Benvenuti al terzo appuntamento con la nostra rubrica The Bit Age, firmata 17K Group e dedicata ad approfondire le macchine da gioco che hanno fatto la storia dei Videogiochi, questa volta tocca alla console 8 Bit più famosa e importante al mondo: il NES, Nintendo Entertainment System.

Sebbene molti pensano che sia stata la prima console di Nintendo e/o comunque che sancì la nascita di questa leggendaria azienda, dovrebbe ricredersi. Nintendo nasce infatti il 23 settembre 1889 (si avete letto bene). Solo all’inizio degli anni ’80 l’azienda decise di investire nel mercato dei giochi meccanici e quelli di carte, mentre nel 1975 divenne distributore in Giappone del Magnavox Odyssey.

Nel 1977 Nintendo iniziò a costruire una serie di console dal nome Color TV Game, che ebbero tanto successo in patria e permisero a Nintendo di esportarle anche in USA nel 1985.

Il mercato delle console degli anni ’80.

Prima di iniziare a parlare del NES è bene analizzare quello che successe nei primi anni 80 al mercato dei Videogiochi. Nel 1983, e in particolar modo negli USA il mercato dei VideoGames ebbe un vero e proprio crollo; molte aziende finirono in bancarotta tra le quali Atari. Il motivo principale fu il boom dei personal computers di cui il prezzo competitivo, il marketing e la bassa qualità dei titoli delle console dell’epoca pesarono enormemente sulle scelte dei consumatori. Furono anni durissimi per le console che crearono un vuoto colmato da quasi esclusivamente da Nintendo con il NES.

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Una tipica pubblicità cartacea degli anni 80.

 

Per convincere i distributori americani della bontà della nuova console Nintendo, si fece un contratto secondo il quale il NES sarebbe stato distribuito e venduto con il nome di Atari, mentre Nintendo si beccava solo i diritti di produzione. Al CES del 1983 ci furono ben 3 giorni di trattative, che furono tormentate dall’equivoco Donkey Kong per Coleco. I dirigenti Atari notarono una versione di Donkey Kong per Coleco durante la fiera del 1983 e pensarono che Nintendo stesse vendendo i diritti a chiunque. Invece era solo una versione dimostrativa. In ogni caso i rapporti si interruppero e Nintendo dovette cercare una soluzione. Fu inevitabile la scelta di commercializzare da sola anche negli States con la fondazione della divisione di Nintendo of America.

Finalmente la Console fu presentata al pubblico americano nel 1985 con il nome di Nintendo Entertainment System o NES come lo conoscono i più, inoltre ricevette un design più consono allo stile yankee di quegli anni.

La nascita del Nintendo Family Computer

I primi anni 80 erano già gli anni delle consoles, e Nintendo deve entrare in un settore già apparentemente saturo, per cui ha bisogno di idee nuove e decisive. Hiroshi Yamauchi decise di puntare sulla potenza e il costo accessibile per potersi affermare. Il gravoso compito fu preso da Masayuki Uemura, già responsabile dei giochi, che optò per il risparmio scartando alcune CPU molto potenti (per l’epoca) appena uscite, in favore di una CPU ad 8 bit realizzata da MOS Technology: il 6502. La mossa che incrementò la vera potenza della macchina fu quella di affiancare alla CPU un coprocessore che si occupasse di generare gli elementi grafici, il Picture Processing Unit (PPU); tutto ciò permise alla console Nintendo di gestire molti più sprite (elementi in movimento che interagiscono) e colori della concorrenza.

Il Famicon
Il Famicon

All’epoca Nintendo non disponeva di una fabbrica per la produzione di semiconduttori e dovette farli produrre dalla Ricoh. Il design fu ispirato dal targeting: i ragazzi giovani e gli adolescenti. Ecco perché si scelse una forma simile ad un giocattolo, un contenitore plastico con bordi e spigoli arrotondati, vistosamente colorato di bianco e rosso, con controller di gioco piccoli e fisicamente collegati al corpo centrale da cavi elettrici. Ciò che poteva far ricordare un computer, come una tastiera, fu deliberatamente escluso.

Il Famicon (Family Computer) debuttò nei negozi il 15 luglio 1983 con il prezzo di 14.800 Yen (circa 65 dollari) e ben 3 titoli di lancio che erano anche 3 conversioni dei Coin-op realizzati dalla stessa Nintendo: Donkey Kong, Donkey Kong Jr. e Popeye. Fu un successo, nei primi 2 mesi si vendettero mezzo milione di pezzi surclassando competitor come Atari 2800 e SEGA SG-1000 (meglio conosciuto  in europa come SEGA Master System).

Nei primi mesi ci fu un problema con alcuni chip del Famicon che bloccavano i giochi e Yamauchi dovette dare il via ad una campagna di richiamo, una operazione molto costosa ma che permise a Nintendo di dimostrare di essere un’azienda credibile e affidabile. Scelta vincente che fece ulteriormente incrementare le vendite.

Lo sbarco nel resto del mondo

Nel 1985 iniziò la distribuzione del NES anche negli States, dopo un sostanzioso restyling e il nuovo nome che conosciamo oggi. Essa si presentava come un blocco quadrangolare, un design essenziale, in due tonalità di grigio e una fascia verticale nera. Era dotata di uno sportello frontale che si apriva per inserire le cartucce, tramite pulsante, in posizione orizzontale, queste ultime erano più grandi di quelle Jap avendo più pin. Il joypad era sempre di forma rettangolare però di colore grigio, con croce direzionale nera, tasti A e B rossi più i tasti Start e Select.

Nes Classico e mini a confronto.
Nes Classico e mini a confronto.

Nel frattempo però la console si arricchì di altri titoli e per il lancio statunitense aveva questa line-up: 10-Yard Fight, Baseball, Clu Clu Land, Duck Hunt, Donkey Kong Jr. Math, Excitebike, Golf, Gyromite, Hogan’s Alley, Ice Climber, Kung Fu, Mach Rider, Pinball, Stack-Up, Tennis, Wild Gunman, Wrecking Crew, e Super Mario Bros.

Super Mario sancì il successo del NES che inizialmente aveva un costo importante in America, 249 dollari con pistola Zapper, il robottino R.O.B. e i giochi Gyromite e Duck Hunt, oppure 199,99 dollari con due joypad e Super Mario Bros.

La scelta vincente di Nintendo fu sopratutto lo sviluppo di software da terze parti che arricchì il parco di titoli, con giochi di buona qualità, e la politica di marketing sincera e non ingannevole, come erano soliti fare altre aziende mettendo in mostra bellissimi artwork che non rispecchiavano la realtà del gioco promosso.

In Europa la console arrivo quasi 2 anni dopo il lancio americano, e fu inizialmente distribuita da Mattel. Non ottenne mai il successo che ebbe nel resto del mondo, sia per via di una campagna di marketing molto superficiale sia per una distribuzione poco attenta. SEGA con il suo Master System aveva preso più consensi.

La rivale degli anni ’80

Ormai il mercato videoludico era nelle mani di Nintendo e SEGA che si spartivano le fette più grosse. Eppure il parco giochi di Nintendo era decisamente superiore, almeno in quantità. Uno dei motivi più importanti di questo dato era giustificato dal fatto che la licenza che Nintendo offriva agli sviluppatori dei giochi per il NES impediva di realizzare le conversioni per le console avversarie per due anni. Inoltre le compagnie che ottenevano la licenza Nintendo potevano sviluppare solo cinque giochi all’anno, più uno extra se i titoli avevano avuto un notevole successo commerciale e di critica. Non passo molto che SEGA citò legalmente Nintendo nel 1989 per abuso di potere o sudditanza commerciale, perché poteva creare un monopolio nel settore. L’antitrust diede ragione a SEGA e con l’uscita del Megadrive, Nintendo dovette cedere parte della torta anche alla casa del porcospino Blu.

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Le cartucce originali per il mercato USA.

Il NES cessò di essere prodotto il 14 agosto 1995 con una base di macchine vendute pari a circa 62 milioni di pezzi. Il suo gioco più venduto fu Super Mario Bros con 40 milioni di pezzi gia inclusi nella console e 18 milioni venduti stand alone. La console sostituiva il Color TV Game e fu sostituita da Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES).

Il NES Mini

Nel luglio del 2016 Nintendo annunciò la mondo la riedizioni in chiave moderna del NES, il NES Mini che fu lanciato nel mercato l’11 Novembre 2016.
Nella console sono già integrati 30 giochi tra i più popolari e una copia identica del controller originale, non manca una porta HDMI per poterla usare su display moderni.
Ad oggi Nintendo ha venduto quasi 2 milioni di NES mini e siamo a 4 mesi dall’uscita.

Caratteristiche tecniche

(si ringrazia Wikipedia e Uagna)

Caratteristiche hardware

  • CPU: microprocessore a 8-bit 2A03 con clock a 1.79 MHz per la versione NTSC americana e 2A07 con clock a 1.66 MHz per la versione PAL europea, prodotto dall’azienda Ricoh derivato dal MOS 6502.
  • Processore GPU: 8-Bit PPU (Picture Processing Unit), il NES utilizzava un processore video chiamato “Picture Processing Unit” (PPU), prodotto sempre da Ricoh. Anche la PPU della console era realizzata in due versioni, che si distinguevano per la frequenza operativa: l’RP2C02, usato nei sistemi NTSC americano, aveva un clock di 5,37 MHz mentre il modello PAL europeo, denominato RP2C07, girava a 5,32 MHz. Entrambi i modelli generavano un segnale video composito. Il rendering grafico di picco era pari a 64 sprite al secondo con una tavolozza di 52 colori totali generati dalla PPU (24 contemporaneamente presenti sullo schermo). La risoluzione era pari 256×240 pixel per la versione PAL e 256×224 pixel per la versione NTSC.
  • RAM: Il NES contiene 2 Kbyte dedicati alla CPU come memoria temporanea, 2 Kbyte VRAM dedicata al processore video e 256 byte dedicati agli attributi degli sprite.
  • Audio: La CPU del NES integra un generatore sonoro programmabile a 5 canali: 2 canali supportano la modulazione d’onda quadra, 1 un generatore di onde triangolari a volume fisso, 1 generatore di volume bianco e 1 canale DPCM con risoluzione di 6 bit.
  • Supporti di memorizzazione: Cartucce elettroniche da 128 Kbit a 4 Mbit di dimensioni 7×10,8 cm con 60 pin per il Famicom e 13,3×12×2 cm con 72 pin per il NES sia versione NTSC sia PAL.

I giochi

Molte delle saghe iconiche che oggi amiamo tanto e alla quali giochiamo anche su altre console, sono nate sul NES. Facciamo qualche esempio: Super Mario Bros, Zelda, Megaman, Final Fanstasy, Donkey Kong, Dragon Quest, ecc.

Lo stesso Mario Bros fu uno spin-off di Donkey Kong; nel corso degli anni Nintendo, come poche SH, ha saputo reinventarsi e valorizzare personaggi che non hanno mai perso appeal con il passare degli anni.
Gli uomini di Nintendo degli anni 80/90 hanno gettato le fondamenta su cui si è potuto costruire un intero settore del videogioco che ancora oggi crea numeri impressionanti, sia come vendite che come lascito.

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4 grandi classici

In questa pagina di Wikipedia in Inglese c’è la lista completa di tutti i giochi usciti per NES ve li riproponiamo semplificati.

Questi sono i titoli usciti con licenza ufficiale Nintendo.

Title Release date Publisher
North America Europe
10-Yard Fight October 18, 1985 December 6, 1985 Nintendo
1942 November 1986 Unreleased Capcom
1943: The Battle of Midway October 1988 Unreleased Capcom
The 3-D Battles of WorldRunner September 1987 Unreleased Acclaim Entertainment
720° November 1989 Unreleased Mindscape
8 Eyes January 1990 Unreleased Taxan
Abadox March 1990 April 6, 1988 Milton Bradley Company
The Addams Family January 1992 December 1992 Ocean Software
The Addams Family: Pugsley’s Scavenger Hunt August 1993 1992 Ocean Software
Advanced Dungeons & Dragons: DragonStrike July 1992 Unreleased FCI
Advanced Dungeons & Dragons: Heroes of the Lance January 1991 Unreleased FCI
Advanced Dungeons & Dragons: Hillsfar February 1993 Unreleased FCI
Advanced Dungeons & Dragons: Pool of Radiance April 1992 Unreleased FCI
Adventure Island September 1988 1992 Hudson Soft
Adventure Island II February 1991 July 22, 1992 Hudson Soft (NA/EU)
Mattel (AU)
Adventure Island 3 September 1992 Unreleased Hudson Soft
Adventures in the Magic Kingdom June 1990 December 10, 1992 Capcom
The Adventures of Bayou Billy June 1989 January 24, 1991 Konami
Adventures of Dino Riki September 1989 Unreleased Hudson Soft
The Adventures of Gilligan’s Island July 1990 Unreleased Bandai
Adventures of Lolo April 1989 Unreleased HAL America
Adventures of Lolo 2 March 1990 February 21, 1991 HAL America
Adventures of Lolo 3 September 1991 May 27, 1992 HAL America
The Adventures of Rad Gravity December 1990 May 30, 1991 Activision (NA)
Mattel (AUS)
The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle and Friends December 1992 Unreleased THQ
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer August 1989 Unreleased SETA
Air Fortress September 1989 Unreleased HAL America
Airwolf June 1989 1988 Acclaim Entertainment
Al Unser Jr.’s Turbo Racing (NA)
Turbo Racing (EU)
March 1990 1991 Data East
Alfred Chicken February 1994 1993 Mindscape
Alien3 March 1993 Unreleased LJN
All-Pro Basketball December 1989 Unreleased Vic Tokai
Alpha Mission October 1987 Unreleased SNK
Amagon April 1989 Unreleased American Sammy
American Gladiators October 1991 Unreleased GameTek
Anticipation November 1988 October 25, 1989 Nintendo
Arch Rivals November 1990 Unreleased Acclaim Entertainment
Archon December 1989 Unreleased Activision
Arkanoid August 1987 Unreleased Taito
Arkista’s Ring June 1990 Unreleased American Sammy
Asterix Unreleased 1993 Infogrames (EU)
Astyanax March 1990 Unreleased Jaleco
Athena August 1987 Unreleased SNK
Athletic World June 18, 1987 June 15, 1988 Bandai (NA)
Nintendo (EU)
Attack of the Killer Tomatoes January 1992 Unreleased THQ
Aussie Rules Footy Unreleased 1991 Laser Beam Entertainment (AU)
Back to the Future September 1989 Unreleased LJN
Back to the Future Part II & III September 1990 Unreleased LJN
Bad Dudes (NA)
Bad Dudes Vs. DragonNinja (EU)
July 1990 1990 Data East (NA)
Ocean Software (EU)
Bad News Baseball June 1990 Unreleased Tecmo
Bad Street Brawler September 1989 Unreleased Mattel
Balloon Fight August 1986 December 15, 1986 Nintendo
Banana Prince Unreleased February 1992 Takara (EU)
Bandai Golf: Challenge Pebble Beach February 1989 Unreleased Bandai
Bandit Kings of Ancient China December 1990 Unreleased Koei
Barbie November 1991 Unreleased Hi Tech Expressions
The Bard’s Tale November 1991 Unreleased FCI
Barker Bill’s Trick Shooting August 1990 June 27, 1991 Nintendo
Base Wars June 1991 Unreleased Ultra Games
Baseball October 18, 1985 September 1, 1986 Nintendo
Baseball Simulator 1.000 March 1990 Unreleased Culture Brain
Baseball Stars July 1989 Unreleased SNK
Baseball Stars 2 July 1992 Unreleased Romstar
Bases Loaded July 1988 Unreleased Jaleco
Bases Loaded II: Second Season January 1990 Unreleased Jaleco
Bases Loaded 3 September 1991 Unreleased Jaleco
Bases Loaded 4 April 1993 Unreleased Jaleco
Batman February 1990 September 14, 1990 Sunsoft
Batman Returns January 1993 Unreleased Konami
Batman: Return of the Joker December 1991 November 19, 1992 Sunsoft
Battle Chess July 1990 Unreleased Data East
The Battle of Olympus December 1989 September 26, 1991 Brøderbund (NA)
Imagineer (EU)
Battle Tank September 1990 Unreleased Absolute Entertainment
Battleship September 1993 1993 Mindscape
Battletoads June 1991 February 18, 1993 Tradewest
Battletoads & Double Dragon June 1993 Unreleased Tradewest
Beetlejuice May 1991 Unreleased LJN
Best of the Best: Championship Karate December 1992 Unreleased Electro Brain (NA)
Loriciels (EU)
Bigfoot August 1990 January 24, 1991 Acclaim Entertainment
Bill & Ted’s Excellent Video Game Adventure April 1991 Unreleased LJN
Bill Elliott’s NASCAR Challenge December 1991 Unreleased Konami
Bionic Commando December 1988 October 26, 1990 Capcom
The Black Bass September 1989 Unreleased Hot B
Blades of Steel December 1988 November 23, 1990 Konami (NA/EU)
Mattel (AU)
Blaster Master November 1988 April 25, 1991 Sunsoft
The Blue Marlin July 1992 Unreleased Hot-B
The Blues Brothers September 1992 Unreleased Titus Software
Bo Jackson Baseball October 1991 Unreleased Data East
Bomberman January 1989 Unreleased Hudson Soft
Bomberman II March 1992 1991 Hudson Soft
Bonk’s Adventure January 1994 Unreleased Hudson Soft
Boulder Dash June 1990 1990 JVC (NA)
Nintendo (EU)
A Boy and His Blob: Trouble on Blobolonia January 1990 1991 Absolute Entertainment
Bram Stoker’s Dracula September 1993 Unreleased Sony Imagesoft
Break Time: The National Pool Tour January 1993 Unreleased FCI
BreakThru November 1987 Unreleased Data East
Bubble Bobble November 1988 October 26, 1990 Taito (NA/EU)
Mattel (AUS)
Bubble Bobble Part 2 August 1993 Unreleased Taito
Bucky O’Hare January 1992 February 18, 1993 Konami (NA)
Palcom (EU)
The Bugs Bunny Birthday Blowout September 1990 1990 Kemco
The Bugs Bunny Crazy Castle August 1989 Unreleased Kemco
Bump ‘n’ Jump December 1988 Unreleased Vic Tokai
Burai Fighter March 1990 1990 Taxan
BurgerTime May 1987 Unreleased Data East
Cabal June 1990 Unreleased Milton Bradley Company
Caesars Palace December 1992 Unreleased Virgin Interactive
California Games June 1989 Unreleased Milton Bradley Company
Capcom’s Gold Medal Challenge ’92 August 1992 June 17, 1993 Capcom
Captain America and The Avengers December 1991 Unreleased Data East
Captain Planet and the Planeteers September 1991 August 20, 1992 Mindscape
Captain Skyhawk June 1990 May 26, 1994 Milton Bradley Company (NA)
Rare (EU)
Casino Kid October 1989 Unreleased SOFEL
Casino Kid 2 April 1993 Unreleased SOFEL
Castelian June 1991 Unreleased Triffix (NA)
Storm (EU)
Castle of Dragon June 1990 Unreleased SETA
Castlequest September 1989 Unreleased ASCII
Castlevania May 1987 December 19, 1988 Konami
Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest December 1988 April 27, 1990 Konami
Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse September 1990 December 10, 1992 Konami (NA)
Palcom (EU)
Caveman Games October 1990 Unreleased Data East
Championship Bowling December 1989 Unreleased Romstar
Championship Pool October 1993 Unreleased Mindscape
Championship Rally Unreleased 1991 HAL America (AU)
Chessmaster January 1990 March 26, 1992 Hi Tech Expressions
Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers June 1990 December 12, 1991 Capcom
Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers 2 January 1994 September 29, 1994 Capcom
Chubby Cherub October 29, 1986 Unreleased Bandai
Circus Caper July 1990 Unreleased Toho
City Connection May 1988 Unreleased Jaleco
Clash at Demonhead January 1990 Unreleased Vic Tokai
Classic Concentration September 1990 Unreleased GameTek
Cliffhanger November 1993 Unreleased Sony Imagesoft
Clu Clu Land October 18, 1985 February 15, 1987 Nintendo
Cobra Command November 1988 Unreleased Data East
Cobra Triangle July 1989 October 25, 1989 Nintendo
Code Name: Viper March 1990 Unreleased Capcom
Color a Dinosaur July 1993 Unreleased Virgin Interactive
Commando November 1986 Unreleased Capcom
Conan: The Mysteries of Time February 1991 Unreleased Mindscape
Conflict March 1990 Unreleased Vic Tokai
Conquest of the Crystal Palace November 1990 Unreleased Asmik
Contra February 1988 December 28, 1990 Konami
Contra Force September 1992 Unreleased Konami
Cool World June 1993 Unreleased Ocean Software
Cowboy Kid January 1992 Unreleased Romstar
Crackout Unreleased 1991 Palcom
Crash ‘n the Boys: Street Challenge October 1992 Unreleased Technōs Japan
Crystalis July 1990 Unreleased SNK
Cyberball January 1992 Unreleased Jaleco
Cybernoid: The Fighting Machine December 1989 Unreleased Acclaim Entertainment
Dance Aerobics March 1989 Unreleased Nintendo
Danny Sullivan’s Indy Heat August 1992 Unreleased Tradewest
Darkman October 1991 Unreleased Ocean Software
Dash Galaxy in the Alien Asylum February 1990 Unreleased Data East
Day Dreamin’ Davey June 1992 Unreleased HAL America
Days of Thunder October 1990 April 25, 1991 Mindscape
Deadly Towers September 1987 Unreleased Brøderbund
Defender II July 1988 Unreleased HAL America
Defender of the Crown July 1989 July 25, 1991 Ultra Games
Defenders of Dynatron City July 1992 Unreleased JVC
Déjà Vu December 1990 September 24, 1992 Seika
Demon Sword January 1990 Unreleased Taito
Desert Commander June 1989 Unreleased Seika
Destination Earthstar February 1990 Unreleased Acclaim Entertainment
Destiny of an Emperor September 1990 Unreleased Capcom
Devil World Unreleased July 15, 1987 Nintendo
Dick Tracy August 1990 Unreleased Bandai
Die Hard January 1992 January 1992 Activision
Dig Dug II December 1989 Unreleased Bandai
Digger T. Rock: Legend of the Lost City December 1990 1991 Milton Bradley Company
Dirty Harry December 1990 Unreleased Mindscape
Disney’s Aladdin Unreleased February 23, 1995 Virgin Interactive (EU)
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Unreleased 1994 Hudson Soft (EU)
Disney’s Darkwing Duck June 1992 December 9, 1993 Capcom
Disney’s The Jungle Book August 1994 August 25, 1994 Virgin Interactive
Disney’s The Lion King Unreleased May 25, 1995 Virgin Interactive
Disney’s The Little Mermaid July 1991 Unreleased Capcom
Donkey Kong June 1986 October 15, 1986 Nintendo
Donkey Kong 3 June 1986 September 1987 Nintendo
Donkey Kong Classics October 1988 August 10, 1989 Nintendo
Donkey Kong Jr. June 1986 June 15, 1987 Nintendo
Donkey Kong Jr. Math October 18, 1985 1986 Nintendo
Double Dare April 1990 Unreleased GameTek
Double Dragon June 1988 November 24, 1994 Tradewest
Double Dragon II: The Revenge January 1990 1990 Acclaim Entertainment
Double Dragon III: The Sacred Stones February 1991 November 24, 1994 Acclaim Entertainment
Double Dribble September 1987 1988 Konami
Dr. Chaos November 1988 Unreleased FCI
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde April 1989 Unreleased Bandai
Dr. Mario October 1990 June 27, 1991 Nintendo
Dragon Fighter January 1992 Unreleased SOFEL
Dragon Power March 1988 Unreleased Bandai
Dragon Spirit June 1990 Unreleased Bandai
Dragon Warrior August 1989 Unreleased Nintendo
Dragon Warrior II September 1990 Unreleased Enix
Dragon Warrior III March 1992 Unreleased Enix
Dragon Warrior IV October 1992 Unreleased Enix
Dragon’s Lair December 1990 January 3, 1992 Sony Imagesoft (NA)
Elite Systems (EU)
Dropzone Unreleased 1992 Mindscape
Duck Hunt October 18, 1985 August 15, 1987 Nintendo
DuckTales September 1989 December 14, 1990 Capcom
DuckTales 2 June 1993 November 18, 1993 Capcom
Dungeon Magic: Sword of the Elements July 1990 Unreleased Taito
Dusty Diamond’s All-Star Softball July 1990 Unreleased Brøderbund
Dynowarz: Destruction of Spondylus April 1989 Unreleased Bandai
Elevator Action August 1987 Unreleased Taito
Eliminator Boat Duel November 1991 April 29, 1993 Electro Brain
Elite Unreleased 1991 Imagineer
Excitebike October 18, 1985 September 1, 1986 Nintendo
F-117A Stealth Fighter December 1992 Unreleased MicroProse
F-15 Strike Eagle February 1992 February 18, 1993 MicroProse
Family Feud May 1991 Unreleased GameTek
Faria: A World of Mystery and Danger June 1991 Unreleased ASCII
Faxanadu August 1989 December 28, 1990 Nintendo
Felix the Cat October 1992 Unreleased Hudson Soft
Ferrari Grand Prix Challenge June 1992 June 1992 Acclaim Entertainment
Fester’s Quest September 1989 September 14, 1990 Sunsoft
Final Fantasy May 1990 Unreleased Nintendo
Fire ‘n Ice March 1993 March 18, 1993 Tecmo
Fisher-Price: Firehouse Rescue March 1992 Unreleased GameTek
Fisher-Price: I Can Remember March 1990 Unreleased GameTek
Fisher-Price: Perfect Fit March 1990 Unreleased GameTek
Fist of the North Star April 1989 Unreleased Taxan
Flight of the Intruder May 1991 Unreleased Mindscape
The Flintstones: The Rescue of Dino & Hoppy December 1991 April 30, 1992 Taito (NA/EU)
Mattel (AU)
The Flintstones: Surprise at Dinosaur Peak August 1994 February 24, 1994 Taito
Flying Dragon: The Secret Scroll August 1989 Unreleased Culture Brain
Flying Warriors February 1991 Unreleased Culture Brain
Formula One: Built to Win November 1990 Unreleased SETA
Formula One Sensation Unreleased 1993 Palcom
Frankenstein: The Monster Returns July 1991 Unreleased Bandai
Freedom Force April 1988 Unreleased Sunsoft
Friday the 13th February 1989 Unreleased LJN
Fun House January 1991 Unreleased Hi Tech Expressions
G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero January 1991 Unreleased Taxan
G.I. Joe: The Atlantis Factor March 1992 Unreleased Capcom
Galaga September 1988 Unreleased Bandai
Galaxy 5000 February 1991 February 1991 Activision
Gargoyle’s Quest II October 1992 June 17, 1993 Capcom
Gauntlet January 3, 1987 Unreleased Tengen
Gauntlet II September 1990 April 25, 1991 Mindscape
Gemfire March 1992 Unreleased Koei
Genghis Khan January 1990 Unreleased Koei
George Foreman’s KO Boxing December 1992 December 1992 Acclaim Entertainment
Ghostbusters October 1988 Unreleased Activision
Ghostbusters II April 1990 December 7, 1990 Activision
Ghost Lion October 1992 Unreleased Kemco
Ghosts ‘n Goblins November 1986 March 23, 1989 Capcom
Ghoul School March 1992 Unreleased Electro Brain
Goal! October 1989 March 24, 1994 Jaleco
Goal! Two November 1992 1992 Jaleco
Godzilla: Monster of Monsters October 1989 Unreleased Toho
Godzilla 2: War of the Monsters February 1992 Unreleased Toho
Golf October 18, 1985 November 15, 1986 Nintendo
Golf Grand Slam November 1991 Unreleased Atlus
Golgo 13: Top Secret Episode September 1988 Unreleased Vic Tokai
The Goonies II November 1987 December 19, 1988 Konami
Gotcha! The Sport! November 1987 Unreleased LJN
Gradius December 1986 November 30, 1988 Konami
The Great Waldo Search December 1992 Unreleased THQ
Greg Norman’s Golf Power July 1992 Unreleased Virgin Interactive
Gremlins 2: The New Batch October 1990 February 21, 1991 Sunsoft
The Guardian Legend April 1989 February 20, 1992 Brøderbund (NA)
Nintendo (EU)
Guerrilla War June 1989 Unreleased SNK
Gumshoe August 1986 June 15, 1988 Nintendo
Gun-Nac September 1991 Unreleased ASCII
Gun.Smoke February 1988 December 23, 1988 Capcom
Gyromite October 18, 1985 September 1, 1986 Nintendo
Gyruss February 1989 Unreleased Ultra Games
Hammerin’ Harry Unreleased 1992 Irem
Harlem Globetrotters March 1991 Unreleased GameTek
Hatris April 1992 Unreleased Bullet-Proof Software
Heavy Barrel March 1990 Unreleased Data East
Heavy Shreddin’ June 1990 1990 Parker Brothers
High Speed July 1991 April 28, 1994 Tradewest
Hogan’s Alley October 18, 1985 December 15, 1987 Nintendo
Hollywood Squares September 1989 Unreleased GameTek
Home Alone October 1991 Unreleased THQ
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York October 1992 Unreleased THQ
Hook April 1992 Unreleased Sony Imagesoft (NA)
Ocean Software (EU)
Hoops June 1989 Unreleased Jaleco
Hudson Hawk February 1992 Unreleased Sony Imagesoft (NA)
Ocean Software (EU)
The Hunt for Red October January 1991 Unreleased Hi Tech Expressions
Hydlide June 1989 Unreleased FCI
Ice Climber October 18, 1985 September 1, 1986 Nintendo
Ice Hockey March 1988 April 15, 1988 Nintendo
Ikari Warriors May 1987 August 10, 1989 SNK
Ikari Warriors II: Victory Road April 1988 Unreleased SNK
Ikari Warriors III: The Rescue February 1991 Unreleased SNK
Image Fight June 1990 Unreleased Irem
The Immortal November 1990 Unreleased Electronic Arts
The Incredible Crash Dummies August 1994 October 21, 1993 LJN
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade March 1991 Unreleased Taito
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade December 1993 Unreleased Ubisoft
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom December 1988 Unreleased Mindscape
Infiltrator January 1990 Unreleased Mindscape
International Cricket Unreleased 1992 Mattel
Iron Tank July 1988 Unreleased SNK
Ironsword: Wizards & Warriors II December 1989 March 27, 1991 Acclaim Entertainment
Isolated Warrior February 1991 Unreleased NTVIC
Ivan ‘Ironman’ Stewart’s Super Off Road April 1990 March 14, 1991 Tradewest
Jack Nicklaus’ Greatest 18 Holes of Major Championship Golf March 1990 June 27, 1991 Konami
Jackal September 1988 January 1, 1989 Konami
Jackie Chan’s Action Kung Fu December 1990 1991 Hudson Soft
James Bond Jr. November 1992 Unreleased THQ
Jaws November 1987 Unreleased LJN
Jeopardy! September 1988 Unreleased GameTek
Jeopardy! 25th Anniversary Edition June 1990 Unreleased GameTek
Jeopardy! Junior Edition October 1989 Unreleased GameTek
The Jetsons: Cogswell’s Caper! December 1992 August 26, 1993 Taito
Jimmy Connors Tennis November 1993 Unreleased Ubisoft
Joe & Mac December 1992 1992 Data East (NA)
Elite Systems (EU)
John Elway’s Quarterback March 1989 Unreleased Tradewest
Jordan vs. Bird: One on One August 1989 Unreleased Milton Bradley Company
Journey to Silius September 1990 February 21, 1991 Sunsoft
Joust October 1988 Unreleased HAL America
Jurassic Park June 1993 December 28, 1993 Ocean Software
Kabuki Quantum Fighter January 1991 February 20, 1992 HAL America
Karate Champ November 1986 Unreleased Data East
The Karate Kid November 1987 Unreleased LJN
Karnov January 1988 Unreleased Data East
Kick Master January 1992 Unreleased Taito
Kick Off Unreleased July 22, 1992 Imagineer
Kickle Cubicle September 1990 Unreleased Irem
Kid Icarus July 1987 February 15, 1988 Nintendo
Kid Klown in Night Mayor World April 1993 Unreleased Kemco
Kid Kool March 1990 Unreleased Vic Tokai
Kid Niki: Radical Ninja November 1987 Unreleased Data East
King’s Knight September 1989 Unreleased Square
Kings of the Beach January 1990 Unreleased Ultra Games
King’s Quest V: Absence Makes the Heart Go Yonder! June 1992 Unreleased Konami
Kirby’s Adventure May 1993 December 9, 1993 NintendoHAL America
KlashBall July 1991 Unreleased SOFEL
Knight Rider December 1989 July 27, 1990 Acclaim Entertainment
Konami Hyper Soccer Unreleased 1992 Konami
The Krion Conquest January 1991 Unreleased Vic Tokai
Krusty’s Fun House September 1992 Unreleased Acclaim Entertainment
Kung-Fu October 18, 1985 April 15, 1987 Nintendo
Kung-Fu Heroes March 1989 Unreleased Culture Brain
Laser Invasion June 1991 Unreleased Ultra Games
Last Action Hero October 1993 Unreleased Sony Imagesoft
The Last Ninja February 1991 Unreleased Jaleco
The Last Starfighter June 1990 Unreleased Mindscape
Lee Trevino’s Fighting Golf September 1988 May 18, 1990 SNK
Legacy of the Wizard April 1989 Unreleased Brøderbund
The Legend of Kage August 1987 Unreleased Taito
The Legend of Prince Valiant Unreleased 1992 Ocean Software
The Legend of Zelda August 22, 1987 November 15, 1987 Nintendo
Legendary Wings July 1988 Unreleased Capcom
Legends of the Diamond January 1992 Unreleased Bandai
Lemmings November 1992 May 19, 1993 Sunsoft
L’Empereur November 1991 Unreleased Koei
Les Chevaliers du Zodiaque : La Légende d’or Unreleased 1987 Bandai[7]
Lethal Weapon April 1993 Unreleased Ocean Software
Life Force August 1988 1988 Konami
Little League Baseball: Championship Series July 1990 Unreleased SNK
Little Nemo: The Dream Master September 1990 December 12, 1991 Capcom (NA)
Nintendo (EU)
Little Ninja Brothers December 1990 Unreleased Culture Brain
Little Samson November 1992 March 18, 1993 Taito
Lode Runner September 1987 Unreleased Brøderbund
The Lone Ranger August 1991 Unreleased Konami
Loopz October 1990 Unreleased Mindscape
Low G Man: The Low Gravity Man September 1990 September 1990 Taxan
Lunar Pool October 1987 Unreleased FCI
M.C. Kids February 1992 May 19, 1993 Virgin Interactive (NA)
Ocean Software (EU)
M.U.L.E. September 1990 Unreleased Mindscape
M.U.S.C.L.E. October 29, 1986 Unreleased Bandai
Mach Rider October 18, 1985 March 15, 1987 Nintendo
Mad Max July 1990 Unreleased Mindscape
The Mafat Conspiracy June 1990 Unreleased Vic Tokai
Magic Darts September 1991 Unreleased Romstar
Magic Johnson’s Fast Break March 1990 Unreleased Tradewest
The Magic of Scheherazade December 1989 Unreleased Culture Brain
Magician February 1991 Unreleased Taxan
MagMax October 1988 Unreleased FCI
Major League Baseball April 1988 Unreleased LJN
Maniac Mansion September 1990 October 22, 1992 Jaleco
Mappy-Land April 1989 Unreleased Taxan
Marble Madness March 1989 Unreleased Milton Bradley Company
Mario Bros. June 1986 September 1, 1986 Nintendo
Mario Bros. (Classic) Unreleased 1993 Nintendo
Mario Is Missing! July 1993 Unreleased Mindscape
Mario’s Time Machine June 1994 Unreleased Mindscape
Mechanized Attack June 1990 Unreleased SNK
Mega Man December 1987 December 13, 1989 Capcom
Mega Man 2 June 1989 December 14, 1990 Capcom
Mega Man 3 November 1990 February 20, 1992 Capcom (NA)
Nintendo (EU)
Mega Man 4 January 1992 January 21, 1993 Capcom (NA)
Nintendo (EU)
Mega Man 5 December 1992 November 18, 1993 Capcom (NA)
Nintendo (EU)
Mega Man 6 March 1994 Unreleased Nintendo
Mendel Palace October 1990 Unreleased Hudson Soft
Metal Gear June 1988 1988 Ultra Games (NA)
Konami (EU)
Metal Mech March 1991 Unreleased Jaleco
Metal Storm February 1991 Unreleased Irem
Metroid August 1987 January 15, 1988 Nintendo
Michael Andretti’s World GP June 1990 Unreleased American Sammy
Mickey Mousecapade October 1988 Unreleased Capcom
Mickey’s Adventures in Numberland March 1994 Unreleased Hi Tech Expressions
Mickey’s Safari in Letterland March 1993 Unreleased Hi Tech Expressions
Might and Magic Book One: The Secret of the Inner Sanctum August 1992 Unreleased American Sammy
Mighty Bomb Jack July 1987 Unreleased Tecmo
Mighty Final Fight July 1993 Unreleased Capcom
Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out!! October 1987 December 15, 1987 Nintendo
Millipede October 1988 Unreleased HAL America
Milon’s Secret Castle September 1988 Unreleased Hudson Soft
Miracle Piano Teaching System 1990 1990 Mindscape
Mission: Impossible September 1990 November 28, 1991 Ultra Games
Monopoly May 1991 Unreleased Parker Brothers
Monster in My Pocket January 1992 Unreleased Konami
Monster Party June 1989 Unreleased Bandai
Monster Truck Rally September 1991 Unreleased INTV
Motor City Patrol January 1992 Unreleased Matchbox
Mr. Gimmick! Unreleased May 19, 1993 Sunsoft
Ms. Pac-Man November 1993 Unreleased Namco
Muppet Adventure: Chaos at the Carnival November 1990 Unreleased Hi Tech Expressions
The Mutant Virus: Crisis in a Computer World April 1992 Unreleased American Softworks
Mystery Quest April 1989 Unreleased Taxan
NARC August 1990 Unreleased Acclaim Entertainment
NES Open Tournament Golf September 1991 June 18, 1992 Nintendo
NES Play Action Football September 1990 Unreleased Nintendo
New Ghostbusters II Unreleased 1990 HAL America
Kiwi Kraze (NA)
The NewZealand Story (EU/AU)
March 1991 1991 Taito (NA)
Ocean Software (EU/AU)
NFL September 1989 Unreleased LJN
Nigel Mansell’s World Championship Racing October 1993 Unreleased GameTek
A Nightmare on Elm Street October 1990 Unreleased LJN
Nightshade January 1992 Unreleased Ultra Games
Ninja Crusaders December 1990 Unreleased American Sammy
Ninja Gaiden March 1989 August 15, 1991 Tecmo
Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos May 1990 October 27, 1994 Tecmo
Ninja Gaiden III: The Ancient Ship of Doom August 1991 Unreleased Tecmo
Ninja Kid October 29, 1986 Unreleased Bandai
Nintendo Campus Challenge 1991 Unreleased Nintendo
Nintendo World Championships 1990 Unreleased Nintendo
Nintendo World Cup December 1990 June 27, 1991 Nintendo
Noah’s Ark Unreleased 1992 Konami
Nobunaga’s Ambition June 1989 Unreleased Koei
Nobunaga’s Ambition II April 1991 Unreleased Koei
North & South December 1990 January 23, 1992 Seika
Operation Wolf May 1989 Unreleased Taito
Orb-3D October 1990 Unreleased Hi Tech Expressions
Othello December 1988 Unreleased Acclaim Entertainment
Over Horizon Unreleased 1991 Hot-B
Overlord January 1993 Unreleased Virgin Interactive
P.O.W.: Prisoners of War September 1989 Unreleased SNK
Pac-Man November 1993 Unreleased Namco
Pac-Man 1989 Unreleased Tengen
Palamedes November 1990 Unreleased Hot-B
Panic Restaurant August 1992 May 26, 1994 Taito
Paperboy December 1988 October 26, 1990 Mindscape
Paperboy 2 April 1992 Unreleased Mindscape
Parasol Stars: The Story of Bubble Bobble 3 Unreleased 1991 Ocean Software
Parodius Da! Unreleased 1992 Palcom
Peter Pan and the Pirates January 1991 Unreleased THQ
Phantom Fighter April 1990 Unreleased FCI
Pictionary July 1990 Unreleased LJN
Pinball October 18, 1985 September 1, 1986 Nintendo
Pinball Quest June 1990 Unreleased Jaleco
Pin*Bot April 1990 Unreleased Nintendo
Pipe Dream September 1990 Unreleased Bullet-Proof Software
Pirates! October 1991 Unreleased Ultra Games
Platoon December 1988 Unreleased Sunsoft
Popeye June 1986 September 1, 1986 Nintendo
Power Blade March 1991 January 23, 1992 Taito
Power Blade 2 October 1992 Unreleased Taito
Power Punch II June 1992 Unreleased American Softworks
Predator: Soon the Hunt Will Begin April 1989 Unreleased Activision
Prince of Persia November 1992 April 29, 1993 Virgin Interactive
Princess Tomato in the Salad Kingdom February 1991 Unreleased Hudson Soft
Pro Sport Hockey November 1993 Unreleased Jaleco
Pro Wrestling March 1987 September 15, 1987 Nintendo
Punch-Out!! August 1990 1991 Nintendo
The Punisher November 1990 Unreleased LJN
Puss ‘n Boots: Pero’s Great Adventure June 1990 Unreleased Electro Brain
Puzznic November 1990 April 25, 1991 Taito
Q*bert February 1989 Unreleased Ultra Games
Qix January 1991 Unreleased Taito
R.B.I. Baseball 1988 Unreleased Tengen
R.C. Pro-Am February 1988 April 15, 1988 Nintendo
R.C. Pro-Am II December 1992 September 23, 1993 Tradewest
Race America May 1992 1990 Absolute Entertainment (NA)
Milton Bradley Company (EU)
Racket Attack October 1988 March 24, 1994 Jaleco
Rackets & Rivals Unreleased 1993 Palcom
Rad Racer October 1, 1987 January 15, 1988 Nintendo
Rad Racer II June 1990 Unreleased Square
Raid on Bungeling Bay September 1987 Unreleased Brøderbund
Rainbow Islands: The Story of Bubble Bobble 2 June 1991 1991 Taito (NA)
Ocean Software (EU)
Rally Bike September 1990 Unreleased Romstar
Rambo May 1988 Unreleased Acclaim Entertainment
Rampage December 1988 Unreleased Data East
Rampart January 1992 Unreleased Jaleco
Remote Control May 1990 Unreleased Hi Tech Expressions
The Ren & Stimpy Show: Buckaroo$! November 1993 Unreleased THQ
Renegade January 1988 Unreleased Taito
Rescue: The Embassy Mission January 1990 March 27, 1991 Seika
Ring King September 1987 Unreleased Data East
River City Ransom January 1990 1991 Technōs Japan (NA)
Infogrames (EU)
Road Fighter Unreleased 1991 Palcom
RoadBlasters January 1990 Unreleased Mindscape
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves November 1991 December 10, 1992 Virgin Interactive
RoboCop December 1989 April 25, 1991 Data East (NA)
Ocean Software (EU)
RoboCop 2 April 1991 1991 Data East (NA)
Ocean Software (EU)
RoboCop 3 August 1992 July 28, 1994 Ocean Software
Robowarrior December 1988 September 27, 1989 Jaleco
Rock ‘n Ball January 1990 Unreleased NTVIC
Rocket Ranger June 1990 Unreleased Seika
The Rocketeer May 1991 Unreleased Bandai
Rockin’ Kats September 1991 November 19, 1992 Atlus
Rod Land Unreleased 1993 Jaleco
Roger Clemens’ MVP Baseball October 1991 Unreleased LJN
Rollerball February 1990 Unreleased HAL America
Rollerblade Racer February 1993 Unreleased Hi Tech Expressions
RollerGames September 1990 October 24, 1991 Ultra Games
Romance of the Three Kingdoms October 1989 Unreleased Koei
Romance of the Three Kingdoms II September 1991 Unreleased Koei
Roundball: 2 on 2 Challenge May 1992 Unreleased Mindscape
Rush’n Attack April 1987 1988 Konami
Rygar July 1987 March 30, 1990 Tecmo
S.C.A.T.: Special Cybernetic Attack Team June 1991 Unreleased Natsume (NA)
Imagineer (EU)
Section Z July 1987 September 27, 1989 Capcom
Seicross October 1988 Unreleased FCI
Sesame Street: 1-2-3 January 1989 Unreleased Hi Tech Expressions
Sesame Street: A-B-C September 1989 Unreleased Hi Tech Expressions
Sesame Street: A-B-C/1-2-3 November 1991 Unreleased Hi Tech Expressions
Sesame Street: Big Bird’s Hide & Speak October 1990 Unreleased Hi Tech Expressions
Sesame Street: Countdown February 1992 Unreleased Hi Tech Expressions
Shadow of the Ninja (aka Blue Shadow) December 1990 July 25, 1991 Natsume (NA)
Taito (EU)
Shadowgate December 1989 May 30, 1991 Seika
Shatterhand December 1991 November 19, 1992 Jaleco
Shingen the Ruler June 1990 Unreleased Hot-B
Shooting Range June 1989 Unreleased Bandai
Short Order / Eggsplode! December 1989 Unreleased Nintendo
Side Pocket November 30, 1987 May 27, 1992 Data East
Silent Service December 1989 November 23, 1990 Ultra Games (NA)
Konami (EU)
Silkworm June 1990 Unreleased American Sammy
Silver Surfer November 1990 Unreleased Arcadia Systems
The Simpsons: Bart vs. the Space Mutants February 1991 December 12, 1991 Acclaim Entertainment
The Simpsons: Bart vs. the World December 1991 October 22, 1992 Acclaim Entertainment
The Simpsons: Bartman Meets Radioactive Man December 1992 Unreleased Acclaim Entertainment
Skate or Die! December 1988 August 17, 1990 Ultra Games
Skate or Die 2: The Search for Double Trouble September 1990 Unreleased Electronic Arts
Ski or Die February 1991 October 24, 1991 Ultra Games
Sky Kid September 1987 Unreleased Sunsoft
Sky Shark September 1989 Unreleased Taito
Slalom March 1987 October 15, 1987 Nintendo
Smash TV September 1991 Unreleased Acclaim Entertainment
The Smurfs Unreleased 1994 Infogrames
Snake Rattle ‘n’ Roll July 1990 Unreleased Nintendo
Snake’s Revenge April 1990 March 1991 Ultra Games (NA)
Konami (EU)
Snoopy’s Silly Sports Spectacular April 1990 Unreleased Seika
Snow Brothers November 1991 Unreleased Capcom
Soccer March 1987 January 15, 1987 Nintendo
Solar Jetman: Hunt for the Golden Warpship September 1990 September 26, 1991 Tradewest
Solomon’s Key July 1987 March 30, 1990 Tecmo
Solstice: The Quest for the Staff of Demnos June 1990 September 26, 1991 Sony Imagesoft (NA)
Software Creations (EU)
Space Shuttle Project November 1991 Unreleased Absolute Entertainment
Spelunker September 1987 Unreleased Brøderbund
Spider-Man: Return of the Sinister Six October 1992 Unreleased LJN
Spot: The Video Game September 1990 Unreleased Arcadia Systems
Spy Hunter September 1987 Unreleased Sunsoft
Spy vs. Spy October 1988 July 27, 1990 Seika
Sqoon September 1987 Unreleased Irem
Stack-Up October 18, 1985 September 1986 Nintendo
Stadium Events September 1987 February 23, 1990 Bandai
Stanley: The Search for Dr. Livingston October 1992 Unreleased Electro Brain
Star Force November 1987 April 27, 1990 Tecmo
Star Soldier January 1989 Unreleased Taxan
Star Trek: 25th Anniversary February 1992 Unreleased Ultra Games
Star Trek: The Next Generation September 1993 Unreleased Absolute Entertainment
Star Voyager September 1987 Unreleased Acclaim Entertainment
Star Wars November 1991 March 26, 1992 JVC (NA)
LucasArts (EU)
Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back March 1992 Unreleased JVC
Starship Hector June 1990 Unreleased Hudson Soft
StarTropics December 1990 August 20, 1992 Nintendo
Stealth ATF October 1989 Unreleased Activision
Stinger September 1987 Unreleased Konami
Street Cop June 1989 Unreleased Bandai
Street Fighter 2010: The Final Fight September 1990 Unreleased Capcom
Strider July 1989 Unreleased Capcom
Super C April 1990 1992 Konami
Super Cars February 1991 Unreleased Electro Brain
Super Dodge Ball June 1988 Unreleased Sony Imagesoft
Super Glove Ball October 1990 Unreleased Mattel
Super Jeopardy! September 1991 Unreleased GameTek
Super Mario Bros. October 18, 1985 May 15, 1987 Nintendo
Super Mario Bros./Duck Hunt November 1988 Unreleased Nintendo
Super Mario Bros./Duck Hunt/World Class Track Meet December 1990 Unreleased Nintendo
Super Mario Bros./Tetris/Nintendo World Cup Unreleased November 1988 Nintendo
Super Mario Bros. 2 October 10, 1988 April 28, 1989 Nintendo
Super Mario Bros. 3 February 12, 1990 August 29, 1991 Nintendo
Super Pitfall November 1987 Unreleased Activision[8]
Super Spike V’Ball February 1990 January 23, 1992 Nintendo
Super Spike V’Ball/Nintendo World Cup December 1990 Unreleased Nintendo
Super Spy Hunter February 1992 Unreleased Sunsoft
Super Team Games November 1988 Unreleased Nintendo
Super Turrican Unreleased July 22, 1993 Imagineer
Superman December 1988 Unreleased Seika
Swamp Thing December 1992 Unreleased THQ
Sword Master January 1992 January 21, 1993 Activision
Swords and Serpents August 1990 November 28, 1991 Acclaim Entertainment
Taboo: The Sixth Sense April 1989 Unreleased Tradewest
Tag Team Wrestling October 1986 Unreleased Data East
TaleSpin December 1991 September 24, 1992 Capcom
Target: Renegade March 1990 Unreleased Taito
Tecmo Baseball January 1989 Unreleased Tecmo
Tecmo Bowl February 1989 Unreleased Tecmo
Tecmo Cup Soccer Game September 1992 September 24, 1992 Tecmo
Tecmo NBA Basketball November 1992 Unreleased Tecmo
Tecmo Super Bowl December 1991 Unreleased Tecmo
Tecmo World Cup Soccer Unreleased 1991 Tecmo
Tecmo World Wrestling April 1990 November 23, 1990 Tecmo
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles June 1989 August 17, 1990 Ultra Games
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Arcade Game December 1990 November 14, 1991 Ultra Games (NA)
Konami (EU)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III: The Manhattan Project February 1992 Unreleased Konami
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Tournament Fighters February 1994 Unreleased Konami
Tennis October 18, 1985 September 1, 1986 Nintendo
The Terminator December 1992 Unreleased Mindscape
Terminator 2: Judgment Day February 1992 Unreleased LJN
Terra Cresta March 1990 Unreleased Vic Tokai
Tetris November 1989 February 23, 1990 Nintendo
Tetris 2 October 1993 Unreleased Nintendo
The Three Stooges October 1989 Unreleased Activision
Thunder & Lightning December 1990 Unreleased Romstar
Thunderbirds September 1990 Unreleased Activision
Thundercade July 1989 Unreleased American Sammy
Tiger Heli September 1987 January 17, 1990 Acclaim Entertainment
Time Lord September 1990 Unreleased Milton Bradley Company
Times of Lore May 1991 Unreleased Toho
Tiny Toon Adventures December 1991 October 22, 1992 Konami
Tiny Toon Adventures 2: Trouble in Wackyland April 1993 January 27, 1994 Konami
Tiny Toon Adventures Cartoon Workshop December 1992 Unreleased Konami
To the Earth November 1989 February 23, 1990 Nintendo
Toki December 1991 Unreleased Taito
Tom and Jerry December 1991 October 22, 1992 Hi Tech Expressions
Tombs & Treasure June 1991 Unreleased Activision
Top Gun November 1987 November 30, 1988 Konami
Top Gun: The Second Mission January 1990 October 24, 1991 Konami
Top Players’ Tennis January 1990 Unreleased Asmik
Total Recall August 1990 Unreleased Acclaim Entertainment
Totally Rad March 1991 Unreleased Jaleco
Touch Down Fever February 1991 Unreleased SNK
Town & Country Surf Designs: Wood & Water Rage February 1988 Unreleased LJN
Town & Country II: Thrilla’s Surfari March 1992 Unreleased Acclaim Entertainment
Toxic Crusaders April 1992 Unreleased Bandai
Track & Field April 1987 Unreleased Konami
Track & Field II June 1989 November 22, 1989 Konami
Treasure Master December 1991 Unreleased American Softworks
Trog! October 1991 Unreleased Acclaim Entertainment
Trojan February 1987 March 23, 1989 Capcom
The Trolls in Crazyland Unreleased 1991 American Softworks
Twin Cobra January 1990 Unreleased American Sammy
Twin Eagle October 1989 Unreleased Romstar
Ufouria: The Saga Unreleased November 19, 1992 Sunsoft
Ultima III: Exodus February 1989 Unreleased FCI
Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar December 1990 Unreleased FCI
Ultima V: Warriors of Destiny January 1993 Unreleased FCI
Ultimate Air Combat April 1992 Unreleased Activision
Ultimate Basketball September 1990 Unreleased American Sammy
The Uncanny X-Men December 1989 Unreleased LJN
Uncharted Waters November 1991 Unreleased Koei
Uninvited June 1991 Unreleased Seika
The Untouchables January 1991 Unreleased Ocean Software
Urban Champion August 1986 Unreleased Nintendo
Vegas Dream March 1990 Unreleased HAL America
Vice: Project Doom November 1991 Unreleased American Sammy
Videomation June 1991 Unreleased THQ
Volleyball March 1987 November 15, 1987 Nintendo
Wacky Races May 1992 Unreleased Atlus
Wall Street Kid June 1990 Unreleased SOFEL
Wario’s Woods December 10, 1994 1995 Nintendo
Wayne Gretzky Hockey January 1991 Unreleased THQ
Wayne’s World November 1993 Unreleased THQ
WCW Wrestling April 1990 Unreleased FCI
Werewolf: The Last Warrior November 1990 September 26, 1991 Data East
Wheel of Fortune September 1988 Unreleased GameTek
Wheel of Fortune Family Edition March 1990 Unreleased GameTek
Wheel of Fortune: Featuring Vanna White January 1992 Unreleased GameTek
Wheel of Fortune Junior Edition October 1989 Unreleased GameTek
Where in Time Is Carmen Sandiego? October 1991 Unreleased Konami
Where’s Waldo? September 1991 Unreleased THQ
Who Framed Roger Rabbit? September 1989 Unreleased LJN
Whomp ‘Em March 1991 Unreleased Jaleco
Widget November 1992 Unreleased Atlus
Wild Gunman October 18, 1985 February 15, 1988 Nintendo
Willow December 1989 November 28, 1991 Capcom
Win, Lose, or Draw March 1990 Unreleased Hi Tech Expressions
Winter Games September 1987 Unreleased Acclaim Entertainment
Wizardry: Proving Grounds of the Mad Overlord July 1990 Unreleased ASCII
Wizardry II: The Knight of Diamonds April 1992 Unreleased ASCII
Wizards & Warriors December 1987 January 17, 1990 Acclaim Entertainment
Wizards & Warriors III: Kuros: Visions of Power March 1992 January 21, 1993 Acclaim Entertainment
Wolverine October 1991 Unreleased LJN
World Champ April 1991 Unreleased Romstar
World Class Track Meet August 1988 Unreleased Nintendo
World Games March 1989 Unreleased Milton Bradley Company
Wrath of the Black Manta April 1990 January 24, 1991 Taito
Wrecking Crew October 18, 1985 October 15, 1987 Nintendo
Wurm: Journey to the Center of the Earth November 1991 Unreleased Asmik
WWF King of the Ring November 1993 Unreleased LJN
WWF WrestleMania January 1989 Unreleased Acclaim Entertainment
WWF WrestleMania Challenge November 1990 Unreleased LJN
WWF WrestleMania: Steel Cage Challenge September 1992 Unreleased Acclaim Entertainment
Xenophobe December 1988 Unreleased Sunsoft
Xevious September 1988 October 25, 1989 Bandai
Xexyz April 1990 Unreleased Hudson Soft
Yo! Noid November 1990 Unreleased Capcom
Yoshi June 1, 1992 December 30, 1992 Nintendo
Yoshi’s Cookie April 1993 April 28, 1994 Nintendo
Young Indiana Jones Chronicles January 1993 Unreleased Jaleco
Zanac October 1987 Unreleased FCI
Zelda II: The Adventure of Link December 1, 1988 September 26, 1988 Nintendo
Zen the Intergalactic Ninja March 1993 Unreleased Konami
Zoda’s Revenge: StarTropics II March 1994 Unreleased Nintendo
Zombie Nation September 1991 Unreleased Meldac