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Little Nemo: The Dream Master

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Title Screen

Little Nemo: The Dream Master

Also known as: Nemo: Pajama Hero (JP)
Developer: Capcom
Publishers: Capcom (US, JP), Nintendo (EU)
Platform: NES
Released in JP: December 7, 1990
Released in US: September 1990
Released in EU: December 12, 1990


LevelSelectIcon.png This game has a hidden level select.
RegionIcon.png This game has regional differences.


Little Nemo: The Dream Master is a video game based on the movie Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland, which in turn was based on the American newspaper comic from 1905. Oddly enough, the movie itself didn't come out in the US until 1992, although it was already out in Japan when the game was released.

Level Select

Wish I had that kind of control over my dreams.

At the title screen, press Up, Select, Left, Right, A, A, B to activate Dream Select mode. Press A once for each level you want to skip, and Start to begin the selected level.

Regional Differences

Title Screen

Japan US Europe
Pajama Hero NEMO NES JP-title.png Little Nemo The Dream Master NES NA-title.png Little Nemo The Dream Master NES EU-title.png

The Japanese title logo is based on the one used in the original Japanese release of the film, while the international logo is completely original and puts more emphasis on the game's subtitle. Though Nemo himself was removed from the title screen, the graphic can still be found in the US and European ROMs. Additionally, some larger stars were added to the background and the corner decorations at the bottom of the screen were removed to fit the extra copyright information.

Smoking References

Japan US/Europe
Pajama Hero NEMO NES Flip with cigar.png Little Nemo The Dream Master NES Flip no cigar.png

The US and European versions removed Flip's cigar from both the sprite and portrait.

Japan US/Europe
Pajama Hero NEMO NES gorilla with cigar.png Little Nemo The Dream Master NES gorilla no cigar.png

Smoking gorillas weren't acceptable, either, however the instruction manuals in both America and Europe (where Nintendo published the game) have artwork of the gorilla with cigar. In the game, its lips are still positioned as if it was holding a cigar in its mouth, making its face look rather awkward.

Manta Ray

The pattern of the Manta Ray boss is slightly different in the Japanese version.