Tag Archives: Famicom

A Look At The Mini Famicom Controller

I recently ran a post about the mini Famicom releasing soon in Japan which comes preloaded with a load of original 8-bit retro titles. Today let’s take a look at the mini controller that comes with the unit.


Clearly it’s made for small hands but look how cute it is! Nintendo also posted some specs for the mini Famicom as well. At the bottom, the Katakana says that the controller isn’t included in the specs.


So it sounds like 9cm is what the mini controller measures in at while the original NES controller was approx. 3cm bigger.


Damn, that is some sexy packaging right there!


It’s tiny so admittedly it wouldn’t be comfortable for long time use but still, that is one cute controller!

Japan To Receive A Nintendo Classic Mini: Famicom

Hot on the heels of Australia receiving a NES mini system filled with retro 8-bit titles now Japan is to receive a similar release but with their version of the NES, the Famicom.


Straight off the bat, this looks amazingly gorgeous! It’ll be available in Japan from November 10, 2016 and will retail for ¥5,980 with an AC adaptor sold separately for ¥1,000.

Here’s a video which will sell it to you:

Here’s a list of games that will come included which varies from the mini NES released in Australia.

Donkey Kong
Mario Bros.
Balloon Fight
Ice Climber
Yie Ar Kung-Fu
Super Mario Bros.
The Legend of Zelda
Atlantis no Nazo
Ghosts ‘n Goblins
Solomon’s Key
Zelda II – Adventure of Link
Tsuppari Oozumou
Super Mario Bros. 3
Ninja Gaiden
Mega Man 2
River City Ransom
Double Dragon II
Super Contra
Final Fantasy III
Dr. Mario
Downtown Nekketsu March: Let’s Go to the Great Athletic Meet
NES Open Tournament Golf
Super Mario Bros. 2
Kirby’s Adventure

Japan see Famicom faceplate for Wii U gamepad

In yet another piece of mouth watering goodness coming out of Japan, 3rd party manfacturer Datel have released news and pictures of the Famicom faceplate which they’re releasing for the Wii U Gamepad.

famicom faceplate

It looks like its being made for the Premium Wii U pack as the buttons are black in the screenshot. One small caveat however is that with the faceplate on, the Gamepad is unable to be charged with the charger that comes with the Wii U. To counter that, Datel will also be releasing a charger that works with the faceplate.

famicom faceplate 2

If you think it looks amazing and want to get it for yourself, it’ll set you back ¥1,980 when it releases on July 31st.

Awesome Super Mario Kimono

If you’re in the habit of wearing kimonos, have a huge love for Nintendo’s Mario and were wondering how you can blend both things together, you’re now covered.

An anonymous lady in Japan who happens to be a big fan of the short plumber has woven an amazing kimono for herself complete with a belt with a cool Famicom controller. She’s also wearing gloves much like Peach, Mario and Luigi, she even has a star in her hair to complete the look. Great work on the embroidery as well, amazing detail and loads of hours put into this kimono.

Check out the gallery below and be amazed.

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Japanese Virtual Console To Receive Super Mario Bros 3

Super Mario Bros. 3 will be arriving on the Japanese 3DS Virtual Console in 2013, this has been confirmed by Nintendo as well. The game will be dropping on the 1st of January and will retail for ¥500 making it an absolute bargain.


For those who don’t know, Super Mario Bros. 3 was the last Super Mario game to be released on the NES or Famicom as it’s known in Japan.

Nintendo Keeps You Younger Longer

Amazing news today from Japan, via Daily motion, where we hear that a 99 year old woman plays Nintendo to keep her mind young and her reflexes sharp. Umeji Narisawa has been playing the original Nintendo unit or Famicom, as it was called in Japan, every day for years. Normally she plays Bomberman for a couple of hours each day clearing all 50 levels and sometimes beating the game twice a day! As well as her mind and reflexes, the controller also manages to keep her fingers supple, so supple in fact that she’s still able to thread a needle, remarkable. Not just a gamer but a retro gamer 🙂 Pics and vid below.


bombergran [jprobe] by peakfloods