Nintendo is releasing a new mini Famicom gaming console in Japan

Comes with 30 retro game titles

After announcing a mini-sized Nintendo NES console outside of Japan, the fans in the country were left wondering why Nintendo had forgotten about them.

Nintendo didn’t. Today they announced the original Japanese classic Famicom model that was released two years before the NES was announced. Similar to the mini NES console, the Famicom connects to the TV via an HDMI cable and turns on via a power switch on the front.


Nintendo Famicom box

The mini Famicom comes with two controllers included by the sides and 30 retro Nintendo games in Japanese including familiar ones such as Double Dragon II, Super Contra, Mario Bros. series, and Final Fantasy.

Priced at ¥5,980 (~S$81) and available in Japan on 10 November later this year. Sadly, the mini Famicom won’t be released anywhere else, meaning you probably have to travel to Japan to get your hands on one or purchase it from a third-party Japanese game store online that ships worldwide.

Here’s the list of games included:

  • Donkey Kong
  • Mario Bros.
  • Pac-Man
  • Excitebike
  • Balloon Fight
  • Ice Climber
  • Galaga
  • Yie Ar Kung-Fu
  • Super Mario Bros.
  • The Legend of Zelda
  • Atlantis no Nazo
  • Gradius
  • Ghosts ‘n Goblins
  • Solomon’s Key
  • Metroid
  • Castlevania
  • Zelda II: The Adventure of Link
  • Tsuppari Ozumo
  • Super Mario Bros. 3
  • Ninja Gaiden
  • Mega Man 2
  • River City Ransom
  • Double Dragon II: The Revenge
  • Super Contra
  • Final Fantasy III
  • Dr. Mario
  • Downtown Nekketsu Koushinkyoku
  • Mario Open Golf
  • Super Mario USA
  • Kirby’s Adventure
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