Nintendo is launching a Mini-Famicom

Only in Japan, for now

With a miniature Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) arriving in the US on November 11, Japan will soon get a bite-sized version of its own old-school console in the Nintendo Classic Mini: Family Computer (Famicom).

Like the Mini-NES, the Mini-Famicom comes with 30 pre-installed games that you can’t uninstall or replace. The entire unit literally fits in one’s hand and comes with the original controllers. Connecting the console to a television is done through HDMI.

The game lineup for the Japanese version of the compact console is slightly different, despite having the same number of titles. Here’s the list in alphabetical order:

  1. Atlantis no Nazo
  2. Balloon Fight
  3. Castlevania
  4. Donkey Kong
  5. Double Dragon II: The Revenge
  6. Downtown Nekketsu Koushinkyoku: Soreyuke Daiundoukai
  7. Dr. Mario
  8. Excitebike
  9. Final Fantasy III
  10. Galaga
  11. Ghosts ‘n Goblins
  12. Gradius
  13. Ice Climber
  14. Kirby’s Adventure
  15. Legend of Zelda, The
  16. Mario Bros.
  17. Mario Open Golf
  18. Mega Man 2
  19. Metroid
  20. Ninja Gaiden
  21. Pac-Man
  22. River City Ransom
  23. Solomon’s Key
  24. Super Contra
  25. Super Mario Bros.
  26. Super Mario Bros. 2
  27. Super Mario Bros. 3
  28. Tsuppari Ozumo
  29. Yie Ar Kung-Fu
  30. Zelda II: The Adventure of Link

It’s a solid list of games, especially when you consider the JPY 5,980 price tag, or around $59. Japan will even get its classic console earlier; November 10 is the expected launch date.

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