Nintendo gets nostalgic with vintage Famicom, Zelda

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  • Friday, 14 Oct 2016

Japanese console giant Nintendo has unearthed a mint, vintage Famicom console from its archives, a month before a special miniaturised edition is launched at retail. 

Ostensibly tracking the history of The Legend of Zelda, a franchise now in its 30th year and to receive a console-launching update by way of March 2017's Breath of the Wild, Nintendo retrieved a 30-year-old console from its archives. 


The Famicom – short for Family Computer – was hooked up to a Disk System accessory that let the cartridge-based console read custom-made floppy disks. 

With a chunky CRT television also called into service, the stage was set for revisiting the first Legend of Zelda game or, at least, its opening title screen. 

Still photographs of the unboxing are available to view from, with a demonstration video posted here. — AFP Relaxnews

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