Japan's getting its own Mini NES/Famicom and it's even cuter than ours

Posted on 09/30 18:15 in | 0

Japan is getting its own NES Mini with 30 built-in games, but more importantly it's the most adorable thing ever made from molded plastic. The Nintendo Classic Mini Family Computer is equally faithful to its full-sized forebear as its NES cousin, right down to the huge (and now completely vestigial) eject lever.

Like the original, the mini Famicom's two controllers are hardwired to the system. This means you won't need to pay extra for two-player action, like you will with the NES Mini, but it also means you can't use the controllers for NES Virtual Console games on Wii U. Extra controllers are pretty cheap so I think us Westerners are getting the better end of the deal here, even if our little grey box of a console isn't quite as cute. And it looks like the microphone on controller 2 might not be functional, so careful about shouting yourself hoarse at Pols Voice in Zelda.

The baby Famicom will be released on November 10 in Japan, a day before the mini NES arrives out West. Here's the full list of included games, via Eurogamer. There's a good amount of crossover with the NES Mini's selection, though there's still a few weird exclusions. Really, Nintendo? Still no original Contra?

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