Don’t let that wonderful box fool you. This is not the latest issue of Shonen Jump. It’s the newest incarnation of Nintendo’s Famicom Mini. Celebrating the magazine’s 50th anniversary, this new edition of the Famicom Mini comes packaged with 20 games based on Jump original series, such as Dragon Ball, Fist of the North Star, and many more.
Fun fact for those who may not know, but in the early days of the Famicom, Shonen Jump, which is published by Enix, was influential in the success of the Nintendo’s home console. This applied particularly to the Dragon Quest series. Thanks to Enix‘s position as publisher of the magazine, they were able to push several promotions that helped bolster not only Dragon Quest sales, but also the magazine’s circulation.
This one is gold and features the Jump logo
The close ties between the magazine and the video game counterparts for its titles is once again put to good use in this 50th anniversary package.
- Ankoku Shinwa: Yamato Takeru Densetsu
- Captain Tsubasa
- Captain Tsubasa II: Super Striker
- Dragon Ball 3: Goku Den
- Dragon Ball Z: Kyōshū! Saiyajin
- Dragon Power (Dragon Ball: Shenlong no Nazo)
- Dragon Quest
- Famicom Jump: Hero Retsuden
- Famicom Jump II: Saikyō no Shichinin
- Hokuto no Ken
- Hokuto no Ken 3: Shin Seiki Sōzō: Seiken Retsuden
- Kinnikuman: Kinniku-sei Ōi Sōdatsusen
- Magical Taluluto-kun FANTASTIC WORLD!!
- Rokudenashi Blues
- Saint Seiya: Ōgon Densetsu
- Saint Seiya: Ōgon Densetsu Kanketsu-hen
- Sakigake!! Otokojuku Shippū Ichi Gō Sei
- Tag Team Match: MUSCLE (Kinnikuman: Muscle Tag Match)
- Tenchi o Kurau
This special edition of the Famicom Mini will be on sale from July 7th in Japan. It will retail for 7,980 yen.
Nintendo released the original Famicom Mini in Japan in November 2016. North American and European versions branded as NES Classic Editions were released shortly after that with some changes to the game line up to suit Western audiences.
Nintendo has also released Super Famicom and Super Nintendo Classic Edition consoles as well. Nintendo recently announced it would be renewing stock of both the NES Classic and SNES Classic starting on June 29th.
We also have a list of games that we wish were included on the SNES Classic.