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Original NES font used in many classic Nintendo Entertainment System game cartridges, including Super Mario Bros (1985), Mach Rider (1985), Excitebike (1985), Metroid (1986), The Legend Of Zelda (1986), and Castlevania (1987). Includes several alternate characters.


Really good font!!I see you are a very good NES fan. So, i have good news for guys like you if you have a wii, you really have to buy super mario all-stars 25th anniversary limited edition for only 30$!!! the relase is in 2010 holiday!
Comment by 8-bitgeek 23rd november 2010
Thanks for the kind words, 8-bitgeek, and the heads up about "Super Mario All-Stars" for the Wii!
Comment by Goatmeal 24th november 2010
This font is bitchin
Thanks for the kind words. There are also other versions of the NES font here on FontStruct; it has become quite a popular video game font to recreate!

The NES font is based on the original video arcade game font created by Lyle Rains for Atari's "Sprinter 2" in 1976. By the late 1970s, other video game companies began using and modifying the characters for their own arcade games:

The Video Arcade Game Font

The Video Arcade Game Font - Solid
Comment by Goatmeal 20th may 2011
I just made an Metroid Fusion Font which is kinda similar to this font. Or not.
Comment by Rosa stegosaurus (wily37) 27th june 2011
Nice font!
Comment by John Smith (CFP) 10th august 2013

Awesome—great attention to detail!

Comment by KyleReinfeld 11th july 2016

Thanks, KyleReinfeld ! (And a much belated thanks to Asuna Yuuki !)

Comment by Goatmeal 11th july 2016

The K is not accurate, at least when compared with The Legend of Zelda. The top K is made with the font and the bottom is from the game.

Comment by sss_ohio 24th february 2017

@sss_ohio - You are correct, and that's why I located the alternate "K" from the Legend Of Zelda in the Ç position.   ;^)

Comment by Goatmeal 24th february 2017

:D Good Bro

Comment by Matthack 19th march 2017

Great job! Thank you very much! Very grateful

Comment by Firehawk911 8th april 2018


Comment by soleiltacher 9th february 2019

That sideways exclamation point is the À in case you were wondering ;)

Comment by 3rd march 2019

Good job! You are a real fontstruct champion!

Comment by NBABABAFONTNES 31st august 2022

@Nikolai Donalvo (NBABABAFONTNES) - Thank you for the kind words! You have also been making some great video game font contributions lately.  :^)

Comment by Goatmeal 31st august 2022

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