Konami Announce PC Engine Mini

After Nintendo, SNK, Sony, and Sega have entered the classic console market; it’s Konami’s turn, who today announced a PC Engine mini, PC Engine CoreGrafx mini, and TurboGrafx-16 mini, although no release date nor price. The western versions come pre-installed with Alien Crush, Dungeon Explorer, New Adventure Island, Ninja Spirit, R-Type, Ys Book I & II, and more to be announced. The Japanese version comes with Akumajou Dracula X: Chi no Rondo, Dungeon Explorer, THE Kung Fu, PC Genjin, Super Star Soldier, Ys I & II, and more. Trailers added below…

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Play NES Games On Super Famicom

Columbus Circle are releasing an Extension Converter for NES in mid-April priced at ¥3,218 ($29) that allows you to play overseas NES games on a Super Famicom. Players that own a 16bit Pocket HDMI console (pictured below) can then use a HDMI lead to play NES games in high definition on their TV. An AV lead is supplied to use with a traditional Super Famicom console. More pictures added below…

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Retro 8-bit Items!

The items you get from Remix 10′s Super Bonus Game in Super Mario Run will all be related to the 8-bit era over the next couple of days! Appearance rates and available items added below…

  • 8-bit Super Mushroom Trim (10%)
  • 8-bit Fire Flower Trim (10%)
  • 8-bit Super Star Trim (10%)
  • 8-bit Mario Trim (10%)
  • 8-bit Super Mushroom Trim (8%)
  • 8-bit 1-UP Mushroom Statue (8%)
  • 8-bit Fire Flower Statue (8%)
  • 8-bit Super Star Statue (8%)
  • Classic 8-bit Small Mario Statue (4%)
  • Modern 8-bit Small Mario Statue (4%)
  • Classic 8-bit Small Luigi Statue (4%)
  • Modern 8-bit Small Luigi Statue (4%)
  • 8-bit Peach Statue (4%)
  • 8-bit Toad Statue (4%)
  • 8-bit Bowser Statue (4%)
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Play Game Boy Games On Super Famicom 

Columbus Circle are releasing an Extension Convertor for GB in mid-January that allows players to play Game Boy or Game Boy Color games in their Super Famicom console (like a Super Game Boy). No price has been revealed. More images added below…

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Famicom Controllers Announced 

Nintendo have announced Family Computer Controllers for Nintendo Switch releasing as a Nintendo Switch Online exclusive product for 6,458 yen. Reservations open on 19 September until the end of the year. You can only play the Famicom/NES games with these controllers. 

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Kunio-kun’s Triple Play 

Tommo Japan are releasing Kunio-kun’s Triple Play (Replica Package) for Super Famicom in Japan on 09 August priced at ¥6,458 containing the dodgeball game Kunio-Kun no Dodgeball Dayo Zenin Shuugo!!, the baseball game Downtown Nekketsu Baseball Monogatari: Baseball de Shoubu da! Kunio-kun and the puzzle game Kunio no Oden. Preorder here and use the code JPNINTENDO for $3 off!

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New Hogan’s Alley Trademark 

Nintendo Co., Ltd. have applied for a Hogan’s Alley (English word) trademark in Japan for purposes including and related to ‘program for home video game machine’. The game originally released back in 1984 and uses the NES Zapper. Actual application added below…

New Famicom Game Announced 

Columbus Circle have announced their fifth physical release for the Famicom with the Metroidvania Battle Kid: Kiken na Wana (literally Battle Kid: Dangerous Trap) available from 20 September priced at ¥5,378 and featuring both Japanese and English language options. Check out screenshots here and here, cartridge here and promo video below…

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Gold Famicom Mini Now Available! 

The Nintendo Classic Mini Family Computer Weekly Shonen Jump 50th Anniversary Version is now available in Japan with 20 different games than available on the original version. Buy the console here and use the code JPNINTENDO for $3 off. List of games and promo video added below…

  • Kinnikuman Muscle Tag Match
  • Dragon Quest
  • Hokuto no Ken
  • Dragon Ball: Shenron no Nazo
  • Kinnikuman: Kinnikusei Oui Soudatsusen
  • Saint Seiya: Ougon Densetsu
  • Captain Tsubasa
  • Saint Seiya: Ougon Densetsu Kanketsu-hen
  • Sekiryuuou
  • Famicom Jump: Hero Retsuden
  • Sakigake!! Otokojuku Shippuu Ichi Gou Sei
  • Ankoku Shinwa: Yamato Takeru Densetsu
  • Tenchi wo Kurau
  • Hokuto no Ken 3: Shin Seiki Souzou Seiken Retsuden
  • Dragon Ball 3: Gokuden
  • Captain Tsubasa Volume II: Super Striker
  • Dragon Ball Z: Kyoushuu! Saiyajin
  • Magical Taluluto-kun: Fantastic World
  • Famicom Jump II: Saikyo no Shichinin
  • Rokudenashi Blues

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Nintendo Classic Mini Famicom Shonen Jump Version 

The gold Nintendo Classic Mini Famicom Shonen Jump Version launches on 07 July 2018. Preorder here and use the code JPNINTENDO for $3 off. Full list of games added below…

Kinnikuman Muscle Tag Match
Dragon Quest
Hokuto no Ken
Dragon Ball: Shenron no Nazo
Kinnikuman: Kinnikusei Oui Soudatsusen
Saint Seiya: Ougon Densetsu
Captain Tsubasa
Saint Seiya: Ougon Densetsu Kanketsu-hen
Sekiryuuou
Famicom Jump: Hero Retsuden
Sakigake!! Otokojuku Shippuu Ichi Gou Sei
Ankoku Shinwa: Yamato Takeru Densetsu
Tenchi wo Kurau
Hokuto no Ken 3: Shin Seiki Souzou Seiken Retsuden
Dragon Ball 3: Gokuden
Captain Tsubasa Volume II: Super Striker
Dragon Ball Z: Kyoushuu! Saiyajin
Magical Taluluto-kun: Fantastic World
Famicom Jump II: Saikyo no Shichinin
Rokudenashi Blues

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8BIT COMPACT HDMI Announced 

Columbus Circle have announced a HD version of its 8BIT COMPACT Famicom-clone (which releases today!), imaginatively called 8BIT COMPACT HDMI and scheduled for release in mid-August priced at ¥ 8,424 ($76). Two controllers are included with 112 games installed, along with HDMI and AV cables, and AC Adapter.

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