Friday, May 6, 2016

Nintendo Mickey Mouse Card (ミッキーマウスカード, ca 1961)

Disney movies and characters became very popular in post-war Japan in the 1950s and Nintendo acquired a license to produce games featuring them in 1959.

Nintendo Disney Mickey Mouse Card (ca 1961)

The game shown here is one of the early examples of this. It is called Disney Mickey Mouse Card (ディズニーミッキーマウスカード).

It dates most from the early 1960s. A copyright sign on the front mentions 1961, but it is possible this relates to the artwork rather than the release of the game.