NES/FC – List of Nintendo Entertainment System games

This is a list of video games released for the Nintendo Entertainment System video game console. This list does not feature pirated NES games.

The Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) — renamed from the Family Computer, or Famicom — was first released in North America on October 18, 1985 and featured 17 launch titles: 10-Yard Fight, Baseball, Clu Clu Land, Duck Hunt, Excitebike, Golf, Gyromite, Hogan’s Alley, Ice Climber, Kung-Fu Master, Pinball, Soccer, Stack-Up, Super Mario Bros., Tennis, Wild Gunman, and Wrecking Crew. The NES was released in Europe and Australia in late 1986 and distributed by various third-party companies until Nintendo took over distribution in 1990.[1] The final licensed NES game released was Wario’s Woods in 1994.[2] The NES was succeeded by the Super Nintendo Entertainment System, released in 1991.

Licensed games

There are a total of 713 known licensed game titles (677 North America):

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Title[3][4]North American release date[3][4][5]European release date[6]Publisher[3][4][5]
10-Yard FightOctober 18, 1985December 6, 1985Nintendo
1942November 1986Capcom
1943: The Battle of MidwayOctober 1988Capcom
3-D WorldRunnerSeptember 1987Acclaim Entertainment
720°November 1989Mindscape
8 EyesJanuary 1990Taxan
AbadoxMarch 1990April 6, 1988Milton Bradley Company
The Addams FamilyJanuary 1992December 1992Ocean Software
The Addams Family: Pugsley’s Scavenger HuntAugust 19931992Ocean Software
Advanced Dungeons & Dragons: DragonStrikeJuly 1992FCI
Advanced Dungeons & Dragons: Heroes of the LanceJanuary 1991FCI
Advanced Dungeons & Dragons: HillsfarFebruary 1993FCI
Advanced Dungeons & Dragons: Pool of RadianceApril 1992FCI
Adventure IslandSeptember 19881992Hudson Soft
Adventure Island IIFebruary 1991July 22, 1992Hudson Soft (NA/EU)
Mattel (AU)
Adventure Island 3September 1992Hudson Soft
Adventures in the Magic KingdomJune 1990December 10, 1992Capcom
The Adventures of Bayou BillyJune 1989January 24, 1991Konami
Adventures of Dino RikiSeptember 1989Hudson Soft
The Adventures of Gilligan’s IslandJuly 1990Bandai
Adventures of LoloApril 1989HAL America
Adventures of Lolo 2March 1990February 21, 1991HAL America
Adventures of Lolo 3September 1991May 27, 1992HAL America
The Adventures of Rad GravityDecember 1990May 30, 1991Activision (NA)
Mattel (AUS)
The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle and FriendsDecember 1992THQ
The Adventures of Tom SawyerAugust 1989SETA
Air FortressSeptember 1989HAL America
AirwolfJune 19891988Acclaim Entertainment
Al Unser Jr.’s Turbo RacingMarch 1990Data East
Alfred ChickenFebruary 19941993Mindscape
Alien3March 1993LJN
All-Pro BasketballDecember 1989Vic Tokai
Alpha MissionOctober 1987SNK
AmagonApril 1989American Sammy
American GladiatorsOctober 1991GameTek
AnticipationNovember 1988October 25, 1989Nintendo
Arch RivalsNovember 1990Acclaim Entertainment
ArchonDecember 1989Activision
ArkanoidAugust 1987Taito
Arkista’s RingJune 1990American Sammy
Asterix1993Infogrames (EU)
AstyanaxMarch 1990Jaleco
AthenaAugust 1987SNK
Athletic WorldJune 18, 1987June 15, 1988Bandai (NA)
Nintendo (EU)
Attack of the Killer TomatoesJanuary 1992THQ
Aussie Rules Footy1991Laser Beam Entertainment (AU)
Back to the FutureSeptember 1989LJN
Back to the Future Part II & IIISeptember 1990LJN
Bad Dudes Vs. DragonNinjaJuly 1990Data East (NA)
Ocean Software (EU)
Bad News BaseballJune 1990Tecmo
Bad Street BrawlerSeptember 1989Mattel
Balloon FightAugust 1986December 15, 1986Nintendo
Banana PrinceFebruary 1992Takara (EU)
Bandai Golf: Challenge Pebble BeachFebruary 1989Bandai
Bandit Kings of Ancient ChinaDecember 1990Koei
BarbieNovember 1991Hi Tech Expressions
The Bard’s TaleNovember 1991FCI
Barker Bill’s Trick ShootingAugust 1990June 27, 1991Nintendo
Base WarsJune 1991Ultra Games
BaseballOctober 18, 1985September 1, 1986Nintendo
Baseball Simulator 1.000March 1990Culture Brain
Baseball StarsJuly 1989SNK
Baseball Stars 2July 1992Romstar
Bases LoadedJuly 1988Jaleco
Bases Loaded II: Second SeasonJanuary 1990Jaleco
Bases Loaded 3September 1991Jaleco
Bases Loaded 4April 1993Jaleco
BatmanFebruary 1990September 14, 1990Sunsoft
Batman ReturnsJanuary 1993Konami
Batman: Return of the JokerDecember 1991November 19, 1992Sunsoft
Battle ChessJuly 1990Data East
The Battle of OlympusDecember 1989September 26, 1991Brøderbund (NA)
Imagineer (EU)
Battle TankSeptember 1990Absolute Entertainment
BattleshipSeptember 19931993Mindscape
BattletoadsJune 1991February 18, 1993Tradewest
Battletoads & Double DragonJune 1993Tradewest
BeetlejuiceMay 1991LJN
Best of the Best: Championship KarateDecember 1992Electro Brain (NA)
Loriciels (EU)
BigfootAugust 1990January 24, 1991Acclaim Entertainment
Bill & Ted’s Excellent Video Game AdventureApril 1991LJN
Bill Elliott’s NASCAR ChallengeDecember 1991Konami
Bionic CommandoDecember 1988October 26, 1990Capcom
The Black BassSeptember 1989Hot B
Blades of SteelDecember 1988November 23, 1990Konami (NA/EU)
Mattel (AU)
Blaster MasterNovember 1988April 25, 1991Sunsoft
The Blue MarlinJuly 1992Hot-B
The Blues BrothersSeptember 1992Titus Software
Bo Jackson BaseballOctober 1991Data East
BombermanJanuary 1989Hudson Soft
Bomberman IIMarch 19921991Hudson Soft
Bonk’s AdventureJanuary 1994Hudson Soft
Boulder DashJune 1990JVC
A Boy and His Blob: Trouble on BloboloniaJanuary 1990Absolute Entertainment
Bram Stoker’s DraculaSeptember 1993Sony Imagesoft
Break Time: The National Pool TourJanuary 1993FCI
BreakThruNovember 1987Data East
Bubble BobbleNovember 1988October 26, 1990Taito (NA/EU)
Mattel (AUS)
Bubble Bobble Part 2August 1993UnreleasedTaito
Bucky O’HareJanuary 1992February 18, 1993Konami
The Bugs Bunny Birthday BlowoutSeptember 19901990Kemco
The Bugs Bunny Crazy CastleAugust 1989UnreleasedKemco
Bump ‘n’ JumpDecember 1988UnreleasedVic Tokai
Burai FighterMarch 19901990Taxan
BurgerTimeMay 1987UnreleasedData East
CabalJune 1990Milton Bradley Company
Caesars PalaceDecember 1992Virgin Interactive
California GamesJune 1989Milton Bradley Company
Capcom’s Gold Medal Challenge ’92August 1992June 17, 1993Capcom
Captain America and The AvengersDecember 1991Data East
Captain Planet and the PlaneteersSeptember 1991August 20, 1992Mindscape
Captain SkyhawkJune 1990May 26, 1994Milton Bradley Company (NA)
Rare (EU)
Casino KidOctober 1989SOFEL
Casino Kid 2April 1993SOFEL
CastelianJune 1991Triffix (NA)
Storm (EU)
Castle of DragonJune 1990SETA
CastlequestSeptember 1989ASCII
CastlevaniaMay 1987December 19, 1988Konami
Castlevania II: Simon’s QuestDecember 1988April 27, 1990Konami
Castlevania III: Dracula’s CurseSeptember 1990December 10, 1992Konami
Caveman GamesOctober 1990Data East
Championship BowlingDecember 1989Romstar
Championship PoolOctober 1993Mindscape
Championship Rally1991HAL America (AU)
ChessmasterJanuary 1990March 26, 1992Hi Tech Expressions
Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue RangersJune 1990December 12, 1991Capcom
Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers 2January 1994September 29, 1994Capcom
Chubby CherubOctober 29, 1986Bandai
Circus CaperJuly 1990Toho
City ConnectionMay 1988Jaleco
Clash at DemonheadJanuary 1990Vic Tokai
Classic ConcentrationSeptember 1990GameTek
CliffhangerNovember 1993Sony Imagesoft
Clu Clu LandOctober 18, 1985February 15, 1987Nintendo
Cobra CommandNovember 1988Data East
Cobra TriangleJuly 1989October 25, 1989Nintendo
Code Name: ViperMarch 1990Capcom
Color a DinosaurJuly 1993Virgin Interactive
CommandoNovember 1986Capcom
Conan: The Mysteries of TimeFebruary 1991Mindscape
ConflictMarch 1990Vic Tokai
Conquest of the Crystal PalaceNovember 1990Asmik
ContraFebruary 1988December 28, 1990Konami
Contra ForceSeptember 1992Konami
Cool WorldJune 1993Ocean Software
Cowboy KidJanuary 1992Romstar
Crackout1991Palcom
Crash ‘n the Boys: Street ChallengeOctober 1992Technōs Japan
CrystalisJuly 1990SNK
Cyberball1992Jaleco
Cybernoid: The Fighting MachineDecember 1989Acclaim Entertainment
Dance AerobicsMarch 1989Nintendo
Danny Sullivan’s Indy HeatAugust 1992Tradewest
DarkmanOctober 1991Ocean Software
Dash Galaxy in the Alien AsylumFebruary 1990Data East
Day Dreamin’ DaveyJune 1992HAL America
Days of ThunderOctober 1990April 25, 1991Mindscape
Deadly TowersSeptember 1987Brøderbund
Defender IIJuly 1988HAL America
Defender of the CrownJuly 1989July 25, 1991Ultra Games
Defenders of Dynatron CityJuly 1992JVC
Déjà VuDecember 1990September 24, 1992Seika
Demon SwordJanuary 1990Taito
Desert CommanderJune 1989Seika
Destination EarthstarFebruary 1990Acclaim Entertainment
Destiny of an EmperorSeptember 1990Capcom
Devil WorldJuly 15, 1987Nintendo
Dick TracyAugust 1990Bandai
Die HardJanuary 1992January 1992Activision
Dig Dug IIDecember 1989Bandai
Digger T. Rock: Legend of the Lost CityDecember 1990Milton Bradley Company
Dirty HarryDecember 1990Mindscape
Disney’s AladdinFebruary 23, 1995Virgin Interactive (EU)
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast1994Hudson Soft (EU)
Disney’s Darkwing DuckJune 1992December 9, 1993Capcom
Disney’s The Jungle BookAugust 1994August 25, 1994Virgin Interactive
Disney’s The Lion KingMay 25, 1995Virgin Interactive
Disney’s The Little MermaidJuly 1991Capcom
Donkey KongJune 1986October 15, 1986Nintendo
Donkey Kong 3June 1986September 1987Nintendo
Donkey Kong ClassicsOctober 1988August 10, 1989Nintendo
Donkey Kong Jr.June 1986June 15, 1987Nintendo
Donkey Kong Jr. MathJune 19861986Nintendo
Double DareApril 1990GameTek
Double DragonJune 1988November 24, 1994Tradewest
Double Dragon II: The RevengeJanuary 1990Acclaim Entertainment
Double Dragon III: The Sacred StonesFebruary 1991November 24, 1994Acclaim Entertainment
Double DribbleSeptember 19871988Konami
Dr. ChaosNovember 1988FCI
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. HydeApril 1989Bandai
Dr. MarioOctober 1990June 27, 1991Nintendo
Dragon FighterJanuary 1992SOFEL
Dragon PowerMarch 1988Bandai
Dragon SpiritJune 1990Bandai
Dragon WarriorAugust 1989Nintendo
Dragon Warrior IISeptember 1990Enix
Dragon Warrior IIIMarch 1992Enix
Dragon Warrior IVOctober 1992Enix
Dragon’s LairDecember 1990January 3, 1992Sony Imagesoft (NA)
Elite Systems (EU)
Dropzone1992Mindscape
Duck HuntOctober 18, 1985August 15, 1987Nintendo
DuckTalesSeptember 1989December 14, 1990Capcom
DuckTales 2June 1993November 18, 1993Capcom
Dungeon Magic: Sword of the ElementsJuly 1990Taito
Dusty Diamond’s All-Star SoftballJuly 1990Brøderbund
Dynowarz: Destruction of SpondylusApril 1989Bandai
Elevator ActionAugust 1987Taito
Eliminator Boat DuelNovember 1991April 29, 1993Electro Brain
Elite1991Imagineer
ExcitebikeOctober 18, 1985September 1, 1986Nintendo
F-117A Stealth FighterDecember 1992MicroProse
F-15 Strike EagleFebruary 1992February 18, 1993MicroProse
Family FeudMay 1991GameTek
Faria: A World of Mystery and DangerJune 1991ASCII
FaxanaduAugust 1989December 28, 1990Nintendo
Felix the CatOctober 1992Hudson Soft
Ferrari Grand Prix ChallengeJune 1992June 1992Acclaim Entertainment
Fester’s QuestSeptember 1989September 14, 1990Sunsoft
Final FantasyMay 1990Nintendo
Fire ‘n IceMarch 1993March 18, 1993Tecmo
Fisher-Price: Firehouse RescueMarch 1992GameTek
Fisher-Price: I Can RememberMarch 1990GameTek
Fisher-Price: Perfect FitMarch 1990GameTek
Fist of the North StarApril 1989Taxan
Flight of the IntruderMay 1991Mindscape
The Flintstones: The Rescue of Dino & HoppyDecember 1991April 30, 1992Taito (NA/EU)
Mattel (AU)
The Flintstones: Surprise at Dinosaur PeakAugust 1994February 24, 1994Taito
Flying Dragon: The Secret ScrollAugust 1989Culture Brain
Flying WarriorsFebruary 1991Culture Brain
Formula One: Built to WinNovember 1990SETA
Formula One Sensation1993Palcom
Frankenstein: The Monster ReturnsJuly 1991Bandai
Freedom ForceApril 1988Sunsoft
Friday the 13thFebruary 1989LJN
Fun HouseJanuary 1991Hi Tech Expressions
G.I. Joe: A Real American HeroJanuary 1991Taxan
G.I. Joe: The Atlantis FactorMarch 1992Capcom
GalagaSeptember 1988Bandai
Galaxy 5000February 1991February 1991Activision
Gargoyle’s Quest IIOctober 1992June 17, 1993Capcom
GauntletJanuary 1987Tengen
Gauntlet IISeptember 1990April 25, 1991Mindscape
GemfireMarch 1992Koei
Genghis KhanJanuary 1990Koei
George Foreman’s KO BoxingDecember 1992December 1992Acclaim Entertainment
GhostbustersOctober 1988Activision
Ghostbusters IIApril 1990December 7, 1990Activision
Ghosts ‘n GoblinsNovember 1986March 23, 1989Capcom
Ghoul SchoolMarch 1992Electro Brain
Goal!October 1989March 24, 1994Jaleco
Goal! TwoNovember 19921992Jaleco
Godzilla: Monster of MonstersOctober 1989Toho
Godzilla 2: War of the MonstersFebruary 1992Toho
GolfOctober 18, 1985November 15, 1986Nintendo
Golf Grand SlamNovember 1991Atlus
Golgo 13: Top Secret EpisodeSeptember 1988Vic Tokai
The Goonies IINovember 1987December 19, 1988Konami
Gotcha! The Sport!November 1987LJN
GradiusDecember 1986November 30, 1988Konami
The Great Waldo SearchDecember 1992THQ
Greg Norman’s Golf PowerJuly 1992Virgin Interactive
Gremlins 2: The New BatchOctober 1990February 21, 1991Sunsoft
The Guardian LegendApril 1989February 20, 1992Brøderbund (NA)
Nintendo (NA/EU)
Guerrilla WarJune 1989SNK
GumshoeAugust 1986June 15, 1988Nintendo
Gun-NacSeptember 1991ASCII
Gun.SmokeFebruary 1988December 23, 1988Capcom
GyromiteOctober 18, 1985September 1, 1986Nintendo
GyrussFebruary 1989Ultra Games
Hammerin’ Harry1992Irem
Harlem GlobetrottersMarch 1991GameTek
HatrisApril 1992Bullet-Proof Software
Heavy BarrelMarch 1990Data East
Heavy Shreddin’June 1990Parker Brothers
High SpeedJuly 1991April 28, 1994Tradewest
Hogan’s AlleyOctober 18, 1985December 15, 1987Nintendo
Hollywood SquaresSeptember 1989GameTek
Home AloneOctober 1991THQ
Home Alone 2: Lost in New YorkOctober 1992THQ
HookApril 1992Sony Imagesoft (NA)
Ocean Software (EU)
HoopsJune 1989Jaleco
Hudson HawkFebruary 1992Sony Imagesoft (NA)
Ocean Software (EU)
The Hunt for Red OctoberJanuary 1991Hi Tech Expressions
HydlideJune 1989FCI
Ice ClimberOctober 18, 1985September 1, 1986Nintendo
Ice HockeyMarch 1988April 15, 1988Nintendo
Ikari WarriorsMay 1987August 10, 1989SNK
Ikari Warriors II: Victory RoadApril 1988SNK
Ikari Warriors III: The RescueFebruary 1991SNK
Image FightJune 1990Irem
The ImmortalNovember 1990Electronic Arts
The Incredible Crash DummiesAugust 1994October 21, 1993LJN
Indiana Jones and the Last CrusadeMarch 1991Taito
Indiana Jones and the Last CrusadeDecember 1993Ubisoft
Indiana Jones and the Temple of DoomDecember 1988Mindscape
InfiltratorJanuary 1990Mindscape
International Cricket1992Mattel
Iron TankJuly 1988SNK
Ironsword: Wizards & Warriors IIDecember 1989March 27, 1991Acclaim Entertainment
Isolated WarriorFebruary 1991NTVIC
Ivan ‘Ironman’ Stewart’s Super Off RoadApril 1990March 14, 1991Tradewest
Jack Nicklaus’ Greatest 18 Holes of Major Championship GolfMarch 1990June 27, 1991Konami
JackalSeptember 1988Konami
Jackie Chan’s Action Kung FuDecember 19901991Hudson Soft
James Bond Jr.November 1992THQ
JawsNovember 1987LJN
Jeopardy!September 1988GameTek
Jeopardy! 25th Anniversary EditionJune 1990GameTek
Jeopardy! Junior EditionOctober 1989GameTek
The Jetsons: Cogswell’s Caper!December 1992August 26, 1993Taito
Jimmy Connors TennisNovember 1993Ubisoft
Joe & MacDecember 1992Data East
John Elway’s QuarterbackMarch 1989Tradewest
Jordan vs. Bird: One on OneAugust 1989Milton Bradley Company
Journey to SiliusSeptember 1990February 21, 1991Sunsoft
JoustOctober 1988HAL America
Jurassic ParkJune 1993December 28, 1993Ocean Software
Kabuki Quantum FighterJanuary 1991February 20, 1992HAL America
Karate ChampNovember 1986Data East
The Karate KidNovember 1987LJN
KarnovJanuary 1988Data East
Kick MasterJanuary 1992Taito
Kick OffJuly 22, 1992Imagineer
Kickle CubicleSeptember 1990Irem
Kid IcarusJuly 1987February 15, 1988Nintendo
Kid Klown in Night Mayor WorldApril 1993Kemco
Kid KoolMarch 1990Vic Tokai
Kid Niki: Radical NinjaNovember 1987Data East
King’s KnightSeptember 1989Square
Kings of the BeachJanuary 1990Ultra Games
King’s Quest V: Absence Makes the Heart Go Yonder!June 1992Konami
Kirby’s AdventureMay 1993December 9, 1993NintendoHAL America
KlashBallJuly 1991SOFEL
Knight RiderDecember 1989July 27, 1990Acclaim Entertainment
Konami Hyper Soccer1992Konami
The Krion ConquestJanuary 1991Vic Tokai
Krusty’s Fun HouseSeptember 1992Acclaim Entertainment
Kung-FuOctober 18, 1985April 15, 1987Nintendo
Kung-Fu HeroesMarch 1989Culture Brain
Laser InvasionJune 1991Ultra Games
Last Action HeroOctober 1993Sony Imagesoft
The Last NinjaFebruary 1991Jaleco
The Last StarfighterJune 1990Mindscape
Lee Trevino’s Fighting GolfSeptember 1988May 18, 1990SNK
Legacy of the WizardApril 1989Brøderbund
Legend of the Ghost LionOctober 1992Kemco
The Legend of KageAugust 1987Taito
The Legend of Prince Valiant1992Ocean Software
The Legend of ZeldaAugust 22, 1987[7]November 15, 1987Nintendo
Legendary WingsJuly 1988Capcom
Legends of the DiamondJanuary 1992Bandai
LemmingsNovember 1992May 19, 1993Sunsoft
L’EmpereurNovember 1991Koei
Les Chevaliers du Zodiaque1987Bandai[8]
Lethal WeaponApril 1993Ocean Software
Life ForceAugust 19881988Konami
Little League Baseball: Championship SeriesJuly 1990SNK
Little Nemo: The Dream MasterSeptember 1990December 12, 1991Capcom
Little Ninja BrothersDecember 1990Culture Brain
Little SamsonNovember 1992March 18, 1993Taito
Lode RunnerSeptember 1987Brøderbund
The Lone RangerAugust 1991Konami
LoopzOctober 1990Mindscape
Low G Man: The Low Gravity ManSeptember 1990September 1990Taxan
Lunar PoolOctober 1987FCI
M.C. KidsFebruary 1992May 19, 1993Virgin Interactive (NA)
Ocean Software (EU)
M.U.L.E.September 1990Mindscape
M.U.S.C.L.E.October 29, 1986Bandai
Mach RiderAugust 1986March 15, 1987Nintendo
Mad MaxJuly 1990Mindscape
The Mafat ConspiracyJune 1990Vic Tokai
Magic DartsSeptember 1991Romstar
Magic Johnson’s Fast BreakMarch 1990Tradewest
The Magic of ScheherazadeDecember 1989Culture Brain
MagicianFebruary 1991Taxan
MagMaxOctober 1988FCI
Major League BaseballApril 1988LJN
Maniac MansionSeptember 1990October 22, 1992Jaleco
Mappy-LandApril 1989Taxan
Marble MadnessMarch 1989Milton Bradley Company
Mario Bros.June 1986September 1, 1986Nintendo
Mario Bros. (Classic)1993Nintendo
Mario Is Missing!July 1993Mindscape
Mario’s Time MachineJune 1994Mindscape
Mechanized AttackJune 1990SNK
Mega ManDecember 1987December 13, 1989Capcom
Mega Man 2June 1989December 14, 1990Capcom
Mega Man 3November 1990February 20, 1992Capcom
Mega Man 4January 1992January 21, 1993Capcom
Mega Man 5December 1992November 18, 1993Capcom
Mega Man 6March 1994Capcom (JP)
Nintendo (NA)
Mendel PalaceOctober 1990Hudson Soft
Metal GearJune 19881988Ultra Games
Metal MechMarch 1991Jaleco
Metal StormFebruary 1991Irem
MetroidAugust 1987January 15, 1988Nintendo
Michael Andretti’s World GPJune 1990American Sammy
Mickey MousecapadeOctober 1988Capcom
Mickey’s Adventures in NumberlandMarch 1994Hi Tech Expressions
Mickey’s Safari in LetterlandMarch 1993Hi Tech Expressions
Might and Magic Book One: The Secret of the Inner SanctumAugust 1992American Sammy
Mighty Bomb JackJuly 1987Tecmo
Mighty Final FightJuly 1993Capcom
Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out!!October 1987December 15, 1987Nintendo
MillipedeOctober 1988HAL America
Milon’s Secret CastleSeptember 1988Hudson Soft
Miracle Piano Teaching System19901990Mindscape
Mission: ImpossibleSeptember 1990November 28, 1991Ultra Games
MonopolyMay 1991Parker Brothers
Monster in My PocketJanuary 1992Konami
Monster PartyJune 1989Bandai
Monster Truck RallySeptember 1991INTV
Motor City PatrolJanuary 1992Matchbox
Mr. Gimmick!May 19, 1993Sunsoft
Ms. Pac-ManNovember 1993Namco
Muppet Adventure: Chaos at the CarnivalNovember 1990Hi Tech Expressions
The Mutant Virus: Crisis in a Computer WorldApril 1992American Softworks
Mystery QuestApril 1989Taxan
NARCAugust 1990Acclaim Entertainment
NES Open Tournament GolfSeptember 1991June 18, 1992Nintendo
NES Play Action FootballSeptember 1990Nintendo
New Ghostbusters II1990HAL America
Kiwi Kraze (NA)
The NewZealand Story (EU/AU)
March 19911991Taito (NA)
Ocean Software (EU/AU)
NFLSeptember 1989LJN
Nigel Mansell’s World Championship RacingOctober 1993GameTek
A Nightmare on Elm StreetOctober 1990LJN
NightshadeJanuary 1992Ultra Games
Ninja CrusadersDecember 1990American Sammy
Ninja GaidenMarch 1989August 15, 1991Tecmo
Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of ChaosMay 1990October 27, 1994Tecmo
Ninja Gaiden III: The Ancient Ship of DoomAugust 1991Tecmo
Ninja KidOctober 29, 1986Bandai
Nintendo Campus Challenge1991Nintendo
Nintendo World Championships1990Nintendo
Nintendo World CupDecember 1990June 27, 1991Nintendo
Noah’s Ark1992Konami
Nobunaga’s AmbitionJune 1989Koei
Nobunaga’s Ambition IIApril 1991Koei
North & SouthDecember 1990January 23, 1992Seika
Operation WolfMay 1989Taito
Orb-3DOctober 1990Hi Tech Expressions
OthelloDecember 1988Acclaim Entertainment
Over Horizon1991Hot-B
OverlordJanuary 1993Virgin Interactive
P.O.W.: Prisoners of WarSeptember 1989SNK
Pac-ManNovember 1993Namco
Pac-Man1989Tengen
PalamedesNovember 1990Hot-B
Panic RestaurantAugust 1992May 26, 1994Taito
PaperboyDecember 1988October 26, 1990Mindscape
Paperboy 2April 1992Mindscape
Parasol Stars: The Story of Bubble Bobble 31991TaitoOcean Software
Parodius Da!1992Palcom
Peter Pan and the PiratesJanuary 1991THQ
Phantom FighterApril 1990FCI
PictionaryJuly 1990LJN
PinballOctober 18, 1985September 1, 1986Nintendo
Pinball QuestJune 1990Jaleco
Pin*BotApril 1990Nintendo
Pipe DreamSeptember 1990Bullet-Proof Software
Pirates!October 1991Ultra Games
PlatoonDecember 1988Sunsoft
PopeyeJune 1986September 1, 1986Nintendo
Power BladeMarch 1991January 23, 1992Taito
Power Blade 2October 1992Taito
Power Punch IIJune 1992American Softworks
Predator: Soon the Hunt Will BeginApril 1989Activision
Prince of PersiaNovember 1992April 29, 1993Virgin Interactive
Princess Tomato in the Salad KingdomFebruary 1991Hudson Soft
Pro Sport HockeyNovember 1993Jaleco
Pro WrestlingMarch 1987September 15, 1987Nintendo
Punch-Out!!August 19901991Nintendo
The PunisherNovember 1990LJN
Puss ‘n Boots: Pero’s Great AdventureJune 1990Electro Brain
PuzznicNovember 1990April 25, 1991Taito
Q*bertFebruary 1989Ultra Games
QixJanuary 1991Taito
R.B.I. Baseball1988Namco
R.C. Pro-AmFebruary 1988April 15, 1988Nintendo
R.C. Pro-Am IIDecember 1992September 23, 1993Tradewest
Race AmericaMay 1992Absolute Entertainment (NA)
Milton Bradley Company (EU)
Racket AttackOctober 1988March 24, 1994Jaleco
Rackets & Rivals1993Palcom
Rad RacerOctober 1, 1987January 15, 1988Nintendo
Rad Racer IIJune 1990Square
Raid on Bungeling BaySeptember 1987Brøderbund
Rainbow Islands: The Story of Bubble Bobble 2June 1991Taito
Rally BikeSeptember 1990Romstar
RamboMay 1988Acclaim Entertainment
RampageDecember 1988Data East
RampartJanuary 1992Jaleco
Remote ControlMay 1990Hi Tech Expressions
The Ren & Stimpy Show: Buckaroo$!November 1993THQ
RenegadeJanuary 1988Taito
Rescue: The Embassy MissionJanuary 1990March 27, 1991Seika
Ring KingSeptember 1987Data East
River City RansomJanuary 1990Technōs Japan (NA)
Infogrames (EU)
Road Fighter1991Palcom
RoadBlastersJanuary 1990Mindscape
Robin Hood: Prince of ThievesNovember 1991December 10, 1992Virgin Interactive
RoboCopDecember 1989April 25, 1991Data East
RoboCop 2April 1991Data East
RoboCop 3August 1992July 28, 1994Ocean Software
RobowarriorDecember 1988September 27, 1989Jaleco
Rock ‘n BallJanuary 1990NTVIC
Rocket RangerJune 1990Seika
The RocketeerMay 1991Bandai
Rockin’ KatsSeptember 1991November 19, 1992Atlus
Rod Land1993Jaleco
Roger Clemens’ MVP BaseballOctober 1991LJN
RollerballFebruary 1990HAL America
Rollerblade RacerFebruary 1993Hi Tech Expressions
RollerGamesSeptember 1990October 24, 1991Ultra Games
Romance of the Three KingdomsOctober 1989Koei
Romance of the Three Kingdoms IISeptember 1991Koei
Roundball: 2 on 2 ChallengeMay 1992Mindscape
Rush’n AttackApril 19871988Konami
RygarJuly 1987March 30, 1990Tecmo
S.C.A.T.: Special Cybernetic Attack TeamJune 1991Natsume (NA)
Imagineer (EU)
Section ZJuly 1987September 27, 1989Capcom
SeicrossOctober 1988FCI
Sesame Street: 1-2-3January 1989Hi Tech Expressions
Sesame Street: A-B-CSeptember 1989Hi Tech Expressions
Sesame Street: A-B-C/1-2-3November 1991Hi Tech Expressions
Sesame Street: Big Bird’s Hide & SpeakOctober 1990Hi Tech Expressions
Sesame Street: CountdownFebruary 1992Hi Tech Expressions
Shadow of the Ninja (aka Blue Shadow)December 1990July 25, 1991Natsume (NA)
Data East (EU)
ShadowgateDecember 1989May 30, 1991Seika
ShatterhandDecember 1991November 19, 1992Jaleco
Shingen the RulerJune 1990Hot-B
Shooting RangeJune 1989Bandai
Short Order / Eggsplode!December 1989Nintendo
Side PocketNovember 30, 1987May 27, 1992Data East
Silent ServiceDecember 1989November 23, 1990Ultra Games
SilkwormJune 1990American Sammy
Silver SurferNovember 1990Arcadia Systems
The Simpsons: Bart vs. the Space MutantsFebruary 1991December 12, 1991Acclaim Entertainment
The Simpsons: Bart vs. the WorldDecember 1991October 22, 1992Acclaim Entertainment
The Simpsons: Bartman Meets Radioactive ManDecember 1992Acclaim Entertainment
Skate or Die!December 1988August 17, 1990Ultra Games
Skate or Die 2: The Search for Double TroubleSeptember 1990Electronic Arts
Ski or DieFebruary 1991October 24, 1991Ultra Games
Sky KidSeptember 1987Sunsoft
Sky SharkSeptember 1989Taito
SlalomMarch 1987October 15, 1987Nintendo
Smash TVSeptember 1991Acclaim Entertainment
The Smurfs1994Infogrames
Snake Rattle ‘n’ RollJuly 1990Nintendo
Snake’s RevengeApril 1990March 1991Ultra Games (NA)
Konami (EU)
Snoopy’s Silly Sports SpectacularApril 1990Seika
Snow BrothersNovember 1991Capcom
SoccerOctober 18, 1985January 15, 1987Nintendo
Solar Jetman: Hunt for the Golden WarpshipSeptember 1990September 26, 1991Tradewest
Solomon’s KeyJuly 1987March 30, 1990Tecmo
Solstice: The Quest for the Staff of DemnosJune 1990September 26, 1991Sony Imagesoft (NA)
Software Creations (EU)
Space Shuttle ProjectNovember 1991Absolute Entertainment
SpelunkerSeptember 1987Brøderbund
Spider-Man: Return of the Sinister SixOctober 1992LJN
Spot: The Video GameSeptember 1990Arcadia Systems
Spy HunterSeptember 1987Sunsoft
Spy vs. SpyOctober 1988July 27, 1990Seika
SqoonSeptember 1987Irem
Stack-UpOctober 18, 1985September 1986Nintendo
Stadium EventsSeptember 1987February 23, 1990Bandai
Stanley: The Search for Dr. LivingstonOctober 1992Electro Brain
Star ForceNovember 1987April 27, 1990Tecmo
Star SoldierJanuary 1989Taxan
Star Trek: 25th AnniversaryFebruary 1992Ultra Games
Star Trek: The Next GenerationSeptember 1993Absolute Entertainment
Star VoyagerSeptember 1987Acclaim Entertainment
Star WarsNovember 1991March 26, 1992JVC (NA)
LucasArts (EU)
Star Wars: The Empire Strikes BackMarch 1992JVC
Starship HectorJune 1990Hudson Soft
StarTropicsDecember 1990August 20, 1992Nintendo
Stealth ATFOctober 1989Activision
StingerSeptember 1987Konami
Street CopJune 1989Bandai
Street Fighter 2010: The Final FightSeptember 1990Capcom
StriderJuly 1989Capcom
Super CApril 19901992Konami
Super CarsFebruary 1991Electro Brain
Super Dodge BallJune 1988Sony Imagesoft
Super Glove BallOctober 1990Mattel
Super Jeopardy!September 1991GameTek
Super Mario Bros.October 18, 1985May 15, 1987Nintendo
Super Mario Bros./Duck HuntNovember 1988Nintendo
Super Mario Bros./Duck Hunt/World Class Track MeetDecember 1990Nintendo
Super Mario Bros./Tetris/Nintendo World CupUnreleasedNovember 1988Nintendo
Super Mario Bros. 2October 10, 1988April 28, 1989Nintendo
Super Mario Bros. 3February 12, 1990August 29, 1991Nintendo
Super PitfallNovember 1987Activision[9]
Super Spike V’BallFebruary 1990January 23, 1992Nintendo
Super Spike V’Ball/Nintendo World CupDecember 1990Nintendo
Super Spy HunterFebruary 1992Sunsoft
Super Team GamesNovember 1988Nintendo
Super TurricanJuly 22, 1993Imagineer
SupermanDecember 1988Seika
Swamp ThingDecember 1992THQ
Sword MasterJanuary 1992January 21, 1993Activision
Swords and SerpentsAugust 1990November 28, 1991Acclaim Entertainment
Taboo: The Sixth SenseApril 1989Tradewest
Tag Team WrestlingOctober 1986Data East
TaleSpinDecember 1991September 24, 1992Capcom
Target: RenegadeMarch 1990Taito
Tecmo BaseballJanuary 1989Tecmo
Tecmo BowlFebruary 1989Tecmo
Tecmo Cup Soccer GameSeptember 1992September 24, 1992Tecmo
Tecmo NBA BasketballNovember 1992Tecmo
Tecmo Super BowlDecember 1991Tecmo
Tecmo World Cup Soccer1991Tecmo
Tecmo World WrestlingApril 1990November 23, 1990Tecmo
Teenage Mutant Ninja TurtlesJune 1989August 17, 1990Ultra Games
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Arcade GameDecember 1990November 14, 1991Ultra Games
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III: The Manhattan ProjectFebruary 1992Konami
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Tournament FightersFebruary 1994Konami
TennisOctober 18, 1985September 1, 1986Nintendo
The TerminatorDecember 1992Mindscape
Terminator 2: Judgment DayFebruary 1992LJN
Terra CrestaMarch 1990Vic Tokai
TetrisNovember 1989February 23, 1990Nintendo
Tetris 2October 1993Nintendo
The Three StoogesOctober 1989Activision
Thunder & LightningDecember 1990Romstar
ThunderbirdsSeptember 1990Activision
ThundercadeJuly 1989American Sammy
Tiger HeliSeptember 1987January 17, 1990Acclaim Entertainment
Time LordSeptember 1990Milton Bradley Company
Times of LoreMay 1991Toho
Tiny Toon AdventuresDecember 1991October 22, 1992Konami
Tiny Toon Adventures 2: Trouble in WackylandApril 1993January 27, 1994Konami
Tiny Toon Adventures Cartoon WorkshopDecember 1992Konami
To the EarthNovember 1989February 23, 1990Nintendo
TokiDecember 1991Taito
Tom and JerryDecember 1991October 22, 1992Hi Tech Expressions
Tombs & TreasureJune 1991Activision
Top GunNovember 1987November 30, 1988Konami
Top Gun: The Second MissionJanuary 1990October 24, 1991Konami
Top Players’ TennisJanuary 1990Asmik
Total RecallAugust 1990Acclaim Entertainment
Totally RadMarch 1991Jaleco
Touch Down FeverFebruary 1991SNK
Town & Country Surf Designs: Wood & Water RageFebruary 1988LJN
Town & Country II: Thrilla’s SurfariMarch 1992Acclaim Entertainment
Toxic CrusadersApril 1992Bandai
Track & FieldApril 1987Konami
Track & Field IIJune 1989November 22, 1989Konami
Treasure MasterDecember 1991American Softworks
Trog!October 1991Acclaim Entertainment
TrojanFebruary 1987March 23, 1989Capcom
The Trolls in Crazyland1991American Softworks
Twin CobraJanuary 1990American Sammy
Twin EagleOctober 1989Romstar
Ufouria: The SagaNovember 19, 1992Sunsoft
Ultima III: ExodusFebruary 1989FCI
Ultima IV: Quest of the AvatarDecember 1990FCI
Ultima V: Warriors of DestinyJanuary 1993FCI
Ultimate Air CombatApril 1992Activision
Ultimate BasketballSeptember 1990American Sammy
The Uncanny X-MenDecember 1989LJN
Uncharted WatersNovember 1991Koei
UninvitedJune 1991Seika
The UntouchablesJanuary 1991Ocean Software
Urban ChampionAugust 1986Nintendo
Vegas DreamMarch 1990HAL America
Vice: Project DoomNovember 1991American Sammy
VideomationJune 1991THQ
VolleyballMarch 1987November 15, 1987Nintendo
Wacky RacesMay 1992Atlus
Wall Street KidJune 1990SOFEL
Wario’s WoodsDecember 10, 19941995Nintendo
Wayne Gretzky HockeyJanuary 1991THQ
Wayne’s WorldNovember 1993THQ
WCW WrestlingApril 1990FCI
Werewolf: The Last WarriorNovember 1990September 26, 1991Data East
Wheel of FortuneSeptember 1988GameTek
Wheel of Fortune Family EditionMarch 1990GameTek
Wheel of Fortune: Featuring Vanna WhiteJanuary 1992GameTek
Wheel of Fortune Junior EditionOctober 1989GameTek
Where in Time Is Carmen Sandiego?October 1991Konami
Where’s Waldo?September 1991THQ
Who Framed Roger Rabbit?September 1989LJN
Whomp ‘EmMarch 1991Jaleco
WidgetNovember 1992Atlus
Wild GunmanOctober 18, 1985February 15, 1988Nintendo
WillowDecember 1989November 28, 1991Capcom
Win, Lose, or DrawMarch 1990Hi Tech Expressions
Winter GamesSeptember 1987Acclaim Entertainment
Wizardry: Proving Grounds of the Mad OverlordJuly 1990ASCII
Wizardry II: The Knight of DiamondsApril 1992ASCII
Wizards & WarriorsDecember 1987January 17, 1990Acclaim Entertainment
Wizards & Warriors III: Kuros: Visions of PowerMarch 1992January 21, 1993Acclaim Entertainment
WolverineOctober 1991LJN
World ChampApril 1991Romstar
World Class Track MeetAugust 1988Nintendo
World GamesMarch 1989Milton Bradley Company
Wrath of the Black MantaApril 1990January 24, 1991Taito
Wrecking CrewOctober 18, 1985October 15, 1987Nintendo
Wurm: Journey to the Center of the EarthNovember 1991Asmik
WWF King of the RingNovember 1993LJN
WWF WrestleManiaJanuary 1989Acclaim Entertainment
WWF WrestleMania ChallengeNovember 1990LJN
WWF WrestleMania: Steel Cage ChallengeSeptember 1992Acclaim Entertainment
XenophobeDecember 1988Sunsoft
XeviousSeptember 1988October 25, 1989Bandai
XexyzApril 1990Hudson Soft
Yo! NoidNovember 1990Capcom
YoshiJune 1, 1992December 30, 1992Nintendo
Yoshi’s CookieApril 1993April 28, 1994Nintendo
Young Indiana Jones ChroniclesDecember 1992Jaleco
ZanacOctober 1987FCI
Zelda II: The Adventure of LinkDecember 1, 1988September 26, 1988Nintendo
Zen the Intergalactic NinjaMarch 1993Konami
Zoda’s Revenge: StarTropics IIMarch 1994Nintendo
Zombie NationSeptember 1991Meldac
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Unreleased games

Title[4][5]Year[4][5]Publisher[4][5]
AirballUnreleasedTengen
ArmadilloUnreleasedALM
The California Raisins: The Grape EscapeUnreleasedCapcom
Drac’s Night OutUnreleasedParker Brothers
Earth BoundUnreleasedNintendo
Fun House (original version)UnreleasedHi Tech Expressions
Happily Ever AfterUnreleasedSOFEL
Police AcademyUnreleasedTengen
SimCityUnreleasedNintendo
SunmanUnreleasedSunsoft
Twin PeaksUnreleasedHi Tech Expressions
War on WheelsUnreleasedJaleco

Unlicensed games

Unlicensed games are titles released without approval from Nintendo.[10]

Title[4][5]Year[4][5]Publisher[4][5]
2-in-1 Cosmocop1993Sachen
2-in-1 Tough Cop1993Sachen
6 in 11992Caltron
Action 521991Active Enterprises
After Burner1989Tengen
Aladdin1995Virgin Interactive (EU)
Alien Syndrome1988Tengen
Auto Upturn1991Sachen
Baby Boomer1989Color Dreams
Bee 521992Camerica
Bible Adventures1990Wisdom Tree
Bible Buffet1993Wisdom Tree
Big Nose Freaks Out1992Camerica
Big Nose the Caveman1991Camerica
Bingo 751990Sachen
Blackjack1992American Video Entertainment
Bubble Bath Babes1991Panesian
Captain Comic – The Adventure1989Color Dreams
Castle of Deceit1990Bunch Games
Challenge of the Dragon1990Color Dreams
Cheetahmen II1993Active Enterprises
Chess Academy1991Sachen
Chiller1990American Game Cartridges (NA)
HES (AU)
Chinese Checkers1991Sachen
Chinese Kung Fu1989Sachen
Chuugoku TaiteiUnknownSachen
Crystal Mines1989Color Dreams
Dancing Block1990Sachen
Death Race1990American Game Cartridges
Deathbots1990American Video Entertainment
Decathlon1992C&E
Dizzy the Adventurer1993Codemasters
Double Strike1990American Video Entertainment (NA)
HES (AUS)
Dudes with Attitude1990American Video Entertainment
Exodus1990Wisdom Tree
F-15 City War1990American Video Entertainment (NA)
HES (AU)
The Fantastic Adventures of Dizzy1993Camerica (NA)
Codemasters (EU)
Fantasy Zone1989Tengen
Feng Shen Bang1995C&E
Final Combat1992Sachen
Firehawk1989Camerica
Frog Adventure1992Sachen
Gaiapolis1990Sachen
Galactic Crusader1990Bunch Games
The Great wall1992Sachen
Happy Pairs1991Sachen
Hot Slots1991Panesian
Hell Fighter1991Sachen
Hidden Chinese Chess1989Joy Van
Honey Peach1990Sachen
Huge Insect1993Sachen
Impossible Mission II1989American Video Entertainment
Incantation1989Joy Van
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom1988Tengen
Joshua & the Battle of Jericho1992Wisdom Tree
Jovial Race1989Joy Van
Jurassic Boy1990Sachen
Kart Fighter1993Ge De Industry Co.
King Neptune’s Adventure1990Color Dreams
King of Kings: The Early Years1991Wisdom Tree
Klax1990Tengen
Krazy Kreatures1990American Video Entertainment
Linus Spacehead’s Cosmic Crusade1991Camerica
Little Red Hood1989HES
Locksmith1991Sachen
Lucky 7771989Sachen
Mahjong Companion1990Sachen
Mahjong Academy1992Sachen
Mahjong Trap1990Sachen
Mahjong Trap Plus1990Sachen
The Mahjong World1990Sachen
Magic Cube1991Sachen
Magic Jewelry1990Hwang Shinwei
Magical Mathematics1990Sachen
Magical Tower1992Tin Chen
Master Chu and the Drunkard Hu1989Color Dreams
Maxi 151992American Video Entertainment
Mēi Shāo Nú Mèng GōngchāngunknownTin Chen
Menace Beach1990Color Dreams
Mermaids of Atlantis1991American Video Entertainment
Metal Fighter1989Color Dreams
Micro Machines1991Camerica
Middle School English1989Sachen
MiG-29: Soviet Fighter1989Camerica
Millionaire1990Sachen
Minesweeper1989Sachen
Minesweeper 21989Sachen
Minesweeper 31989Sachen
Mission Cobra1990Bunch Games
Moon Ranger1990Bunch Games
Ms. Pac-Man1990Tengen
Olympic IQ1991Sachen
Operation Secret Storm1991Color Dreams
Pac-Man1988Tengen
Pac-Mania1990Tengen
Peek-A-Boo Poker1991Panesian
The Penguin and Seal1989Sachen
Pesterminator: The Western Exterminator1990Color Dreams
Pipe V1990Sachen
Poker II1990Sachen
Poker III1991Sachen
Poker Mahjong1991Sachen
Popo Team1991Sachen
The P’Radikus Conflict1990Color Dreams
Puff Kid1992Tin Chen
Puzzle1990American Video Entertainment
Pyramid1990American Video Entertainment
Pyramid II1990Sachen
Q Boy1994Sachen
Quattro Adventure1991Camerica
Quattro Arcade1991Camerica
Quattro Sports1991Camerica
RacerMate Challenge II1996RacerMate
Rad Racket: Deluxe Tennis II1991American Video Entertainment
Raid 20201989Color Dreams
R.B.I. Baseball1988Tengen
R.B.I. Baseball 21990Tengen
R.B.I. Baseball 31991Tengen
Road Runner1989Tengen
Robodemons1990Color Dreams
Rockball1993Sachen
Rolling Thunder1988Tengen
Secret Scout in the Temple of Demise1991Color Dreams
Shinobi1989Tengen
Shockwave1990American Game Cartridges
Sidewinder1989Joy Van
Silent Assault1990Color Dreams
Silver Eagle1994Sachen
Skull & Crossbones1990Tengen
Solitaire1992American Video Entertainment
Solar Wars1999CMC Games
Somari1994Ge De Industry Co.
Spiritual Warfare1992Wisdom Tree
Strategist1991Sachen
Streemerz2012Faux Game Co.
Street Heroes1995Sachen
Street Warrior Natsume2000Sachen
Stunt Kids1992Camerica
Sunday Funday1995Wisdom Tree
Super Sprint1989Tengen
Super Mario World1995Hummer Team
Super Pang1991Sachen
Super Pang II1992Sachen
Taiwan Mahjong1989Sachen
Taiwan Mahjong II1992Sachen
Tagin’ Dragon1990Bunch Games
Tasac1992Sachen
Tetris1989Tengen
Thunder Blaster Man1995Sachen
Tiles of Fate1990American Video Entertainment
Toobin’1989Tengen
Trolls on Treasure Island1994American Video Entertainment
Twin Eagle1989Joy Van
Ultimate League Soccer1991American Video Entertainment
The Ultimate Stuntman1990Camerica
Venice Beach Volleyball1991American Video Entertainment
Vindicators1988Tengen
Wally Bear and the NO! Gang1992American Video Entertainment
Wonderland Dizzy2015Codemasters
The World of Card Games1990Sachen
Worm Visitor1992Sachen
Quest Forge: By Order of Kings2015Piko Interactive LLC
Sydney Hunter and the Curse of the Mayans2017CollectorVision


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