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Category:Famicom Disk System games

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The Family Computer Disk System, often shortened as Famicom Disk System, is an add-on for the Famicom that used proprietary floppy disks. The Disk System came in two parts, the RAM Adapter cartridge which contained 32kb of RAM for storing data, and the disk drive where the RAM Adapter would plug into in order for the system to communicate with the drive.

The Disk System allowed for saving data, as well as enhanced graphical and audio features - none of which were possible on Famicom cartridges when the Disk System debuted in February 1986. Before long though, the Disk System became redundant as technical advances allowed Famicom cartridges to contain more memory and advanced features than a Disk System disk could. This, along with the frequent failures of the disks due to their sensitivity, led to the Disk System being phased out by 1993 (though Nintendo continued to offer rewriting services until 2003).

Several Famicom Disk System games were converted to the cartridge format, many of which for overseas releases, and some of them (like The Legend of Zelda, Metroid, Castlevania, and more) went on to become NES classics.



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