Nintendo Taps Into the Past for New Mini Famicom Commercial
posted on by Lynzee Loveridge
Nintendo's Mini Famicom console is bringing 30 classic games in one easy built-in package. The company's latest commercial shows off several of the game titles but also seems very familiar.
The commercial's layout is very similar to the original Famicom commercials that ran in 1983, even down to the hand model.
The Nintendo Classic Mini Family Computer will come with (games listed in chronological order of their original release):
- Donkey Kong
- Mario Bros.
- Balloon Fight
- Ice Climber
- Yie Ar Kung-Fu*
- Super Mario Bros.
- The Legend of Zelda
- Atlantis no Nazo*
- Makaimura (Ghosts 'n Goblins)
- Somomon's Key*
- Akumajō Dracula (Castlevania)
- Zelda II: The Adventure of Link
- Tsuppari Ōzumō*
- Super Mario Bros. 3
- Ninja Ryū Ken-den (Ninja Gaiden)
- Rockman 2: Dr. Wily no Nazo (Mega Man 2)
- Downtown Nekketsu Monogatari (River City Ransom)*
- Double Dragon II: The Revenge
- Super Contra
- Final Fantasy III*
- Dr. Mario
- Downtown Nekketsu Kōshinkyoku Soreyuke Daiundōkai*
- Mario Open Golf (Mario Golf)*
- Super Mario USA (Super Mario Bros. 2)
- Hoshi no Kirby Yume no Izumi no Monogatari (Kirby's Adventure)
Note: Titles marked with an asterisk will be included in the Japanese release but not the console's Western release.
The mini console will be 60% the size of Nintendo's original Family Computer (Famicom) system that debuted in Japan in 1983. The mini Famicom will connect to a television or other monitor via an HDMI cable. Two controllers will come in the set so friends and family can play together.
There will be no more need to leave the unit on all night and hope your mom doesn't turn it off before you can get back to Mario and friends the next day. Unlike the original Famicom, players will be able to save their progress for up to four games at any time. Players can also choose from several display options to fit their screen and game-playing desires.
The system will ship in Japan on November 10 and retail for 5,980 yen (about US$59). Players will be able to charge the system via the included USB cable or an AC adapter sold separately. The AC adapter will cost 1,000 yen (US$10).
Nintendo unveiled a mini version of the 8-bit Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) in July for release in North America and Europe on November 11. The NES Classic Edition will include many of the same games as the Nintendo Classic Mini Family Computer.
The Western release will feature the gray design familiar to many English-speaking gamers. Unlike the Japanese release, the set will only include one controller. However, the release will include an AC adapter that people must buy separately for the Japanese version of the system. Because the price is roughly the same in both Japan and the United States (US$59.99), the difference is a fairly even trade-off.
[Via Sato at Siliconera]