With the publication of Professional Mahjongg Gokuu, that officially wraps up the last of 1986’s 34 Famicom Disk System releases.
The second title in the WaveJack series, Kieta Princess was an early attempt at an open world style video game. Given the significant technical limitations of the Famicom hardware, the end result is predictably a misfire.
A port of the famous British micro computer title developed by the studio that would go on to become Rare, Knight Lore stands as a gleaming example of home video game innovation that unfortunately never saw a North American release.
The Disk Writer kiosks took full advantage of the Disk Cards capability to be written and rewritten. This device best exemplifies Nintendo of Japan’s ingenuity and in many ways foreshadowed the non-retail DLC marketplace prevalent in the modern video game industry. Continue reading
Developed and released as a solution to both the storage and functional shortfalls of the Famicom’s native cartridge medium, the Disk System mostly delivered on Nintendo’s promise of the next evolution in their home video game invasion. Mostly. Continue reading