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This article was published on September 30, 2016

Nintendo is bringing back the Famicom for 8-bit gamers in Japan

Nintendo is bringing back the Famicom for 8-bit gamers in Japan
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After announcing the NES Mini for the western market in July, Nintendo is now set to delight fans of its 80s game consoles in Japan with the palm-sized Famicom Mini.

The reimagined game system is based on the console that Nintendo released in its home country in 1983. It comes with two hardwired controllers, HDMI output and 30 built-in games from that era.

If you’re interested in getting your hands on one, bear in mind that the games are all in Japanese and you’ll need to purchase a separate AC adaptor for the console.

The Famicom Mini will go on sale in Japan on November 10 for 5,980 yen ($59). Here’s the full list of games it’s getting:

  • 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
  • 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
  • Final Fantasy Ⅲ
  • Dr. Mario
  • Downtown Nekketsu Monogatari
  • Downtown Soreyuke Daiundoukai
  • Mario Open Golf
  • Super Mario USA
  • Kirby’s Adventure

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