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

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

Timeline

  • February 15: It is reported that Taito became a third-party publisher for the Famicom.[1]
  • April: Sunsoft becomes a third-party publisher for the Famicom.[2]
  • June: Irem becomes a third-party publisher for the Famicom.[3]
  • 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..[4] The sales of Super Mario Bros. would increase greatly due to it being bundled with the console.
  • Fall - Nintendo stops shipping arcade games in Japan.[5]

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

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

18 games were released in North America.

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

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