Saturday, May 22, 2010

Auction - Rockman 'Famicom Box' Version

Yahoo Japan has a Famicom Box version of the original Rockman up on the auction block, an item that collector's will surely want to get their hands on.

The Famicom Box variant of the game was manufactured specifically for use on the Nintendo Famicom Box, a module found mainly in Japanese hotels that's capable of holding up to 15 built-in Famicom games (click the link to read more about the system). Never sold publicly, this version of Rockman 1 is very hard to come by, let alone individual Famicom Box games in general.

The game is currently going for a whopping 9,800 Yen (roughly $109 USD). If you're located outside of Japan, you'll have to bid through a proxy service such as Rinkya or Japan Auction Center.


  1. I guess my question there any major differences between Rockman 1 and this version? Like how there's minor differences between Castlevania and Vs. Castlevania? I'm sure it has a high collectivity for...uh...collectors, but does it have any real value to data miners like myself and such?

  2. Well, I'm not sure if the game itself is any different from the one we know and love, BUT, if I'm not mistaken, some Famicom Box games were programed to have a time limit: in order to keep on playing, you'd have to pay. In other words, this version of the game might have a timer of sorts.

  3. So, in other words, this is pretty much the Mega Man equivalent of the Donkey Kong Country Competition cartridge?

  4. Ah, okay. Cool. Sounds interesting. I'd love to get ahold of something like that, but unfortunately, I don't have the money. I guess I'll have to wait and see whether or not someone decides to dump the ROM sometime in the future.

  5. This game just remembered me my first computer oops second one. I used to play that on it. It will be a nice experience but my question is again same. Is it have difference from the PC game.


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