From Mario to Zelda: The Nintendo Entertainment System Games Quiz
by Staff
Nintendo sold an impressive 60 million Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) consoles, not to mention a staggering 500 million NES cartridges. Take our quiz to see how much you remember about some of the best NES games ever made.

Which two games were originally sold with the NES system when it was released in 1985?

  • "Super Mario Bros." and "Duck Hunt"
  • "Gyromite" and "Duck Hunt"
  • "Tetris" and "Mega Man"

True or false: Both "The Legend of Zelda" and its sequel came with gold-colored cartridges when they were released.

  • true
  • false

True or false: Zelda from the classic NES game is named after Zelda Fitzgerald.

  • true
  • false

True or false: You can make it all the way to the final boss in "The Legend of Zelda" without ever finding Link's sword.

  • true
  • false

What mystical object is Link searching for in "The Legend of Zelda"?

  • Trefoil
  • Truffle
  • Triforce

How many copies of the NES version of "Super Mario Bros." did Nintendo sell?

  • 40 million
  • 400 million
  • 4 billion

Who is the big boss that Mario must defeat in the original "Super Mario Bros."?

  • Luigi
  • Bowser
  • Ganon

What are the mushroom-like enemies that try to keep Mario from his mission?

  • Koopas
  • Goombas
  • Tanooki

True or false: Someone beat "Super Mario Bros." in less than five minutes.

  • true
  • false

How many different playable characters are in "Super Mario Bros. 2"?

  • one
  • two
  • four

What is the Princess' special talent in "Super Mario Bros. 2"?

  • She can float.
  • She can swim really fast.
  • She can shrink or grow.

What does the POW block do in "Super Mario Bros. 2"?

  • turns the character invisible
  • starts the level over
  • kills all visible enemies

What year did "Super Mario Bros. 3" come out on NES?

  • 1986
  • 1987
  • 1988

Where does the final stage of each of the first seven worlds take place in "Super Mario Bros. 3"?

  • in a castle
  • in the water
  • in an airship

What animal does Mario turn into when he finds the Super Leaf?

  • bird
  • raccoon
  • frog

What extra power does Mario get from a Tanooki Suit?

  • the ability to swim fast
  • the ability to jump extra high
  • the ability to turn to stone

What did the Koopalings steal to conquer the kingdoms in "Super Mario Bros. 3"?

  • jewels
  • wands
  • money

How does Uncle Scrooge attack enemies in the NES version of "DuckTales"?

  • pogo stick attack
  • shooting fire
  • throwing rocks

How many "Mega Man" games were made for the NES?

  • one
  • three
  • six

Which NES game starred Samus Aran?

  • "Metroid"
  • "Mega Man"
  • "Castlevania"

What arcade game did "Dr. Mario" mimic?

  • "Tetris"
  • "Pac-Man"
  • "Asteroid"

What role-playing game released in 1989 was a precursor to "Final Fantasy"?

  • "World of Warcraft"
  • "Castlevania"
  • "Dragon Warrior"

What did players of "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" need to collect to restore their health?

  • pizza
  • coins
  • elixir

What happened when Arthur took a hit in "Ghost 'n Goblins?"

  • He lost his armor.
  • He died.
  • The game was over.

Which NES game stars Simon Belmont?

  • "Maniac Mansion"
  • "Mega Man"
  • "Castlevania"

Who lives in "Maniac Mansion"?

  • the Edison family
  • Simon Belmont
  • Dave Miller

Which NES game features characters named Rash, Pimple and Zits?

  • "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles"
  • "Battletoads"
  • "Ghost 'n Goblins"

How many games were available when the NES launched in the U.S. in October 1985?

  • five
  • 17
  • 76

Which of the following titles was not available when the NES came to the U.S. in October 1985?

  • "Excitebike"
  • "Clu Clu Land"
  • "Mega Man"

True or false: Blowing in your NES games was a good way to make them work properly.

  • true
  • false