56. Wizards & Warriors

Released: 1987
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Fun Fact: Wizards & Warriors was adapted into a novel as part of Nintendo's Worlds of Power book series.

Wizards & Warriors was a fantasy-themed platformer with a funky soundtrack and an extremely busy play space. There were always hordes of enemies around you, all sorts of hidden nooks and crannies to explore, ridiculous amounts of treasure to collect, and plenty of special weapons and power-ups to grab and princesses to save.

Most critics thought Wizards & Warriors was pretty challenging, but the game allowed you to pick up precisely where you left off when you died. Players, therefore, thought the game was too easy.