Nintendo Famicom Mini Coming to Japan

Thursday, September 29th, 2016

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Famicom Mini

A few months back Nintendo announced the NES Mini for North America and Europe, and it looks like Japan is finally getting in on the retro action. The Famicom Mini is basically the same deal as the NES Mini: 30 pre-installed games that feature multiple save states and visual filters. One big difference is the software, as Japan will get some games not found in the other versions, like River City Ransom and a sumo wrestling game. In a surprising twist, the Famicom Mini will actually feature the US version of Super Mario Bros. 2, titled Super Mario USA, rather than the original Japanese version. Check out all the included games, as well as a look at the user interface, in the trailer below.

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  • Karl Pilkington

    Here’s a list of the differences between this and the NES Classic Edition:

    On both:
    Balloon Fight
    Castlevania
    Donkey Kong
    Double Dragon II: The Revenge
    Dr. Mario
    Excitebike
    Galaga
    Ghosts ‘n Goblins
    Gradius
    Ice Climber
    Kirby’s Adventure
    The Legend of Zelda
    Mario Bros.
    Mega Man 2
    Metroid
    Ninja Gaiden
    Pac-Man
    Super Contra
    Super Mario Bros.
    Super Mario Bros. 2 / Super Mario USA
    Super Mario Bros. 3
    Zelda II: Adventure of Link

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

    Famicom Mini Exclusive:
    Atlantis no Nazo (The Mystery of Atlantis)
    Downtown Nekketsu March (Downtown Hot-Blooded March)
    Final Fantasy III
    NES Open Tournament Golf
    River City Ransom
    Solomon’s Key
    Tsuppari Oozumou (Shoving Sumo)
    Yie Ar Kung-Fu