Nintendo Entertainment System

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Nintendo Entertainment System
NES Logo.pngFamicom Logo.png
Nintendo Entertainment System Console.pngNorth American NES
Famicom Console.pngJapanese Famicom
Manufacturer Nintendo
Generation Third generation
Retail availability JP July 15, 1983
NA October 18, 1985
EU September 1, 1986
AUS 1987
Discontinued NA August 14, 1995
JP September 2003
Units sold 61.91 million
Media ROM cartridge
CPU 1.79MHz Ricoh 2A03 8-bit processor
Best-selling game Super Mario Bros. (pack-in), 40.23 million
Super Mario Bros. 3, 18 million
Super Mario Bros. 2, 10 million
Predecessor Color TV Game
Successor Super Nintendo

The Nintendo Entertainment System (abbreviated to NES or Nintendo) is an 8-bit video game console that was released by Nintendo in North America, Europe and Australia in 1985. In most of Asia, including Japan (where it was first launched in 1983), China, Vietnam, Singapore, Middle East and Hong Kong, it was released as the Family Computer (ファミリーコンピュータ Famirī Konpyūta), commonly abbreviated as the Famicom (ファミコン Famikon, or FC for short). In South Korea, it was known as the Hyundai Comboy (현대 컴보이) and was distributed by Hyundai Electronics. In Russia, an unlicensed clone was manufactured called Dendy (Де́нди). Similarly in India, clones were popular by the names of Little Master and Wiz Kid It was succeeded by the Super Nintendo Entertainment System.

As the best-selling gaming console of its time, the NES helped revitalize the US video game industry following the video game crash of 1983, and set the standard for subsequent consoles in everything from game design to controller layout. In addition, with the NES, Nintendo introduced a now-standard business model of software licensing for third-party developers.

Virtual Console Global Problems (NES)

NES Global Problems

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Problems that may occur with any NES title on Dolphin are listed below.

DirectX with NES Games

Most NES games suffer strange graphical issues when using the DirectX backend with some graphics drivers; notably NVIDIA. This is a driver bug.

As of 5.0-4869, the D3D driver bugs can be worked around by setting Ubershaders to Exclusive. It's unknown what exactly is going on with the driver that's causing Exclusive Ubershaders to work properly.

Virtual Console Compatibility List (NES)

Help to complete the list!

  • If a game is missing or information is incomplete, feel free to modify this page. Just click on edit at the top of the page. Please put in alphabetical order!
  • If you want to update a game's rating, click the icon Note.svg.png to the right of the rating stars, and put just a number of 1 through 5 into the page. Use the compatibility guide below as a reference for what rating to use.
  • If there are problems with a game, go to the page for that game and write down the problem!
Compatibility Description
Stars5.png Perfect: No issues at all!
Stars4.png Playable: Runs well, only minor graphical or audio glitches. Games can be played all the way through
Stars3.png Starts: Starts, maybe even plays well, but crashes or major graphical/audio glitches
Stars2.png Intro/Menu: Hangs/crashes somewhere between booting and starting
Stars1.png Broken: Crashes when booting
Stars0.png Unknown: Has not been tested yet
Region indicator Region description
AU Australia
CA Canada (NTSC /w French translation)
EU Europe, PAL/SECAM territories
JP Japan and Asia (NTSC-J)
KO Korea
NA North America and NTSC territories
RU Russia

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Title Year Genre Region Compatibility
A Boy and His Blob: Trouble on Blobolonia 2009 Platform/Puzzle NA/EU 5Stars5.pngEdit rating: A Boy and His Blob: Trouble on Blobolonia
Adventure Island aka Dragon's Curse 2007 Platform JP/NA/EU/AU/KO 5Stars5.pngEdit rating: Adventure Island (NES)
Adventure Island II 2010 Platform JP/EU Template:Ratings/Adventure IslandStars0.pngEdit rating: Adventure Island
Adventures of Lolo 2007 Action/Puzzle JP/NA/EU/KO 5Stars5.pngEdit rating: Adventures of Lolo
Adventures of Lolo 2 2007 Action/Puzzle NA/EU 5Stars5.pngEdit rating: Adventures of Lolo 2
Atlantis no Nazo 2008 Platform JP 5Stars5.pngEdit rating: Atlantis no Nazo
Balloon Fight 2007 Platform JP/NA/EU 5Stars5.pngEdit rating: Balloon Fight
Baseball aka Moero!! Pro Yakyū 2006 Sports, Baseball JP/NA/EU 5Stars5.pngEdit rating: Baseball
Bases Loaded aka Moero!! Pro Yakyuu 2008 Sports, Baseball JP/NA 5Stars5.pngEdit rating: Bases Loaded
Battle City 2007 Shooter JP 5Stars5.pngEdit rating: Battle City
Binary Land 2011 Puzzle JP 5Stars5.pngEdit rating: Binary Land
Bio Miracle Bokutte Upa NA/EU 5Stars5.pngEdit rating: Bio Miracle Bokutte Upa
Blades of Steel NA/EU 5Stars5.pngEdit rating: Blades of Steel
Blaster Master aka Chō Wakusei Senki: Metafight 2009 Platform/Run-n-Gun JP/NA/EU 5Stars5.pngEdit rating: Blaster Master
Bokosuka Wars 2008 Strategy/RPG JP 5Stars5.pngEdit rating: Bokosuka Wars
Bubble Bobble 2007 Platform JP/NA/EU/KO 5Stars5.pngEdit rating: Bubble Bobble
BurgerTime JP/NA 5Stars5.pngEdit rating: BurgerTime
Castlevania aka Akumajō Dracula 2007 Platform JP/NA/EU 5Stars5.pngEdit rating: Castlevania
Castlevania II: Simon's Quest aka Dracula II: Noroi no Fūin 2007 Platform JP/NA/EU 5Stars5.pngEdit rating: Castlevania II: Simon's Quest
Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse aka Akumajō Densetsu 2008 Platform JP/NA/EU 5Stars5.pngEdit rating: Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse
Chack'n Pop 2008 Platform JP 5Stars5.pngEdit rating: Chack'n Pop
Challenger 2007 Platform JP 5Stars5.pngEdit rating: Challenger
Championship Lode Runner JP 5Stars5.pngEdit rating: Championship Lode Runner
City Connection JP/NA/EU 5Stars5.pngEdit rating: City Connection
Clu Clu Land JP/NA/EU 5Stars5.pngEdit rating: Clu Clu Land
Crash 'n the Boys: Street Challenge aka Bikkuri Nekketsu Shin Kiroku! Harukanaru Kin Medal NA/JP 5Stars5.pngEdit rating: Crash 'n the Boys: Street Challenge
Devil World JP/EU 5Stars5.pngEdit rating: Devil World
Dig Dug 2008 Arcade JP/NA/EU 5Stars5.pngEdit rating: Dig Dug (NES)
Donkey Kong 2006 Arcade JP/NA/EU 5Stars5.pngEdit rating: Donkey Kong
Donkey Kong 3 2008 Arcade JP/NA/EU/AU 5Stars5.pngEdit rating: Donkey Kong 3
Donkey Kong Jr. 2006 Arcade JP/NA/EU/AU 5Stars5.pngEdit rating: Donkey Kong Jr.
Donkey Kong Jr. Math aka Donkey Kong Jr. no Sansū Asobi 2007 Edutainment JP/NA/EU 5Stars5.pngEdit rating: Donkey Kong Jr. Math
Double Dragon JP/NA/EU 5Stars5.pngEdit rating: Double Dragon
Double Dragon II: The Revenge JP/NA/EU 5Stars5.pngEdit rating: Double Dragon II: The Revenge
Double Dribble NA/EU 5Stars5.pngEdit rating: Double Dribble
Downtown Nekketsu Kōshinkyoku: Soreyuke Daiundōkai JP/KO 5Stars5.pngEdit rating: Downtown Nekketsu Kōshinkyoku: Soreyuke Daiundōkai
Downtown Nekketsu Monogatari JP/KO Template:Ratings/Downtown Nekketsu MonogatariStars0.pngEdit rating: Downtown Nekketsu Monogatari
Downtown Special: Kunio-kun no Jidaigeki da yo Zenin Shūgō! JP 5Stars5.pngEdit rating: Downtown Special: Kunio-kun no Jidaigeki da yo Zenin Shūgō!
Dragon Buster JP Template:Ratings/Dragon BusterStars0.pngEdit rating: Dragon Buster
Druaga no Tou JP Template:Ratings/Druaga no TouStars0.pngEdit rating: Druaga no Tou
Elevator Action JP/NA 5Stars5.pngEdit rating: Elevator Action
Esper Dream JP 5Stars5.pngEdit rating: Esper Dream
Excitebike JP/NA/EU 5Stars5.pngEdit rating: Excitebike
Exerion JP 5Stars5.pngEdit rating: Exerion
Famicom Mukashibanashi: Shin Onigashima (Zengohen) JP Template:Ratings/Famicom Mukashibanashi: Shin Onigashima (Zengohen)Stars0.pngEdit rating: Famicom Mukashibanashi: Shin Onigashima (Zengohen)
Famicom Tantei Club Part II: Ushiro ni Tatsu Shōjo (Zengohen) JP Template:Ratings/Famicom Tantei Club Part II: Ushiro ni Tatsu Shōjo (Zengohen)Stars0.pngEdit rating: Famicom Tantei Club Part II: Ushiro ni Tatsu Shōjo (Zengohen)
Famicom Tantei Club: Kieta Kōkeisha (Zengohen) JP Template:Ratings/Famicom Tantei Club: Kieta Kōkeisha (Zengohen)Stars0.pngEdit rating: Famicom Tantei Club: Kieta Kōkeisha (Zengohen)
Famicom Wars JP 5Stars5.pngEdit rating: Famicom Wars
Faxanadu JP/NA/EU 5Stars5.pngEdit rating: Faxanadu
Field Combat JP 5Stars5.pngEdit rating: Field Combat
Final Fantasy 2009 Role-playing JP/NA 5Stars5.pngEdit rating: Final Fantasy
Final Fantasy II 2009 Role-playing JP 5Stars5.pngEdit rating: Final Fantasy II (NES)
Final Fantasy III 2009 Role-playing JP 5Stars5.pngEdit rating: Final Fantasy III (NES)
Fire Emblem Gaiden JP 5Stars5.pngEdit rating: Fire Emblem Gaiden
Fire Emblem: Ankoku Ryū to Hikari no Tsurugi JP 5Stars5.pngEdit rating: Fire Emblem: Ankoku Ryū to Hikari no Tsurugi
Flappy JP 5Stars5.pngEdit rating: Flappy
Formation Z JP 5Stars5.pngEdit rating: Formation Z
Front Line JP 5Stars5.pngEdit rating: Front Line
Galaga JP/NA/EU/KO Template:Ratings/GalagaStars0.pngEdit rating: Galaga
Ganbare Goemon 2 JP 5Stars5.pngEdit rating: Ganbare Goemon 2
Ganbare Goemon Gaiden: Kieta Ōgon Kiseru JP 5Stars5.pngEdit rating: Ganbare Goemon Gaiden: Kieta Ōgon Kiseru
Ganbare Goemon! Karakuri Dōchū JP 5Stars5.pngEdit rating: Ganbare Goemon! Karakuri Dōchū
Getsu Fūma Den JP 5Stars5.pngEdit rating: Getsu Fūma Den
Gomoku Narabe Renju JP 5Stars5.pngEdit rating: Gomoku Narabe Renju
Gradius JP/NA/EU 5Stars5.pngEdit rating: Gradius (NES)
Gradius II: Gofer no Yabou JP 5Stars5.pngEdit rating: Gradius II: Gofer no Yabou (NES)
Ghosts 'n Goblins aka Makaimura 2007 Platform NA/EU Template:Ratings/Ghosts 'n GoblinsStars0.pngEdit rating: Ghosts 'n Goblins
Hanjuku Hero JP 5Stars5.pngEdit rating: Hanjuku Hero
Hikari Shinwa: Palutena no Kagami JP Template:Ratings/Hikari Shinwa: Palutena no KagamiStars0.pngEdit rating: Hikari Shinwa: Palutena no Kagami
Ice Climber JP/NA/EU 5Stars5.pngEdit rating: Ice Climber
Ice Hockey JP/NA/EU 5Stars5.pngEdit rating: Ice Hockey
Ike Ike! Nekketsu Hockey Bu: Subette Koronde Dairantō JP 5Stars5.pngEdit rating: Ike Ike! Nekketsu Hockey Bu: Subette Koronde Dairantō
Ikki JP/NA/EU Template:Ratings/IkkiStars0.pngEdit rating: Ikki
Joy Mech Fight JP/KO 5Stars5.pngEdit rating: Joy Mech Fight
Kanshaku Tamanage Kantarō no Tōkaidō Gojūsan-tsugi JP 5Stars5.pngEdit rating: Kanshaku Tamanage Kantarō no Tōkaidō Gojūsan-tsugi
Kekkyoku Nankyoku Daibouken JP/KO 5Stars5.pngEdit rating: Kekkyoku Nankyoku Daibouken
Kid Icarus NA/EU/KO 5Stars5.pngEdit rating: Kid Icarus
King's Knight JP/NA 5Stars5.pngEdit rating: King's Knight
Kirby's Adventure aka Hoshi no Kirby: Yume no Izumi no Monogatari 2007 Platform JP/NA/EU/KO 5Stars5.pngEdit rating: Kirby's Adventure
Legend of Kage, The aka Kage no Densetsu NA 5Stars5.pngEdit rating: The Legend of Kage
Legend of Zelda, The aka The Hyrule Fantasy: Zelda no Densetsu 2006 Action RPG JP/NA/EU/AU 5Stars5.pngEdit rating: The Legend of Zelda
Life Force aka Salamander NA 5Stars5.pngEdit rating: Life Force
Lode Runner JP/NA 5Stars5.pngEdit rating: Lode Runner
Lunar Pool aka Lunar Ball JP/NA/EU 5Stars5.pngEdit rating: Lunar Pool
Mach Rider JP/NA/EU 5Stars5.pngEdit rating: Mach Rider
Mappy JP Template:Ratings/MappyStars0.pngEdit rating: Mappy
Mario Bros. JP/NA/EU/KO 5Stars5.pngEdit rating: Mario Bros.
Mega Man aka Rockman 2007 Action JP/NA/EU 5Stars5.pngEdit rating: Mega Man
Mega Man 2 aka Rockman 2: Dr. Wily no Nazo 2007 Action JP/NA/EU 5Stars5.pngEdit rating: Mega Man 2
Mega Man 3 aka Rockman 3: Dr. Wily no Saigo!? 2008 Action JP/NA/EU 5Stars5.pngEdit rating: Mega Man 3
Mega Man 4 aka Rockman 4: Arata Naru Yabou‼ 2010 Action JP/NA/EU 5Stars5.pngEdit rating: Mega Man 4
Mega Man 5 aka Rockman 5: Blues no Wana!? 2011 Action JP/NA/EU 5Stars5.pngEdit rating: Mega Man 5
Metal Max 2010 Role-playing JP 5Stars5.pngEdit rating: Metal Max
Metal Slader Glory JP 5Stars5.pngEdit rating: Metal Slader Glory
Metroid aka Metoroido 2007 Action-adventure JP/NA/EU 5Stars5.pngEdit rating: Metroid
Mighty Bomb Jack JP/NA/EU 5Stars5.pngEdit rating: Mighty Bomb Jack
Milon's Secret Castle aka Meikyū Kumikyoku: Milon no Daibōken JP/NA/EU 5Stars5.pngEdit rating: Milon's Secret Castle
Moero! TwinBee: Cinnamon Hakushi wo Sukue! JP 5Stars5.pngEdit rating: Moero! TwinBee: Cinnamon Hakushi wo Sukue!
Nazo no Murasame Jō JP 5Stars5.pngEdit rating: Nazo no Murasame Jō
NES Open Tournament Golf aka Mario Golf JP/NA/EU/KO 5Stars5.pngEdit rating: NES Open Tournament Golf
Nekketsu Kōkō Dodgeball Bu: Soccer Hen JP/KO Template:Ratings/Nekketsu Kōkō Dodgeball Bu: Soccer HenStars0.pngEdit rating: Nekketsu Kōkō Dodgeball Bu: Soccer Hen
NES Play Action Football NA 5Stars5.pngEdit rating: NES Play Action Football
Ninja Gaiden 2007 Platform JP/NA/EU Template:Ratings/Ninja GaidenStars0.pngEdit rating: Ninja Gaiden
Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos 2007 Platform NA 5Stars5.pngEdit rating: Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos
Ninja Gaiden III: The Ancient Ship of Doom 2008 Platform NA 5Stars5.pngEdit rating: Ninja Gaiden III: The Ancient Ship of Doom
Ninja JaJaMaru-kun JP/NA/EU 5Stars5.pngEdit rating: Ninja JaJaMaru-kun
Ninja-kun: Ashura no Shou JP Template:Ratings/Ninja-kun: Ashura no ShouStars0.pngEdit rating: Ninja-kun: Ashura no Shou
Ninja-kun: Majou no Bōken JP 5Stars5.pngEdit rating: Ninja-kun: Majou no Bōken
Nuts & Milk JP 5Stars5.pngEdit rating: Nuts & Milk
Operation Wolf NA/EU 5Stars5.pngEdit rating: Operation Wolf
Pac-Man JP/NA/EU 5Stars5.pngEdit rating: Pac-Man
Pinball JP/NA/EU Template:Ratings/PinbalStars0.pngEdit rating: Pinbal
Pooyan JP/NA/EU 5Stars5.pngEdit rating: Pooyan
Princess Tomato in the Salad Kingdom aka Salada no Kuni no Tomato Hime NA 5Stars5.pngEdit rating: Princess Tomato in the Salad Kingdom
Punch-Out‼ JP/NA/EU 5Stars5.pngEdit rating: Punch-Out‼ (NES)
Renegade aka Nekketsu Kōha Kunio-kun JP/NA 5Stars5.pngEdit rating: Renegade
River City Ransom aka Street Gangs NA/EU 5Stars5.pngEdit rating: River City Ransom
S.C.A.T.: Special Cybernetic Attack Team NA/EU 5Stars5.pngEdit rating: S.C.A.T.: Special Cybernetic Attack Team
SD Gundam World-Gachapon Senshi 2: Capsule Senki JP 5Stars5.pngEdit rating: SD Gundam World-Gachapon Senshi 2: Capsule Senki
SD Gundam World-Gachapon Senshi: Scramble Wars JP 5Stars5.pngEdit rating: SD Gundam World-Gachapon Senshi: Scramble Wars
Seicross JP 5Stars5.pngEdit rating: Seicross
Shadow of the Ninja NA/EU 5Stars5.pngEdit rating: Shadow of the Ninja
Skate or Die! EU 5Stars5.pngEdit rating: Skate or Die!
Sky Kid JP/NA 5Stars5.pngEdit rating: Skate or Die!
Smash Table Tennis aka Smash Ping Pong JP/NA/EU 5Stars5.pngEdit rating: Smash Table Tennis
Soccer JP/NA/EU 5Stars5.pngEdit rating: Soccer
Solomon's Key aka Solomon no Kagi JP/NA/EU Template:Ratings/Solomon's KeyStars0.pngEdit rating: Solomon's Key
Spelunker JP/NA/EU 5Stars5.pngEdit rating: Spelunker
StarTropics NA/EU 5Stars5.pngEdit rating: StarTropics
Star Luster JP 5Stars5.pngEdit rating: Star Luster
Star Soldier JP/NA 5Stars5.pngEdit rating: Star Soldier
Sugoro Quest: Dice no Senshi Tachi JP 5Stars5.pngEdit rating: Sugoro Quest: Dice no Senshi Tachi
Super C aka Probotector II: Return of the Evil Forces 2007 Run and gun JP/NA 5Stars5.pngEdit rating: Super C
Super Dodge Ball aka Nekketsu Kōkō Dodgeball Bu JP/NA 5Stars5.pngEdit rating: Super Dodge Ball
Super Mario Bros. 2006 Platform JP/NA/EU 5Stars5.pngEdit rating: Super Mario Bros.
Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels 2007 Platform JP/NA/EU 5Stars5.pngEdit rating: Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels
Super Mario Bros. 2 aka Super Mario Bros. USA 2007 Platform JP/NA/EU/KO 5Stars5.pngEdit rating: Super Mario Bros. 2
Super Mario Bros. 3 2007 Platform JP/NA/EU 5Stars5.pngEdit rating: Super Mario Bros. 3
Takahashi Meijin no Bōken Jima JP Template:Ratings/Takahashi Meijin no Bōken JimaStars0.pngEdit rating: Takahashi Meijin no Bōken Jima
Takahashi Meijin no Bōken Jima II JP Template:Ratings/Takahashi Meijin no Bōken Jima IIStars0.pngEdit rating: Takahashi Meijin no Bōken Jima II
Takeshi no Chōsenjō JP 5Stars5.pngEdit rating: Takeshi no Chōsenjō
Tantei Jingūji Saburō: Kiken na Futari (Zengohen) JP 5Stars5.pngEdit rating: Tantei Jingūji Saburō: Kiken na Futari (Zengohen)
Tantei Jingūji Saburō: Shinjuku Chūō Kōen Satsujin Jiken JP 5Stars5.pngEdit rating: Tantei Jingūji Saburō: Shinjuku Chūō Kōen Satsujin Jiken
Tantei Jingūji Saburō: Toki no Sugiyuku Mama ni... JP 5Stars5.pngEdit rating: Tantei Jingūji Saburō: Toki no Sugiyuku Mama ni...
Tantei Jingūji Saburō: Yokohama-kō Renzoku Satsujin Jiken JP 5Stars5.pngEdit rating: Tantei Jingūji Saburō: Yokohama-kō Renzoku Satsujin Jiken
Tecmo Bowl NA Template:Ratings/Tecmo BowlStars0.pngEdit rating: Tecmo Bowl
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles aka Gekikame Ninja Den JP/NA/EU 5Stars5.pngEdit rating: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (NES)
Tennis JP/NA/EU 5Stars5.pngEdit rating: Tennis
Transformers: Convoy no Nazo JP 5Stars5.pngEdit rating: Transformers: Convoy no Nazo
Tsuppari Ōzumō JP 5Stars5.pngEdit rating: Tsuppari Ōzumō
TwinBee JP 5Stars5.pngEdit rating: TwinBee
Ufouria: The Saga aka Hebereke NA/EU 5Stars5.pngEdit rating: Ufouria: The Saga
Urban Champion JP/NA/EU/KO 5Stars5.pngEdit rating: Urban Champion
Valkyrie no Bōken: Toki no Kagi Densetsu JP 5Stars5.pngEdit rating: Valkyrie no Bōken: Toki no Kagi Densetsu
Volguard II JP 5Stars5.pngEdit rating: Volguard II
Volleyball JP/NA/EU 5Stars5.pngEdit rating: Volleyball
Wagan Land JP Template:Ratings/Wagan LandStars0.pngEdit rating: Wagan Land
Wario's Woods aka Wario no Mori JP/NA/EU 5Stars5.pngEdit rating: Wario's Woods
Wrecking Crew JP/NA/EU 5Stars5.pngEdit rating: Wrecking Crew
Xevious JP/NA/EU/KO Template:Ratings/XeviousStars0.pngEdit rating: Xevious
Yie Ar Kung-Fu JP 5Stars5.pngEdit rating: Yie Ar Kung-Fu
Yoshi aka Mario & Yoshi aka Yoshi no Tamago JP/NA/KO 5Stars5.pngEdit rating: Yoshi
Yoshi's Cookie JP/NA/EU/KO 5Stars5.pngEdit rating: Yoshi's Cookie
Zanac JP/NA 5Stars5.pngEdit rating: Zanac
Zelda II: The Adventure of Link aka Zelda no Densetsu 2: Link no Bōken 2007 Action RPG JP/NA/EU 5Stars5.pngEdit rating: Zelda II: The Adventure of Link
Zoda's Revenge: StarTropics II NA/EU 5Stars5.pngEdit rating: Zoda's Revenge: StarTropics II
Zoids: Mokushiroku JP 5Stars5.pngEdit rating: Zoids: Mokushiroku

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See also