NES Top 100

If you’ve been on the website, checked out our brand new YouTube Channel, or simply listen to many of our Retrospective podcast episodes, then you’ve probably heard a ton of talk regarding our creation of an NES Top 100 list.  And there’s an even greater chance that you rolled your eyes at that mention due to the glut of others out there in the blogosphere and YouTube universe who do their countless Top 10’s and Top 100’s.  We at I, Geek get it and understand.  We get it so much that we decided to combine as many NES Top 100 lists as we could get, sticking to the most reputable people, sites, and videos as we could find.

So how exactly did we create our “comprehensive” list?  To be quite honest it was a labor of love and one that took weeks of research, excel spreadsheet manipulation, and conversations back and forth between Mark and Sten.  Ultimately the list consists of 9 different lists across most mediums.  This includes IGN’s NES Top 100 list, Nintendo Power’s Top 200 Games of all Time,  a video on YouTube, Sydlexia.com’s NES Top 100, a Japanese blogger by the name of Satoshi, and of course Sten and I threw ours in there as we built the list and wanted our input heard.

If you want the specifics about how we determined what games went where or what made the list, you can read here or simply give this podcast episode and/or our YouTube videos a listen.  Instead of going into the specifics about the list I really wanted to simply discuss what the list is, why we’re doing this, and what it means to us.

It has become rather clear to anyone who’s listened to us, that we’re serious retro gamers.  We collect, but are by no means shelf collectors.  We play our games utilizing the following consoles:

  • Coleco Telstar
  • Atari VCS (2600)
  • Magnavox Odyssey 2
  • Intellivision
  • ColecoVision
  • Nintendo Game & Watch
  • Nintendo Entertainment System (NES)
  • Game Boy
  • Sega Genesis
  • Super Nintendo
  • Play Station
  • Nintendo 64
  • Play Station 2
  • Sega Dreamcast
  • Nintendo GameCube
  • Game Boy Advance
  • Wii
  • Play Station 3
  • Nintendo DS
  • PSP
  • PC
  • Wii U
  • Play Station 4
  • Nintendo 3DS
  • New Nintendo 3DS XL
  • Retron 3
  • Retron 5
  • Retro Duo Portable

In the midst of all of that, we play even more board games with Lee from the I, Geek Podcast and many others, going so far as to attend conventions when we have the time.  Gaming, any type of gaming, is our true passion and the more of it we get in the better.  The NES Top 100 list was created as a desire to build a list that incorporates the fan votes of the IGN NES Top 100 as well as online bloggers and vloggers.  Sten and Mark incorporating their own lists into the overall mass of lists was a chance for I, Geek to stake a claim in something larger than it.  We feel rather strongly that this is one of the better and more comprehensive lists out there and we hope you see the time and passion poured into this project.

The great thing is that this isn’t even close to being finished.  This is a year long commitment by Mark and Sten as they not only write articles about each and every game on the list, but showcase each game in a short playthrough on YouTube.  The sky’s the limit as far as I, Geek is concerned.  Once this list is done, by the grace of video game Jesus, we will most assuredly get started on some other list of some other console.

We would be remiss if we didn’t mention the importance of this list to the founding of I, Geek.  Without it as the driving force and foundation for what we do, we wouldn’t exist in our current form.  Instead we would still be 3 guys gaming together with an idea.  The NES Top 100 list seemed to be the spark we needed to get started and it’s only taken us 3 years to get it going.

All the same, we certainly hope you enjoy not only the podcast, but our videos and articles as well.  The NES was and is a groundbreaking and life changing console.  For being such an unassuming little gray box, it sure did impact a lot of our lives and we want to thank it and the Nintendo company for that gift.

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Ep 008 – Creating the NES Top 100 Games of All Time list

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