The dog days of Summer are here. Turn the air conditioner on with us and play some under-appreciated NES Sports games with us. While the console has plenty of masterful sports titles, there are even more out there you may have missed. Check out these five forgotten gems!

Little League Baseball: This may be one of the best baseball games on the NES. But with no MLB license, many gamers skipped it.

Pro Sport Hockey: An NES hockey game with real players and a top-down camera like the old NHL games? And it’s fun? Yes.

Lunar Pool: This is a great pool game, but one aided by a spin on the sport and puzzle-like gameplay at times. Definitely a great way to spend an afternoon.

World Championship Wrestling: This game is hard, but it’s a throwback. From Rich Flair and Sting to the Steiners, all your favorites are here.

Creepy Brawlers: While this is a new NES title, released a few years ago from Mega Cat Studios, it’s a nifty, Halloween/Horror-inspired Punch-Out type of exhibition in pugilism that’s a ton of fun.

Is there another game that you feel deserves to be on this list? Leave a comment and let us know!

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Patrick Hickey, Jr., is the founder and editor-in-chief of 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