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The Nintendo Entertainment System and Famicom are known for housing many of the best known role-playing games of all time. Being the initiator for many video game series such as Final Fantasy, Dragon Quest, Mother, Fire Emblem and more. The following are a list of role-playing games released on the Nintendo Entertainment System, Famicom and Famicom Disk System.

The list

Developed in Japan and localized

These include the start of many successful series

Developed in Japan and ports localized

These include titles from many successful series. Many have been patched and translated by fans.

Developed in USA or UK

USA exclusive:

American computer role-playing games localized in Japan for the Famicom and later translated back to the United States:

NOTE: The Silver Box games (Advanced Dungeons & Dragons: Heroes of the Lance and Advanced Dungeons & Dragons: Dragons of Flame) are not role-playing games. In fact, instead of using the "tabletop D&D" rules, they are just action-platform adaptations of the Dragonlance novels.

American computer role-playing game ported to the NES and released in the United States only:

Japan only

Some of these have been patched and translated by fans.

Strategy/tactical games with role-playing elements