Arcade Classics Series

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The Arcade Classics Series is a North American marketing label for Nintendo Entertainment System ports of arcade games that were popular back in the 1980s. These games were released separately in Japan for the Family Computer but grouped as a series when released in North America in 1986. There are four ports belonging to Mario and Donkey Kong series of games. Unlike the arcade originals, these ports have two difficulty settings, A (beginner) and B (expert).

Main games[edit]

Title
Cover, original release and system Synopsis
Donkey Kong
Donkey Kong NES NTSC box art
Japan July 15, 1983
Family Computer
Plot is the same as the arcade version. There are a few programming changes to make it work for a NES such as the removal of 50m and cutscenes but the title screen received new music. This was one of the three launch titles for the Famicom along with Donkey Kong Jr. and Popeye.
Donkey Kong Jr.
Boxart to Donkey Kong Jr.
Japan July 15, 1983
Family Computer
Plot is the same as the arcade version. There are a few programming changes to make it work for a NES such as shortened cutscenes.
Mario Bros.
Boxart for Mario Bros.
Japan September 9, 1983
Family Computer
Plot is the same as the arcade version. There are a few programming changes to make it work for a NES such as the removal of cutscenes, invisible platforms, and icicles.
Donkey Kong 3
Game cover of Donkey Kong 3
Japan July 4, 1984
Family Computer
Plot is the same as the arcade version. There are a few programming changes to make it work for a NES such as shortened cutscenes.