Five Underrated NES Sports Games

With pretty much every sport in full swing, Old School Gamer Magazine figures, why not enjoy a game of your favorite sport? And why not do it on a retro console? Here’s our list of five great sports games you might have overlooked on the NES.

Pro Sport Hockey: It’s not the best hockey game on the NES, but with an NHLPA license, it’s the closest you’ll ever get to the real thing on a Nintendo Entertainment System.

Roger Clemens MVP Baseball: LJN gets a bad rap on their licensed games, but this one, even without an MLB-approval, is a solid title. Although the fielding view takes a bit of getting used to, it’s an enjoyable baseball game that grows on you.

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Patrick Hickey Jr. is the Founder, Editor-in-Chief, Master Jedi and Grand Pooh-bah of and is the author of the book, "The Minds Behind the Games: Interviews with Cult and Classic Video Game Developers," from leading academic and non-fiction publisher McFarland and Company. He is currently the Assistant Director of the Journalism Program at Kingsborough Community College and is a former News Editor at NBC Local Integrated Media and a National Video Games Writer at the late He has also had articles and photos published in The New York Times, The New York Daily News, Complex and The Syracuse Post-Standard. Love him. Read him.

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