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Down and Dirty Reviews: Nes -- I - K
I love the NES and I bet I'm not the only one, eh? I still own around 700 games for this old system and I'm still collecting em to this day. Remember that most Ljn games suck so don't spend too much on their titles while most Konami and Capcom titles are a safe bet but beware; there is a exception to every rule. I can only hope my reviews can help you pick out the right games if you are a collector too? Overall rating on this page: 51. I: 14, J: 16, K: 21

The overall scores are out of 100.

The graphics, sounds, and game play are out of 10.

Score / Name
35 ICE CLIMBERS (Nintendo, October 1985)

In this original Nintendo title here you control one of two little Eskimos with hammers trying to reach the top of the stage. Enemies like polar bears and other fuzzy creatures will try to kill you as well but you knock them out if they get in the way but sadly Nintendo took out the baby seals in the North American version so you can't beat them with hammers like in the original Japanese game. Once you reach the top there is a timed bonus game where you either try to get the food or go after the giant bird instead to complete the stage. It starts out easy and the concept is good but the reason this game was never a success was because the controls of the jumps are super slow and really sluggish here. Ice Climbers doesn't age well.
For 1 or 2 players
graphics: 5
sound: 4
gameplay: 4

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78 ICE HOCKEY (Nintendo, March 1988)
Nintendo's Ice Hockey is simple and very easy to play game of the famous Canadian sport. It comes with the unique ability to create three different sizes of players for a team of four. Sure we don't get the usually season, create a player mode that are in other modern Hockey video games but maybe we are too spoiled in this day and age, eh? Ice Hockey is a very fun game especially for two players.
For 1 or 2 players
graphics: 6
sound: 5
gameplay: 7
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50 IKARI WARRIORS (SNK, May 1987)
Here is a famous arcade classic from SNK. In it two Rambo-like men crash behind enemy lines and use any means necessary to stay alive. You can only fire a limited round of machine guns and grenades here but you can also steal enemy tanks to help you out. Unfortunately, all these power ups don't seem very helpful in the end thanks to the long and insanely difficulty stages. The overhead view is great but the game itself is too choppy, too hard, and too slow paced by today's standards. Buy at your own risk.
*Available in the 5 screw cart
For 1 or 2 players
graphics: 4
sound: 4
gameplay: 7
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55 IKARI WARRIORS II: The Victory Road (SNK, April 1988)
Now the two warriors Paul and Vince are fighting off aliens this time in this very odd sequel. The gameplay is still very choppy however and there are only 4 levels so not everything as changed for the better here. If you desperate for another shooting game then maybe Ikari Warriors II will appeal to you, maybe?
For 1 or 2 players
graphics: 4
sound: 5
gameplay: 7
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41 IKARI WARRIORS III: The Rescue (SNK, 1991)
Hmmmm...... I don't Kari anymore. Part 3 is now nothing but a boring fighting game and the developers actually took out all the fun shooting action the previous games were known for. You can use a gun during some boss fights (one just magically appears before a big fight) but it isn't the same. The game is also way too easy since thanks to the unlimited continues so you can can finish this really dull title whenever you feel like it. The graphics are bright and much more detailed then the last NES Ikari Warriors games but when the game is this bad who gives a rat's as$? SNK can really screw up their hit franchises at times, eh?
For 1 or 2 players
graphics: 5
sound: 4
gameplay: 4
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57 IMAGE FIGHT (Irem, 1990)
Irem's Image Fight is a decent vertical shooter you played a million times before and you even get the standard changeable side cannons and a challenging overall mission across 8 stages. Image Fight is a good game for people looking for an old fashion shooting title but the graphics and sounds are quite boring even by NES standards and you know that's pretty bad.
*Uncommon NES game
For 1 player only
graphics: 5
sound: 4
gameplay: 5
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62 The IMMORTAL (Electronic Arts, 1991)

Here is a very nice isometric looking adventure game about a wizard trying to slay an evil dragon. What really stands out here is the graphics. The frame rate looks a bit choppy but it not only has excellent animation but the detail in the creepy dark dungeons and characters is damn good. The game would have rated higher but very tedious trial and error game play may turn a lot players away but the game is slightly easier then the Genesis version at least since you can shoot out magic projectiles but you have less lives to work if too. If you want a challenging adventure with a interesting story then you'll want to check this out.
For 1 player only
graphics: 8
sound: 7
gameplay: 7

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41 The INCREDIBLE CRASH TEST DUMMIES (Ljn, 1993)

Now here's a weird game about a even weirder license. In this action platforming game you get to play as one of those Crash Test Dummy characters (yeah, those fake humaniod things used in car crashes) on a unicycle on a mission to rescue one of his dumb friends. Now the game doesn't seem too bad at first thanks to the fast game play and decent visuals but later on the jumping can get really tricky so it can be very frustrating. I guess Ljn didn't test this game out enough but what else is new?
*Uncommon NES game
For 1 player only
graphics: 6
sound: 5
gameplay: 4

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56 INDIANA JONES and the Last Crusade (Taito, 1992)

If there is any character that needs a video game it's Indiana Jones and now his third film was done by pros over at Taito. Is it any good though? In this adventure Indiana Jones is on a mission to find the legendary Holy Grail before the Nazis can get their hands on it. Now this may look like your standard platformer but this is going to be no easy game because you have a lot of puzzles to solve and you have to complete these stages in certain order. Not completing some of these puzzles early on will make the game nearly impossible near the end. There's a good mixture of stages and although it's a bit tedious, replaying the game can be fun. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade has some controls problems and there's a lot of trial and error game play but it also has impressive graphics, some solid background music, and a good degree of challenge.
*Uncommon NES game
For 1 player only
graphics: 7
sound: 6
gameplay: 6
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38 INDIANA JONES and the Last Crusade (UBIsoft, 1992)

What the hell!? You're probably asking yourself why the heck is StarSoldier1 reviewing that Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade game again here? Believe it or not there are two completely different games based on the same Hollywood movie; one by Taito and the other one here by UBI soft. This one is much harder to find but it is also less fun to play. First off the controls in this 2D platformer are very unresponsive so you have to really fight with Indy to get him anywhere and fighting enemies is also annoying since you have to constantly trade hits which negates any skill. The graphics are kind of detailed but they also lack colour and the music is weak as well so the presentation. Good luck finding this one and good luck actually enjoying it too because it blows.
*Rare NES game
For 1 player only
graphics: 5
sound: 5
gameplay: 3

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24 INDIANA JONES and the Temple of Doom (Tengen/Mindscape, 1990)
Here is one of those rare games that was both released licensed by Nintendo and unlicensed by Tengen too so with all these copies out there it had to be a good game, eh? Sorry, not even close. In this title you play as the famous treasure hunter Indiana Jones and he uses his trusty whip to get where's going and smack around jerks that get in the way. The game starts out good with the cool movie theme music in the intermissions but the actual game itself just has some boring low key soundtracks and what's worst the graphics look insanely basic as well. The game play isn't any better since if you would like to switch weapons you have press a series of buttons while you're playing which can get you killed pretty easy. The controls are bad, the presentation sucks, and the game is just a confusing mess of mazes that will drive anyone crazy.
*Unlicensed NES game by Tengen
For 1 player only
graphics: 1
sound: 3
gameplay: 4

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40 INFILTRATOR (Mindscape, 1989)

OK, so here's a review of Chris Gray's Infiltrator. How do I know Chris Gray made this? His (or her?) name is right on the title screen for one. Anyway, in this cheesy game has you playing as this dude named Jimbo Baby and you have to stop the generic Mad Bomber before he takes over the world or comes up with a better name. Either way I don't care. There are three missions and two different modes to play through. One mode is where you try and infiltrate enemy strongholds on foot kind of like a low budget Metal Gear and the other mode are very annoying flying scenes with confusing menus and controls. I remember saying this before in my Battletank review but if you're going to post your name on a game it better not suck like this.
For 1 player only
graphics: 6
sound: 4
gameplay: 6
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61 IRON TANK (SNK, July 1988)
This game is very similar to the Ikari Warriors series but now you're always in a tank this time plus there is now a password feature so you can play your game later. The graphics are bit cartoon-like but they are clean and well defined and the controls are fairly user friendly for a tank-only game. It's not too original but if you like these type of games then try it on for size.
For 1 player only
graphics: 6
sound: 4
gameplay: 6
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57 JACK NICKLAUS Greatest 18 Holes (Konami/Accolade, February 1990)
I love how far Golfing video games have come over the years and that's why it sucks playing Jack Nicklaus on the NES here. Not only do you have to wait awhile just for the game to slowly load the super ugly bland visuals here (well, at least it's faster then that crappy Turbografx CD version) but why do the club's power meter and aiming bar have no number indicators making it difficult to judge where the shot is going to go. To be fair you can get use to it but I hate playing guessing games especially with my golf. The player animation looks decent and there are some nice sound effects as well but only serious golf fans need apply here.
For 1 or 2 players
graphics: 5
sound: 6
gameplay: 7
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77 JACKAL (Konami, August 1989)
I remember this game as Top Gunner from the arcades, why the name change Konami? Now this jeep riding action game comes to the NES but it gets a name change probably because of legal issues. Anyway the game is not only about running over soldiers and destroying vehicles but Jackal also has people you have to rescue here which may sound like busy work but at least some of them may give you power ups. Jackal is kind of slow compared to other shooters like Contra but it still a great two player game.
For 1 or 2 players
graphics: 7
sound: 7
gameplay: 7
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73 JACKIE CHAN'S Action Kung Fu (Hudson Soft, January 1991)
Jackie Chan's first ever North American video game is this little cartoony action game where you jump from platform to platform and destroy several cute animals. Although there is little you haven't already seen in dozen of other NES action games this is still a very good and intense game starring the now legendary martial arts movie star Jackie Chan.
*Uncommon NES game
For 1 player only
graphics: 7
sound: 5
gameplay: 6
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39 JAWS (Ljn, 1988)

Jaws may be an old movie but the story of a huge and deadly twenty foot shark still proves to be one of most intense flicks around. There was even a NES game about it here but before you get excited you should know Ljn made it and if you know video games then you know they couldn't made a good game if there life depended on it. In the game you must collect shells and crabs from various sea creatures like sting rays and even stupid little jelly fish to get enough power to defeat the giant Jaws itself. OK, I will give the game points for adding some role playing elements here so you can upgrade your weapons or boat and the background graphics start out pretty good as well but the random and constant sea battles are way too long and boring to be any fun. There are a few weird bonus stages to help break up the repetitive game play but the corny music and lack of control just add to the game's overall tedious design. Jaws the video game is just like Jaws 4 the movie: it sucks!
For 1 player only
graphics: 5
sound: 4
gameplay: 5
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48 JEOPARDY (Gametek, September 1988)

This is Jeopardy ..... and it blows harder then Richard Simmons! Most of the questions here in this popular TV show turned game are almost too hard for casual game players but maybe real life Jeopardy fans will get a kick out of it? You also have to put up with some slow letter input system and some weak presentation as well here. "What is a boring game, Alex." Correct for 400!
For 1 to 3 players
graphics: 4
sound: 3
gameplay: 4
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35 JEOPARDY 25th Silver Anniversary Edition (Gametek, June 1990)
It's Jeopardy's 25th year anniversary and they have the nerve to release this awful game? There isn't anything here that makes this game better than all the other Jeopardy NES games out there at all so this is still the same old and slow trivia game for points. This should have been renamed Jeopardy Lame Expansion Pak!
For 1 to 3 players
graphics: 3
sound: 4
gameplay: 4
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43 JEOPARDY JR. (Gametek, October 1989)
Jeopardy Jr. plays a lot like Jeopardy and Jeopardy 25th and most kids will have trouble answering these lame questions here despite that new kiddie look. You know the deal: you answer questions by slowly typing in the words, each question has own category, and the person with the most points wins. If only Gametek took the JR. theme more seriously then maybe the game would have taken off?
For 1 to 3 players
graphics: 3
sound: 5
gameplay: 4
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66 The JETSONS Cogswell's Caper (Taito, 1992)
Meet George Jetson and his generic platformer. OK, to be fair Taito did a fair job here because the graphics and music remand faithful to the old cartoon show about a family from the future. In this game George Jetson is on a mission to put a stop to Cogswell multiple factories before his robots take over the world. Strangely enough the game kind of feels like Capcom's Rescue Rangers since you have the ability to throw boxes at enemies but sadly the game play is way slower and there isn't much here that I haven't seen in about a dozen other platformers out there.
*Uncommon NES game
For 1 player only
graphics: 7
sound: 6
gameplay: 6

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70 JOE & MAC (Data East, December 1992)

One the few NES games released in the Fall of 1992 stars these weird Caveman Ninjas who fight dinosaurs and save young cave girls. One thing I noticed about the game was the graphics are above average for a NES title but the two player mode in the Snes version didn't make the cut. Still despite that generic name that sounds like a few guys from work this action game is a lot of fun.
*Uncommon NES game
For 1 player only
graphics: 8
sound: 6
gameplay: 6
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16 JOHN ELWAY'S QUARTERBACK (Tradewest, 1988)
I may not be the biggest fan of American football here but I still know who John Elway is. It's too bad his game blows puke chucks! If you just look at the cover art Mr. Elway has some kind of dumb smile on his face and he's holding the controller like he's about to eat a burger. The actual game isn't any better because the passing requires holding the B button is hard to do in hurry and the graphics are also horribly basic and so out dated that it's hard to see a lot of the action. You can forget about playing has your favourite NFL team as well because it's just red versus blue and that's it plus the sound effects are &%$*ing annoying. I hope you're happy John!
For 1 or 2 players
graphics: 3
sound: 1
gameplay: 2
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35 JORDAN Vs. BIRD (Milton Bradley/Electronic Arts, 1989)

Yes, this basketball game here lets you play as the legendary Larry Bird or even the man himself Michael Jordan in one game here but before you get too excited though you should know this game border lines on being almost unplayable. Even though this is just a basic game one on one with no option to play a real five on five game you better watch yourself because penalties will be called left and right here and usually for the wrong reasons too. Also another big problem is Larry Bird can't even dunk in this game? OK, Michael Jordan has some of the greatest dunks of all time but if you follow the NBA at all everybody knows Bird can still dunk in real life. Bird is better at free throws but who cares about that? The graphics aren't even that good. Even though Jordan and Bird are the only players here they sure lack detail and what's with the same fisher price character repeating over and over again in the audience. The controls are decent and there are a lot of options but they alone can save this disaster.
For 1 or 2 players
graphics: 3
sound: 3
gameplay: 5
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54 JOVIAL RACE (Sachen, 1991)
Sachen is famous for ripping off other hit games but for some reason Jovial Race played a lot Namco bomb Rally X. If you never heard of Rally X before (and you're not the only one) you control a racing car on a overhead map while you collect items and avoid rival cars. Jovial Race is a good and playable knock off but Rally X was originally made in the early 1980's so the game doesn't look too advance for a NES game.
*Rare NES game
*Unlicensed NES game
For 1 player only
graphics: 4
sound: 4
gameplay: 6

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62 JOURNEY to SILIUS (Sunsoft, September 1990)
This action game here is a challenging action shoot em up that's sadly completely average in every way. This game was actually intended to be based on the Terminator franchise but it was altered after the deal fell through. The only thing that was above average here Journey to Silius was the dark graphics, excellent music track and Blaster Master-like sound effects but that alone will not make me give this bland action game a really high score.
For 1 player only
graphics: 7
sound: 7
gameplay: 4
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65 JOUST (Bandai/Williams, October 1988)
The original medieval arcade classic comes to the NES. If you never heard of the game before in Joust you ride around on a flying bird thing and it's your mission to knock out a endless wave of rival riders by hitting them in the head. This new Joust also sports some new musical intro too, which is too bad because it really sucks. Joust isn't much to look at and the game can get very repetitive but the action can very intense despite its old age.
For 1 or 2 players
graphics: 6
sound: 4
gameplay: 6
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44 JURASSIC BOY (Sachen, 1994)
What the heck! This game doesn't hide the fact (or at least very well) that this is a Sonic The Hedgehog clone and you have to admit that's a great game to have on the NES, eh? Unfortunately you can't do a spin dash, there is no side kick, and the levels are not nearly as ingenious as Sega's effort. Still you have to admire Sachen's spirit but overall the game just stinks.
*Rare NES game
*Unlicensed NES game
For 1 player only
graphics: 5
sound: 3
gameplay: 3

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61 JURASSIC PARK (Ocean, 1993)
Like the Super Nintendo game this is a overhead adventure/action game where you must survive on a remote island with a bunch of out of control dinosaurs that came back to life thanks to advance DNA research. The action here is a little slow at times but there is a good list of weapons and if you loved the movie then this is still a good buy.
*Uncommon NES game
For 1 player only
graphics: 6
sound: 5
gameplay: 6

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68 KABUKI QUANTUM FIGHTER (Hal America/Human, February 1991)

In this odd title you are transformed into a deadly Kabuki fighter who uses his long red hair as a weapon. Seriously, I didn't make that up. In the game you must travel in cyberspace to destroy the virus that threatens the entire world. Can you beat all six levels in this game that's way too similar to other 2D platformer's like Ninja Gaiden here? Kabuki Quantum Fighter is a little weird but it's still a good action game.
*Uncommon NES game
For 1 player only
graphics: 7
sound: 6
gameplay: 6
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42 KARATE CHAMP (Data East, November 1986)
Karate Champ is an one on one fighting game from the arcades if anyone actually remembers it? The one player game is rather pointless since you are just fighting the same guy in red the entire game. The two player mode may have some value for people looking for a first generation Street Fighter but that's a big if. If all that wasn't bad enough the game isn't even arcade perfect. Where's that bull for one thing?
*Available in the 5 screw cart
For 1 or 2 players
graphics: 5
sound: 6
gameplay: 5
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50 The KARATE KID (Ljn, 1988)

Damn it, not another God awful license game from these no talented losers at Ljn! Yup, this game is based on that popular movie about a trouble young man trying to learn karate from the old Asian dude on the show Happy Days. Now before you run away in horror you should know that the game isn't all that bad.... at first. The action starts out real easy as you fight a few weak enemies one on one to at least get some familiar with the controls and after that the adventure switches over to side scrolling action where you fight an endless amount of generic losers that don't like you. Fighting the same old bad guys can get boring though but you can enter bonus stages where you can earn points and get special moves like Danial-san's powerful Crane Kick. The action is fast paced and intense but the problem is the game is really short with only four levels. Don't expect to finish this right away though because the awkward jumping here in this game just flat out sucks (you have to press Up on the Cross pad). Although it doesn't sound like a big deal, there are tons of frustrating pitfalls everywhere especially in stage 3 where you have to deal with high winds as well. The cheap enemies can also gang up on you and some even carry weapons. The Karate Kid could have been a great title if the controls were fixed and if Ljn didn't make it.
For 1 or 2 players
graphics: 5
sound: 6
gameplay: 5
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64 KARNOV (Data East, January 1988)
Here is a cool 9 level fantasy action game starring an fire breathing Russian that takes on a bunch of monsters in ancient ruins. Yeah, I don't get it either. The game has fast action and a good range of power ups but you also have to put up with the looping music and dull graphics as well. It's also too bad Karnov had such a lackluster ending because this is no easy game here. Karnov may seem strange but it's worth a shot. Karnov also makes a appearance in Bad Dudes and the Fighter's History series if anyone cares.
For 1 or 2 players
graphics: 6
sound: 4
gameplay: 7
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69 KICKLE CUBICLE (Irem, October 1990)
In this very unusual game your cute little hero can kick ice cubes in the right spots and destroy enemies and advance to the next level. OK, the graphics and sounds are a little on the cute side but if you like puzzle game's like the Adventures of Lolo then Kickle Cubicle should be right up your alley.
*Uncommon NES game
For 1 player only
graphics: 6
sound: 6
gameplay: 7
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70 KICKMASTER (Taito, 1991)

This is a game that when completely under the radar and I don't think it was a very big hit. Don't let that stop you from picking this one up (cheap) because this action game plays very well. In the story monsters have kidnapped the princess and killed your brother in this strange medieval style universe. Usually you see swords in these type of games but your special weapon here is powerful kicks. Crazy story but the game controls great and the more enemies you waste the more experience you gain which helps unlock new techniques like slides and double kicks. It can get annoying that your moves have such short range but there are also magic spells that can be used here too and you're going to need them because these enemies come big and come hard. Although there isn't much new here if you are use to other platformers, the graphics and sounds are impressive plus the game is fairly fun to play too.
For 1 player only
graphics: 7
sound: 7
gameplay: 8
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78 KID ICARUS (Nintendo, August 1987)
Kid Icarus is a hard but fun angel game with loads of challenges to master in both linear and non linear stages. In the game you help the young angel named Pit on a mission to destroy the evil Medusa in this 2D action game. Don't let the cute look and good controls fool you because this is one is pretty deep and very challenging here.
*Available in the 5 screw cart
For 1 player only
graphics: 7
sound: 7
gameplay: 7
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73 KID KLOWN in Night Mayor World (Kemco, 1993)

Oh my God, just look at that name here! Kid Klown has to be one of dumbest titles on the NES library and anybody out there who reads my reviews here knows how I feel about video games about the circus (Aero the Acrobat and Circus Caper just suck monkey balls). I bet only the other die hard NES collectors out there will admit to owning this one. I wasn't too hot for this game when I threw it in the Nintendo but to be fair the game actually plays very well. In the game you control a clown dude that throws deadly balloons to kill his enemies and the cool thing about these tools of carnage is you can use them has platforms too which is a pretty innovative idea. Other then that the game is just your typical side scroller but it's a good one at least. Kid Klown surprisingly isn't complete komplete krap!
*Rare NES game
For 1 player only
graphics: 7
sound: 6
gameplay: 8
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38 KID KOOL (Vic Tokai, March 1990)
Does anyone out there remember Psycho Fox for the Sega Master System? This game plays like a second rate version of the Sega title and the new storyline is so bad that you won't care what happens to you or your stupid king here. This action game is hard to control, overly difficult, and the graphics just are not very cool.
For 1 player only
graphics: 3
sound: 3
gameplay: 5
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72 KID NIKI: Radical Ninja (Data East/Irem, December 1987)
This game is sure a diamond in the rough. In this arcade port you must help the highly skilled ninja named Kid Niki through 8 tough levels of non stop action. It sucks that this ninja can only take one then he's dead but there are power ups all over the place so its not impossible. Kid Niki is a fun platform game with a lot of secrets too.
For 1 player only
graphics: 7
sound: 6
gameplay: 7
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31 KING'S KNIGHT (Square, October 1989)
One of Square's worst games ever and it wasn't even a big hit in Japan either. King's Knight is one stupid forced scrolling shooting game starring four boring characters in near impossible scenarios. Once one of the characters dies you just move on to the next one which may sound like a cool way to juice up the adventure but the basic lame shooting and avoiding game play is the same for each. I have a good question: why would Square release this horrible game here and NOT release the real Final Fantasy 2 and 3 here? Just say no to sniffing paint you guys.
For 1 player only
graphics: 3
sound: 2
gameplay: 3
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79 KINGS of the BEACH (Ultra Games/Electronic Arts, 1989)

Yeah, Volleyball and video games are two words that should not go together (unless it's Extreme Slutty Beach Volleyball of course). Kings of the Beach though is on damn fine game. Although this game look like simple arcade fun, there is a science to the game play. Mastering the controls to hitting and positioning is important to winning here and the game was kind enough to include practice events before you enter the tournaments. This is also a full four player game as well so that NES satellite thingy actually has a use. It's a shame that there are no hot playable girls in the game but if you just want to play a great Volleyball video game then this is a must own.
For 1 to 4 players
graphics: 7
sound: 7
gameplay: 8

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96
KIRBY'S ADVENTURE (Nintendo/Hal, 1993)
The first and last 6 mega bit game (that means the game has a lot memory n' stuff) for the 8-bit Nintendo is this awesome looking Kirby title here. Kirby is a cute little pink blob thing that can jump high in the air plus he can suck up certain enemies and steal their power. Since the game is geared to the kids it's a little on the easy side but Kirby is still a fairly huge game with over 30 levels to explore and most importantly it's very fun to play too. With it's combination of solid graphics and sounds Kirby's Adventure is another must have for the NES.
*Some versions have English or French languages
*Battery back up game
For 1 player only
graphics: 8
sound: 7
gameplay: 8
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61 KIWI KRAZE (Taito, 1992)
Maybe you remember this game from the arcades when it was called New Zealand Story? No, don't worry it wasn't great there either. Anyway in Kiwi Kraze here you help a little kiwi bird go on rescue mission to save his friends. This kiwi thing is pretty good with a bow and arrow plus the little dude can even fly if you steal the enemy's cloud so the game does have some interesting elements. The problem is each stage looks just like the last one so there is hardly any variety here. The game controls, looks, and sounds fine enough to be above average but it won't take too long to get kind of bored here.
*Uncommon NES game
For 1 player only
graphics: 6
sound: 6
gameplay: 6
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73 KLAX (Tengen/Atari Games, 1992)
The Atari puzzle game comes home and if you are new to the series you have to line up various coloured tiles in a limited space to score some points. In each stage you must finish your level objectives but if you drop too many or you fill up the board all the way then your game is instantly over. Klax is easy to learn and tough to master, a great idea that usually never fails.
*Unlicensed NES game
*Uncommon NES game
For 1 or 2 players
graphics: 5
sound: 5
gameplay: 7

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52 KNIGHT RIDER (Acclaim, December 1989)
Now I have seen it all, a Knight Rider video game?! If you haven't seen the show (lucky you) it's about a man and his talking car as they fight crime together. At least it's only a average racer at best thanks to some dull graphics and semi-annoying music but at least its not super terrible either. Knight Rider is kind of like a weaker version of Road Blasters.
For 1 player only
graphics: 5
sound: 5
gameplay: 6
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57 The KNION CONQUEST (Vic Tokai, February 1991)
The weird game plays just like those
Mega Man games also found on the NES............ a lot actually! That's not really a bad thing though since the Mega Man games were some of the better platform games on the NES and this game is a safe purchase for action seekers, but if I could say something bad about this game is that it constantly forces you to go into the menu to switch weapons. Don't expect a easy game with a compelling story either.
For 1 player only
graphics: 6
sound: 5
gameplay: 6

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61 KRAZY KREATURES (American Video)
Krazy Keatures is a fun to play puzzle game featuring cute animals and strange creatures that need to be matched up before you run out of time. This game has a few glitches here and there but KK is surprisingly addictive and it reminds me a lot of Tengen's Klax or Sega Swirl for the Dreamcast.
*Unlicensed NES game
*Uncommon NES game
For 1 player only
graphics: 5
sound: 6
gameplay: 7
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68 KRUSTY'S FUN HOUSE (Acclaim, 1993)
The nasty Krusty the Clown from The Simpsons gets his own game and surprisingly it isn't too bad. The game is simple with the help of the other characters from the cartoon series like Bart and Homer Simpson, Krusty the Clown must kill invading rats in his own fun house. This game is a weird action puzzle hybrid that may not be for everyone but it can be very fun once you figure it out and the graphics and sounds are pretty good too.
*Uncommon NES game
For 1 player only
graphics: 7
sound: 6
gameplay: 4
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77 KUNG FU (Nintendo/Irem, October 1985)
Kung Fu is a fun and innovative beat em up game where you guide a young martial artist through 5 grueling levels as you try to rescue your kidnapped girlfriend from the highly skilled Mr. X. Your hero is good at close range striking which is great but you're going to need it because this game will everything at you like snakes, knife throwers, and even small kids (or are they little people?). I really like the fast action, clean graphics, and realistic sound effects but I hate how you need to press up to jump and when the common enemies grab you it looks very fruity as well. This is still a good translation of an arcade classic and one of the better releases during the NES's early days.
*Available in the 5 screw cart
For 1 or 2 players
graphics: 6
sound: 7
gameplay: 6
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43 KUNG FU HEROES (Culture Brain, February 1989)
In this overhead action game here you help two martial art experts punch their way through 40 boring levels filled with the same enemies over and over again. The hit detection of the characters is just awful and that's a shame because this could have been a fun game.
For 1 or 2 players
graphics: 4
sound: 5
gameplay: 6
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