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Hardest NES Games: Action

Rank Title Rating / 5 Difficulty / 5 Length (Hours)
1 Ghosts 'n Goblins 3.26 4.72 16.70
2 Silver Surfer 2.43 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 12.82
6 Ninja Gaiden III: The Ancient Ship of Doom 3.83 4.39 12.83
7 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3.18 4.21 14.33
8 Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos 4.08 4.20 12.15
9 Ghostbusters 1.77 4.18 9.64
10 Double Dragon III: The Sacred Stones 3.21 4.12 12.96
11 The Adventures of Bayou Billy 2.66 4.11 7.85
12 Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse 4.13 4.11 12.09
13 Castlevania 3.92 4.09 9.27
14 Street Fighter 2010: The Final Fight 3.23 4.07 13.55
15 The Simpsons: Bart vs. the Space Mutants 2.80 4.05 14.51
16 IronSword: Wizards & Warriors II 3.23 4.02 10.16
17 Ikari Warriors 2.54 4.00 9.94
18 Mega Man 3.76 3.97 8.03
19 Kid Icarus 3.55 3.94 10.93
20 Batman: The Video Game 3.74 3.93 8.52
21 Abadox: The Deadly Inner War 3.25 3.92 7.22
22 Gradius 3.68 3.92 9.81
23 Gauntlet 3.39 3.88 23.93
24 Rush'n Attack 3.26 3.88 8.21
25 Contra 4.22 3.88 8.54
26 Super C 4.08 3.85 6.29
27 Adventure Island 3.30 3.85 11.11
28 Journey to Silius 3.93 3.85 9.00
29 Blaster Master 3.97 3.83 13.50
30 1943: The Battle of Midway 3.53 3.81 8.32
31 Bucky O'Hare 3.88 3.81 8.88
32 Metal Storm 4.03 3.80 6.32
33 Life Force 3.91 3.79 8.54
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 9.75
37 Karnov 3.25 3.76 7.17
38 Double Dragon 3.65 3.74 8.31
39 Battletoads & Double Dragon 3.74 3.71 16.00
40 Bionic Commando 3.89 3.69 10.81
41 The Guardian Legend 4.19 3.69 12.20
42 Contra Force 3.30 3.65 11.08
43 Little Nemo: The Dream Master 3.83 3.64 8.21
44 Mega Man 3 4.21 3.63 9.66
45 Double Dragon II: The Revenge 3.90 3.62 11.11
46 Rygar 3.62 3.62 10.81
47 1942 3.12 3.62 7.23
48 Mega Man 2 4.29 3.60 9.20
49 Shatterhand 4.08 3.59 6.63
50 Gauntlet II 3.36 3.58 19.45
114 games in results