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Nintendo revives classic Famicom in miniaturized version

/ 03:42 AM October 01, 2016

Nintendo Famicom Mini

The classic Nintendo Famicom now fits in the palm of your hand. Image Nintendo

Not long ago, Nintendo announced it would be releasing a little bit of nostalgia back into the market in the shape of the Nintendo NES Mini. For the Japanese market, however, the company is planning to put out the Famicom Mini.

Officially labelled as the “Nintendo Classic Mini: Family Computer,” it comes preloaded with a selection of 30 8-bit games similar to the NES Mini, reports The Verge.

Mini Controller

Unfortunately this is not a joke (well it sorta is). How anyone will be able to play anything properly with a controller this size is anyone’s guess. Image Nintendo

There are two differences, however, when compared with the NES Mini. First, the selection of games in the Famicom Mini is slightly different from NES Mini’s lineup. Second, the Famicom Mini has a pair of hardwired mini-controllers.



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The Famicom is actually the original Japanese version of the NES released two years prior back in 1983. Nintendo’s Famicom Mini will be out in Japan by Nov. 10 with a price tag of 5,980 yen, or around P2,850.

Here’s the list of games for 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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TOPICS: classic console, Famicom Mini, Family Computer, Nintendo
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