Gomoku Narabe Renju(JP) is a Japanese exclusive Famicom video game released in 1983. The game was later re-released in Japan on the Wii's Virtual Console years later. It was one of the first games to be released on the console. The game is a version of the Japanese video game known outside of the country as connect-five. The cartridge's color is black. A successor to the game, titled Super Gomoku Narabe Renju, was released on the Super Famicom. It alongside Mahjong was also released in the Japanese version of Animal Crossing, called Animal Forest +, as a collectible NES/Famicom game (in the overseas version, this was replaced with either Soccer or Excitebike).

Other than the ports as mentioned earlier of the 1983 version for the Japanese version of Animal Crossing and Virtual Console, it has not seen a rerelease or sequel since.


Before starting the game, the player can choose between three difficulty levels ranging from easy to medium difficulty to hard. Next, you can choose if you wish to play with a computer player or another person. Each player has an assigned color: either black or white. During each turn, the player will place on-chip down on the grid board. The first player to create a row of 5 chips of one color wins.


Button Action
A Set piece.
B Surrender.
D-Pad Select spot on board.

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