Nintendo is Releasing a Special Golden Famicom With a New Library of Games

Celebrating Shonen Jump's 50th Anniversary.

News by Matt Kim, .

Nintendio is celebrating the 50th anniversary of popular manga magazine Shonen Jump with a new re-release of the NES Classic. The kicker? It will feature classic games based around famous Shonen Jump properties.

The re-release, presumably because it's only slated for Japan-only at this point, will be modeled like the Japan Family Computer. Also it's going to be gold for some reason. So if you're a huge collector of Japanese consoles, this one might be a literal trophy in your collection.

Here's a list of games included in the 50th anniversary Shonen Jump version of the NES Classic.

  • Tag Team Match: MUSCLE
  • Dragon Quest
  • Fist of the North Star
  • Dragon Ball: Shenron no Nazo
  • Kinnikuman: Kinnikusei Oui Soudatsusen
  • Saint Seiya: Ougon Desetsu
  • Captain Tsubasa
  • Saint Seiya: Ougon Densetsu Kanketsu-hen
  • Sekiryuuou
  • Famicom Jump: Hero Testuden
  • Sakigake!! Otokujuku Shippuu Ichi Gou Sei
  • Ankoku Shinwa: Yamato Takeru Desetsu
  • Tenchi wo Kurau (Destiny of an Emperor)
  • Hokuto no Ken 3: Shin Seiki Souzou Seiken Restuden
  • Dragon Ball 3: Gokuden
  • Captain Tsubasa 2
  • Dragon Ball Z: Kyoushuu! Saiyajin
  • Magical Taluluto-kun: Fantastic World
  • Famicom Jump II: Saikyo no Shichinin
  • Rokudenashi Blues

The NES Classic Mini, Shonen Jump 50th Anniversary version will retail in Japan for 7,980 yen (~$73.01 USD). For more on the Nintendo's efforts with its classic consoles, check out or SNES Mini guide.

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  • Avatar for MetManMas #1 MetManMas 5 months ago
    It should be noted that with the notable exceptions of Dragon Quest and Destiny of an Emperor, most of those games are pretty crappy. Anime license games in the olden days were all too often just some crummy shovelware tossed out the door to cash in on the latest fad. Less of a celebration and more of a kusoge bundle.

    Eh, I'd still buy it if it was like half the price it is.
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  • Avatar for Funny_Colour_Blue #2 Funny_Colour_Blue 5 months ago
    @MetManMas I dunno man, Captain Tsubasa was pretty cool!! (renamed Tecmo Soccer here, sans story mode)

    Also the RPG elements in Saint Seiya: Ougon Desetsu weren't bad either.

    I have a soft spot for a lot of these games actually.

    ...It took me 30 years to figure out, you could actually do the Kamehameha in, Dragon Ball: Shenron no Nazo (renamed Dragon Power here,) if you hold down B and then press A.

    they're not just shovelware, they're history ❤
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  • Avatar for SIGGYZtar #3 SIGGYZtar 5 months ago
    Yeah I want it, even though most of the games suck. But it's GOOOOOLLLD!
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  • Avatar for Wellman2nd #4 Wellman2nd 5 months ago
    I am not interested... mainly because I can't read any of the Japanese alphabets and I would prefer a collection of the SNES or Super Famicom games.
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  • Avatar for docexe #5 docexe 5 months ago
    It occurs to me that they could release an equivalent for the American market with notable licensed games from the NES. Now, I’m aware that most licensed games for the NES sucked but considering the Disney Afternoon collection is still absent from Switch...
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  • Avatar for yallaberlin5 #6 yallaberlin5 5 months ago
  • Avatar for Daikaiju #7 Daikaiju 5 months ago
    Hrm. Wonder if it'll be susceptible for Gold Plastic Syndrome.
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