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Hardest NES Games: Action

Rank Title Rating / 5 Difficulty / 5 Length (Hours)
1 Ghosts 'n Goblins 3.27 4.72 16.68
2 Silver Surfer 2.45 4.66 6.84
3 Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde 1.09 4.63 8.62
4 Battletoads 3.70 4.62 22.30
5 Ninja Gaiden 4.00 4.53 12.69
6 Ninja Gaiden III: The Ancient Ship of Doom 3.83 4.40 12.40
7 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3.18 4.20 14.42
8 Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos 4.08 4.20 12.07
9 Ghostbusters 1.78 4.17 9.87
10 Double Dragon III: The Sacred Stones 3.21 4.12 12.97
11 The Adventures of Bayou Billy 2.67 4.11 7.36
12 Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse 4.13 4.10 12.28
13 Castlevania 3.92 4.09 9.23
14 Street Fighter 2010: The Final Fight 3.21 4.07 13.65
15 The Simpsons: Bart vs. the Space Mutants 2.81 4.04 14.53
16 IronSword: Wizards & Warriors II 3.24 4.01 10.16
17 Ikari Warriors 2.55 3.99 9.94
18 Mega Man 3.76 3.98 8.04
19 Abadox: The Deadly Inner War 3.24 3.95 5.90
20 Kid Icarus 3.55 3.94 10.96
21 Batman: The Video Game 3.75 3.93 8.52
22 Gradius 3.68 3.91 9.89
23 Rush'n Attack 3.26 3.89 8.38
24 Gauntlet 3.39 3.88 23.49
25 Contra 4.22 3.88 8.62
26 Super C 4.08 3.85 6.27
27 Adventure Island 3.30 3.85 11.20
28 Journey to Silius 3.95 3.84 9.00
29 1943: The Battle of Midway 3.53 3.83 6.72
30 Blaster Master 3.98 3.83 13.60
31 Metal Storm 4.04 3.81 6.41
32 Bucky O'Hare 3.88 3.80 8.82
33 Life Force 3.92 3.79 8.48
34 The Simpsons: Bart vs. the World 2.84 3.77 8.51
35 Snake Rattle n Roll 3.57 3.77 12.05
36 Batman: Return of the Joker 3.48 3.76 9.84
37 Double Dragon 3.65 3.74 8.33
38 Battletoads & Double Dragon 3.76 3.72 16.56
39 The Guardian Legend 4.19 3.69 12.20
40 Bionic Commando 3.89 3.69 10.85
41 Contra Force 3.30 3.66 11.01
42 Little Nemo: The Dream Master 3.82 3.64 8.29
43 Double Dragon II: The Revenge 3.89 3.63 10.71
44 Mega Man 3 4.21 3.63 9.64
45 Rygar 3.62 3.63 10.83
46 1942 3.11 3.62 5.93
47 Mega Man 2 4.30 3.60 9.14
48 Gauntlet II 3.36 3.58 19.45
49 Shatterhand 4.08 3.58 6.49
50 David Crane's A Boy and His Blob: Trouble on Blobolonia 3.05 3.56 8.65
112 games in results