Family Computer Disk System [Model HVC-022]
Emulated in MAME !
Family Computer Disk System © 1986 Nintendo Co., Ltd.
A peripheral for the FAMICOM console.
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Released on February 21, 1986 in Japan.
In 1986, the disks' 112 KB of storage space was quite appealing due to the high cost of cartridge-based solid state storage chips. The rewritable aspect of the disks also opened up new possibilities; games such as The Legend of Zelda, Metroid, and Kid Icarus were released to the FDS with a save feature. Many of these titles were subsequently ported to cartridge format and released for the Famicom a year or two later, with saving implemented via password resume or battery-backed memory.
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