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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 2.42 4.67 6.77
3 Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde 1.12 4.65 8.28
4 Battletoads 3.69 4.62 22.70
5 Ninja Gaiden 4.00 4.54 12.63
6 Ninja Gaiden III: The Ancient Ship of Doom 3.84 4.38 12.59
7 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3.18 4.21 14.31
8 Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos 4.08 4.20 11.96
9 Ghostbusters 1.78 4.19 9.60
10 Double Dragon III: The Sacred Stones 3.21 4.14 12.85
11 Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse 4.13 4.11 12.00
12 The Adventures of Bayou Billy 2.67 4.11 8.19
13 Castlevania 3.92 4.10 9.11
14 Street Fighter 2010: The Final Fight 3.23 4.08 13.53
15 The Simpsons: Bart vs. the Space Mutants 2.79 4.05 14.51
16 IronSword: Wizards & Warriors II 3.22 4.03 10.07
17 Ikari Warriors 2.54 4.00 9.73
18 Mega Man 3.76 3.98 8.01
19 Kid Icarus 3.55 3.95 10.91
20 Abadox: The Deadly Inner War 3.24 3.94 7.22
21 Batman: The Video Game 3.75 3.94 8.54
22 Gradius 3.68 3.92 9.73
23 Gauntlet 3.39 3.89 23.66
24 Rush'n Attack 3.26 3.88 8.12
25 Contra 4.22 3.88 8.57
26 Super C 4.08 3.86 6.24
27 Adventure Island 3.30 3.85 11.09
28 Journey to Silius 3.93 3.85 9.00
29 Blaster Master 3.97 3.83 13.45
30 1943: The Battle of Midway 3.52 3.83 9.75
31 Bucky O'Hare 3.88 3.82 8.83
32 Metal Storm 4.02 3.81 6.91
33 Life Force 3.92 3.80 8.48
34 Snake Rattle n Roll 3.55 3.80 12.23
35 The Simpsons: Bart vs. the World 2.83 3.77 8.51
36 Karnov 3.25 3.76 7.17
37 Batman: Return of the Joker 3.49 3.75 9.72
38 Double Dragon 3.64 3.75 8.31
39 Battletoads & Double Dragon 3.75 3.71 15.96
40 Bionic Commando 3.89 3.70 10.78
41 The Guardian Legend 4.17 3.69 12.20
42 Contra Force 3.29 3.65 10.99
43 Little Nemo: The Dream Master 3.83 3.64 8.21
44 Rygar 3.61 3.63 10.57
45 Double Dragon II: The Revenge 3.90 3.63 10.98
46 Mega Man 3 4.21 3.63 9.57
47 1942 3.12 3.62 7.23
48 Shatterhand 4.09 3.60 6.63
49 Mega Man 2 4.29 3.60 9.12
50 Gauntlet II 3.36 3.58 22.08
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