Classic Nintendo Games That Are Still a Hit Today

There’s nothing like busting out an old Nintendo system and playing some of your favorite retro video games. Playing games like Castlevania and Maniac Mansion can easily take one back to the days of their youth. Over the years, Nintendo has continuously made games that live on in the hearts of players. Read on to learn about some of the old and classic NES games that are still fun and popular today.

  • Super Mario Bros. 3: Part of one of the most popular video game franchises of all time, Super Mario Bros. 3 first debuted in Japan on October 23, 1988. The game was set in the Mushroom Kingdom and allowed players to control either Mario or Luigi. Considered by many to be the best Super Mario Bros. game, Super Mario Bros. 3 boasted a number of features not included in the first two games, including Mario’s ability to fly. Super Mario Bros. 3 would even go on to win several awards, including the 1988 Best Hit Game Award for Best Action Game. Consoles that allow you to play Super Mario Bros. 3 include the Wii U, Nintendo Switch, NES Classic Edition Console and more.
  • Mega Man: Mega Man is a game that’s barely dwindled in popularity over the years. That’s likely because the game features such a memorable character and fun challenges. Developed by Capcom, the first game featuring Mega Man was released in 1987. Since then, there have been over 50 Mega Man games released. Mega Man was so popular that the character would even star in a ‘90s TV show, as well as various comic book and manga series. You can play Mega Man games on various consoles and handheld devices, including the Nintendo 64 and the Game Boy.
  • Kid Icarus: Kid Icarus is another fun game that many millennials might remember. The game starred a character named Pit, who was on the hunt for several treasures. It’s considered a cult classic game and has been criticized for its graphics and high difficulty level. That said, the game would receive a sequel in 1991 called Kid Icarus: Of Myths and Monsters. Pit also debuted as a playable character in the popular game Super Smash Bros. Brawl.
  • DuckTales: Based on the popular animated TV series of the same name, DuckTales allowed players to control the actions of Scrooge McDuck as he hunted for treasure. The game was released in 1989, with a sequel following in 1993. A remastered version of the game is available on systems like PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii U, Windows, iOS, Android and Windows Phone.

There’s no shortage of classic NES games that you can still have fun playing. Other popular retro games from Nintendo include Kirby’s Adventure, The Legend of Zelda, Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out!! and many more. If you’re in the market for some old video games that are still fun to play today, come see what we have in stock at The Book Broker. We also offer a variety of retro consoles and handheld systems.