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The Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) is an 8-bit third-generation home video game console produced by Nintendo. It was first released in Japan in 1983 as the Family Computer (FC), commonly referred to as Famicom. It was redesigned to become the NES, which was released in American test markets on October 18, 1985, and was soon fully launched in North America and other countries.
After developing several successful arcade games in the early 1980s such as Donkey Kong (1981), Nintendo planned to create a home video game console. Rejecting more complex proposals, the Nintendo president Hiroshi Yamauchi called for a simple, cheap console with games stored on cartridges. The controller design was reused from Nintendo's portable Game & Watch games. Nintendo released several add-ons, such as the NES Zapper light gun for shooting games like Duck Hunt.
The NES is one of the best-selling consoles of its time and helped revitalize the US gaming industry following the video game crash of 1983. It introduced a now-standard business model of licensing third-party developers to produce and distribute games. The NES features a number of groundbreaking games, such as the 1985 platform game Super Mario Bros. and the 1986 action-adventure games The Legend of Zelda and Metroid, which became long-running franchises. It was succeeded in 1990 by the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. In 2011, IGN named the NES the greatest video game console of all time.

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    On This Day: February 21, 1986 - Nintendo Releases The Legend of Zelda in Japan

    The Legend of Zelda is an iconic action-adventure video game developed and published by Nintendo. Its release in Japan on February 21, 1986, marked the beginning of a legendary franchise that has captivated gamers worldwide for decades. The game introduced players to the protagonist, Link, on...
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    Baseball

    I think almost every Nintendo NES owner during the 80s remembers the game Baseball. I use to play it a lot until I discovered Baseball Stars.
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    Dragon Wars

    I love how they make album art look so realistic and cool but then when you turn the game on the graphics were like so primitive lol. Do any of you remember 80s video game Dragons for the Commodore 64? They also released it for the Nintendo NES and Sony Playstation years later.
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    Back to the Future

    I had no idea that there was a Back to the Future video game. Do any of you remember it?
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    Toki no Tabibito: Time Stranger

    Never heard of this video game. This version was for the Nintendo NES. There’s a lot of various video games that have the word Toki in it.
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    Urban Champion

    I don’t remember Urban Champion. Do any of you?
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    Flicky

    Any of you remember the game Flicky? I never heard of it but then again I didn’t have Sega during the 80s. I was all about my Nintendo NES.
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    Wrecking Crew

    Wrecking Crew was a fun one. Do you remember it?
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    Hogan's Alley

    Hogan’s Alley was an 80s video game that was released in 1985 by Nintendo for its NES. I personally had fun with this one. There was lots of shooting, missing and cursing back when I used to play it. Do you remember it?
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    Tetris

    In 1989 Nintendo released the video game Tetris for its NES. Before that it was released for various computer systems such as the Commodore 64.
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    Gyromite

    Gyromate was an 80s video game released by Nintendo for its NES in 1985. The game was also released for Sega Genesis and other game consoles throughout the years.
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    Tennis

    Tennis was an 80s video game released by Nintendo for its NES. I had this game and played it near and there. Do you remember this video game?
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    Donkey Kong 3

    Donkey Kong 3 was an 80s video game released by Nintendo. In 1983 an arcade version was released. 1984 it was released in Japan and in 1986 for the U.S.
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    Kid Icarus

    Kid Icarus was an 80s video released by Nintenfor its NES in 1987. I had this game but I never really got into it from what I remember.
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    Wild Gunman

    The Wild Gunman is a shooter video game released by Nintendo for NES in 1985. That was a fun game to play. I always enjoyed playing shooter type games.
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    Clu Clu Land

    Clu Clu Land is a 1984 video game released by Nintendo for its NES game system. It‘s about a sea urchin that goes around stealing treasures. Do any of you remember it?
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    Ice Hockey

    Ice Hockey was a video game that was first released in 1981 for the Atari 2600. It was also released in 1989 for Nintendo as well.
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    Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!!

    Mike Tyson’s Punch Out was one of my favorite Nintendo video games. Till this day I have never beat Tyson lol. I play it from time to time. I make it to Tyson but boom! He always manages to catch me with us upper cut. One day I’ll beat him. One day.
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