FamicomBox (FC)

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FamicomBox - FC.jpg
Platform: Nintendo Entertainment System
Year: 1986
Developer: Nintendo

FamicomBox was used for display systems for the Famicom in various shops in Japan. It is similar the M82 (NES) that Nintendo used in America, in that the unit holds several game cartridges inside it, all of which can be accessed at any time.


FamicomBox - FC - Title Screen.png

The title screen. Note that the title screen mentions the Nintendo Entertainment System, rather than the Famicom.

FamicomBox - FC - Gameplay 1.png

At the game selection menu.

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Viewing one of the debug menus.

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Another debug menu.


It's interesting that the unit has any music of its own. Akito Nakatsuka composed a few tracks for the system. However, two of them appear to be unused.

Akito programmed the music in 6502 assembly language. The game appears to use the same sound driver as Super Mario Bros. (NES). However, it is unknown if Akito programmed the sound driver, Koji Kondo, or any other Nintendo personnel.

# Title ComposerArranger Length Listen Download
001 Title Screen Akito NakatsukaAkito Nakatsuka 0:06
002 Game Select Akito NakatsukaAkito Nakatsuka 0:49
003 Unknown 1 Akito NakatsukaAkito Nakatsuka 0:03
004 Unknown 2 Akito NakatsukaAkito Nakatsuka 0:23



If it's not surprising enough that the FamicomBox has some of its own music, the game also has credits. However, they are hidden and require a cheat to access them; turn the key to position 6, then in the debug menu, press Up, Down, Left, Right, A, B, Select, and Start. You will then be brought to the credits, in which you may press Select to look through them.

Game Rip






Ripping NES music is an arduous process that is beyond the scope of this site.


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FamicomBox - FC.jpg
Title: FamicomBox
Platform: Nintendo Entertainment System
Released: 1986
Publisher: Nintendo