Famicom Bunko: Hajimari no Mori

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Famicom Bunko: Hajimari no Mori
Famicom Bunko: Hajimari no Mori
Title screen
Developer(s) Nintendo R&D1
Pax Softnica
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Composer(s) Kenji Yamamoto
Kozue Ishikawa
Platform(s) Super Famicom, Nintendo Power flash RAM cartridge, Virtual Console
Release date(s) Super Famicom Virtual Console
Wii Wii U
Genre(s) Adventure
Mode(s) Single-player
Distribution Cartridge

Famicom Bunko: Hajimari no Mori (ファミコン文庫 はじまりの森 Famicom Pocket Books: The Forest of Beginnings?) is a text-based adventure game developed by Pax Softnica and published by Nintendo released only in Japan for the Super Famicom. It was released only on the Nintendo Power cartridge rewriting service, which ended on February 28, 2007.

Background[edit]

The player assumes the role of an elementary school boy who is staying at his grandfather's home in Kuzunoki village located in the countryside over summer vacation. He befriends a young girl living in the village, and goes through several mystical adventures over the course of the summer.[5] The graphics are old-fashioned, and there is a distinctly pastoral scheme set throughout the game.

The game system is very similar to that of Heisei Shin Onigashima, where action and puzzle mini-games are mixed into an overall command-style adventure. The player chooses the character's actions from a command menu, and some commands must be selected within a certain time limit.

Characters[edit]

Little boy
The main character of the game who the player names at the beginning of the game. He is an elementary school student, and is visiting his grandfather who lives in Kuzunoki village over summer vacation.
Little girl
A girl with purple hair wearing a purple yukata. She was the first person that the main character met when he arrived at the village. She speaks in an old-fashioned manner uncharacteristic for her age.
Grandfather
The main character's grandfather. He is a monk at a temple in Kuzunoki village.

Release[edit]

The game was supposed to be the first of the Famicom Bunko series, but the limited availability of the Nintendo Power system resulted in poor sales, and Hajimari no Mori ended up being the only game of the series. The game cartridge itself has become increasingly difficult to obtain, but it was released on the Virtual Console in 2007.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Famicom Bunko - Hajimari no Mori ファミコン文庫(ブンコ)はじまり(ハジマリ)の(ノ)森(モリ)". Super Famicom.org. Retrieved August 22, 2013. 
  2. ^ "はじまりの森". Nintendo.co.jp. Retrieved August 22, 2013. 
  3. ^ "VCはじまりの森". Nintendo.co.jp. Retrieved August 22, 2013. 
  4. ^ Bivens, Danny (August 21, 2013). "Japan eShop Round-Up (08/21/2013)". Nintendo World Report. Retrieved August 22, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Famicom Storybook: Forest of Beginnings ファミコン文庫 はじまりの森". NinDB. Retrieved August 22, 2013. 


Notes[edit]

This article incorporates information from this version of the equivalent article on the Japanese Wikipedia.

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