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10 Classic 8-Bit Videogames In Nintendo's Famicom Comeback

Button-mash in 8-bit!
by Tanya Umali | Oct 4, 2016
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Only '80s and '90s babies can understand the joy of button-mashing on a Family Computer. Back then, there was no speedy internet or high-tech gadgets to pass the time away. The most high-tech (and fun AF) console most owned was the Family Com, with which endless nights playing Contra or Duck Hunt was possible. 

Good news, Nintendo nerds! Last Saturday, the company introduced the Mini Famicom, a smaller version of the gaming console that allows players to relive the glory days of classic 8-bit Famicom/NES games. It's so pint-sized, it can actually fit your palm. There are a few upgrades, such as mid-game saving and HDMI compatibility so that you can plug it into your TV.

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Get ready for a blast from the past, since 30 8-bit games are included in the new Famicom Mini.

Here are 10 classic favorites that will keep you glued to your couch:

1. Donkey Kong

The game that started it all. Donkey Kong eventually spawned the Mario Bros. series and was responsible for the fame of video game designer and producer Shigeru Miyamoto.

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2. Pac-Man

There's something highly addictive about a ball munching on treats while being chased by ghosts. 

3. Galaga

Old school outer space shooter games are the best. It combines strategy and outta-this-world entertainment. 

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4. Super Mario Bros

Who doesn't love Mario and Luigi? Bowser, that's who!

5. The Legend of Zelda

It has a great story, awesome gameplay, entertaining puzzles, and lots of items to collect—'nuff said!

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6. Super Mario Bros. 3

More 8-bit shenanigans from everyone's favorite plumbers! 

7. Adventure of Link

Considered as the black sheep of the Zelda franchise due to its difficulty, this game is both fun and challenging. 

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8. Final Fantasy 3

If you're into RPGs, then look no further. You'll never get bored because there are a lot of challenges and lands to explore in FF3. 

9. Castlevania

Perfect for those who are into whips, vampires, and castle adventures! 

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10. Solomon's Key

What else could be better than an arcade game turned Family Computer pasttime? Thanks to its interesting mix of action and puzzles, Solomon's Key has stood the test of time and will now be back in the Family Computer Mini. 

The games will be in Japanese, but die hard Family Computer fans probably won't mind the language barrier.

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The Famicom Mini will be sold in Japan this November 10 for ¥5,980 or roughly P2,800, so better tell your relatives over there to buy you one, stat! 

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