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Hardest NES Games: Action

Rank Title Rating / 5 Difficulty / 5 Length (Hours)
1 Ghosts 'n Goblins 3.27 4.72 16.70
2 Silver Surfer 2.45 4.66 6.84
3 Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde 1.12 4.64 8.62
4 Battletoads 3.70 4.62 22.91
5 Ninja Gaiden 4.00 4.53 12.83
6 Ninja Gaiden III: The Ancient Ship of Doom 3.83 4.39 12.70
7 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3.18 4.21 14.36
8 Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos 4.08 4.19 12.19
9 Ghostbusters 1.77 4.18 9.64
10 Double Dragon III: The Sacred Stones 3.21 4.12 12.97
11 The Adventures of Bayou Billy 2.66 4.11 7.26
12 Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse 4.14 4.11 12.34
13 Castlevania 3.92 4.09 9.25
14 Street Fighter 2010: The Final Fight 3.22 4.07 13.65
15 The Simpsons: Bart vs. the Space Mutants 2.81 4.04 14.62
16 IronSword: Wizards & Warriors II 3.23 4.01 10.16
17 Ikari Warriors 2.54 4.00 9.94
18 Mega Man 3.76 3.98 8.02
19 Kid Icarus 3.55 3.94 10.93
20 Batman: The Video Game 3.75 3.93 8.52
21 Abadox: The Deadly Inner War 3.25 3.92 7.22
22 Gradius 3.68 3.91 9.81
23 Rush'n Attack 3.25 3.89 8.45
24 Gauntlet 3.39 3.88 23.93
25 Contra 4.22 3.88 8.54
26 Adventure Island 3.30 3.86 11.12
27 Super C 4.08 3.85 6.32
28 Journey to Silius 3.94 3.85 9.00
29 Blaster Master 3.98 3.83 13.58
30 1943: The Battle of Midway 3.53 3.82 8.32
31 Bucky O'Hare 3.88 3.81 8.89
32 Metal Storm 4.03 3.80 6.32
33 Life Force 3.92 3.80 8.51
34 Snake Rattle n Roll 3.57 3.78 12.05
35 The Simpsons: Bart vs. the World 2.84 3.77 8.51
36 Batman: Return of the Joker 3.48 3.76 9.87
37 Double Dragon 3.65 3.74 8.33
38 Battletoads & Double Dragon 3.75 3.70 16.00
39 Bionic Commando 3.89 3.69 10.81
40 The Guardian Legend 4.20 3.69 12.20
41 Contra Force 3.30 3.65 11.08
42 Little Nemo: The Dream Master 3.83 3.64 8.21
43 Double Dragon II: The Revenge 3.89 3.63 10.76
44 Mega Man 3 4.21 3.62 9.67
45 Rygar 3.62 3.62 10.84
46 1942 3.11 3.61 7.22
47 Mega Man 2 4.29 3.60 9.11
48 Shatterhand 4.08 3.58 6.60
49 Gauntlet II 3.35 3.58 19.45
50 David Crane's A Boy and His Blob: Trouble on Blobolonia 3.05 3.56 8.65
113 games in results