List of notable NES ports and remakes

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NES games sometimes suffered from slowdown and sprite flickering.

Name PCE SNES PS1 GC PS2 GBC GBA NDS PSP Notes
Crystalis Reduced screen size, new features
Dragon Quest I & II SNES: Updated graphics (Japan only)

GBC: Updated graphics, cutscenes

Dragon Quest III Updated graphics (SNES Japan only)
Dragon Quest IV PS1: Updated graphics (Japan only)

NDS: Updated graphics, expanded story, new scenario & playable character

DuckTales Remade in high-definition as DuckTales Remastered for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii U, and PC. Features a difficulty option, expanded storyline, voice-actors from the TV series reprising their roles (deceased actors were recasted with different voice-actors), art gallery, and the other unlockables. A patch was released to streamline the gameplay in response to complains of the cutscenes interfering with game.
Final Fantasy 1 + 2

✓ (R) ✓ (R)

MSX: Updated graphics (FF1 only)

PS1: Updated graphics, easy mode

GBA, PSP: Original difficulty level removed, bonus dungeons

Final Fantasy 3 Full 3D remake.
Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light ✓ (R) SNES: Renamed Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem, updated graphics, additional scenario (Japan only)

NDS: Renamed Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon, updated graphics, modernized battle system

Kirby's Adventure ✓ (R)

GBA: Full remake with updated graphics and sound. Includes new features and, seemingly, different physics.

3DS: Slowdown and flickering fixed, 3D feature added

The Legend of Zelda ✓ (E) SNES: Renamed BS Legend of Zelda, downloaded via BS Satellaview, Updated graphics, smaller overworld map, timer (Japan only)

GC & GBA: Grammar improved

Mega Man ✓ (R)

PS1: Slowdown fixed, original and (some) arranged music, many extra options; Japan only

GC: Slowdown fixed, some extra options, bad controls, messed-up sound effects in first-run copies

PS2: Slowdown fixed, original and (some) arranged music, some extra options, input lag

PSP: Full 3D remake

Mega Man 2-3

PS1: Slowdown fixed, original and (some) arranged music, many extra options; Japan only

GC: Slowdown fixed, some extra options, bad controls

PS2: Slowdown fixed, original and (some) arranged music, some extra options, input lag

Mega Man 4-5

PS1: Slowdown fixed, original and arranged music, many extra options; Japan only

GC: Slowdown fixed, some extra options, bad controls

PS2: Slowdown fixed, original and arranged music, some extra options, input lag

Mega Man 6

PS1: Slowdown fixed, original and arranged music, many extra options; Japan only

GC: Slowdown fixed, extra options, bad controls

PS2: Slowdown fixed, original and (improperly implemented) arranged music, some extra options, input lag

Metroid ✓ (R) GC: unlockable in Metroid Prime if GBA with Metroid: Zero Mission is connected to the system

GBA: Remade as Metroid: Zero Mission, updated graphics & sound, cutscenes, expanded story and world

Ninja Gaiden

PCE: Updated graphics (but poor use of scrolling), new music; Japan only

SNES: Increased palettes, updated music based on OST

Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos

SNES: Increased palettes, updated music based on OST

Ninja Gaiden III: The Ancient Ship of Doom

SNES: Increased palettes, removal of parallax scrolling and other effects, updated music based on OST, difficulty based on Japanese version

River City Ransom

(Downtown Nekketsu Monogatari)

PCE: Improved graphics/music; Japan only

GBA: Improved graphics/music; save; extra features, BARF!

Super Mario Bros./The Lost Levels

SNES: Improved graphics/music, saving, inaccurate physics

GBC: Saving, Vs. multiplayer, a large suite of bonus features, smaller screen size

Super Mario Bros. 2

Improved graphics/music, saving

GBA Only: Decreased difficulty, extra gameplay mode, smaller screen size

Super Mario Bros. 3

Improved graphics/music, saving

GBA Only: e-Reader support, replays, smaller screen size

Zelda II: The Adventure of Link ✓ (E) Potentially seizure-inducing effects replaced