Christmas is nearly here and I’m sure a lot of you are still scrambling to pick up gifts for your friends, family, or yourself. One of this year’s hot gift items has been Nintendo’s nostalgia-fueled repackage of their classic home console, the Nintendo Classic Mini. Also, know as the NES Classic Edition, they’ve been selling out in stores left and right! Luckily we just got some in stock of the Japanese version of the mini classic console.
Introducing the Nintendo Classic Mini: Family Computer, also known as the Famicom Mini. The repacking of Nintendo’s classic 1986 console, it too will also include 30 Nintendo Classics. However, there are a few slight differences from the western NES Edition. The games that are available on both are the following 22 titles:
- Donkey Kong
- Mario Bros.
- Super Mario Bros.
- Super Mario USA (Super Mario Bros. 2)
- Super Mario Bros. 3
- The Legend of Zelda
- The Legend of Zelda 2: The Adventure of Link
- Dr. Mario
- Akumajou Dracula (Castlevania)
- Kirby’s Adventure
- Rockman 2 (Megaman 2)
- Super Contra (Super C)
- Double Dragon 2: The Revenge
- Ninja Gaiden
- Balloon Fight
- Ice Climber
- Makaimura (Ghosts ‘N Goblins)
The remaining 8 titles that will be available only for the Mini Famicom are:
- Mario Open Gold (NES Open Tournament Gold)
- Final Fantasy 3
- Yie Ar Kung-Fu
- Atlantis no Nazo (The Mystery of Atlantis)
- Solomon’s Key
- Tsuppari Oozumou (Shoving Sumo)
- Downtown Nekketsu Monogatari (River City Ransom)
- Downtown Soreyuke Daiundoukai (Sequal/prequel to Downtown Nekketsu Monogatari)
Another difference between the Mini consoles is that while the NES Mini has detachable controllers, the Famicom mini has them hardwired to the console itself, just like the original console.
So design, game line-up aside, and of course language, the two consoles share the same output features via HDMI with several aspect ratio and filter options. Also being power by USB means you don’t have to worry about the voltage. You can even power it through your TV if it has USB ports.
So if you’re looking for some retro gaming this season you might want to pick this up. The stock is limited so act quick!!