Famicom Mini launching on Nov. 10 in Japan, details, list of games, trailer, packaging, more

Back in July, Nintendo announced the Nintendo Classic Mini: Nintendo Entertainment System. It’s a small replica of the original Nintendo Entertainment System, that comes with 30 pre-installed classics. It will be released on November 11th in Europe and North America. But up until today, nothing was announced for Japan…

Early in the morning, Nintendo sent a press release to announce that the Nintendo Classic Mini: Family Computer would be released on November 10th in Japan. It’s the Japanese equivalent of the Nintendo Classic Mini: Nintendo Entertainment System, as in Japan, the NES had not only a different name but also a completely difference appearance.

The Nintendo Classic Mini: Family Computer will cost 5 980 Yen (+ taxes), and come not with one but two controllers (which can be placed on the side of the console, like with the original). But just like in Europe, the AC Adapter will sold separately (1 000 Yen), and works via USB (which means you can use the charge for your phone, for example). The HDMI cable will be included in the box.

Here’s the list of games pre-installed on the console (which is slightly different than in Europe and North America.):

  • Donkey Kong
  • Mario Bros.
  • Pac-Man
  • Excite Bike
  • Balloon Fight
  • Ice Climber
  • Galaga
  • Yie Ar Kung-Fu
  • Super Mario Bros.
  • The Legend of Zelda
  • Atlantis no Nazo
  • Gradius
  • Ghouls ‘n Ghosts
  • Solomon’s Key
  • Metroid
  • Castlevania
  • Zelda II: Adventure of Link
  • Tsuppari Ouzumo
  • Super Mario Bros. 3
  • Ninja Gaiden
  • Mega Man 2
  • River City Ransom
  • Double Dragon II: The Revenge
  • Super C
  • Final Fantasy III
  • Doctor Mario
  • Downtown Nekketsu Koushinkyoku Sore Yuke Dai Undoukai
  • Mario Open Golf
  • Super Mario Bros. 2 / USA
  • Kirby’s Adventure

Here’s the list of games only found in the NES Mini:

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

And here’s the list of games only found in the Famicom Mini:

  • Yie Ar Kung-Fu
  • Atlantis no Nazo
  • Solomon’s Key
  • Tsuppari Ouzumo
  • River City Ransom
  • Final Fantasy III
  • Downtown Nekketsu Koushinkyoku Sore Yuke Dai Undoukai
  • Mario Open Golf

Just like with the NES Mini, you will not be able to insert any cartridges in the Famicom Mini (which is pretty obvious, due to the difference in size!), and no additional games can be downloaded either.

Nintendo also mentions some of the features of the Famicom / NES Mini, such as:

  • the main menu (where every game can be selected. It even displayed the number of players for each title);
  • the display modes (4:3, Analogue/CRT filter, Pixel Perfect);
  • the save points (up to 4 for each game). You can quite the game while creating a save point by pressing the Reset button on the console.

Finally, here’s the trailer for the Nintendo Classics Mini: Family Computer:

And here’s a new trailer for the Nintendo Classic Mini: Nintendo Entertainment System, showcasing the various features and games:

Source: Nintendo


Here’s the specs of the Nintendo Classic Mini: Famicom Mini:

  • Size: 142.47mm x 97.45mm x 50.45mm (as opposed to 220mm x 150m for the original) [applies to the Famicom Mini only]
  • Weight: 229g (with controllers)
  • Ports: HDMI, USB (micro-B)
  • Display: 720p, 480p
  • Buttons (console): Power button, Reset button
  • Buttons (controller): + Pad, A, B, Start, Select

The Japanese set includes:

  • the Famicom Mini itself
  • 1 HDMI cable
  • 1 manual
  • 1 USB cable
  • a My Nintendo number ticket (presumably to register it on My Nintendo)

About the USB adapter:

  • Output: 5V, 1.0A, 5W
  • Connector: USB Type A

Amazon, Tsutaya

Here’s some pictures of the the console, the AC Adapter, and their packaging, courtesy of Amazon (also selling a bundle with the adapter, and offering a set of post cards as retailer bonus):

To celebrate the launch of the Nintendo Classic Mini: Family Computer, Tsutaya is going to issue a special T Card:

Source: Inside-Games

Game Center CX

To celebrate today’s announcement, Nintendo uploaded previous Game Center CX episodes about Famicom / NES games:

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