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1942

1942 is the third game on the list and it is a really famous one. This is a game ported to nearly everything and NES is no exception. It's a port of the 1984 Capcom game which is probably the most famous Capcom game of the era.
The idea is pretty simple the screen scrolls vertically pushing you forward, you move on the 2d plane with the ability to do a loop which gives a temporary exit from the 2d plane and you shoot stuff to blow them up.
All these events occur in ther Pacific theater of WW2 hence the name 1942 and the goal is to reach Tokyo by clearing whole Japanese air force, a feat I have never achieved.

And this is what we see when we lose all our lives/planes which starts with HI-SCORE up the screen differs from it.
As a very famous game it deserve its fame and can be played without any issues even today.
Everything on screen is very distinct and simple to understand. Gameplay is not complex yet can challenge the gamer more and more as the game proceeds. Overall this is a …

10-Yard Fight

10-Yard Fight is the second game on the list. It is a 1985 clone of an American football arcade game for NES.
The game is pretty simple and divided in the parts, one for defense and one for offense. While on the offensive you throw the ball, start running, pass it or not and avoid getting caught while running further. The defensive side is the opposite of this experience, you try to catch the ball carrier before reaching his destination.
Here is a scene from offensive, the cyan colored player is the one that is actively controlled and it changes when you pass the ball with A or B.
And here is on defense with active player trying to jump on the ball carrier, which is marked by black.
The game was released both in USA and Japan in 1985 by IREM.

Now as a sports game I don't think this has any depth due to its simple mechanics and design. It doesn't have much replay value since there is no change in your way of playing, no tactics besides zigzagging around avoiding the members of…