The NES had a lot of hidden gems on it, but Clash at Demonhead never seemed to get its due. A traditional sidescrolling platformer, Clash was one of the toughest, as enemies often came hurtling at you with little time to react. The many text "cut scenes" may have put gamers off as they were a distraction to the flow of the game, but not to Bryan Lee O'Malley, the writer of graphic novel-turned movie Scott Pilgrim—he named one of the bands in the story after the game. Nerd props!
Clash at Demonhead (NES, 1990)