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Hardest NES Games

Rank Title Rating / 5 Difficulty / 5 Length (Hours)
1 Ghosts 'n Goblins 3.26 4.72 16.88
2 Silver Surfer 2.42 4.69 6.72
3 Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde 1.11 4.65 7.83
4 Battletoads 3.69 4.63 22.86
5 Ninja Gaiden 3.99 4.54 12.37
6 Ninja Gaiden III: The Ancient Ship of Doom 3.84 4.38 12.40
7 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3.18 4.21 13.98
8 Ghostbusters 1.77 4.20 9.90
9 Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos 4.08 4.19 11.80
10 Double Dragon III: The Sacred Stones 3.21 4.14 12.43
11 Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse 4.13 4.11 11.89
12 Zelda II: The Adventure of Link 3.69 4.11 22.05
13 The Adventures of Bayou Billy 2.67 4.11 7.49
14 Castlevania 3.92 4.09 9.03
15 Street Fighter 2010: The Final Fight 3.24 4.09 12.92
16 Solstice: The Quest for the Staff of Demnos 3.54 4.08 20.84
17 The Simpsons: Bart vs. the Space Mutants 2.78 4.06 14.23
18 IronSword: Wizards & Warriors II 3.22 4.03 9.92
19 Milon's Secret Castle 2.87 4.03 10.63
20 Friday the 13th 2.48 4.03 6.01
21 Legacy of the Wizard 3.49 4.02 23.67
22 Solomon's Key 3.42 4.01 15.21
23 Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!! 4.17 4.01 12.34
24 Ikari Warriors 2.54 4.00 9.67
25 Punch-Out!! 4.09 3.98 13.50
26 Mega Man 3.76 3.98 8.13
27 Top Gun 2.62 3.97 12.33
28 Back to the Future 1.83 3.95 5.57
29 Batman: The Video Game 3.75 3.95 8.51
30 Kid Icarus 3.55 3.94 11.14
31 Gradius 3.68 3.92 9.46
32 Who Framed Roger Rabbit 2.70 3.92 15.59
33 Abadox: The Deadly Inner War 3.24 3.91 7.08
34 Marble Madness 3.42 3.90 10.27
35 Metroid 3.85 3.89 13.62
36 Gauntlet 3.40 3.89 22.81
37 Fester's Quest 2.74 3.89 6.75
38 Contra 4.21 3.88 8.48
39 Adventure Island 3.31 3.87 10.87
40 Rush'n Attack 3.25 3.87 8.21
41 Journey to Silius 3.91 3.86 9.14
42 Super C 4.07 3.85 6.12
43 Metal Gear 3.43 3.85 18.46
44 Blaster Master 3.96 3.84 13.37
45 The Battle of Olympus 3.75 3.84 18.95
46 1943: The Battle of Midway 3.51 3.84 9.66
47 Metal Storm 4.01 3.83 6.90
48 Bucky O'Hare 3.87 3.83 8.55
49 Snake Rattle n Roll 3.55 3.82 12.41
50 Life Force 3.91 3.80 8.26
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