.80 8.34
35 The Simpsons: Bart vs. the World 2.83 3.77 8.33
36 Double Dragon 3.64 3.75 8.20
37 Batman: Return of the Joker 3.48 3.74 9.41
38 Karnov 3.25 3.74 7.00
39 Battletoads & Double Dragon 3.75 3.72 15.87
40 Bionic Commando 3.88 3.71 10.79
41 The Guardian Legend 4.17 3.70 12.81
42 Rygar 3.61 3.65 10.38
43 Contra Force 3.27 3.65 10.74
44 Little Nemo: The Dream Master 3.82 3.64 8.24
45 Double Dragon II: The Revenge 3.90 3.64 10.86
46 Mega Man 3 4.20 3.63 9.55
47 The Karate Kid 2.46 3.63 3.58
48 1942 3.11 3.63 7.07
49 Mega Man 2 4.28 3.60 9.17
50 Shatterhand 4.09 3.59 6.56
118 games in results