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featured reviewcoldcaption (4) on 27, Dec. 2016 15:07 (HKT)
A great collectible, a great alternative to the NES Mini, and a great way to practice your Japanese
In terms of substance, the Famicom Mini is everything you've already heard. The selection of games is well-varied and quite good. Even if you've played a few of them before, you will likely be exposed to some you've never played or never even heard of. It has games that are great if you want to sit down for a while, and ...[read more...]
descriptionBring back memories and make brand new ones with Nintendo's ultimate retro gaming experience!
Relive the 80s when the Nintendo Classic Mini: Nintendo Entertainment System. The classic NES is back in a familiar-yet-new form as a mini replica of Nintendo’s original home console. Plugging directly into a high-definition TV using the included HDMI cable, the console comes complete with 30 NES games built-in, including beloved classics like Super Mario Bros., The Legend of Zelda, Metroid, Donkey Kong, PAC-MAN and Kirby’s Adventure.
The included titles are: Balloon Fight, BUBBLE BOBBLE, Castlevania, Castlevania II: Simon's Quest, Donkey Kong, Donkey Kong Jr., DOUBLE DRAGON II: THE REVENGE, Dr. Mario, Excitebike, FINAL FANTASY , Galaga, GHOSTS'N GOBLINS, GRADIUS, Ice Climber, Kid Icarus, Kirby's Adventure, Mario Bros., MEGA MAN 2, Metroid, NINJA GAIDEN, PAC-MAN, Punch-Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream, StarTropics, SUPER C, Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros. 2, Super Mario Bros. 3, Tecmo Bowl, The Legend of Zelda Zelda II: The Adventure of Link
Note: AC Adapter is not included.
|Official Release Date||Nov 11, 2016|
|Product Measures||22.5cm x 17cm x 7.5cm|
Daily Sale Alert: Recently Discounted - December 19th!
Nintendo Classic Mini: Nintendo Entertainment System - Trailer (YouTube)
Nintendo Classic Mini: Nintendo Entertainment System - A Blast from the Past (YouTube)
|Average rating:||(5 out of 5)|
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The Nintendo Classic Mini is great fun. I ordered the Europe version. The original handcontrol that comes with the unit works better than the wireless controllers you can purchase - because there's no lag time. Favourite games at the moment are Mario 1, 2 and 3, Mike Tyson's Punch-out and Gradius.. :) Satisfied!
Muy buen producto.....de colección!!!
In terms of substance, the Famicom Mini is everything you've already heard. The selection of games is well-varied and quite good. Even if you've played a few of them before, you will likely be exposed to some you've never played or never even heard of. It has games that are great if you want to sit down for a while, and games that are great if you're on a time budget and you want something to do. With the save state feature, it becomes one of the greatest ways to enjoy these games as an adult. Since you probably don't have a lot of consecutive time to play through all eight worlds of Mario Bros in one shot, this is a great way to play all the classics with whatever time you have.
The hardware is great, it feels slightly heavier to me than the NES Classic does (even though they have an identical board inside.) It's also nice having the controllers built in, it means it's the only thing you need to take with you if you're bringing it to play with friends (plus you won't have to fight to find a second controller.) The small controllers are cute, and after a few days you won't even notice that they're tiny anymore. Disappointingly, the 2P controller doesn't have a real microphone or speaker. I haven't had a chance to see how this affects games that used them (as far as I know, on the Famicom Mini's library only The Legend of Zelda used it)
Even though I got it as an alternative to the NES Mini since I still can't find one, I would have gotten this anyway since it does have a few different games as compared to the US one. It's also cool playing the Japanese versions of some games, it actually emulates an entire Famicom Disk System for games that used it. The Legend of Zelda has different sound effects (the Famicom had a different sound chip than the NES), and Japanese Mario 3 slaps you right from Tanuki Mario to small Mario if you get hit. Tough!
Whether or not language should be a consideration depends on the games you want to play and your comfort level with Japanese. The main UI is fairly self-explanatory and you don't need to understand any Japanese to navigate. If you're mostly going to play games that aren't text-heavy or text-intensive, you can do just fine. Some of them are even in English! If you're buying it for Final Fantasy 3 or Kunio-kun (River City Ransom,) I recommend jisho.org as a great online dictionary. You can do it!
This is also currently selling for less to import than the scalped NES Minis, and I say it's more worth it to pay an importer than a scalper. I've played it a lot already and I'm very glad I bought it!
Fantastic item, with the shipping that includes tracking it arrived in like 3 days (some confusion when using the tracking as it shipped across the date line, heh).
Fantastic selection of games and top-notch quality product in HD! +1 up on the NES Classic console and much easier with PlayAsia to find/purchase locally.
Make sure you know Japanese (if not a little bit) to fully appreciate all the games you get in here.
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