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The '''''Family Computer''''', in Japanese (ファミリーコンピュータ Famiri Konpyuta), but better known as the '''''Famicom''''', is a third generation [[video game]] console developed by [[Nintendo]] and sold in Japan from 1983-07-15 to 2003-09-25 and serviced them until 2007-10-31. The Famicom was re-engineered for markets outside of the Asian market as the [[Nintendo Entertainment System]] and, specifically to South Korea, as the Hyundai Comboy (현대 컴보이 Hyeondae Keomboi).
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The Famicom uses a Ricoh 220A processor, which is a MOS Technology 6052 modified to eliminate decimal mode and include a custom audio processing unit. It also uses a custom video processing chip called the Picture Processing Unit.
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==Status==
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I do not own and have never played a real-life Famicom, but I have played a lot of games through emulators.
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==Differences Between the Famicom and NES==
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The differences between the two consoles are notable enough that I have separate pages for each.
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* The Famicom console was considerably smaller than the NES.
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* The Famicom controllers are smaller than the those for the NES.
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* The console's two controllers were wired into the main unit for the Famicom, while they are removable on the NES.
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* The second-player controller lacks a start and select button and instead features a speaker and microphone.
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* Famicom game cartridges used a top-loader design while the NES used a spring-loaded design.
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* Famicom cartridges were smaller and had fewer connection pins.
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* The Famicom did not feature the special lock-out chip of the NES.
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==Games==
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: ''See all [[:Category:NES Games|Famicom Games]].''
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These are the Famicom games that are both important to me and distinct enough from the American release to mention:
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<gallery>
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Bionic Commando - NES - Japan.jpg|[[Bionic Commando (NES)|Hitler's Resurrection: Top Secret]]
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Contra - NES - Japan.jpg|[[Contra (NES)|Contra]]
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Goonies - FC - Japan.jpg|[[The Goonies (Konami)|Goonies]]
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Legend of Zelda, The - NES - Japan.jpg|[[The Legend of Zelda|Legend of Zelda: The Hyrule Fantasy ]]
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</gallery>
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==Hardware==
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* [[Famicom Controller]]
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* [[Famicom Disk System]]
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* [[Famicom Modem]]
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* [[Family BASIC]]
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* [[Zapper|Gun]]
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==Review==
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I don't really know enough about the console to warrant a review at this time.
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==Media==
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==Links==
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nintendo_Entertainment_System en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nintendo_Entertainment_System] - Wikipedia.
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* [http://www.mobygames.com/browse/games/nes/list-games mobygames.com/browse/games/nes/list-games] - MobyGames.
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[[Category: Video Game Platforms]]

Revision as of 16:23, 30 November 2018

Famicom.

The Family Computer, in Japanese (ファミリーコンピュータ Famiri Konpyuta), but better known as the Famicom, is a third generation video game console developed by Nintendo and sold in Japan from 1983-07-15 to 2003-09-25 and serviced them until 2007-10-31. The Famicom was re-engineered for markets outside of the Asian market as the Nintendo Entertainment System and, specifically to South Korea, as the Hyundai Comboy (현대 컴보이 Hyeondae Keomboi).

The Famicom uses a Ricoh 220A processor, which is a MOS Technology 6052 modified to eliminate decimal mode and include a custom audio processing unit. It also uses a custom video processing chip called the Picture Processing Unit.

Status

I do not own and have never played a real-life Famicom, but I have played a lot of games through emulators.

Differences Between the Famicom and NES

The differences between the two consoles are notable enough that I have separate pages for each.

  • The Famicom console was considerably smaller than the NES.
  • The Famicom controllers are smaller than the those for the NES.
  • The console's two controllers were wired into the main unit for the Famicom, while they are removable on the NES.
  • The second-player controller lacks a start and select button and instead features a speaker and microphone.
  • Famicom game cartridges used a top-loader design while the NES used a spring-loaded design.
  • Famicom cartridges were smaller and had fewer connection pins.
  • The Famicom did not feature the special lock-out chip of the NES.

Games

See all Famicom Games.

These are the Famicom games that are both important to me and distinct enough from the American release to mention:

Hardware

Review

I don't really know enough about the console to warrant a review at this time.

Media

Links