Sports games truly blossomed on 16-bit consoles, but there were plenty of gems on the Nintendo Entertainment System. Here’s a handful to keep you busy this holiday season.
RBI Baseball 2: Gone forever were those adorable sprites and that’s probably the thing that took away some of its luster with fans. Nevertheless, this is a great baseball game.
Play Action Football: This is not a pretty game, but it is still a great 8-bit pro football sim.
Pro Sport Hockey: This game has no business working on the NES. It’s too fast and has virtually every player you’d want in the NHL at the time.
Side Pocket: All these years later and this is still a wonderful pool game.
Golf: It’s pure beauty by simplicity. Not flashy, but it gets the job done.