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Famicom Bunko: Hajimari no Mori

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Famicom Bunko: Hajimari no Mori
Hajimari no Mori title.png
Developer(s): Pax Softnica
Publisher(s): Nintendo
Platform: Super Nintendo
Category: Text Adventure
Players: 1
Predecessor: N/A
Successor: Game Boy Bunko: Hajimari no Mori (Unreleased)
Release dates
Japan: July 9th, 1999
©1999 Nintendo

Famicom Bunko: Hajimari no Mori (Famicom Literature: Forest of Beginnings) is a 1999 text adventure game for the Super Famicom, originally exclusively available from the Nintendo Power cartridge service.

On July 17, 2007 the game was released on the Japanese Wii Shop Channel Virtual Console. On August 21, 2013, the game became available as a downloadable Virtual Console title on Japanese Wii U Nintendo eShop.


The game features a nameless boy who decides to take a train to see his grandfather at Kuzunoki Village after his school vacation. Behind the railway tracks, he meets a mysterious girl in a forest, who he then befriends. The boy, after losing her, sets off to find her on an adventure, interacting with various people along the way, including a group of friends who were cruel to him originally.


Similarly to Shin Onigashima, which also had involvement from Softnica, The game is a text-based adventure where actions are chosen through a menu. The game also includes various text based minigames throughout the story.

Technical details

Technical details
Media: SNES Game Pak
Digital download (Wii, Wii U)
Download size: Wii: 3 Blocks
Wii U: Unknown
Save data size: Wii: Unknown
Wii U: Unknown
Supported features: Off-TV Play (Wii U)
Input / compatible controllers: Original: SNES controller
Wii: Wii Classic Controller
Wii U: Wii U GamePad, Wii U Pro Controller, Wii Remote (+ Nunchuk)

Other releases

Title Cover art Platform Release date(s) Notes

Game Boy Bunko: Hajimari no Mori N/A Game Boy Color Cancelled Game Boy Color port. Discovered in a Game Boy lot check from the 2018-2020 Nintendo, Microsoft data breaches.

Famicom Bunko: Hajimari no Mori N/A Wii (Virtual Console) JP: July 17, 2007
Famicom Bunko: Hajimari no Mori N/A Wii U (Virtual Console) JP: August 21, 2013


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