The second of NES’s (technically) third-party day-one titles, this American football sim seemed a natural fit for the U.S. launch.
It’s a racer! It’s a platformer! It’s a beloved motocross classic!
Debuting right as game designers mastered translating the sport into video form, Golf became one of Nintendo’s more influential creations.
The first NES game ever to reach American shores, Tennis has a remarkable pedigree for such a simple game.
Nintendo’s “first” NES game, Baseball feels sadly simplistic compared to modern takes on the sport. Top-tier stuff back in ’83, though!