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This is as list of games part of the Classic NES Series in North America, Famicom Mini (ファミコンミニ, Famikon Mini) in Japan, and NES Classics in Europe and Australia. The series consists of emulated Nintendo Entertainment System, Family Computer, and Family Computer Disk System games for the Game Boy Advance.

A special edition Game Boy Advance SP, which has a similar color pattern to a NES controller (along with a Famicom counterpart in Japan), was released to go along with these games. In Japan, the color of the cartridges often matches the color of their original Famicom carts. In North America, all games in this series were released in a light gray cart made to resemble the default color of NES carts.

List of games

All the games were published by Nintendo.

Nintendo

Title JP release NA release PAL release
Donkey Kong February 14, 2004 June 2, 2004 July 9, 2004
Excitebike February 14, 2004 June 2, 2004 July 9, 2004
Ice Climber February 14, 2004 June 2, 2004 July 9, 2004
The Legend of Zelda February 14, 2004 June 2, 2004 July 9, 2004
Super Mario Bros. February 14, 2004 June 2, 2004 July 9, 2004
Dr. Mario May 21, 2004 October 25, 2004 January 7, 2005
Balloon Fight May 21, 2004 - -
Clu Clu Land May 21, 2004 - -
Mario Bros. May 21, 2004 - -
Wrecking Crew May 21, 2004 - -
Metroid August 10, 2004 October 25, 2004 January 7, 2005
Zelda II: The Adventure of Link August 10, 2004 October 25, 2004 January 7, 2005
Famicom Tantei Club: Kieta Kōkeisha August 10, 2004 - -
Famicom Tantei Club Part II: Ushiro ni Tatsu Shōjo August 10, 2004 - -
Hikari Shinwa: Palutena no Kamigami August 10, 2004 - -
Nazo no Murasame Jō August 10, 2004 - -
Shin Oni Ga Shima August 10, 2004 - -
Super Mario Bros. 2 August 10, 2004 - -

Third party

Title Licensor JP release NA release PAL release Note
Bomberman Hudson Soft February 14, 2004 June 2, 2004 July 9, 2004 -
Pac-Man Namco February 14, 2004 June 2, 2004 July 9, 2004 -
Xevious Namco February 14, 2004 June 2, 2004 July 9, 2004 -
Mappy Namco February 14, 2004 - - -
Star Soldier Hudson Soft February 14, 2004 - - -
Kidou Senshi Z Gundam: Hot Scramble Bandai March 18, 2004 - - The sole release in the Famicom Mini Extra Series,

A special edition Game Boy Advance SP, which has a similar color pattern to a NES controller (along with a Famicom counterpart in Japan), was released to go along with these games. In Japan, the color of the cartridges often matches the color of their original Famicom carts. In North America, all games in this series were released in a light gray cart made to resemble the default color of NES carts.

All the games were published by Nintendo.

Nintendo

Title JP release NA release PAL release
Donkey Kong February 14, 2004 June 2, 2004 July 9, 2004
Excitebike February 14, 2004 June 2, 2004 July 9, 2004
Ice Climber February 14, 2004 June 2, 2004 July 9, 2004
The Legend of Zelda February 14, 2004 June 2, 2004 July 9, 2004
Super Mario Bros. February 14, 2004 June 2, 2004 July 9, 2004
Dr. Mario May 21, 2004 October 25, 2004 January 7, 2005
Bomberman without multiplayer is "hardly a Bomberman at all." [2] Metroid's inclusion in the series was considered redundant by Bob Colayco of GameSpot, since it was already included as an unlockable extra in the remake Metroid: Zero Mission as well as in Metroid Prime.[3]

Some reviewers were annoyed that the Classic NES Series versions featured differences from the original. For example, Craig Harris complained that Xevious had an automatic firing setting, which changed the difficulty of the original.[4] Reviewers also complained about the lack of the pie/cement level in Donkey Kong.[5][6] In Super Mario Bros., the screen ratio aspect was altered, causing odd graphical appearances.[7][8]

The prices of the Classic NES Series and previous rereleases were also criticized. Many reviewers noted that $20 was a high price for one game.[6][9] Both GameSpot and IGN noted that Nintendo had given away The Legend of Zelda and Zelda II: The Adventure of Link for free in the Collector's Edition bonus disc, although they conceded that the Classic NES Series version was portable.[10][11] However, reviewers consistently hailed Super Mario Bros., The Legend of Zelda, Castlevania, Zelda II: The Adventure of Link and Dr. Mario as some of the games worth the cost of the cartridge.[10][11][12]

References

  1. ^ "Kidō Senshi Z-Gundam: Hot Scramble (機動戦士Ζガンダム・ホットスクランブル) - Famicom, Game Boy Advance (1986)". HardcoreGaming101. Retrieved 14 December 2016.
  2. ^ Gerstmann, Jeff. GameSpot: Bomberman review. June 8, 2004
  3. ^ Colayco, Bob. GameSpot: Metroid review. November 3, 2004
  4. ^ Harris, Craig. IGN: Xevious (Classic NES Series) Review. June 4, 2004.
  5. ^ Gerstmann, Jeff. "Classic NES Series: Donkey Kong for the Game Boy Advance review. June 4, 2004.
  6. ^ a b Dr. Chapstick. "Review: Classic NES Series: Donkey Kong for Game Boy Advance. Gamepro.com. June 4, 2004.
  7. ^ Gerstmann, Jeff. Xevious had an automatic firing setting, which changed the difficulty of the original.[4] Reviewers also complained about the lack of the pie/cement level in Donkey Kong.[5][6] In Super Mario Bros., the screen ratio aspect was altered, causing odd graphical appearances.[7][8]

    The prices of the Classic NES Series and previous rereleases were also criticized. Many reviewers noted that $20 was a high price for one game.[6][9] Both GameSpot and IGN noted that Nintendo had given away The Legend of Zelda and Zelda II: The Adventure of Link for free in the Collector's Edition bonus disc, although they conceded that the Classic NES Series version was portable.[10][11] However, reviewers consistently hailed Super Mario Bros., The Legend of Zelda, Castlevania, Zelda II: The Adventure of Link and Dr. Mario as some of the games worth the cost of the cartridge.[10][11][12]

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