With over 700 games, the Nintendo Entertainment System library is massive. For that reason alone, it’s possible you haven’t played some of the best games on the console, despite the fact that the console was discontinued 25 years ago. In this exclusive Old School Gamer Magazine list, we share five games that beg to be played.

Trojan: Quite the different game from the arcade version, the NES version of Trojan is a fun and unique side-scroller with enough variety in enemies to survive multiple play sessions.

Baseball Stars: Being able to create your own team and even name players, makes this one of the deepest eight-bit sports simulations ever. It’s also fun to play.

The Adventures of Lolo: With 50 stages alone, there’s a ton of playability here. Created by HAL Labs, who would go on to play prominent roles in the creation of the Kirby franchise, it a great game to kill countless hours.

Skate or Die: Way before Tony Hawk and after 720 proved Skateboarding games could be done well, this game took it to another level with plenty of mini-games, fun and style.

Little Nemo: The Dream Master: A side-scrolling classic, Capcom never created a sequel, leaving this one in obscurity. Regardless, with the ability to shape-shift into different animals and fun boss fights, it’s a name that must be experienced.

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Patrick Hickey, Jr., is the founder and editor-in-chief of ReviewFix.com and a lecturer of English and journalism at Kingsborough Community College, in Brooklyn, New York. Over the past decade, his video game coverage has been featured in national ad campaigns by top publishers the likes of Nintendo, Deep Silver, Disney and EA Sports. His book series, "The Minds Behind the Games: Interviews With Cult and Classic Game Developers," from McFarland and Company, has earned praise from Forbes, Huffington Post, The New York Daily News and MSG Networks. He is also a former editor at NBC and National Video Games Writer at the late-Examiner.com