Nintendo Announces Nostalgia-inducing Famicom Mini


If you were the child of the 80’s and early 90’s, chances are you played with Nintendo’s Family Computer. While the company is already releasing a miniaturized version of their Nintendo Entertainment System, that’s not quite the same as having the Famicom which many of us grew up with.

Worry not – Nintendo today has announced the Famicom Mini, a more suitable nostalgia-inducing console that we all grew up with here in the Philippines. The tiny console fits in the palm of your hand and has two wired controllers, though we’re pretty sure the second controller’s microphone is just for looks. Just like the Western version of their console, the Famicom Mini will be able to connect to modern TVs via HDMI, will have the ability to save games and will have 30 iconic 8-bit games pre-loaded. Since the Famicom Mini is primarily for Japanese audiences, the interface and the games will be in Japanese, but anybody who had a Famicom back in the day probably won’t mind. Here’s the game list:

  • 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 ? The Revenge
  • Super Tamashito Luo
  • Final Fantasy 3
  • Dr. Mario
  • Downtown Nekketsu Monogatari
  • Downtown Soreyuke Daiundoukai
  • Mario Open Golf
  • Super Mario USA
  • Kirby’s Adventure

The Famicom Mini will be available to buy in Japan on November 10 for 5,980 Yen, or around 2.8K.

John Nieves

John is a veteran technology and gadget journalist with more than 10 years of experience both in print and online. When not writing about technology, he frequently gets lost in the boonies playing soldier.


  1. Those were the days I would like to re-live. Super Mario Bros. 1, 2 and 3 are my favorites. Then there is Indiana Jones and Star Force. Hope this will make it here. I will surely buy one for old time’s sake…

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