Nintendo celebrating 30th anniversary of Famicom with Virtual Console discounts

This year, from January until August, Nintendo is celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Famicon (NES in North American and Europe) system with a Virtual Console Trial Campaign. That means that classic titles will be available for low, low prices for a limited time.

To kickoff the campaign, the NES title Balloon Fight is being made available from now until February 21 for just 30 cents. The only downside is that this is a “Trial Campaign,” meaning that if players want to keep the good times rolling after the 30 days are up, they will need to purchase the game at full price. That means paying between $4.99 and $5.99 for an NES game and between $7.99 and $8.99 for an SNES game.

Oh well, at least there’s very little risk involved for those weary of purchasing a classic game that they may not want to keep. Here’s the rest of the schedule.

February 20 to March 21: F-Zero (SNES)

March 20 to April 18: Punch-Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream (NES)

April 17 to May 16: Kirby’s Adventure (NES)

May 15 to June 13: Super Metroid (SNES)

June 12 to July 11: Yoshi (NES)

July 15 to August 13: Donkey Kong (NES)