Now that Nintendo has announced the SNES Classic, the nostalgia hype train has started up right where it left off when they discontinued the NES Classic. Get ready to be disappointed, people. Nintendo will fail you again.
As a parent today, video games play a much bigger role than when I was growing up. At one time, all you could do was play at home or a friends house. After that, the awesomeness of Game Boys and Game Gears took our world by storm.
'Friday the 13th: The Game' for NES was a... uh, "special" experience. Now, that questionably accurate video game adaptation of a slasher movie is getting a faithful slasher movie adaptation. Huh?
Many of the games listed here on the 10 Best NES RPGs were either advanced ports of or heavily inspired by the CRPGs of the early-to-mid 1980s. Many of these Nintendo Entertainment System/Famicom role-playing games would go on to become more popular than the games that inspired them, but this was a pivotal point in time where the gaming scene started to change. Nintendo started to become the dominant hardware developer in terms of home gaming, and the RPG genre started to trickle its way onto the NES. Unfortunately, not every RPG that was made in Japan was able to cross the pond to the United States and vice-versa.