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Famicom Disk System - Famicom Mukashi Banashi: Shin Onigashima - Zenpen (NTSC-J)


Famicom Disk System - Famicom Mukashi Banashi: Shin Onigashima - Zenpen (NTSC-J)


Used game for the Nintendo Famicom Disk System. 

Japanese import. 

Japan-exclusive release. 

In-game language and instruction booklet are Japanese.

Tested, works. In very good condition. Please refer to pictures for details of condition and contents.

Genre: adventure 
Number of players: 1 

JAN 4902370500608

Product code FMC-ON1 

Famicom Mukashi Banashi: Shin Onigashima (JP) is an adventure game released for the Famicom Disk System in 1987 in two disks. The game is the first in the Famicom Fairytale series, which also includes Yūyūki. It is a text-based game which follows the protagonists Hikari's and Donbe's search for their roots. The game is based on the traditional Japanese fairy-tales Momotarō and Princess Kaguya.


Shin Onigashima is a text-based adventure game, a genre which was very popular in Japan at the time. During gameplay the screen is divided in three parts, with the first one showing the current action. The player controls the game by choosing commands from a menu, such as "talk", "move" or "look", and an object or place to go with the command. Choosing the right command is important, as wrong choices often lead to game-overs. In the third part of the screen the game is narrated. A narrator tells the player if the chosen command had any effect, and any dialogue taking place between characters is told. Paying attention to what is said here is important to know what needs to be done next.


The game was well received and got a sequel for the Satellaview several years later. BS Shin Onigashima as it was called, told the backstory of the original game. Each of the animals had a part dedicated to them, and a fourth part retold the end of the original game in more detail. The game improved on what was criticized with the original release, such as the high difficulty, by adding more hints and lowering the times when game-overs can be gotten. The game was popular enough to be released commercially as well. It was released for Nintendo Power under the name Heisei Shin Onigashima.

The original game was also released for the Game Boy Advance as part of the Famicom Mini series, the Japanese equivalent to the NES Classics series, and the Virtual Console.

Moreover, a lot of aspects from the game has been referenced over the years. Music from the game can be found in Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Jam with the Band. Donbe and Hikari has also appeared in several games. Donbe, along with Kintaro and a Tengu, first appeared in Yūyūki. Later they both appeared in Kirby's Dream Land 3 and as a trophy in Super Smash Bros. Melee. Donbe also appeared as a sticker in Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Hikari made a major appearance in Captain Rainbow.
Source: nintendo.fandom.com