With pretty much every sport in full swing, Old School Gamer Magazine figures, why not enjoy a game of your favorite sport? And why not do it on a retro console? Here’s our list of five great sports games you might have overlooked on the NES.

Pro Sport Hockey: It’s not the best hockey game on the NES, but with an NHLPA license, it’s the closest you’ll ever get to the real thing on a Nintendo Entertainment System.

Roger Clemens MVP Baseball: LJN gets a bad rap on their licensed games, but this one, even without an MLB-approval, is a solid title. Although the fielding view takes a bit of getting used to, it’s an enjoyable baseball game that grows on you.

Play Action Football: It’s an ugly, ugly game. But with a nice amount of plays, realistic action and a solid pace, it’s still a playable football game to this day.

Side Pocket: It’s the best pool simulation on the NES, but there aren’t many to choose from. Regardless, it’s a game that has aged marvelously.

Soccer: It doesn’t get the love that 10-Yard Fight or Punch-Out do, but it’s a Football game that is still fun to play to this day. A part of the NES

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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 upcoming book, "The Minds Behind the Games: Interviews With Cult and Classic Game Developers," from McFarland and Company, has already 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