If you thought it was hard getting your hands on a regular Famicom Mini, try getting hold of a ‘Nintendo Classic Mini: Family Computer Weekly Shonen Jump 50th Anniversary Commemoration Version’.
Japan | As names go, ‘Nintendo Classic Mini: Family Computer Weekly Shonen Jump 50th Anniversary Commemoration Version’ isn’t the catchiest, but it certainly is a looker as this special edition console comes in gold.
For the absolute beginner, Famicom (short for Family Computer) is what the west would know as a Nintendo Entertainment System, or NES for short. Just like the Classic NES released to great acclaim in the U.K. and U.S in late 2016, Japan had their own more familiar miniature version of the Famicom.
Now gamers in Japan will be able to get their hands on this special edition gold version of the Famicom Mini. The units have been commissioned to celebrate 50 years of Japan’s most popular weekly manga magazine, Shonen Jump.
Receiving more than just a facelift, the units will come with a different set of games, each with roots in manga, many that debuted in Shonen Jump.
Principally there are three Dragon Ball titles and one based on ‘Fist of the North Star’ that even the most casual of manga fans should recognise. There’s a full list below.
The ‘Nintendo Classic Mini: Family Computer Weekly Shonen Jump 50th Anniversary Commemoration Version’ won’t be available outside of Japan and all titles will obviously be Japanese language. But, if you simply must have this unit in your collection they go on sale on July 7 for ¥7,980, that’s around £55 or $75. Good luck!
Tag Team Match: MUSCLE
Fist of the North Star
Dragon Ball: Shenron no Nazo
Kinnikuman: Kinnikusei Oui Soudatsusen
Saint Seiya: Ougon Densetsu
Saint Seiya: Ougon Densetsu Kanketsu-hen
Famicom Jump: Hero Retsuden
Sakigake!! Otokojuku Shippuu Ichi Gou Sei
Ankoku Shinwa: Yamato Takeru Densetsu
Tenchi wo Kurau (Destiny of an Emperor)
Hokuto no Ken 3: Shin Seiki Souzou Seiken Retsuden
Dragon Ball 3: Gokuden
Captain Tsubasa 2
Dragon Ball Z: Kyoushuu! Saiyajin
Magical Taluluto-kun: Fantastic World
Famicom Jump II: Saikyo no Shichinin
Don’t forget that Nintendo promised to bring the NES Classic back this year.