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Famicom Mini Announced For Japan; Some Games Different Than NES Mini’s

by Mike Guarino


Earlier this year Nintendo announced that it would be releasing a miniature version of their original NES console that came pre-loaded with 30 games, and they called it the NES Classic Edition (referred to by many as the NES Mini). While this console will also be launching in regions outside of the US, Japan was not set to be getting it because that same console went by a different name in that region.

Well, Nintendo has revealed that the NES Mini will launch in Japan as the Famicom Mini, featuring similar games and features as the former. However, the console obviously features a design resembling the original Famicom design, and it also features a slightly different game lineup. Instead of the NES Mini’s Bubble Bobble, Castlevania 2, Donkey Kong Jr, Final Fantasy, Kid Icarus, Punch Out, Startropics, and Tecmo Bowl, the Famicom Mini will contain Yie Ar Kung-Fu, Atlantis no Nazo, Solomon’s Key, Tsuppari Sumo, River City Ransom, Final Fantasy 3, Mario Club Golf, and Downtown Street Challenge.

The Famicom Mini is set to launch on November 10th, whereas the NES Mini will launch on November 11th. The full list of games included with the NES Mini are as follows:

  • Balloon Fight
  • Bubble Bobble
  • Castlevania
  • Castlevania 2: Simon’s Quest
  • Donkey Kong
  • Donkey Kong Jr.
  • Double Dragon 2: The Revenge
  • Dr. Mario
  • Excitebike
  • Final Fantasy
  • Galaga
  • Ghosts ‘n’ Goblins
  • Gradius
  • Ice Climber
  • Kid Icarus
  • Kirby’s Adventure
  • Mario Bros.
  • Mega Man 2
  • Metroid
  • Ninja Gaiden
  • Pac-Man
  • Punch-Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream
  • StarTropics
  • Super C
  • Super Mario Bros.
  • Super Mario Bros. 2
  • Super Mario Bros. 3
  • Tecmo Bowl
  • The Legend of Zelda
  • Zelda 2: The Adventure of Link

- This article was updated on:September 30th, 2016

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