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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, launching with Super Mario Bros. The sales of Super Mario Bros. would increase greatly due to it being bundled with the system.

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

Nintendo Entertainment System

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69 games were released in Japan.

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

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