Abobobo’s Top 10 Best Famicom/NES Graphics
1. Batman (Sunsoft, 1989)
2. Shatterhand (Natsume, 1991)
3. Little Samson (Taito, 1992)
4. Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos (Tecmo, 1990)
5. Kirby’s Adventure (HAL Laboratory, 1993)
6. Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse (Konami, 1989)
7. Gimmick! (Sunsoft, 1992)
8. Metal Storm (Irem, 1992)
9. Sweet Home (Capcom, 1989)
10. Crisis Force (Konami, 1991)
These games were picked for their visual beauty, style, and technical prowess. Effects, animation, cutscenes, pixel artistry, and overall atmosphere were all taken into account. Of course, there are a lot of great-looking titles for the NES, and the ones that didn’t make the cut include Super Mario Bros. 3, Megaman 5/6, Solstice, and Summer Carnival ‘92: Recca. Like any “best of” list, this one is personal and subjective.
For reference, the Famicom was released in 1983 and the NES was released in 1985.
See also: The Games That Pushed The Limits Of The NES (Racketboy)
Image sources: Batman, Little Samson, Shatterhand, Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos, Kirby’s Adventure, Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse, Metal Storm, Gimmick!, Sweet Home, Crisis Force