Famicom Mini Coming to Japan in November

Famicom Mini Coming to Japan in November

Looks like the Mini-NES isn't the only retro console being released this year. Nintendo just announced the Famicom Mini for the Japanese market, and it'll be out on the same week as the NES Classic Edition. 

The concept is the same, a mini Famicom that plugs into your television via HDMI, pre-loaded with 30 classic games that can be played in a variety of different displays. Unfortunately, the AC adapter will only be sold separately, but that shouldn't stop Nintendo freaks, such as myself from importing one of these bad boys. It looks like the Famicom Mini will include two controllers so that one can dock on each side of the tiny console, similar to an actual Famicom. 

The lineup is slightly different from what we will be getting on the Mini-NES, but here's the complete list for your viewing pleasure:

  • Donkey Kong
  • Pac-Man
  • Excitebike
  • Balloon Fight
  • Ice Climber
  • Galaga
  • Yie Ar Kung-Fu
  • Super Mario Bros.
  • The Legend of Zelda
  • Atlantis no Nazo
  • Gradius
  • Makai Village (Ghosts n' Goblins in the US)
  • Solomon's Key
  • Metroid
  • Castlevania
  • Adventure of Link
  • Bumping Sumo
  • Super Mario Bros. 3
  • Ninja Gaiden
  • Mega Man 2
  • River City Ransom
  • Double Dragon Ⅱ The Revenge
  • Super Tamashito Luo (Super C in the US)
  • Final Fantasy Ⅲ
  • Dr. Mario
  • Downtown Nekketsu March Soreyuke
  • Mario Open Golf
  • Super Mario USA (Super Mario Bros. 2 in the US)
  • Kirby's Adventure

Notice games like Tecmo Bowl ave been swapped for Bumping Sumo. Other games like Downtown Nekketsu March Soreyuke and River City Ransom are also exclusive to the Famicom Mini. 

The box will be out on November 10 for the suggested retail price of ¥5,980, or $60 for those who don't covert currency on the fly like I just did. Totally didn't use Google to convert that number. 

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