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Family Jockey - Nintendo NES system

NES gamepad:

NES gamepad

Gamepad control:


Player 1: Player 2:
A X -
B Z -
SELECT Shift -
START Enter -

Emulation speed:

If the game emulation is slow, try to speed it up by reloading this pa­ge without ads or choose a­no­ther emulator from this table.

Other platforms:

Unfortunately, this game is cur­rent­ly available only in this ver­si­on. Be patient :-)

Game info:
Family Jockey - box cover
box cover
Game title: Family Jockey
Console: Nintendo Entertainment System (NES)
Author (released): Namco (1987)
Genre: Sport Mode: Multiplayer
Design: T. Fukumoto
Music: Junko Ozawa
Game manual: not available
Download: not available (stream only)

Game size:

29 kB
Recommended emulator: FCEUX

From StrategyWiki:

   Family Jockey is a horse racing simulation developed and published by Namco for the Famicom in Japan in 1987. In the game, players take control of a horse, and help direct it to finish a track as quickly as possible by steering it, and wisely timing the expenditure of the horses energy in order to stay ahead of the pack without tiring too quickly. Progress is achieved by placing in the top four horses of each race. Prize money is earned by placing in the top three and by breaking course records.
   Namco developed a few remakes of the game. In 1991, they released a remake for the Game Boy, as well as a remake for the TurboGrafx-16 under the name World Jockey. Namco also developed a sequel for the Game Boy version in 1993. In 2003, Namco published another a version for mobile cell phones, and in 2008, they revived the series by developing a version for the Wii.

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Game controls:

The NES version of Family Jockey was originally controlled via the NES controller with a cross-shaped joypad and two action buttons. The basic description of game controls is summarized in the table below. Detailed description of how to play this game can be found a in the attached game manual. Please note that individual gamepad buttons are emulated by different keys on your PC keyboard depending on the settings of your online emulator (see the table next to the game).

UUsed the direction pad to steer the horse to the left or right.

Tap the A button to whip it an encourage it to speed up.

Press the B button to perform a jump when presented with obstacles.

Use SELECT to choose from the four modes on the main menu.

Start a new game or pause he action mid-game.

Videogame Console:

This ver­sion of Family Jockey was de­sig­ned for the Nin­ten­do En­ter­tai­nment Sys­tem (NES), which was an eight-bit vi­deo ga­me con­so­le ma­nu­fac­tu­red by Nin­ten­do in the years 1983 - 2003. In that time, it was the best-sel­ling vi­deo ga­me con­so­le for which mo­re than 700 li­cen­sed ga­mes and a num­ber of non-li­cen­sed ga­mes we­re cre­a­ted. World­wi­de, ap­pro­xi­ma­te­ly 62 mil­lion units of this con­so­le we­re sold at ap­pro­xi­ma­te­ly pri­ce $ 100 per unit. Mo­re in­for­ma­ti­on about the NES con­so­le can be found here.

Recommended Game Controllers:

You can control this game easily by using the keyboard of your PC (see the table next to the game). However, for maximum gaming enjoyment, we strongly recommend using a USB gamepad that you simply plug into the USB port of your computer. If you do not have a gamepad, buy a suitable USB controller on Amazon or AliExpress or in some of your favorite online stores.

Available online emulators:

6 different online emulators are available for Family Jockey. These emulators differ not only in the technology they use to emulate old games, but also in support of various game controllers, multiplayer mode, mobile phone touchscreen, emulation speed, absence or presence of embedded ads and in many other parameters. For maximum gaming enjoyment, it's important to choose the right emulator, because on each PC and in different Internet browsers, the individual emulators behave differently. The basic features of each emulator available for this game Family Jockey are summarized in the following table:

Emulator Technology Multiplayer USB gamepad Touchscreen Without ads
EmulatorJS JavaScript YES YES YES YES
NeptunJS JavaScript YES YES NO NO
NesBox Flash NO YES NO YES JavaScript YES YES YES NO
vNES Java applet YES NO NO YES
Emulatrix JavaScript NO NO NO YES

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