Twinbee (ツインビー) Famicom Disk – Retail Release Reproduction

Following my popular Goonies for Famicom Disk ‘retail’ release reproduction, I grabbed a separate copy of the other Konami Disk Writer Kiosk exclusive release, Twinbee, with an eye to making similar packaging for it.

As with Goonies (and most Disk Writer Kiosk releases), it came with a proper printed disk label and fold-out paper manual. The manual sheet is in much nicer condition than my Goonies one, having been more carefully folded 30 years ago.

Twinbee was one of the earliest third party Famicom games, from the original Konami Orange Box line.

As such, the original box is quite boring, design wise. For more interesting design and logo ideas I looked at the MSX release:

As well as various flyers for the game.

I opened up my Goonies project and whipped up a Twinbee cover in that style.

But it looks a bit fancy for such an early release. Twinbee is old enough that its original cartridge release even had the old Konami logo, so looking so bold didn’t really fit. Instead I looked to its sequel, Moreo Twinbee, which was originally released on Famicom Disk System as one of Konami’s first games with their new logo.

This style would be more period-appropriate, given this edition of Twinbee on FDS was released in 1988.

Pretty soon I had it done and the result back from the printers.

At the same time and on the same sheet did a minor update to the Goonies print to adjust the size slightly, and remove Twinbee’s name from the spine.

Cut to size

Scored for the disk holder

And the end result, for both disc and outer box:

The two retail release reproductions together:

And Twinbee FDS with the sequel Moreo Twinbee.

Now both can be home with their Konami Famicom Disk brethren.

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