Konami and Ultra
Through many NES player's eyes, Konami stands as king of all the game developers. It seems almost every release had great graphics, great sound, and most importantly, great gameplay. Konami started in Japan in the 1960s. It joined with Nintendo by releasing Gradius in 1986. Of it's well known games, there is the Castlevania series, Metal Gear series, and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series, and many more.
Because Konami made many quality games, it posed a unique problem. Nintendo had a rule to keep companies to only five game releases a year, in order to keep quality high. So what did they do? Konami formed the company Ultra Games, and went on churning out the games. Konami left the NES after their release of Teenage Mutant Turtles: Tournament Fighters in early 1994. Konami is still a successful company today, with many hit games sequels or re-makes of classic NES games.
The complete list of Konami and Ultra Games.
Adventures of Bayou Billy Konami C- Gun Opt Batman Returns Konami B+ Bill Elliot NASCAR Konami C+ Blades of Steel Konami D Bucky O'Hare Konami B Castlevania Konami E Castlevania 2 Konami D Castlevania 3 Konami C- Contra Konami E Contra Force Konami B Double Dribble Konami D Goonies 2 Konami C+ Gradius Konami C- Jack Nicklaus Golf Konami B- Jackal Konami C Kings Quest 5 Konami B+ Laser Invasion Konami B- Gun Req Life Force Konami C Lone Ranger Konami B- Gun Opt Monster in my Pocket Konami B+ Rush N Attack Konami D Stinger Konami B- Super C Konami C Teenage Turtles 3 Konami B- Teenage Turtles Tournament Fighters Konami B+ Tiny Toon Adventures Konami C+ Tiny Toon Adventures 2 Konami B+ Tiny Toon Cartoon Workshop Konami B+ Top Gun Konami D Top Gun 2 Konami D Track & Field Konami D Track & Field 2 Konami D Where in Time is Carmen San Diego Konami B Zen Intergalactic Ninja Konami B Base Wars Ultra C Defender of the Crown Ultra C+ Gyruss Ultra C+ Kings of the Beach Ultra C Metal Gear Ultra D Mission Impossible Ultra C+ Nightshade Ultra C+ Pirates Ultra B Q*Bert Ultra B- Roller Games Ultra B- Silent Service Ultra C- Skate or Die Ultra D Ski or Die Ultra B- Snakes Revenge Ultra C Star Trek 25th Anniversary Ultra B Teenage Turtles Ultra E Teenage Turtles 2 Ultra D