Nintendo Announces Famicom Mini for Japan


With the release of the NES Classic Edition set for November 11th in North America and Europe, it only seems fitting that Japan should get its own version.  And now that version has been announced, with the Famicom Mini set for release in Japan on November 10th for 5,980 yen, roughly the same price as the NES Classic ($60)

The console retains the same look as the original Famicom system, released in Japan in 1983.  Like the NES Classic, it includes 1 retro style controller (with extras available for $9.99), an HDMI cable, and 30 built in games.

The game list is largely the same as the NES Classic, with the following exceptions:


Included in the Famicom Mini, but not the NES Classic:

• Yie Ar Kung-Fu
• Atlantis no Nazo
• Solomon’s Key
• Tsuppari Ozumo
• River City Ransom
• Final Fantasy III
• Downtown Nekketsu Koushinkyoku: Soreyuke daiundoukai
• Mario Open Golf


Included in the NES Classic, but not the Famicom Mini:

• Final Fantasy
• Punch-Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream
• Donkey Kong Jr.
• Kid Icarus
• Bubble Bobble
• Tecmo Bowl
• Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest
• StarTropics


Here is the full set of games to be included in the Famicom Mini:

• 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: Soreyuke daiundoukai
• Mario Open Golf
• Super Mario USA (the US version of Super Mario Bros. 2)
• Kirby’s Adventure

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