Family Computer Disk System (FDS)

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Family Computer Disk System
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Platform: Famicom Disk System
Year: 1986
Developer: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
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For the platform, see Famicom Disk System.

Family Computer Disk System, often called the Famicom Disk System, is peripheral device of the Famicom. Rather than use ROM cartridges, games are played off of disks which allow storing save games without the need of a battery. Games could be written to disks relatively easily, and back when the device was still popular, you could get a new game written to your disk at a kiosk for a low price. Although the device was quite popular in Japan, it was never released in the USA.

While the Family Computer Disk System isn't a game by itself, it does have a BIOS which features a couple jingles and a graphic demo of Mario and Luigi fighting over a light switch.


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The Famicom Disk System booting up.

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Loading a game from a disk.

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Mario and Luigi fight over the light switch.

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The system was notorious for disks going bad.


The device needed to be able to read from disks and flip floppies, a little bit of feedback was given to the players in the form of jingles. There is a brief boot up jingle, an even shorter loading jingle, and an error buzz (not recorded). The boot up jingle title comes from the official album, the other track name is unofficial.


# Title ComposerArranger Length Listen Download
01 Disk System Akito NakatsukaAkito Nakatsuka 0:06
02 Loading Jingle Akito NakatsukaAkito Nakatsuka 0:01


(Music comparison; game lacks credits.)

Akito Nakatsuka is credited in FamicomBox (FC) which shares an identical title screen song.

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Source verification is needed.



Contains only the Disk System jingle.

Game Rip



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


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Family Computer Disk System - FDS - Japan.jpg
Title: ファミリーコンピュータ ディスクシステム (Family Computer Disk System)
Platform: Famicom Disk System
Released: 1986-02-21
Publisher: Nintendo Co., Ltd.