Heisei: Shin Onigashima

Heisei: Shin Onigashima
System Super Famicom
Developer Nintendo / Pax Softnica
Genre Adventure
Series Famicom Mukashi Banashi Series

A series of side-stories to the Famicom adventure game Famicom Fairytales: New Onigashima, telling the previously untold stories of Ringo the dog, Matsunosuke the monkey and Ohana the pheasant, as well as revealing the backstories of Donbe and Hikari when the Avatar of Darkness was awakened.

You have to make your way through the game by moving to different screens, talking to the various characters and taking part in timed or action scenes in order to progress.

Release Information

Region Name Part 1 Part 2
Japan 平成 新・鬼ヶ島 Heisei: Shin Onigashima 01 Dec 1997 01 Dec 1997

Re-releases (Part 1)

System Japan U.S. Europe
Cartridge Version (SFC) 23 May 1998 - -
Wii Virtual Console 25 May 2010 - -
Wii U Virtual Console 24 Sep 2014 - -

Re-releases (Part 2)

System Japan U.S. Europe
Cartridge Version (SFC) 23 May 1998 - -
Wii Virtual Console 01 Jun 2010 - -
Wii U Virtual Console 24 Sep 2014 - -

Alternate Versions

Broadcast Satellaview-X

When Nintendo launched its Satellaview service in Japan, allowing Super Famicom owners to play games through a satellite feed, they created a number of new titles based on Famicom Disk System franchises. One of them was this extension of the Shin Onigashima story, expanding on characters and events that were largely glossed over in the original.

The Satellaview version proved to be enough of a commercial success that Nintendo agreed to publish the game in cartridge format.

Nintendo Power & Cartridge Release

When Nintendo launched the Nintendo Power service for downloading games on to blank carts, Heisei: Shin Onigashima was the first game that was made available thanks to its success on the Satellaview. While they didn't feature the voice acting that appeared in the Satellaview version, the game included a slightly altered version of the original Shin Onigashima.

In a homage to the first game in the series, the game was released on two carts. Ringo and Matsunosuke's story appeared on the first cart, while Ohana's story and the final chapter appeared on the second cart.


Golden Mario Idol

Golden Mario Idol

In the second chapter, Ringo's owner is running around the village trading items. One of the items is the Golden Money Idol, which appears in the shape of Mario.

Submitted by Deezer, Fryguy64

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