Nintendo Entertaintment System Masterpieces (or Famicom Masterpeieces or even N.E.S. Masterpieces) is a fan game created by Juely and published by Nintendo. The game is a collection of classic, Nintendo Entertainment System, hit games, featuring 60 games during the 80-90's era, which were published by Nintendo, as well as 22 third-party games. The game features 2 Volumes.

Nintendo Entertainment System Masterpieces
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Developer(s) HAL Labs
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Platform(s) Nintendo Wii
Release Date(s)
July 1, 2011 (International Release)
Age Rating(s)

CERO: A ERSB: E10+ PEGI: 12+

Genre(s) Compilation
Media Included Wii Optical Disc


The game features 60 Nintendo Entertainment System games, originally published by Nintendo, 22 of which are third-party games made by other companies such as Capcom and Konami. The game features two Volumes, each featuring 30 games, 11 of which are third-party games. All of the games are hit games. Each game is given 5 savestates which allows players to save at any point in the game and restart from that point later. Each standard game has a museum section which contains game info, trivia, and cartridge and game case images. There are also unlockable games and interviews with the original game developers, similarly to Super Mario All-Stars.

Volume 1

Volume 1 features most of the Mario games, Kid Icarus, some scattered ones and the Mega Man games, as well as many other games.

Boxart Game Release Date Description
Mariobrothers Mario Bros. 1983 Mario Bros. is one of the first Mario games, which was released back in 1983. The player controls either Mario or Luigi and has to defeat all of the enemies in each phase. The gameplay only features running and jumping. To defeat the enemies, they must bump the floor from below, which will disable the enemies, and then knock them offstage by running into them. The player also earns coins.
Super Mario Bros. box Super Mario Bros. 1985 In this classic, hit game, the player takes control of Mario or Luigi and must pass through a series of side-scrolling levels, as well as defeat Bosses, enemies and collect barious power-up items. The games involves only running and jumping, but also some simple attacks. The game's graphics are the same as the original, not from Super Mario All-Stars.
Super Mario Bros 2 Super Mario Bros. 2 1988 This game was also a hit. It is also very different from the previous Mario game. Here, the player can select up to 4 characters to play as, and must pass a series of side-scrolling levels. However, the mechanics are quite different, as player must pluck vegies out of the ground to attack enemies. The game's graphics are the same as the original.
Super Mario Bros. 3 coverart Super Mario Bros. 3 1988 One of the greatest videogames of the decade, Super Mario Bros. 3 features a very distinctive gameplay, by mixing some elements from the previous Mario games, with new ones. Players travel through various worlds, where they must complete side-scrolling levels with Bosses, to save the kings of each land. It also features many power-up items to heat up the gameplay. The graphics remain the same as the original here.
Kid Icarus cover art Kid Icarus 1986 In this game, the payer takes control of Pit, a greek angel, who must rescue his goddess Palutena from Medusa. The player must pass through various, side-scrolling levels with many enemies and obsticles. The player can use his bow to attack, or various power-up items.
Kirby's Adventure Coverart Kirby's Adventure 1993 The second game in the Kirby series, here, the player controls Kirby, a pink puffball who can jump, fly, swallo and attack. Players must pass through various side-scrolling levels and defeat many enemies and Bosses. Kirby can also use items to help him, such as a Star Rod.
BalloonFightnesboxart Balloon Fight 1985 In this game, the player takes control of a man with balloons, who must stomp various enemies to defeat them and clear the sky, to proceede to the next level. The player must press repeatedly the buttons to make him float in the air and move with the control stick. The game also features Multiplayer mode.
Excitebike cover Excitebike 1984 One of the very first racing games made by Nintendo, players take control of a racer, known as the Excitebiker, and must race on a side-scrolling racetrack with mud-traps, ramps and boost pads to finish in 1st place. This game features many Modes such as Multiplayer, Time Trial, Solo and Design, where he can build his own racetrack.
Punch-out mrdream boxart Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!! 1987 A boxing game. Here, players battle against various opponents, each one with different attacks and moves. The player controls Little Mac, the protagonist of the game and as he gets higher to the rank, his opponents get more difficult. At the end, the player must defeat Mike Tyson to become the greatest boxing champion.
Urban Champion cover Urban Champion 1984 One of Nintendo's first fighting games to be released internationally. Here, the player takes control of a man and has to fight against various opponents. The difference between this and Punch-Out!! is that this one is played in a 2D perspective while Punch-Out!! is played in a 3D perspective.
FamicomWarsbox Famicom Wars 1988 This is the first time this game is released internationally. It is a startegy game where players control a team of soldiers with tanks and weapons and must defeat the opposing team. The game features multiple locations as well as modes.
DevilWorldBoxart Devil World 1984 A game similar to Pac-Man. Players control Tamagon, who move throughout a series of maze. The objective of the game is to find the exit to the maze and proceed to the next one. They must also collect various items such as Bibles.It features a time limit. This is the first time this game is released in North America.
Wrecking Crew cover Wrecking Crew 1985 This game features Mario, who must destroy certain objects in a level using a hammer to proceed to the next level. It features 100 levels. The levels have various enemies which will try to thwart Mario's objective. The player must destroy the objects in a strategic way so he can move throghout the stage more easily.
NES Tetris Box Front Tetris 1984 The most famous puzzle game in history which is played to date in various consoles. The objective of the game is the same as all the other Tetris games. Players can save their score here.
Drmario box Dr. Mario 1990 A Tetris-styled game featuring Dr. Mario. What can be better? Here, players must destroy all of the viruses, so instead of falling blocks, there are falling pills. The game also features Multiplayer mode and can even save the player's score.
Tennis (video game) Tennis 1984 Avery simple game of tennis that features a real-life score meter. The player fights against another CPU opponent, which has 5 difficulties.
BoxArtLolo1(US) The Adventures of Lolo 1989 Another puzzle game developed by the HAL Labs. The player takes control of Lolo, a blue puffball, who has to rescue his friend Lala. This game may not be popular, but will surely come up to the expectations of the retro gamers.
256px-Heisei shin onigashima boxart Shin Onigashima 1987 A game originally released only in Japan. Now, retro gamers throughout the world can enjoy this fairybook video game. It is very different from other games to say the least.
Wild Gunman Coverart Wild Gunman 1984 This game is mostly for adults and can also be played with the Wii Zapper. The player controls a gunslinger, who has to shoot several bandits to proceed to the next level. The game is relatively short in length.

Third-Party Games

FF1 USA boxart Final Fantasy 1987 This game was a hit back in 1987. One of the most successfull RPG games in history, players can battle against many mythical creatures and travel through various mythical locations, acquire items, with a variety of playable characters. It is an unforgetable experience.
Mega Man 1 box artwork Mega Man 1987 The first game in the Mega Man franchise, the game that started it all. Here, players take control of Mega Man, a robot boy, who must clear many side-scrolling levels. The fun part is, that Mega Man has many different projectiles to use as well as many items. This game as a hit as well.
Megaman2 box Mega Man II 1988 The sequel to Mega Man. A game very similar to the original one, with more items, weapons and new stages and Bosses.
Megaman3 box Mega Man III 1990 The trequel to the series, with a wider variety of items, weapons, stages and Bosses.
Megaman4 box Mega Man IV 1991 The fourth installment of the Mega Man series. It is very similar to the previous ones with a few adjustments.
Megaman5 box Mega Man V 1992 The fifth installment of the Mega Man series. It features new levels, characters, power-up items and Bosses.
Megaman6 box Mega Man VI 1993 The sixth installment of the Mega Man series and the last one to be developed for the Nintendo Entertainment System.
BombermanCover Bomberman 1983 This game was released into various different consoles by Hudson Soft. It is a puzzle game, but quite different from the others. The player controls Bomberman, who must place bombs on a maze to detonate blocks and proceed. The game features Multiplayer Mode and can save the player's score and progress.
Bomberman2Cover Bomberman II 1991 The sequel to Bomberman, it is very similar to the first one with some minor changes.
Bubble bobble Bubble Bobble 1986 A game published by Taito and released for various consoles. It is an action-platform game in which players travel through one hundred different stages, blowing and bursting bubbles, avoiding enemies and collecting a variety of items.
Wizards and Warriors NES cover Wizards & Warriors 1987 Wizards & Warrios was developed by Rare. The game is a classic, action, platformer game in whic the player controls a specific character and must battle his way through various, mythical levels by defeating enemies and acquiring itmes. The game is set in a medievil time.

Volume 2

Volume 2 features all of the Donkey Kong games, Legend of Zelda, Startropics, Mother, some scattered ones and many games developed by Konami, such as Castlevania and Metal Gear.

Boxart Game Release Date Description
Donkey Kong NES Cover Donkey Kong 1981 The very first game where Mario and Donkey Kong both starred. Here, the player controls the Jumpan, who has to jump through various obsticles Donkey Kong is throwing and reach his girlfriend, ultimately completing the stage. The game features 4 levels and can save data and score.
Donkey kong jr.cover.front Donkey Kong Jr. 1982 The sequel to the eponymous Donkey Kong series, here, the player takes control of Donkey Kong's son, Donkey Kong Jr., who must reach his father and rescue him from Mario. The game is very similar to the previous one, but instead of jumping, the player must climb through vines.
Dk3 arcade Donkey Kong 3 1984 The trequel of the Donkey Kong series, this game is quite different from the two previous ones. The players takes control of Stanley the Bugman, who must protect him greenhouse from Donkey Kong's attacks, by using his bugspray.
Donkey Kong Jr Math box Donkey Kong Jr. Math 1983 One of the worst Nintendo Entertainment System games, this educational game features Donkey Kong Jr., whom the player controls, and must make multiple mathimatical calculations such as addition, subtraction, division and multiplication.
Legend of zelda cover (with cartridge) gold The Legend of Zelda 1986 One of the greatest games of the Nintendo Entertainment System. It is an action, adventure, platformer, puzzle game where the player controls Link and must travel through various worlds to acquire items, defeat enemies and ultimately rescue Princess Zelda. The game was a best-seller and has spawned many sequels to date.
Zelda II The Adventure of Link box Zelda II: The Adventure of Link 1987 The sequel to The Legend of Zelda. The game is very similar to the previous one. The player controls Link, the protagonist of the game, and must travel in various overworlds and maps, acquire items and defeat enemies. The maps are larger here.
Metroid boxart Metroid 1986 An action, adventure, platformer game that features Samus, the main protagonist of the game, where she must pass through side-scrolling, 2D landscapes, defeating enemies with her arm cannon and acquiring items. The game takes place in Zebes, a fictional world. The game was a success back in the old days.
IceClimberboxartnes Ice Climber 1985 A game with a long history. Here, the players control Popo and Nana, two ice climbers, who must climb their way up to the summit of the mountain, collecting vegetables and defeating enemies with their mallets, ultimately reaching their goals and proceeding to the next stage.
Mother boxart Mother 1989 A game originally released only in Japan, this game is an Action, Role-Playing game that takes place during the modern time. Players control Ninten, a boy with psychic powers and the protagonist of the game, who must team up with his friends and defeat Giygas, the main villain of the game. The game is one on Nintendo's first RPG games.
DuckHuntBox Duck Hunt 1984 This game is mostly targeted for adults. Here, players must shoot down ducks to earn points. They have limited amunition and a laughing dog. The game features many levels, whose difficulty changes. The game can also be played with the Wii Zapper.
Clu Clu Land Cover Clu Clu Land 1984 A puzzle game, where players control Bubbles, who must collect golden ingots in a maze. while avoiding enemies sich as Unira and Black Holes. It is similar to the game Pac-Man.
Startropics box StarTropics 1990 An Action, Role-Playing game, which is played in a top-down perspective, similar to that of The Legend of Zelda, with an intricate storyline. The player controls Mike Jones, the protagonist of the game, who must battle his way through various enemies and travel in various locations in a fictional world. Mike can also acquire many items to help him on his adventure.
Zodasrevenge box Zoda's Revenge: StarTropics II 1994 The sequel to the game StarTropics. It is very similar to the original one. Mike Jones returns as the main protagonist of the game. It is an Action, Role-Playing, Puzzle game. Here. Mike must defeat Zoda, the main villain of the game.
Fireemblemaru Fire Emblem 1990 An Action, Role-Playing, Strategy game originally released only in Japan. The game is very unique, as well as the playable characters, in terms of both class and stats, and a character who runs out of hit points usually remains dead. The game takes place in a fictional world known as Akaneia.
Yoshi game cover Yoshi 1991 A Tetris-styled game featuring Yoshi from the Mario series.
YoshisCookieNES Yoshi's Cookie 1992 Another Tetris-like, puzzle game featuring Yoshi and some cookies.
Golf Coverart Golf 1984 A simple game of Golf, where the player can play a variety of modes. The protagonist of the game is Ossan.
Murasame cover Nazo no Murasame Jo 1986 A game that originally came out only in Japan. In this Action, Platformer game, the player takes control of Takamaru, who must pass through various overworlds, similarly to that of The Legend of Zelda, defeating enemies and Bosses, ultimately reaching his goal. The game also features a storyline and can save data.
Gumshoebox Gumshoe 1986 In this game, the player controls Mr. Stevenson, who walks constantly on the right. He will perform multiple actions if commands are inputed. The game can also be played with the Wii Zapper.

Third-Party Games

Rc750j1f Metal Gear 1987 The first game of the Metal Gear series published by Konami, this game is an Action, Adventure game where players control Solid Snake and must navigate him through various map-designed overworlds, without being seen by the enemy, to defeat enemies and Bosses. Snake can use various real-life weapons.
Contra poster Contra 1987 Contra is another game developed and published by Konami. In this game, the player controls two military soldiers who are sent on a mission to defeat an evil organization. They move in a side-scrolling level with various weapons such as a rifle, and must defeat enemies and Bosses to pass to the next level. There are 10 levels in total. The game can also save data and keep track of score.
Battletoads Coverart Battletoads 1991 One of the most graphically advanced video games ever released for the NES, this game features diverse gameplay for each level. The main idea though is a beat'em-up, where players can beat enemies with hilarious and various ways. It features both 2D and 3D perspectives and even has its own storyline.
Castlevania NES box art Castlevania 1986 The first game of the Castlevania series, developed and published by Nintendo. In this side-scrolling, classic game, the player controls Simon Belmont, the main protagonist of the game, who must battle his way through various locations, defeating enemies and Bosses and ultimately reaching his goal. The game takes place during the 1600's.
Cv2 nes Castlevania II: Simon's Quest 1987 The sequel of the Castlevania series, featuring new levels, Bosses and characters. The game also features an exploration system and also some RPG elements.
Cv3 na box Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse 1989 The trequel of the Castlevania series. This game is a platformer game very similar to the original one. The game features new characters, stages, enemies and Bosses. It is the final Castlevania game for the Nintendo Entertainment System.
Ninja Gaiden (NES) Ninja Gaiden 1988 The first game of the Ninja Gaiden series. It is a side-scrolling, platformer game where players control Ryu Hayabusa, the main protagonist of the game, through a series of 20 levels, each having six Acts. The game also features a story, where he traveks to America to take revenge for his father's death. The game has spawned many sequels to day.
Dragon Warrior Dragon Warrior 1986 The first game of the Dragon Warrior series, it is an RPG game with very simplistic gameplay and mechanics. The game takes place in the medievil times, where the player controls numerous characters and must battle various enemies, namely dragons.
Dragon Warrior II Dragon Warrior II 1987 The sequel to the Dragon Warrior series, developed and published by Square, this game is very similar to the original, an RPG game with various medievil elements. The game features several new features.
Dragon Warrior III Dragon Warrior III 1988 The trequel of the Dragon Warrior series. It is an RPG, influenced by the Final Fantasy series. It features new characters and maps, as well as Classes.
Dragon Quest IV cover Dragon Warrior IV 1990 The last Dragon Warrior game for the Nintendo Entertainment System, it was republished years later under the name Dragon Quest. This game is very lloyal to the original ones, a simple game of RPG, influenced from Final Fantasy.


Here, players can view information, trivia, various bonus images and interviews about each game. These can be unlocked by playing each game until a certain point. They can also listen to some music from the ingame soundtrack, as well as remixes and view the history of the game.

Excluded Games

  • Gyromite
  • Stack-Up
  • Wario's Woods
  • Hogan's Alley

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