Top 5 NES Game Power-Ups

Life in the NES’ glory days was hard, but these 5 power-ups kept legions of gamers going against all odds



Throughout the history of video games, billions of lives have been lost for a limitless amount of reasons. But thankfully, some games are a bit more lenient in granting players a bit of a boost to help them complete their quest. Just a little bit of help can go a long way – especially when it comes to the “old-school” challenge of NES games. Here I want to focus on power-ups that I believe help the player most when completing games from the NES’ library. For this, the term “power-ups” can be either an item that grants the player an enhanced ability or an item the player can use to increase their attack power.

Mike Vito has been a slave to gaming ever since playing his grandfather's Atari 2600. A collector of all things retro, his main focus is obtaining a full NES collection. Being a father has rekindled his spirit for Nintendo and he now spends most of his time teaching his daughter about the games of yesteryear. Current favorite games: Air Zonk, NHL Hitz 2003, Castlevania Symphony of the Night, & Super Dodgeball.

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