NES Endings
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While some people might consider the technology behind the NES to be rather crude these days, there's no denying that some of its games were absolutely brutal.

Anyone who has successfully bested the likes of Ghosts 'n Goblins or Castlevania II: Simon's Quest will know that the NES is home to some seriously tough video games – and for that reason, it's highly likely that many of the console's best end sequences have been out of reach for many players (the exception being this guy, who is so good he can beat them using nothing but his chin).

Thank goodness, then, for The NES Endings Compendium: Years 1985 - 1988. Rey Esteban's new book catalogues some of the best NES endings ever seen, saving you the bother of actually having to play these titles to completion.

Of course, we're being deliberately obtuse there – many of the games featured are excellent and well worth the time spent playing them – but this tome nonetheless provides an interesting way of appraising the conclusions of these 8-bit classics.

If you fancy giving this a punt then you can order a copy using the links below. Oh, and there are more volumes planned, too.

This article was originally published by on Thu 13th January, 2022.