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1985 was the year Super Mario Bros. was released in North America.

This page contains Nintendo-related events that occurred in 1985.

Timeline

  • June 21 - A Famicom version of Spartan X developed by Nintendo is released. Nintendo gained the rights to develop this version from Irem.
  • October 18 - The Nintendo Entertainment System is released in North America, soon also launching with Super Mario Bros..[1] The sales of Super Mario Bros. would increase greatly due to it being bundled with the console.

Third party publisher debuts (Japan)

All titles were released for the Famicom.

Publisher First game Release date
Jaleco Exerion 1985-02-11February 11, 1985
Taito Space Invaders 1985-04-17April 17, 1985
Konami Kekkyoku Nankyoku Daibouken 1985-04-22April 22, 1985
Yie Ar Kung Fu
DB Soft Flappy 1985-06-14June 14, 1985
Enix Door Door 1985-07-18July 18, 1985
Irem Zippy Race 1985-07-18July 18, 1985
Sunsoft Super Arabian 1985-07-25July 25, 1985
SETA Astro Robo Sasa 1985-08-09August 9, 1985
ASCII Honshougi: Naitou Kudan Shougi Hiden 1985-08-10August 10, 1985
Bandai Kinnikuman: Muscle Tag Match 1985-11-08November 8, 1985
Pony Canyon Onyako Town 1985-11-21November 21, 1985
Toshiba EMI Pachicom 1985-11-21November 21, 1985
Soft Pro Karateka 1985-12-05December 5, 1985
Capcom 1942 1985-12-11December 11, 1985
Kemco Dough Boy 1985-12-11December 11, 1985
Square Thexder 1985-12-19December 19, 1985
Tokuma Shoten Exed Exes 1985-12-21December 21, 1985
Lot Lot

Character debuts

Games released in 1985

Arcade

Family Computer/Nintendo Entertainment System

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69 games were released in Japan.

Title Publisher Release Date Source
10-Yard Fight(JP) Irem 1985-08-30August 30, 1985 Site GameFAQs [1]
1942 Capcom 1985-12-11December 11, 1985 Site GameFAQs [2]
Astro Robo Sasa(JP) ASCII 1985-08-09August 9, 1985 Site GameFAQs [3]
Balloon Fight(JP) Nintendo 1985-01-22January 22, 1985 Site GameFAQs [4]
Battle City(JP) Namco 1985-09-09September 9, 1985 Site GameFAQs [5]
Binary Land(JP) Hudson Soft 1985-12-19December 19, 1985 Site GameFAQs [6]
Bokosuka Wars(JP) ASCII 1985-12-14December 14, 1985 Site GameFAQs [7]
Bomberman(JP) Hudson Soft 1985-12-20December 20, 1985 Site GameFAQs [8]
BurgerTime(JP) Namco 1985-11-27November 27, 1985 Site GameFAQs [9]
Chack'n Pop(JP) Taito 1985-05-24May 24, 1985 Site GameFAQs [10]
Challenger(JP) Hudson Soft 1985-10-15October 15, 1985 Site GameFAQs [11]
Championship Lode Runner(JP) Hudson Soft 1985-04-17April 17, 1985 Site GameFAQs [12]
Choujikuu Yousai Macross(JP) Bandai 1985-12-10December 10, 1985 Site GameFAQs [13]
City Connection(JP) Jaleco 1985-09-27September 27, 1985 Site GameFAQs [14]
Dig Dug(JP) Namco 1985-06-04June 4, 1985 Site GameFAQs [15]
Door Door(JP) Enix 1985-07-15July 15, 1985 Site GameFAQs [16]
Dough Boy(JP) Kemco 1985-12-11December 11, 1985 Site GameFAQs [17]
The Tower of Druaga(JP) Namco 1985-08-06August 6, 1985 Site GameFAQs [18]
Elevator Action(JP) Taito 1985-06-28June 28, 1985 Site GameFAQs [19]
Exed Exes(JP) Tokuma Shoten 1985-12-21December 21, 1985 Site GameFAQs [20]
Exerion(JP) Jaleco 1985-02-11February 11, 1985 Site GameFAQs [21]
Family Basic V3(JP) Nintendo 1985-02February 1985 Site GameFAQs [22]
Field Combat(JP) Jaleco 1985-07-09July 9, 1985 Site GameFAQs [23]
Flappy(JP) DB Soft 1985-06-14June 14, 1985 Site GameFAQs [24]
Formation Z(JP) Jaleco 1985-04-04April 4, 1985 Site GameFAQs [25]
Front Line(JP) Taito 1985-08-01August 1, 1985 Site GameFAQs [26]
Galaga(JP) Namco 1985-02-15February 15, 1985 Site GameFAQs [27]
Geimos(JP) ASCII 1985-08-28August 28, 1985 Site GameFAQs [28]
Gyro Set(JP) Nintendo 1985-08-13August 13, 1985 Site GameFAQs [29]
Hon Shogi: Naitou Kudan Shogi Hiden(JP) SETA 1985-08-10August 10, 1985 Site GameFAQs [30]
Hyper Olympic(JP) Konami 1985-06-21June 21, 1985 Site GameFAQs [31]
Hyper Sports(JP) Konami 1985-09-27September 27, 1985 Site GameFAQs [32]
Ice Climber(JP) Nintendo 1985-01-30January 30, 1985 Site GameFAQs [33]
Ikki(JP) Sunsoft 1985-11-27November 27, 1985 Site GameFAQs [34]
Karateka(JP) Soft Pro 1985-12-05December 5, 1985 Site GameFAQs [35]
Kekkyoku Nankyoku Daibouken(JP) Konami 1985-04-22April 22, 1985 Site GameFAQs [36]
Kinnikuman: Muscle Tag Match(JP) Bandai 1985-11-08November 8, 1985 Site GameFAQs [37]
Lot Lot(JP) Tokuma Shoten 1985-12-21December 21, 1985 Site GameFAQs [38]
Lunar Ball(JP) Pony Canyon 1985-12-05December 5, 1985 Site GameFAQs [39]
Mach Rider(JP) Nintendo 1985-11-21November 21, 1985 Site GameFAQs [40]
Ninja JaJamaru-kun(JP) Jaleco 1985-11-15November 15, 1985 Site GameFAQs [41]
Ninja-Kun: Majou no Bouken(JP) Jaleco 1985-05-10May 10, 1985 Site GameFAQs [42]
Obake no Q-tarou: WanWan Panic(JP) Bandai 1985-12-16December 16, 1985 Site GameFAQs [43]
Onyanko Town(JP) Pony Canyon 1985-11-21November 21, 1985 Site GameFAQs [44]
Pac-Land(JP) Namco 1985-11-21November 21, 1985 Site GameFAQs [45]
Pachicom(JP) Toshiba EMI 1985-11-21November 21, 1985 Site GameFAQs [46]
Penguin-kun Wars(JP) ASCII 1985-12-25December 25, 1985 Site GameFAQs [47]
Pooyan(JP) Hudson Soft 1985-09-20September 20, 1985 Site GameFAQs [48]
Portopia Renzoku Satsujin Jiken(JP) Enix 1985-11-29November 29, 1985 Site GameFAQs [49]
Bungeling Bay(JP) Hudson Soft 1985-02-15February 15, 1985 Site GameFAQs [50]
Road Fighter(JP) Konami 1985-07-11July 11, 1985 Site GameFAQs [51]
Block Set(JP) Nintendo 1985-07-26July 26, 1985 Site GameFAQs [52]
Route-16 Turbo(JP) Sunsoft 1985-10-04October 4, 1985 Site GameFAQs [53]
Sky Destroyer(JP) Taito 1985-11-14November 14, 1985 Site GameFAQs [54]
Soccer(JP) Nintendo 1985-04-09April 9, 1985 Site GameFAQs [55]
Space Invaders(JP) Taito 1985-04-17April 17, 1985 Site GameFAQs [56]
Spartan X(JP) Nintendo 1985-06-21June 21, 1985 Site GameFAQs [57]
Spelunker(JP) Irem 1985-12-06December 6, 1985 Site GameFAQs [58]
Star Force(JP) Hudson Soft 1985-06-20June 20, 1985 Site GameFAQs [59]
Star Luster(JP) Namco 1985-12-06December 6, 1985 Site GameFAQs [60]
Super Arabian(JP) Sunsoft 1985-07-25July 25, 1985 Site GameFAQs [61]
Super Mario Bros.(JP) Nintendo 1985-09-13September 13, 1985 Site GameFAQs [62]
Thexder(JP) Square 1985-12-19December 19, 1985 Site GameFAQs [63]
Volguard II(JP) DB Soft 1985-12-07December 7, 1985 Site GameFAQs [64]
Warpman(JP) Namco 1985-07-12July 12, 1985 Site GameFAQs [65]
Wrecking Crew(JP) Nintendo 1985-06-18June 18, 1985 Site GameFAQs [66]
Yie Ar Kung Fu(JP) Konami 1985-04-22April 22, 1985 Site GameFAQs [67]
Zippy Race(JP) Irem 1985-07-18July 18, 1985 Site GameFAQs [68]
Zunou Senkan Galg(JP) DB Soft 1985-12-14December 14, 1985 Site GameFAQs [69]

18 games were released in North America.

Title Publisher Release Date Source
10-Yard Fight Nintendo 10October 1985 Site GameFAQs [70]
Baseball Nintendo 10October 1985 Site GameFAQs [71]
Clu Clu Land Nintendo 10October 1985 Site GameFAQs [72]
Donkey Kong Jr. Math Nintendo 10October 1985 Site GameFAQs [73]
Duck Hunt Nintendo 10October 1985 Site GameFAQs [74]
Excitebike Nintendo 10October 1985 Site GameFAQs [75]
Golf Nintendo 10October 1985 Site GameFAQs [76]
Gyromite Nintendo 10October 1985 Site GameFAQs [77]
Hogan's Alley Nintendo 10October 1985 Site GameFAQs [78]
Ice Climber Nintendo 10October 1985 Site GameFAQs [79]
Kung Fu Nintendo 10October 1985 Site GameFAQs [80]
Mach Rider Nintendo 10October 1985 Site GameFAQs [81]
Pinball Nintendo 10October 1985 Site GameFAQs [82]
Stack-Up Nintendo 10October 1985 Site GameFAQs [83]
Super Mario Bros. Nintendo 10October 1985 Site GameFAQs [84]
Tennis Nintendo 10October 1985 Site GameFAQs [85]
Wild Gunman Nintendo 10October 1985 Site GameFAQs [86]
Wrecking Crew Nintendo 10October 1985 Site GameFAQs [87]

References

  1. Chris Kohler (18 October 2010). "Nintendo Entertainment System Launches" (in English). Wired. https://www.wired.com/2010/10/1018nintendo-nes-launches/. Retrieved on 16 April 2020. 

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