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Friday Fun: Play Your Favorite 8-Bit NES Games Online

We finally made it to another Friday and once again we bring you some NES fun to waste the rest of the day before the weekend. Today we take a look at a site that contains a lot of classic NES games you can play online.

vNES

VirtualNES.com contains hundreds of vintage NES games you can play online. If you’re old enough to remember, when the NES came out, it breathed life back into home console gaming. Here we will take a look at a few of the games they offer that will certainly bring back memories.

Super Mario Bros 3 which is a personal favorite from the 8-bit era.

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Play Super Mario Bros 3

Excite Bike was one of the coolest dirt bike racing games at the time as it even allowed you to create your own tracks.

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Play ExciteBike

Of course The Legend of Zelda was one of the first fantasy games many an hour have been spent on.

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Play The Legend of Zelda

We’d be remiss if we didn’t bring up Pac-man since the game recently celebrated it’s 30th anniversary.

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Play Pac-Man

If you don’t like the default keyboard controls you can change them on the Options page. Join their forum and more…this site will definitely bring you back to the good old 8-bit NES days.

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The site contains hundreds of different games for you to get on your old school NES fix. If you’re sick of waiting for the whistle to blow, this site will bring you back to the good old days when you had nothing to do but mash buttons all day.

Play NES Games at virtualnes.com

Lowell Heddings, better known online as the How-To Geek, spends all his free time bringing you fresh geekery on a daily basis. You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 06/11/10

Comments (4)

  1. Matt

    While I think this is fantastic, I’m a little confused as to how this exists. Why doesn’t Nintendo threaten to sue the pants off of the site and have it taken down?

  2. van

    very nice! , thnx ^__^

  3. Prosthetic H.

    Oh yes, you’ve done it this time HTG.. Gonna have to dig out the old NES now. :-)

  4. chess

    @matt they could bring down the website but a few days later it’s back up under a different name.

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