Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) games

NES games for Windows, Ys, Mega Man, Mario Bros, Legend of Zelda, Bubble Bobble, Adventure Island, Castlevania.Games for the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) are available on cartridges, as the NES is a gaming console. These cartridges have been converted for PC to files with .NES, .UNIF, .FDS (fwNES format), and .NSF extension and can only be run with an emulator like the one mentioned below. There are several websites from where you can download these game files.

Though freely available, many of these games are still copyrighted. This means that you're officially allowed to play the game, only when you own the original and create a backup of that original.

A selection of games you'll probably remember:

  • 10-Yard Fight
  • Adventure Island
  • Balloon Fight
  • Battle of Olympus
  • Battletoads
  • Bubble Bobble
  • Castlevania
  • Contra
  • Crystalis
  • Double Dragon
  • Dragon Ball
  • Dragon Quest
  • Dragon Warrior
  • Final Fantasy
  • Galaga
  • Holy Diver
  • Ice Climber
  • Joust
  • Kid Icarus
  • Legend of Zelda
  • Marble Madness
  • Mario Bros
  • Mega Man
  • Metroid
  • Ninja Gaiden
  • Osomatsu Kun
  • Paperboy
  • POW - Prisoners of War
  • Punch-Out!!
  • Q-Bert
  • Romancia
  • Super Mario Bros
  • Sweet Home
  • Tecmo Super Bowl
  • TM Ninja Turtles
  • Tetris
  • Ultima
  • Wrecking Crew
  • Ys

Play those classic Nintendo games!

Play NES games on Windows 10, 8 and Windows 7!To play those great Nintendo NES games on a PC with Windows 11 or Windows 10, you need an emulator. This is a software program that emulates (imitates) the NES console on modern operating systems. There are a lot of NES emulators out there, but we ended up using: