Ninja Gaiden – NES

Ninja Gaiden is a side-scrolling platform game. There are six “Acts” that comprise 20 levels. Ryu’s strength is represented by a life bar, which goes down when he is hit by an enemy or projectile. A “life” is lost when the life meter is depleted or when Ryu falls off of the screen, or when time runs out.

The game is over when all lives are gone. The player may restart the level on which this occurred by continuing. At the end of every act, the player will fight a boss; bosses have life meters that the player drains with attacks. Each boss is one of the “Malice Four” – evil underlings of the Jaquio, the game’s main boss.

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Metroid – NES

Metroid is an action-adventure game in which the player controls Samus Aran. The game takes place on the planet of “Zebes”, a large, open world with areas connected by doors and elevators. The player controls Samus Aran as she travels through the planet’s caverns. She begins with a weak power beam as her only weapon, and the ability to jump. As the player explores more areas and collects power-ups that grant Samus special abilities and enhance her armor and weapons, also allowing her to enter areas that were not accessible.

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Mega Man 2 – NES

Mega Man 2 is a platform action game. The player controls Mega Man as he travels through eight stages to defeat bosses. Dr. Wily’s Robot Masters: Metal Man, Air Man, Bubble Man, Quick Man, Crash Man, Flash Man, Heat Man, and Wood Man. Each Robot Master features a unique weapon and a stage. For example, Air Man shoots small tornadoes and is fought in a sky-themed level, while Wood Man uses a shield of leaves and is in a forest-themed stage.

Defeating a boss unlocks their signature weapon to the player. The Robot Masters have weaknesses to the weapons of certain Robot Masters; therefore, choosing the order in which the levels are played is vital to the gameplay. After completing certain stages, Mega Man receives a special item...

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Mario Bros – NES

Mario Bros. features two plumbers, Mario and Luigi, having to investigate the sewers of New York due to strange creatures having appeared down there. The objective of the game is to defeat all of the enemies. The mechanics of Mario Bros. involve running and jumping.

Players cannot jump on enemies and squash them, unless they were already turned on their back. Each phase is a series of platforms with pipes, along with an object called a “POW” block. Phases use wraparound, meaning that enemies and players that go off to one side will reappear on the opposite side.

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Kirby’s Adventure – NES

Kirby’s Adventure is a platform game. The game is made up of seven worlds, each containing a set of levels, a boss fight, and a Warp Star door which enables Kirby to travel from world to world. Most worlds also contain mini-games which allow Kirby to gain extra lives.

The objective of each main level is simply to reach the end. If Kirby touches an enemy or a dangerous object, he takes a point of damage, and if all of his points are lost or he falls off the screen, the player loses a life. Kirby can touch or eat food items to replenish health or gain temporary invulnerability.

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Ice Climber – NES

The player controls Popo, a boy wearing a blue Eskimo parka, while the second player controls Nana, a girl wearing a pink one. The only tool they carry is a wooden mallet to carve openings in the ice and to club enemies. Each mountain level consists of eight layers of colorful ice and a bonus stage. Dull ice blocks pose no threat. Square ice blocks with higher detail are indestructible. Hatched ice acts as a conveyor belt sliding the Eskimo either left or right. many mountains include unbreakable moving platforms resembling clouds.

The bonus stage takes place at the peak. Within a 40-second time limit and no enemies, the Ice Climbers face trickier jumps and moving platforms. The peak is the only place to recover stolen vegetables, most notably eggplants...

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Gradius – NES

The player controls the trans-dimensional spaceship Vic Viper. The player must battle waves of enemies. The standard boss battles in the Gradius series involved combat with a giant craft, in the center of which would be situated one to several blue colored spheres.

These bosses are designed in such a way that there would be a passage from the exterior of the giant craft which leads directly to one of these cores. The player must fire shots into this passage while avoiding attacks from weapons on the body of the boss.

However, small destructible walls are situated in this passage, impeding the bullet shots from damaging the core. These must be whittled away by well-placed shots.

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Ghost ‘N Goblins – NES

Ghosts ‘n Goblins is a platform game. The player controls a knight, named Sir Arthur, who must rescue Princess Prin Prin, who has been kidnapped by Satan. Along the way the player can pick up weapons, bonuses and extra suits of armor. The player can only be hit twice. If the player loses a life, they are returned to the start of the level, or the halfway point. Each life can only last a certain length of time. After defeating the final boss, the player replay the entire game on a higher difficulty to reach the genuine final battle.

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Galaga – NES

The objective is to score as many points as possible by destroying the enemies. The player controls a starfighter that can move left and right. Enemies swarm in a formation and then begin flying down toward the player, firing bullets at the player and attempting to crash into them. In later stages, some of the enemies will break from an entering group in an attempt to crash into the player. The game ends when the player’s last fighter is lost.

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Excitebike – NES

Whether the player races solo or against computer riders, they race against a time limit. The goal is to qualify for the Excitebike championship. The times to beat are located on the stadium walls and in the lower left corner.

In any race, the best time to beat is 8 seconds ahead of third place. When the player gets first, they get a message: “It’s a new record!” Additional points are added by beating the previous record time.

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