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Classic NES Series
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The original box art is used with the title, Classic NES Series, on the top
Developer(s) Nintendo
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Distributor(s) Nintendo
Designer(s) Various
Series Classic NES Series
Release date(s) 2004-2005 (various)
Genre(s) Various
Mode(s) Various
Rating(s) ESRB: E
Platform(s) Game Boy Advance
Media catridges

The Classic NES Series in North America (Famicom Mini Series in Japan and NES Classics in Europe) are a series of Game Boy Advance games that were originally released on the Nintendo Entertainment System/Famicom and Famicom Disk System emulated on the Game Boy Advance. A special edition Game Boy Advance SP, which has a similar color pattern to a NES/Famicom controller, was released to go along with these games. The color of the cartridges match the color of the original NES carts. Classic NES Series: Super Mario Bros. ... A video game developer is a software developer (a business or an individual) that creates computer or video games. ... Nintendo Company, Limited (任天堂 or ニンテンドー Nintendō; NASDAQ: NTDOY, TYO: 7974 usually referred to as simply Nintendo, or Big N ) is a multinational corporation founded on September 23, 1889[1] in Kyoto, Japan by Fusajiro Yamauchi to produce handmade hanafuda cards. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... A game designer is a person who designs games. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... World map showing North America A satellite composite image of North America. ... World map exhibiting the location of Europe. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... NES redirects here. ... The Nintendo Entertainment System (North America, Europe, and Australia) NES redirects here. ... The Famicom Disk System, attached to a late-model AV Famicom The Family Computer Disk System (FCD) was released on February 21, 1986 by Nintendo as a peripheral to their overwhelmingly popular Family Computer (Famicom) console in Japan. ... The Game Boy Advance SP, released in February 2003, is an upgraded version of Nintendos Game Boy Advance. ...


All of these games were released to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Famicom in Japan.

Contents

List of games

Famicom Mini

The Famicom Mini Series was released in Japan.


Series 1

In Japan, Famicom mini games featured replicas of the original boxes, suspended in plastic.
In Japan, Famicom mini games featured replicas of the original boxes, suspended in plastic.
Those who bought all the games in one series could order a special collection box from Club Nintendo.
Those who bought all the games in one series could order a special collection box from Club Nintendo.
Games displayed in the special collection box
Games displayed in the special collection box

Released on February 14, 2004: Image File history File links Famicom-mini. ... Image File history File links Famicom-mini. ... Image File history File links Famicommini1. ... Image File history File links Famicommini1. ... Club Nintendo is the name of several publications and programs by Nintendo. ... Image File history File links Famicommini5. ... Image File history File links Famicommini5. ... February 14 is the 45th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Vol. #01 - Super Mario Bros.
Vol. #02 - Donkey Kong
Vol. #03 - Ice Climber
Vol. #04 - Excitebike
Vol. #05 - Zelda no Densetsu
Vol. #06 - Pac-Man
Vol. #07 - Xevious
Vol. #08 - Mappy
Vol. #09 - Bomberman
Vol. #10 - Star Soldier
Super Mario Bros. ... Donkey Kong ) is an arcade game released by Nintendo in 1981. ... Ice Climber ) is a climbing platforming video game developed and published by Nintendo for the release of the Nintendo Entertainment System in 1985. ... Excitebike for the Nintendo Family Computer. ... This article is about the first game in the series. ... Pac-Man is an arcade game developed by Namco and licensed for distribution by Midway Games in 1979. ... Xevious is a vertical scrolling shooter arcade game by Namco, released in 1982. ... Mappy is a 1983 arcade game by Namco. ... Sonic is a strategic, maze-based computer and video game franchise originally developed by Hudson Soft. ...


Series 2

Released May 21, 2004: May 21 is the 141st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (142nd in leap years). ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Vol. #11 - Mario Bros.
Vol. #12 - Clu Clu Land
Vol. #13 - Balloon Fight
Vol. #14 - Wrecking Crew
Vol. #15 - Dr. Mario
Vol. #16 - Dig Dug
Vol. #17 - Takahashi Meijin Bouken Shima
Vol. #18 - Makaimura
Vol. #19 - Twinbee
Vol. #20 - Ganbare Goemon! Karakuri Douchuu
This article is about the original arcade game and its ports. ... Clu Clu Land ) is an arcade and Nintendo Entertainment System game released in 1985. ... Balloon Fight (Japanese: バルーンファイト) is a 1984 arcade game developed by Nintendo. ... Wrecking Crew was a game for the Nintendo Family Computer (also known as the Nintendo Entertainment System) starring Mario. ... Box art of Dr. Mario for the NES. The Dr. Mario series is a series of puzzle video games made by Nintendo, starting with Dr. Mario. ... Dig Dug is an arcade game released by Namco in 1982. ... Adventure Island may refer to: Adventure Island (video game), a video game. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Image from Detana! Twinbee. ... Legend of the Mystical Ninja closing scene Legend of the Mystical Ninja (known as Ganbare Goemon: Yukihime Kyuushutsu Emaki in Japan), is a light-hearted action adventure game for 1-2 players by Konami, and was released for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System in 1992. ...


Series 3

Released on August 10, 2004: August 10 is the 222nd day of the year (223rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Vol. #21 - Super Mario Bros. 2 (Japanese version)
Vol. #22 - The Mysterious Castle of Murasame
Vol. #23 - Metroid
Vol. #24 - Kid Icarus
Vol. #25 - Zelda II: The Adventure of Link
Vol. #26 - Shin Oni Ga Shima (New Ogre Island)
Vol. #27 - Famicom Detective Club
Vol. #28 - Famicom Detective Club Part II
Vol. #29 - Akumajou Dracula (a part of the Castlevania series)
Vol. #30 - SD Gundam World: Scramble Wars
SMB 2 title screen (Japanese version) Super Mario Bros. ... This article is about the first game in the series. ... Kid Icarus , Myth of Light: The Mirror of Parthena) is a platforming video game developed by Intelligent Systems and published by Nintendo for the Famicom Disk System in 1986 and the Nintendo Entertainment System in 1987. ... Zelda II: The Adventure of Link is a video game for the Nintendo Entertainment System, and the second in the Legend of Zelda series of games. ... Translated as Famicom Detective Club II: The Girl in Back, this game was released in Japan in 1998. ... Castlevania , lit. ... Castlevania is a video game series, created and developed by Konami. ...


In addition, Super Robot Wars was released as a promotional item alongside Super Robot Wars GC. Super Robot Wars: Alpha Gaiden, one of many SRW games released by Banpresto in Japan. ... Super Robot Wars GC is the first--and so far, only--Nintendo Gamecube Super Robot Wars title. ...


International release

The Famicom Mini Series was retitled the Classic NES Series (in North America) and NES Classics (in Europe).


Series 1

  1. North America: June 7, 2004
  2. Europe: July 9, 2004

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Series 2

  1. North America: October 25, 2004
  2. Europe: January 7, 2005

October 25 is the 298th day of the year (299th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... January 7 is the seventh day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Castlevania , lit. ... Box art of Dr. Mario for the NES. The Dr. Mario series is a series of puzzle video games made by Nintendo, starting with Dr. Mario. ... This article is about the first game in the series. ... Zelda II: The Adventure of Link is a video game for the Nintendo Entertainment System, and the second in the Legend of Zelda series of games. ...

Comparison between the regions

  • The Classic NES Series consists of less than half as many games as the Famicom series. If the Japanese and international Castlevania series games are considered equivalents, then the international series consists of 40% of what the Japanese received.
  • Some highly popular games were left off the Classic NES Series. Some of these were released on the GBA in another form, such as Tetris (as Tetris Worlds), Super Mario Bros. 2 (as Super Mario Advance), and Super Mario Bros. 3 (as Super Mario Advance 4). Even so, a few games that are not associated with the NES, such as Pac-Man, are available. However, Super Mario Bros. 2 was released for the Famicom series.
  • The Japanese release of Ice Climber features the seal Topis while the international copy reflects its remade characters including the yeti Topis.

Tetris (Russian: ) is a very popular falling blocks puzzle game, released on a large spectrum of platforms. ... This article is about the version of Super Mario Bros. ... Super Mario Advance is a remake of the 1988 NES/Famicom hit game Super Mario Bros. ... Super Mario Bros. ... Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros 3 is a platform video game that was developed and published by Nintendo for the Game Boy Advance in 2003. ... Pac-Man is an arcade game developed by Namco and licensed for distribution by Midway Games in 1979. ... Purported Yeti scalp at Khumjung monastery The Abominable Snowman is a humanoid cryptid associated with the Himalaya. ...

Reception

  • Bomberman - Jeff Gerstmann complained that a Bomberman without multiplayer is "hardly a Bomberman at all." [1]
  • Metroid - Seen as redundant, since it already included as an unlockable in the remake Metroid: Zero Mission.[2].
  • Pac-Man - Previously released on Pac-Man Collection, which included Pac-Mania, Pac-Attack, and Pac-Man Arrangement for no additional charge.[citation needed] It was also released on the Namco Museum 50th Anniversary Edition, although the latter collections featured the arcade version rather than the NES version which was modified to fit a typical television screen.[citation needed]

Some revieweres 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 destroyed the difficulty of the original.[3] Reviewers also complained about the lack of the pie/cement level in Donkey Kong.[4][5] In Super Mario Bros., the screen ratio aspect was altered, causing odd graphical appearances.[6][7] Sonic is a strategic, maze-based computer and video game franchise originally developed by Hudson Soft. ... This article is about the first game in the series. ... Metroid: Zero Mission is a part of the Metroid series and a remake of the original Metroid. ... Pac-Man is an arcade game developed by Namco and licensed for distribution by Midway Games in 1979. ... Pac-Man Collection is a compilation of five Pac-Man games for the Game Boy Advance: Pac-Man, Ms. ... Namco Museum refers to the series of compilations released by Namco for various 32-bit and above consoles, containing releases of their games from the 1980s. ... Xevious is a vertical scrolling shooter arcade game by Namco, released in 1982. ... Donkey Kong ) is an arcade game released by Nintendo in 1981. ... Super Mario Bros. ...


The prices of the Classic NES Series and previous rereleases were also criticized. Many revieweres noted that $20 was a high price for one game.[8][5] Both GameSpot and IGN noted that Nintendo had given away The Legend of Zelda for free in the Collector's Edition bonus disc, although they noted that the Classic NES Series version was portable.[9][10] However, reviewers consistently hailed The Legend of zelda as one of the games worth the cost of the cartridge.[9][10][11][12] The Classic NES Series games Excitebike, Donkey Kong, and Ice Climber has also been previously released on the e-Reader at a fraction of the cartridge cost. This article is about the first game in the series. ... Excitebike for the Nintendo Family Computer. ... Donkey Kong ), sometimes referred to simply as DK, is a video game character from Nintendo that has appeared in many video games since 1981. ... Ice Climber ) is a climbing platforming video game developed and published by Nintendo for the release of the Nintendo Entertainment System in 1985. ... The e-Reader with card. ...


References

  1. ^ Gerstmann, Jeff. GameSpot - Bomberman review. June 8, 2004
  2. ^ Colayco, Bob. GameSpot - Metroid review. November 3, 2004
  3. ^ Harris, Craig. IGN: Xevious (Classic NES Series) Review. June 4, 2004.
  4. ^ Gerstmann, Jeff. "Classic NES Series: Donkey Kong for the Game Boy Advance review. June 4, 2004.
  5. ^ a b Dr. Chapstick. "Review: Classic NES Series: Donkey Kong for Game Boy Advance. Gamepro.com. June 4, 2004.
  6. ^ Gerstmann, Jeff. GameSpot - Super Mario Bros. review. GameSpot. June 8, 2004
  7. ^ Harris, Craig. "Super Mario Bros." review. IGN. June 4, 2004.
  8. ^ Harris, Craig. IGN: Donkey Kong (Classic NES Series) Review". IGN. June 4, 2004.
  9. ^ a b Gerstmann, Jeff. "Classic NES Series: The Legend of Zelda for Game Boy Advance Review". GameSpot. June 8, 2004.
  10. ^ a b Harris, Craig. "IGN: The Legend of Zelda (Classic NES Series) Review. IGN. June 4, 2004.
  11. ^ "The Legend of Zelda (NES Classic)". 1Up.com. Retrieved February 4, 2007.
  12. ^ Scalzo, John "Gaming Target - Game Boy Advance: The Legend of Zelda - Review". Gaming Target. June 15, 2004.

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External links

English

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Japanese

Donkey Kong Classics • 2-in-1 • Kaettekita Mario Bros. • 3-in-1 • Super Mario All-Stars
Donkey Kong '94 • Super Mario Bros. Deluxe • Super Mario 64 DS
Super Mario Advance • 2 • 3 • 4 Super Mario Advance The Super Mario remake series was created by Nintendo as a program to modernize their games for the Game Boy system. ... It has been suggested that Multiplayer game be merged into this article or section. ... Donkey Kong Classics. ... 2-in-1 Super Mario Bros/Duck Hunt was a best-selling NES game combining the games Super Mario Bros. ... Kaettekita Mario Bros. ... 3-in-1 Super Mario Bros/Duck Hunt/World Class Track Meet is a video game released for the Nintendo Entertainment System in 1990 created by Nintendo. ... Super Mario All-Stars, known in Japan as Super Mario Collection ), is a video game that was developed and published by Nintendo for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System in 1993. ... Donkey Kong is a platform game developed by Nintendo for the Game Boy handheld video game system, which also contains puzzle elements. ... Super Mario Bros. ... Super Mario 64 DS is an enhanced remake of the 1996 video game Super Mario 64, produced by Nintendo for the Nintendo DS. It was released in the United States on November 21, 2004, in Japan on December 2, 2005, and in Europe on March 11, 2005 as one of... Super Mario Advance is a remake of the 1988 NES/Famicom hit game Super Mario Bros. ... The Super Mario remake series was created by Nintendo as a program to modernize their games for the Game Boy system. ...


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