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    I can't believe that TMNT would be anywhere near a Top 100 list for anything. I love that the list is basically derailed three entries in.

    That said, despite the inclusion of that awful game, this doesn't appear to be too bad a list otherwise. I'll be checking back daily since I am something of a list fanatic. Plus Willow made the cut!
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    I like the first TMNT game, but I agree it shouldn't even be in the top 100. Maybe 101, but not even close.

    I don't get how Kid Niki: Radical Ninja is so high on the list. I didn't really like it when I played it. The only cool thing about it is....it has a pink cartridge!

    And there are too many Mega Man games so far....after 3, the series lost it for me on the NES.

    And it's good to see Fester's Quest get some love...maybe Castlevania II: Simon's Quest will as well. If Castlevania III is not in the top 20, then this list doesn't make any sense.

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    I have noticed that there's an abundance of the Blue Bomber. I love Mega Man, but let's be honest, MM5 and MM6 are both chores to play.
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    Little Samson: 93
    Fester's Quest: 45

    Yeah, nice list...

    I know no one is going to put a list together that everyone can agree with, but I mean, really? Some things just can't be justified.

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    Meh, glad to see they're giving props to titles like Shadowgate, though.
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    Jesus christ. Did they throw every not outright terrible NES game into a hat and pick them to do the order?

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    I wonder if Magic Darts will be on the list.
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    TMNT is in my top 100 too, only the water level is far from insane.

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    I've been watching the list. I saw some I couldn't remember. So I pulled them out. Astyanax, Guardian Legend, Metal Storm etc. Just some I didn't recall. A bunch of the list I do not need to play I know that game by heart. But yeah. It's been fun.

    I also think the order is very off. And some stuff just shouldn't bee on there or so high at all. I think Rad Racer is higher than Dragon Warrior III. Really?

    I also think they inteltually make it like this so people like use will talk about it. Kinda stupid.

    Metal Storm is pretty bad ass.
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    Fester's Quest ahead of Dr. Mario???? Shameful....

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    Why are people complaining about Ninja Turtles and Fester's Quest? There are some really bad games on the list with Ninja Turtles being really good and should be on the list while Fester's Quest not being that bad and if it did make it on one of my lists, it'd be near 100. I'd say quite a few games they've listed on here might not even be on the top 200 for me.

    Now I used to like Wizards and Warriors as well as Ironsword back in the day, mostly because when you're a kid you only get one game every so often. But those two games are fairly high up on the list(64 and 56.) Why? There's no way that they belong there. Infact, playing them today having played all the other games I've played these two aren't good.

    There's also Double Dragon 3 at 55. Double Dragon 2 is on the list but only at 83 and there's definitely something wrong with this as it's the far superior game.

    Astyanax and Dragon Warrior 3 are 97 and 96, both deserve to be much higher on the list.

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    i have 240 nes games and so far out of the 41 to 100 listed ive played 10 of them
    i guess my tastes are very different then whoever made this list so far
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    Fester's Quest was ranked above Metal Storm. WTF!!!

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    I'll make the argument why TMNT and Fester's Quest aren't very good (and I love those games).

    TMNT felt like an incomplete game when you finished it. The side scrolling and overhead parts felt just mashed together and towards the end of the game, there weren't as much exploration as in previous levels/worlds. If TMNT was a full-fledged action/RPG (a la Zelda) it would be pretty cool.

    Fester's Quest is similar but the first-person dungeons were very bad and didn't fit in the game at all. The overhead levels were fun and the best part but you had to go through non-descript bland dungeons (for lack of better term) to advance. The boss fights were great and made the game better, but I wouldn't know about 45 of all time better.

    I think if you expand the criteria and included games from Europe & Japan then games like King Kong 2, New Ghostbusters 2, The Goonies 1, and others would find a way on the list.

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    I've never understood why people get worked up about lists like these. I love seeing them cause they may shine a light on games I may have missed. In fact, if I agreed 100% with the list, it would probably be pretty boring.

    Like when sites write up lists of the top 10 NES games, a list that short is just going to have the 'obvious' selections. *yawn* We know Mario 3 is great, what else ya got?

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    I was going to say that the updates of the last two days (including Adventure Island II and Batman) were awesome, but then I saw Castlevania II and Metal Gear are 25 and 26.

    Castlevania II is ridiculous, plain and simple. Metal Gear is great...if you're playing it on something other than an NES.
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    Ahhh, IGN. Is there anything you can't ruin with a list?

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    Count me in on the Fester's Quest/TMNT hate bandwagon. I owned both as a kid - hated them as a child. Replayed them as an adult... hated them still. They shouldn't be anywhere near any Top 100.

    That being said I have two nits to pick with KupoMowgli.

    1) Wizards and Warriors/Ironsword are both fun, awesome games and I'm surprised you dislike them so much. I'd rank them ahead of Fester's Quest any day of the week.

    2) Top 100 lists need to be burned to the ground, IGN's, DP's, all of 'em. Or - at least - I'm not running any top 100 list that gets attempted again. You want an aggregated list, you do the work.

    (Hell I didn't even do the math work and it was a pain, I think it was Flack's wife who had the mad Excel skills there)
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