#77: Wizards & Warriors

Released In: 1987
Publisher: Acclaim

      The evil wizard Malkil has captured the princess is holding her in his fortress, Castle IronSpire. As the warrior Kuros, it's up to you to fight your way to the castle, beat the wizard, and rescue the princess... as well as any other maidens you happen to find along the way. Also, you may have to bribe some evil red knights.

Syd Lexia: This game is exceptionally mediocre, and yet, I can't stop playing it.

greeneyedzeke: Wizards & Warriors is a strange game in that everyone tends to remember it and include it in things like “hundred best” lists, but no one readily admits to liking the damn thing. We all mock the power ups, lament the ridiculous block jumping challenges, and use the grating, repetitive theme as a form of roommate/spouse/gaming buddy torture. Yet we still say it represents the best of what the NES had to offer. What gives? Hell, I voted for its inclusion on this list and I must have beaten the game about fifty separate times, loathing each experience. I have nothing more to add, except for dun dun dun dun DUN DUN DUN DUN! (I’m filling your head with that theme song!)

DarkMaze: I adore the music. I think I have something like twelve thousand remixes of the title theme.

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84: Mappy-Land

83: Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos

82: Who Framed Roger Rabbit?

81: Double Dribble

80: Adventures of Lolo

79: North & South

78: Caveman Games

77: Wizards & Warriors

76: Rygar

75: Jaws

74: Ice Hockey

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72: RoboCop

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70: The Goonies II

69: Ultima: Quest of the Avatar

68: Yo! Noid

67: Adventure Island II

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