Japan’s NES Classic Is Different From Ours

Japan’s NES Classic Is Different From Ours

A few months ago, Nintendo announced the NES Classic. It’s a diminutive plug-and-play system with system with 30 famous NES games built into it. But, while it was announced for North America and Europe, there was no news regarding a Japanese release. That’s because Japan will be getting a miniature Famicom instead.

The Famicom plug-and-play system is the same, but also very different. For starters, it looks exactly like a Famicom. It also has 30 games, but some are different. The AC adaptor is also sold separately, so it’s 6,000 yen for the system and 1,000 for the cord you need to actually use it.

Here’s the list of the games on Japan’s little Famicom.

  • Atlantis no Nazo
  • Balloon Fight
  • Castlevania
  • Donkey Kong
  • Double Dragon II
  • Dr. Mario
  • Downtown Nekketsu March: Let’s Go to the Great Athletic Meet
  • Excitebike
  • Final Fantasy III
  • Galaga
  • Ghosts ‘n Goblins
  • Gradius
  • Ice Climber
  • Kirby’s Adventure
  • The Legend of Zelda
  • Mario Bros.
  • Mega Man 2
  • Metroid
  • NES Open Tournament Golf
  • Ninja Gaiden
  • River City Ransom
  • Solomon’s Key
  • Super Contra
  • Super Mario Bros.
  • Super Mario Bros. 3
  • Super Mario USA
  • Tsuppari Oozumou
  • Pac-Man
  • Yie Ar Kung-Fu
  • Zelda II: The Adventure of Link

Bubble Bobble, Donkey Kong Jr. , Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest , Final Fantasy , Kid Icarus , Punch Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream , StarTropics , and Tecmo Bowl are in the North American and European NES Classic systems, but absent from here.

It looks like a super cool system. I already pre-ordered one through Amazon Japan. Here’s hoping it’s as good as it sounds!

Source: Nintendo

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