Nintendo Announces Famicom Mini!

A few weeks back, Nintendo announced that a NES Mini console would be released later this year. This system would be a cheap plug and play console with 30 built in games, and be designed to give younger players a chance to experience classic Nintendo games like their parents and older relatives did in the 80s.

But while the NES Mini (or Nintendo Classic Mini: NES as Nintendo calls it) was seemingly a Nintendo of America and Europe announcement, it seems like Nintendo of Japan aren’t far behind! Oh no, they’ve announced a mini Famicom in the same style! So Japanese players can experience the same types of games on a similar system based on their version of the NES as well.

Here’s an article about it on the official Japanese Nintendo site:

Famicom Mini Article on Nintendo.co.jp

As well as a list of the games included:

  1. Super Mario Bros
  2. Mario Bros
  3. Donkey Kong
  4. Ice Climber
  5. Excitebike
  6. Mega Man 2
  7. River City Ransom
  8. Balloon Fight
  9. Yie Ar Kung-Fu
  10. Pac-Man
  11. Ghosts n’ Goblins
  12. Gradius
  13. Solomon’s Key
  14. Tsuppari Ōzumō
  15. Super Mario Bros 3
  16. Final Fantasy III
  17. Galaga
  18. Dr Mario
  19. Atlantis no Nazo
  20. Kirby’s Adventure
  21. Kunio-kun
  22. The Legend of Zelda
  23. Metroid
  24. Castlevania
  25. Zelda 2
  26. Ninja Gaiden
  27. Golf
  28. Super Mario Bros 2 (Super Mario USA)
  29. Double Dragon 2
  30. Super Contra

Plus a video featuring the system and showcasing some of the games:

It’s certainly a bit different in the games department (note the lack of Kid Icarus, plus the glut of obscure Japan only titles), but it’s pretty much the same basic idea for the most part. A cheap system you can plug into your TV to quickly play 8 bit Nintendo games. Different design and name, same concept and market.

It launches in Japan on November 10th 2016, at the same time the NES Mini does in Japan.

So what do you think? Do you like the look of this system? And for that matter, how do you think it compares to the NES Mini?

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