Kunio-kun Collection announced for Switch 

Arc System Works have announced Kunio-kun: The World Classics Collection to release on Nintendo Switch in 2018 containing all 11 Famicom games, the 4 NES variants and added online play! Trailer below… 

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Nintendo Classic Mini Famicom up for pre-order

The Nintendo Classic Mini: Family Computer is now up for pre-order for $99.99 at Play-Asia and will ship on 10 November 2016. The Mini Famicom comes with a HDMI Cable and USB Cable. You can also order a separate (Japanese) AC Adapter (here) although the one you use for your smartphone/tablet will work. Go to this post for a full list of the 30 games with some Japanese exclusive games (including Final Fantasy III and River City Ransom!).

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Nintendo Classic Mini: Family Computer announced

Nintendo Co., Ltd. have finally announced the Nintendo Classic Mini: Family Computer to release in Japan on 10 November priced at just 6,458 yen. 30 games, two controllers and a USB lead are included (the separate AC Adapter is 1,080 yen). Trailer added to the bottom of the post with the full list of games below (Japanese exclusives bolded)

– Donkey Kong

– Mario Bros.

– Pac-Man

– Excitebike

– Balloon Fight

– Ice Climber

– Galaga

Yie Ar Kung-Fu

– Super Mario Bros.

– The Legend of Zelda 1

Atlantis no Nazo

– Gradius

– Makaimura

Solomon’s Key

– Metroid

– Akumajou Dracula

– Zelda II: The Adventure of Link

Tsuppari Ozumo

– Super Mario Bros. 3

– Ninja Gaiden

– Rockman 2: Dr. Wily no Nazo

Downtown Nekketsu Monogatari

– Double Dragon Ⅱ: The Revenge

– Super Contra

Final Fantasy Ⅲ

– Dr. Mario

Downtown Nekketsu Koushinkyoku: Soreyuke Daiundoukai

Mario Open Golf

– Super Mario USA

– Hoshi no Kirby

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Mini NES official console announced

Nintendos of America and Europe have both confirmed the Nintendo Classic Mini: Nintendo Entertainment System for release on 11 November with thirty games included plus a controller, HDMI cable and USB lead (no AC Adapter). Confirmed games include Final Fantasy, Metroid, both NES Zelda titles, the first two Castlevanias and the 8-bit Super Mario series with full games listed here. Hopefully there will be a Japanese Mini Famicom too. I’ll let you know as soon as I hear anything. Box shots after the bump…

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Five Famicom themes


Five Famicom Series themes are now available on the Theme Shop with the above Famicom Memories theme for ¥200 (or free if you pre-ordered) plus the below Link, Samus Aran, Pit and Donkey Kong themes for ¥200 each (or ¥600 for all four).

My latest home console

After firing up Dragon Quest VII again recently on my 3DS, I had a persistent urge to slay some Slimes in high-definition. Close to securing a limited edition Dragon Quest Heroes limited edition PlayStation 4 (complete with Metal Slime), I instead went for the swerve and pre-ordered an Analogue Nt (the aluminium HD NES/Famicom designed by the same guys behind the beautiful wooden Neo Geo CMVS). Not only looking forward to slaying HD Slimes in the first four Dragon Quests/Warriors, I also can’t wait to squish some HD Goombas before battling Count Dracula, Mother Brain, King Hippo, Dr. Wily, King Dedede, Gharnef, Cloud of Darkness and many other dastardly videogame villainary as well as the guarantee of playing The Legend of Zelda in beautiful high-definition in 2015!

R.O.B. is in Smash Bros!

Everybody’s favourite Robotic Operating Buddy is in Super Smash Bros. available in 21 hours! Wonder if they’ll change R.O.B.’s colours for the North American release?!

Today’s full list stands at R.O.B., Jigglypuff, Bowser Jr., Ganondorf, Wario, Dr. Mario, Ness, Falco, Dark Pit, Duck Hunt dog and Mr. Game & Watch. Phew!