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Family BASIC or Famicom BASIC is a dialect of the BASIC programming language that is used to program the Famicom. Packaged with an instructional textbook and the Famicom BASIC keyboard, the software was released to consumers in Japan by Nintendo, Hudson Soft and Sharp Corporation in June 1984, with a second release in February 1985. BASIC is a family of high-level programming languages. ... A programming language or computer language is a standardized communication technique for expressing instructions to a computer. ... The Nintendo Entertainment System (U.S., Europe, and Australia) NES redirects here. ... A computer keyboard is a peripheral modelled after the typewriter keyboard. ... Nintendo (Japanese: 任天堂; (NASDAQ: NTDOY), (TYO: 7974)) was originally founded in 1889 by Fusajiro Yamauchi to produce handmade hanafuda cards, for use in a Japanese playing card game of the same name. ... Hudson Soft is a Japanese publisher and developer, founded on May 18, 1973. ... Sharp Corporation (シャープ株式会社 Shāpu Kabushiki Gaisha) is a Japan-based electronics manufacturer, founded in 1912. ... June is the sixth month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of four with the length of 30 days. ... 1984 is a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... February is the second month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1985 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


With the addition of the Famicom Disk System, this meant the Famicom could actually be used as a simple desktop computer, allowing a user to program their own games. Many programmers got their first experience on programming for the console this way. Excitebike was one such title programmed using the Famicom BASIC release. The Famicom Disk System, attached to a late-model AV Famicom The Famicom Disk System (FDS) was released on 21 February 1986 by Nintendo as an add-on to its overwhelmingly popular Family Computer (Famicom) console in Japan. ... Desktop computer with several common peripherals (Monitor, keyboard, mouse, speakers, microphone and a printer) A desktop computer is an independent personal computer that is made especially for use on a desk in an office or home. ... Excitebike (Japanese: エキサイトバイク Ekisaitobaiku) is a motocross racing video game franchise made by Nintendo. ...


In WarioWare: Mega Microgames, one of 9-Volt's Minigames is a Famicom BASIC keyboard. ...


External links

  • Famicom BASIC Summary

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