156 posts tagged famicom
Quote from an alternate universe where Captain Rainbow was better-known than Punch-Out!! Okay, maybe it’s Japan and not an alternate universe, but it might as well be.
Some other forum reactions to Little Mac in the new Smash Bros., collected by Legends of Localization:
- I dunno who this is. They should’ve used the guy from Kung Fu instead
- The guy from Punch-Out? Is he really that memorable enough to be in Smash Bros?
- Basically, if you wanna know who this is, you gotta buy Smash Bros.?
In their defense, it’s not like Japanese gamers intentionally ignored Punch-Out!! The game was originally only released as a prize in Japan! The Mike Tyson version came out later, but I guess the re-release didn’t catch on either.
I guess this is basically what I felt like when those Fire Emblem characters showed up in Melee. Image via Revias!
All right, you got me, Famicom earbuds ⊟
They have a built in mic… shaped like the Famicom’s player 2 controller. What an awesome detail! They’re 1944 yen from Amazon Japan, and come from Datel, who has been killing it with the retro accessories. Via Miki800.
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Famicom/Game Boy pouches for 3DS XL ⊟
Both ship in April from Play-Asia, for $22 each.
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Custom Famicom 3DS XL ⊟
WayForward’s James Montagna put together this rad Famicom-color 3DS XL using, it looks like, a Zelda 3DS XL and a red one. It’s pictured here among his other Famicom-style handhelds and some business card cases.
Bold move, taking apart the sought-after Zelda 3DS XL!
Another awesome Game Center CX film poster ⊟
Game Center CX fan translator-turned-official artist Nina Matsumoto produced this amazing poster for Game Center CX THE MOVIE 1986 Mighty Bomb Jack, featuring the coolest, most Viewtiful version of Mighty Bomb Jack I’ve ever seen. Watch the film’s first trailer here!
Game Center CX: The Movie posters ⊟
Well, these are dramatic! The movie is coming to Japanese theaters in February. It looks like there may be some sequences with a young Arino?
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Here’s Windows XP for Famicom ⊟
Oh, excuse me, I meant Super Great Famicom Cartridge Game.. Window XP (via GN). I’m sure this has the full functionality of Microsoft’s PC operating system; after all, Windows XP is pretty old.
It has Winamp!
Mighty No. 9 Famicom cart ⊟
Whoaaa… I must have missed when the Famicom was added to the list of this project’s Kickstarter stretch goals — it’s not surprising when you consider that backers pledged to get Mighty No. 9 on every platform under the sun (including the only two that really matter, 3DS and PS Vita :oP ).
Wait, this isn’t real. It’s actually another lovely mock-up by Nightmare Bruce! You can see more pics and follow him on Tumblr here.
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A perfect Famicom for our Year of Luigi 2013 ⊟
Blue case for his overalls, green controllers for his shirt, black eject button for his mustache, and brown bottom for his shoes. I love you, weegee Famicom. Big ups to Gamelabo for making this, and simplyAwful for linking it.
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Summer Carnival ‘92: Recca
One of the oddest announcements this morning — super-rare Famicom shoot’em up Summer Carnival ‘92: Recca come to the North American 3DS Virtual Console soon! Released to the Famicom with a limited, Japan-only run, Recca has received much praise from shmup aficionados — HG101 called it “possibly the best shooter on the Famicom, and without question the fastest.”
Other 3DS Virtual Console announcements from today’s Nintendo Direct:
- Donkey Kong (NES) releasing August 15
- Tecmo Bowl (NES) releasing this fall
- Wario World 3 (GBC) releasing soon
- Super Mario Bros. 3 (NES) releasing soon
The pics above are courtesy of Amotix.vg.
Famicom Selecta mecha
Posting this as a nod to Famicom’s recent 30th anniversary, fun summer film Pacific Rim (notice the two mecha pilots!), and the giant robots in Attack of the Friday Monsters (oh, and hey, it’s Friday).
"The second mecha in the Skyfire Ace line, the Famicom Selecta is a high-mobility frame with an impressive chin-mounted cannon and Thunder Thighs missile launchers. however, due to its size and capabilities, it requires two pilots to properly operate it."
Just going back to Attack of the Friday Monsters, oh my God, this game is so good/charming. Like I mentioned on Twitter last night, there are a dozen things to love about it in just the first five minutes.