Family BASIC

Family BASIC

Family BASIC allowed users to program in a BASIC programming language (NS-HUBASIC) that was developed specifically for use on the Famicom. The cartridge came with a keyboard and required the use of the Famicom Data Recorder in order to save any...

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Name Family BASIC
Alternate Name
Family BASIC V3
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Platform Nintendo Entertainment System
Release Date June 21, 1984
Game Type Released
ESRB Not Rated
Developers Hudson Soft Company, Ltd., Nintendo Co., Ltd., Sharp Corporation
Publishers Nintendo Co., Ltd.
Genres Action, Education, Platform, Puzzle, Shooter
Max Players 2
Cooperative No
Rating

Community Rating: 1.5
Total Votes: 2
Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Family_BASIC
Video Link https://youtu.be/4tAgYBfAOF4
Overview
Family BASIC allowed users to program in a BASIC programming language (NS-HUBASIC) that was developed specifically for use on the Famicom. The cartridge came with a keyboard and required the use of the Famicom Data Recorder in order to save any created programs. The cartridge was originally released as Family BASIC, but was later re-released as Family BASIC V3 with added memory. This version also came packaged with some games already included. Games are accessed by typing GAME followed by a space then a number (0, 1, 2, or 3). The following are the games that were included: GAME 0 is the Heart Game. Using either a microphone or the keyboard, players get to fill in a heart with Mario and Pauline (of Donkey Kong fame) meeting in the middle for a smooch. GAME 1 is the Number Game. Players control a penguin on a grid collecting numbers in sequential order while trying to avoid the Sidesteppers from Mario Bros.. GAME 2 is the Mario Game. Players are able to control Mario in game levels that they themselves make. GAME 3 is Star Killer. 1 or 2 players control their spaceship trying to shoot as many enemies as they can.
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