Classic NES Series
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The Classic NES Series, known as the NES Classics in Europe and as Famicom Mini in Japan, is a series of video games for the Game Boy Advance released in 2004 and 2005. All games are emulated versions of classic Famicom/NES video games, including six games of the Mario franchise. They are mostly unchanged from the originals, but features such as multiplayer using the link cable or wireless adapter (only if the original game included multiplayer) and save functions for high scores and custom levels were added in certain cases. The resolution of the games was altered to fit the GBA screen, making the graphics look "squished."
In Japan, Nintendo released 30 games in three series in total, while North America and Europe only saw 12 games in two series. Several NES games were also released in North America on e-Reader cards, though. The Japanese releases feature game packaging almost identical to the original packaging for the Famicom.
Wrecking Crew has since been made available on the Nintendo 3DS in North America through the Nintendo Ambassador program.
Mario games released internationally:
Mario games released in Japan only:
Famicom Mini Collection
A single game cartridge consisting of 11 Famicom Mini titles was planned to be released exclusively in China by iQue, but it was canceled due to the huge scene of piracy in China at that time. Had it been released, it would have come out in 2007 or later, according to the approval year from the government.
Neither the included Famicom/NES games nor the Classic NES Series menus have been translated in the prototype (they were in English). The game also has a crudely made title screen and menu that are also left in English.
The Famicom Mini Collection included all of the Mario games that have received a Classic NES Series or Famicom Mini release.