English Friendly Famicom GamesA list of 138 games created by chaosmazer on 31st March 2017
After Burner II (Japan)NES
After Burner II is the sequel to the original After Burner by Sega. Like the racing game Out Run, After Burner II would become a huge success for Sega in the Arcades. The game was later released to different consoles.
Akumajou Special - Boku Dracula-kun (Japan)NES
Akumajou Special-Boku Dracula kun is about a kid Dracula who's kingdom was taken over by a demon. It's made by Konami and is a parody of Castlevania. He has to fight monsters and even participates in a quiz show hosted by the Statue of Liberty. It's very cute, but challenging.
A vertical-scrolling shooter for the Arcades and the NES. It was developed by NMK and published by Jaleco in Japan only.
Astro Robo Sasa (Japan)NES
Sasa is an arcade-style video game released for the MSX computer in 1984 and later ported to the Nintendo Famicom console titled as Astro Robo SASA (??????SASA) in 1985.
Atlantis no Nazo (Japan)NES
Atlantis no Nazo (The Mystery of Atlantis) is a Japan-exclusive action-adventure platformer known for its unrelenting difficulty and non-linear (and often non-sensical) level progression.
Babel no Tou (Japan)NES
A puzzle game for the NES similar to Sokoban or Solomon's Key. It was developed by Namco.
Ballblazer is one of the first two games released in 1985 by the Lucasfilm Computer Division Games Group, later LucasArts.
Famicom shooter that's a bit similar to Defender. It was developed by Shouei Systems (a.k.a. Bear's) and published by Toei.
Bird Week (Japan)NES
Bird Week is a simulation game in which you must take care of your baby birds by feeding them butterflies until they can leave the nest.
Booby Kids (Japan)NES
This was only released in Japan, on July 10th 1987. To the best of our knowledge it is not actually about children with large breasts.
Brush Roller (Asia) (Unl)NES
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A puzzle game featuring moles developed by Victor.
Battle City (Japan)NES
Battle City is a multi-directional shooter where the player commandeers a tank to destroy the enemy and protect their base.
Binary Land (Japan)NES
Reunite penguin lovers Gurin and Malon in this cute puzzle game from Hudson.
Chack 'n Pop (Japan)NES
Action puzzle game released by Taito.
Championship Lode Runner (Japan)NES
Classic Loadrunner goodness with a host of new, more challenging levels!
Originally developed by Dan Gorlin of Brøderbund, Choplifter!, which claims to be the computer! game of the year, focuses on the simple mechanics of avoiding fire while ferrying hostages from their capture bunkers to a home base.
Choujikuu Yousai - Macross (Japan)NES
A shoot-em-up for the NES and the first Nintendo game to be based on the mecha anime/manga Macross. It was developed by Namco and published by Bandai, the first partnership of the now merged companies.
Circus Charlie (Japan)NES
A circus-themed mini-game collection intended for young children. It was developed by Konami and published by Soft Pro International for the Arcade and various home systems.
Crisis Force (Japan)NES
Crisis Force is an overhead shooter from Konami released in 1991 solely in Japan. The game features seven stages and allows the player to change ship configurations on the fly.
Cycle Race - Road Man (Japan)NES
A cycling racing game developed by Advance Communication and published by Tokyo Shoseki for the NES, released in Japan only.
Door Door (Japan)NES
A cute action puzzle game about opening and closing doors on monsters. This is also the first original game created by Koichi Nakamura who went on to create a little series known as "Dragon Quest.
Dragon Buster (Japan)NES
Dragon Buster is an arcade game released by Namco in 1984. It was later ported to various home systems.
Dynamite Bowl (Japan)NES
A bowling simulator for the Famicom. It allowed for up to five players and was the first bowling game for the system.
Daiku no Gen San 2 - Akage no Dan no Gyakushuu (Japan)NES
Japanese only sequel to "Hammerin' Harry".
Dash Yarou (Japan)NES
Port of the arcade game "Rally Bike". Simple racing game produced by Taito.
Dig Dug (Japan)NES
Dig dug is an arcade game released in 1982. The objective is to kill the underground monsters by either squishing them under a rock through the tunnels you create or by popping them using your weapon directly.
A Puzzle game that is sorta like playing Tetris with the ability to put blocks on any side you choose.
Devil World (Japan)NES
A Pac Man style game for the Famicom and NES. This was the only NES era game made by Shigeru Miyamoto that was not released in the US. However, it was recently released for the Wii's Virtual Console.
Don Doko Don (Japan)NES
This was only released in Japan, first in Arcade's sometime in 1989, then for the NES on March 9th 1990, and finally the Turbografx 16 on, May 31st 1990.
Don Doko Don 2 (Japan)NES
This was only released in Japan, on January 31st 1992.
Donald Land (Japan)NES
Released only for the Famicom in Japan, Donaldland sees Ronald McDonald attempting to stop a takeover of the McUniverse by evil forces. It was the first McDonald's video game released.
Dough Boy (Japan)NES
Japan-exclusive action video game released in 1985 for the Family Computer. Developed by Synapse Software and published by Kemco.
Erunaaku no Zaihou (Japan)NES
A top-down action-adventure title only released in Japan for the Famicom.
Esper Bouken Tai (Japan)NES
Exploration game where explore a maze full of monsters! Rescue other characters to swap between them for new abilities.
Exciting Boxing (Japan)NES
A boxing game for the Famicom, created by Konami for their Exciting sports range. It was released with a special inflatable boxer controller which the player would punch to interact with the game.
Exed Exes (Japan)NES
A vertical scrolling arcade shooter released by Capcom. It was re-released for platform play on Capcom Classics Collection.
An early vertical shooter developed by TOSE and published by Jaleco in Japan. It was Jaleco's first release for the Famicom.
Fantasy Zone 2 - Opa-Opa no Namida (Japan)NES
The sequel to Fantasy Zone. Side Scrolling Shooter with a shop to purchase upgrades for your ship.
Field Combat (Japan)NES
A Commando-style vertical-scrolling shoot-em-up with a few novel features. It was developed by TOSE and published by Jaleco for Arcades and the Nintendo Famicom.
Fighting Road (Japan)NES
A one-on-one martial arts fighting game for the NES published by Toei. It was released in Japan only on December 13th 1988.
Final Lap (Japan)NES
Final Lap is an arcade racing game developed by Namco and released in 1987. A home version, developed by Arc System Works, was also released exclusively in Japan for the Nintendo Famicom.
A puzzle game from dB Soft for various home systems. It was the first dB Soft game on the Famicom. The player controls a mole-like creature named Flappy and must push a blue rock onto its platform on each stage.
Flipull - An Exciting Cube Game (Japan)NES
Japanese only block puzzle game released by Taito.
Flying Hero (Japan)NES
An action game involving trampolining firefighters, developed for the Famicom by Aicom. A US version named Blazebusters was announced but later cancelled.
Formation Z (Japan)NES
An early arcade horizontal-scrolling shoot-em-up by Jaleco, ported to the MSX by Nippon Dexter and the Famicom by Jaleco and Hect. The player could transform between a jet fighter and a bipedal robot.
F-1 Race (Japan)NES
A Formula One racing title for the Famicom and later Gameboy. The game featured cameo appearences from famous Nintendo characters at the start and end of each race.
F-1 Sensation (Japan)NES
Formula one racing game released in 1993. Known in Europe as "Formula 1 Sensation".
F1 Circus (Japan)NES
Japanese only top down F-1 Racing game for the Famicom.
Family Circuit '91 (Japan)NES
A Japan exclusive top down F-1 Racing game
Family Pinball (Japan)NES
Play pinball alone or in a double-ended competitive format in Rock 'n' Ball.
Battle space aliens and avoid their suicidal attacks to survive in the world of Galaxian, Namco Bandai's first installment in the Galaxian franchise.
Game Party (Japan)NES
Collection of simple games for the Famicom. Air Hockey, Ice Hockey, and more.
Garfield - A Week of Garfield (Japan)NES
Released in Japan only, A Week of Garfield is a Famicom game where the lazy orange cat must rescue Odie from neighborhood ne'er-do-wells. Its extremely poor quality may have kept it from being released overseas.
Ganso Saiyuuki - Super Monkey Daibouken (Japan)NES
A NES action RPG published by Vap based on the ancient Chinese novel "Journey to the West". It's widely considered to be one of the worst NES games of all time.
An early pseudo-3D shoot-em-up for the Nintendo Famicom developed by Micronics and published by ASCII.
Gekitotsu Yonku Battle (Japan)NES
Gekitotsu Yonku Battle is a vehicular combat game developed by Tamtex and released in 1989 for the Famicom.
Goonies, The (Japan)NES
Mikey must save his friends, the Goonies, and Annie the Mermaid from the Fratelli family in this NES platformer.
Gradius II (Japan)NES
The follow-up to Konami's shoot-em-up Arcade classic Gradius. It had various home conversions, though was not available in the US until its Wii Virtual Console release.
Great Boxing - Rush Up (Japan)NES
A boxing game that incorporates training your boxer for matches.
An 1985 Arcade vertical-scrolling shoot-em-up by Taito and Crux in which the player controls a helicopter. It was ported to the NES in early 1986 in Japan only.
Holy Diver (Japan)NES
Medieval action-platformer for the NES, released solely in Japan by Irem.
Hyper Sports (Japan)NES
An early sports game from Konami, this was released on a variety of platforms in 1984.
Ikki is a Japanese arcade game developed by Sunsoft. It was also released for the Nintendo Famicom.
Insector X (Japan)NES
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Jumbo Ozaki no Hole in One Professional (Japan)NES
A golf sim for the NES developed by HAL Laboratory and released in 1988 in Japan only. It uses the likeness of prolific Japanese professional golfer Masashi "Jumbo" Ozaki.
Jumpin' Kid - Jack to Mame no Ki Monogatari (Japan)NES
Platformer featuring Jack and the Beanstalk.
Jongbou is a hybrid Mahjongg/block-breaking game developed by SNK and Micronics and released in Japan only for the Nintendo Famicom.
Kamen no Ninja - Akakage (Japan)NES
A side-scrolling platformer/brawler based on the Kamen no Ninja Akakage anime and manga.
Kamen no Ninja - Hanamaru (Japan)NES
Yo! Noid is a 2D platform game featuring the popular Domino's Pizza mascot from the 1980's.
The first commercial title developed by Jordan Mechner, Karateka is an action game that sets the player as a nameless Karate master off on a quest to rescue the beautiful Princess Mariko from the vile warlord Akuma.
Action platformer for the NES published by DB-Soft. Also known as a maze action game.
Lost Word of Jenny - Ushinawareta Message (Japan)NES
An Action game featuring sidescrolling and overhead gameplay, similar to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles game on the NES.
Lot Lot (Japan)NES
A strategy/puzzle game by Tokuma Shoten Publishing. The goal is to use a pair of arrows to teleport pachinko balls around a maze to the scoring zones, and away from the "Out" zone. It was originally developed for Arcades and ported to MSX and the Famicom.
Musashi no Ken - Tadaima Shugyou Chuu (Japan)NES
A side-scrolling platformer with a kendo theme for the NES, developed by Taito. In single player you fought monsters in the world and in multiplayer two players faced off in a kendo ring.
Magnum Kiki Ippatsu - Empire City - 1931 (Japan)NES
Port of an arcade shooting gallery game where the player takes on the Mafia.
Mappy is a game where you, a mouse policeman, have to find stolen goods in a house filled with crooked cats.
Mappy Kids (Japan)NES
Mappy kids is a 1989 NES game from Namco's Mappy franchise.
You are a contestant on the futuristic gameshow: Metro Cross!
Miracle Ropit's Adventure in 2100 (Japan)NES
A NES platformer developed by Micronics. The player controls a young girl in a robot suit.
Mobile Suit Z Gundam - Hot Scramble (Japan)NES
Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam: Hot Scramble is the first console Gundam game. It features both first-person shooting and side-scrolling action.
Nagagutsu wo Haita Neko - Sekai Isshuu 80 Nichi Daibouken (Japan)NES
Side Scrolling Platformer based on the anime "The Wonderful World of Puss 'n Boots".
Nakajima Satoru - F-1 Hero (Japan)NES
Japanese only F-1 style racing game with a map on the top half of the screen which shows the entire course.
Nakajima Satoru - F-1 Hero 2 (Japan)NES
Sequel to the previous F-1 Hero game. Also features a map on the top half of the screen. Basic F-1 Racing game.
Nangoku Shirei!! - Spy Vs Spy (Japan)NES
Spy vs Spy: The Island Caper is a competitive multiplayer game where the goal is to recover all the vital items and leave before the other player does the same. It's a tropical-themed variant on the original.
Ninja Hattori Kun - Ninja ha Syugyou de Gozaru (Japan)NES
Japanese only Ninja side scrolling action game.
Ninja Kun - Ashura no Shou (Japan)NES
A sequel to the original Ninja-Kid (Ninja-kun), Ninja-Kid II is a side-scrolling platformer action game for Arcades. It is also known as Rad Action and JT-104, and was later ported to the NES in Japan only.
Nuts & Milk (Japan)NES
Known by a contemporary audience for it's unfortunate title, Nuts & Milk is the very first third-party game released on any Nintendo console. Developed by Hudson Soft, it was released for the Famicom in 1984.
Onyanko Town (Japan)NES
A maze action game where the player controls a mother cat searching for her kittens around a city. It was the first Famicom game published by Pony Canyon.
Pac-Land is a side-scrolling platformer in the Pac-Man franchise. It was one of the earlier platformers, released prior to Super Mario Bros.
Parodius da! (Japan)NES
Parody of Konami's Gladius game featuring a cast of cute and funny ships and enemies. Some argue that this game is better than the game it parodies!
Palamedes 2 - Star Twinkles (Japan)NES
This was only released in Japan, on May 7th 1991.
Peepar Time (Japan)NES
Japanese only puzzle game with an odd title.
Pizza Pop! (Japan)NES
Pizza themed platforming game where your task is to deliver pizza!
Become Mama Pig and rescue the little pigs from the insidious, balloon-toting wolves in Konami's Pooyan.
Falling block puzzle game with a slot theme.
Quarth is an action/puzzle game released on multiple platforms.
Route-16 Turbo (Japan)NES
Sunsoft developed Route-16 for arcades and later brought it to the Famicom as Route-16 Turbo.
Quest of Ki, The (Japan)NES
A puzzle-platformer from the Druaga series for the Famicom, starring Ki. It was released only in Japan.
Seikima II - Akuma no Gyakushuu (Japan)NES
A Japan-only game based on the now disbanded Japanese rock group Seikima-II.
Sky Destroyer (Japan)NES
Sky Destroyer is a shoot 'em up game released only in Japan by Taito Corporation in 1985 for the Famicom. The player controls a World War II Japanese monoplane that is required to destroy enemies to clear the stage.
Soccer League - Winner's Cup (Japan)NES
A soccer game for the NES, published by Data East in 1988. It was never released outside of Japan.
Son Son (Japan)NES
This was Capcom's second game (after Vulgus) and their first released in the United States.
Space Harrier (Japan)NES
Play as a flying dude holding a large cannon as you take on giant mechs, flying mushrooms, and fire-breathing dragon skeletons.
Space Hunter (Japan)NES
Similar gameplay to Metroid, but with worse music, controls, and very little variety.
Space Invaders (Japan)NES
Space Invaders is one of the most successful video games of all time and one of the first arcade shooters. It revolutionized the industry in its day and has since become a pop culture icon.
Space Shadow (Japan)NES
A sci-fi Light Gun game from Bandai that came packaged with the Hyper Shot Light Gun for the Famicom.
Splatter House - Wanpaku Graffiti (Japan)NES
A young man must save his girlfriend from monsters. He uses an evil mask to defeat them. A good platformer for the nes. If you like this game you should play the sequels on the Sega Genesis.
Star Luster (Japan)NES
A cockpit-view space shoot-em-up for the Arcade and Nintendo Famicom developed by Namco.
Stick Hunter - Exciting Ice Hockey (Japan)NES
Japanese only game of Hockey.
Super Arabian (Japan)NES
A Famicom version was released only in Japan as Super Arabian. A port of Arabian for arcades.
Super Black Onyx (Japan)NES
Labyrinth style RPG where you explore caves under a town while upgrading your characters along the way.
Super Dyna'mix Badminton (Japan)NES
Super Dyna'mix Badminton is a Badminton game that was only released in Japan, on August 26th 1988.
Super Pinball (Japan)NES
A pinball simulator for the NES developed by Soft Machine and published by Coconuts Japan, in Japan only. It features racing and sci-fi themed tables among others.
Super Star Force (Japan)NES
A 1986 sequel to the popular 1984 shoot 'em up Star Force, developed and published by Tecmo. It was only officially released in Japan.
Super Xevious - Gump no Nazo (Japan)NES
The Japanese only sequel to the scrolling shooter game "Xevious".
Tower of Druaga, The (Japan)NES
Climb the tower, defeat Druaga and rescue Princess Ki in this maze-style action role-playing game from Namco!
Transformers - Comvoy no Nazo (Japan)NES
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Triathron, The (Japan)NES
An athletics sports game where the player competes in a series of triathlons. It was released on the NES by K Amusement Leasing in Japan only.
A cute-'em-up by Konami featuring color changing bells as power-ups.
Breakout like game released only in Japan.
Tokoro San no Mamoru mo Semeru mo (Japan)NES
Tokoro-san no Mamoru mo Semeru mo is an action platformer game by Sony label Sony Epic Records that was only released in Japan on June 27th, 1987.
Top Rider (Japan)NES
A motorcycle driving game developed by Human and published by Varie for the NES. It was released in Japan only at the end of 1988.
Tetris 2 + Bombliss (Japan)NES
A regular tetris game with simultaneous 2-player action and a more puzzle oriented tetris variant, bombliss, for the NES.
Tetsuwan Atom (Japan)NES
The first console adventure of Osamu Tezuka's Tetsuwan Atom, better known in the West as Astro Boy. It was developed by Home Data and published by Konami on the NES in Japan only.
Thexder is a classic action game featuring a giant robot which can transform into a jet. Trapped within a mysterious facility, the goal is to navigate 16 maze-like levels and stay alive long enough to destroy the central computer.
Takahashi Meijin no Bugutte Honey (Japan)NES
An adventure platformer game starring Master Takahashi of Adventure Island fame. It is based on an anime which in turn was based on the Adventure Island games.
Tag Team Pro-Wrestling (Japan)NES
Japanese only wrestling game with Tag-Team Action!
Uchuu Keibitai SDF (Japan)NES
Vertical shooter created by Hal Laboratory of Kirby fame.
Ultraman Club - Kaijuu Dai Kessen!! (Japan)NES
Action platformer featuring Ultraman!
Viva! Las Vegas (Japan)NES
Virtual casino game where you play... well... casino games!
Volguard II (Japan)NES
A shooter for the NES, never released outside of Japan.
Namco published this simple action-shooter under the "Namcot" label.
Wing of Madoola, The (Japan)NES
This side-scrolling action Famicom game was only released in Japan. Developed by Sunsoft in 1986, it stars the female protagonist Lucia.
Wizardry II - Llylgamyn no Densetsu (Japan)NES
Wizardry II for the Famicom. Features the game entirely in English once you change the language in the Options menu.
Yie Ar Kung-Fu (Japan) (Rev 1.4)NES
Yie Ar Kung-Fu is an early fighting game, considered to be one of the founding titles of the genre.
Zippy Race (Japan)NES
MotoRace USA was developed by Irem in 1983. It's a road racing arcade game where the player drives from Los Angeles to New York.
Youkai Douchuuki (Japan)NES
Shadow Land (or Youkai Douchuuki) is an Arcade game by Namco that follows the adventures of a young boy through Jigoku, the Japanese equivalent of Hell. The game was later released for the Turbografx-16 and NES, but neither version was available outside of Japan.