Best of NES Marathon: 2023

The Best of NES (BoNES) marathon celebrates NES speedrunning by showcasing world record holders and top runners of the entire NES library.

We'll start streaming live on Twitch at 8:30am EST on Thursday, December 7th.

You can find more information about the race on our website and on discord.

Starts on

All dates and times are given in America/New_York timezone (UTC-05:00). All dates and times are given in your local timezone. The schedule was last updated .

Introduction Introduction Introduction
Super Mario Bros. 2 (J) / The Lost Levels All Stages Mario vs Wario: Stache Showdown
Wario's Woods 99 levels (type-a)/(type-b) [Race] Mario vs Wario: Stache Showdown
Big Nose the Caveman Beat the Game Cretaceous Classics
Adventure Island II Any% Cretaceous Classics
Battletoads 100% [Race] Battletoads Brawl
Battletoads Any% (No credits warp) Battletoads Brawl
Chicken of the Farm 100% Artisanal Arcade
Nova the Squirrel Any% Artisanal Arcade
The Legends of Owlia Any% Artisanal Arcade
Steel Moons Good/Bad Ending Artisanal Arcade
Blazing Blocks 2809% Artisanal Arcade
Spacegulls Any% Artisanal Arcade
BurgerTime 1-Loop Dinner and a Movie
Super Spike V’Ball American Circuit, Auto-Set Dinner and a Movie
Loopz / City Connection Chat Picks Dinner and a Movie
BigFoot All Races Dinner and a Movie
Mickey's Safari in Letterland Any% Dinner and a Movie
Day Dreamin' Davey Any% Dinner and a Movie
Popeye Game A 1 Loop Dinner and a Movie
Pizza Pop! Beat the Game Dinner and a Movie
David Crane's A Boy and His Blob: Trouble on Blobolonia Any% Dinner and a Movie
Home Alone: World Record Attempt Any% Dinner and a Movie
King Kong 2: Ikari no Megaton Punch Any% Dinner and a Movie
Muppet Adventure: Chaos at the Carnival Any% Dinner and a Movie
Predator any% Dinner and a Movie
Casino Kid 2 any% Dominate the Field
Tecmo Super Bowl Individual Rushing Yards - Single Game Dominate the Field
Track & Field 1 Loop Dominate the Field
Tecmo World Wrestling Beat The Game (No Turbo) Dominate the Field
Ski or Die All events Dinner and a Movie
Bases Loaded II: Second Season Lose a Game Dominate the Field
Hoops 1-on-1 Victory Dominate the Field
Jordan vs. Bird 1-on-1 NES Dinner and a Movie
Volleyball Win a Match Dominate the Field
Stack-Up BINGO (5 stages) (ROB) Dominate the Field
Lawn Mower Any % Race Mow 'Em Down
Lawn Mower Randomizer Race Mow 'Em Down

Friday, December 08, 2023
Introduction Introduction Introduction
Contra Any% Operation Contra
Contra Force Glitchless Operation Contra
Moon Crystal Any% Ninja/Warriors
Ninja Gaiden III: The Ancient Ship of Doom (1991) Any% (J) Ninja/Warriors
Ninja Gaiden Any% Ninja/Warriors
Ninja Gaiden Low% Ninja/Warriors
Rygar Any % No Wrong Warp Ninja/Warriors
Steemerz Any% Ninja/Warriors
Color a Dinosaur Any% 1 Object Ninja/Warriors
Kamen no ninja Any% Ninja/Warriors
Choujin Sentai jetman (FC) Easy mode Ninja/Warriors
Short Break Short Break Short Break
Dragon spirit Blue Dragon Evasive Maneuvers
Crisis Force Easy% Evasive Maneuvers
The Guardian Legend 100% Evasive Maneuvers
The Last Starfighter 1 Loop Evasive Maneuvers
Where In Time Is Carmen Sandiego? Single Capture Evasive Maneuvers
Dropzone Cadet% Evasive Maneuvers
Tecmo NBA Basketball Win a Game Evasive Maneuvers
BlobQuest Any% Shape Shifters
Little Samson Easy% No OOB Shape Shifters
Adventures Of Lolo 3 Any% Shape Shifters
Super Dodgeball Easy Into the (Ball) Pit
Montezuma's Revenge Any% Into the (Ball) Pit
Super Glove Ball Warpless Into the (Ball) Pit
The Magic of Scheherazade (NES) Any% Flights of Fancy
Little Nemo: The Dream Master English Flights of Fancy
Gargoyle's Quest II Any% Flights of Fancy
Mystery Game! Mystery Game! Flights of Fancy
Snow Brothers All Stages 1 Player Mario Pipe Dreams
Dr. Mario 0-20 Puzzle Palooza
Marble Madness Any% Puzzle Palooza
Vindicators Hard Puzzle Palooza
Gauntlet Any% Puzzle Palooza
Saturday, December 09, 2023

Introduction Introduction Introduction
Barbie Any% Saturday Morning Cartoons
The Lion King Prince Any% Saturday Morning Cartoons
Mickey Mousecapade Any% Saturday Morning Cartoons
The Flintstones: The Rescue of Dino & Hoppy Any% Saturday Morning Cartoons
Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back Any% Saturday Morning Cartoons
Home Alone 2 Any% Saturday Morning Cartoons
Yume Penguin Monogatari Any% Saturday Morning Cartoons
Ducktales Any% Saturday Morning Cartoons
Batman: The Video Game Any% Saturday Morning Cartoons
Splatterhouse: Wanpaku Graffiti Any% Monster Mash
Monster Party Any% Monster Mash
Wolfling Any% Monster Mash
Ghoul School Any% Monster Mash
Battletoads & Double Dragon Any% - [Dragon vs Toad Race] Monster Mash
Beetlejuice Any% Monster Mash
Ghosts 'n Goblins Any% NES (2 loops) Monster Mash
Kabuki Quantum Fighter Any% Monster Mash
Power Blade Any% Normal Monster Mash
Gimmick! Best Ending Monster Mash
Castlevania Any% Monster Mash
Castlevania II: Simon's Quest Any% Monster Mash
Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse NES - Alucard Monster Mash
Super Mario Bros. 3 100% It's a Me... Mario!
Zelda II: The Adventure of Link 1-3-1 Any% NMG Triforce Trials
The Legend of Zelda Second Quest (all triforces) Triforce Trials
The Legend of Zelda: Resurrection of Ganon 100% NMG Triforce Trials
The Legend of Zelda Randomizer Swordless Triforce Trials

Sunday, December 10, 2023
Introduction Introduction Introduction
Super C Any% Cartoons & Chaos
Tiny Toon Adventures Any% [Race] Cartoons & Chaos
Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers Any% Cartoons & Chaos
Gremlins 2: The New Batch Any% Cartoons & Chaos
Super Pitfall Any% Cartoons & Chaos
Mega Man Any% (all stages) Wily Wars
Mega Man 2 Difficult% Wily Wars
Mega Man 3 Any% [Race] Wily Wars
Mega Man 5 Any% (beatless) [Race] Wily Wars
Mega Man 6 Any% [Race] Wily Wars
Mega Man 4 Any% Wily Wars
Short Break Short Break Short Break
Doraemon: Gigazombie no Gyakushuu Bad end Out of NES World
Zoids: Chuuou Tairiku no Tatakai Any% with password Out of NES World
LaGrange Point Any% Out of NES World
Arkista's Ring Four Loops NEScalibur
Tom Sawyer Any% Legends, Heroes, & Hucksters
Wolverine Any% Legends, Heroes, & Hucksters
Gaiapolis Any% Legends, Heroes, & Hucksters
Skull & Crossbones Any% Yarrrrcade
The Goonies 100% Yarrrrcade
Battle Kid: Fortress of Peril Any% (Normal - Unfair) I Wanna Be the NES Guy
Bucky O'Hare HARD! Mode Yarrrrcade
The Legend of Zelda Any% No Up+A Dash of Summoning Salt
Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos Any% Dash of Summoning Salt

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