How to use our NES ROMs
The Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) is a home video game console released by Nintendo in 1985. It was the first console in the NES/Famicom line and helped to revitalize the video game industry after the North American video game crash of 1983.
The NES was initially released in Japan as the Family Computer (Famicom) and was redesigned for release in North America. The console featured an 8-bit CPU and a custom graphics processor, which allowed for colorful graphics and improved sound capabilities. The console's controller featured a directional pad, two action buttons, and a start button, which became the standard layout for many future consoles.
The NES was home to many classic games, including some of the most iconic games of all time. Super Mario Bros. was the console's flagship game and was bundled with the console in many regions. The Legend of Zelda, another popular game, was an early example of an action-adventure game with an open world.
The NES was also home to many popular third-party games. Games like Mega Man, Castlevania, and Contra were developed by Capcom, Konami, and other developers and became staples of the NES library. Many of these games were challenging and required players to hone their skills to progress.
The NES was eventually succeeded by the Super Nintendo Entertainment System in 1990, but it remains a beloved console to this day. Its iconic games, memorable music, and unique hardware design have left a lasting impact on the gaming industry and on the hearts of gamers around the world.
To play NES ROMs, you will need an emulator. Some of the most popular NES emulators include Nestopia, FCEUX, and VirtuaNES. Once you have downloaded an emulator, you can download the NES ROMs archive here on RomUlation and load them into your emulator to start playing.
Recommended NES games
- Super Mario Bros.
- The Legend of Zelda
- Mega Man 2
- Final Fantasy
- Ninja Gaiden