Video game endings back in the 80s and the early 90s were never really all that complicated. A short animation or a few screens, sometimes text only. But, hell, it still felt so rewarding when we were able to experience it for the first time after beating a hard game.

Given the fact that some NES titles were extremely hard (yes, top image from Ninja Gaiden, I'm looking at you) a lot of us probably never made it all the way to those games' great endings.

So let's gather the best looking and most memorable endings and see how they withstand the test of time.



The Best NES Game Endings

Bionic Commando

The Best NES Game Endings


Castlevania II: Simon's Quest



The Best NES Game Endings

Zelda II: The Adventure of Link

The Best NES Game Endings


The Best NES Game Endings


Mega Man 2

Mega Man 5


Gradius II

Ninja Gaiden II

The Best NES Game Endings

Anything else with a great ending on the NES? A hidden gem, or a Japan-only title? Show us with visual support in the comments below!

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