The Famicom Family BASIC refers to a programming language and cartridge combination for the Family Computer, or Famicom, which is the Japanese version of the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES). The Famicom Family BASIC was released by Nintendo in 1984 as a way to introduce people to computer programming in a user-friendly manner. It was a unique attempt by Nintendo to encourage an interest in programming and computer technology. It was part of a broader movement during the 1980s to make computers more accessible to a wider audience. While it may not have been as widely adopted as some other Nintendo products, it holds historical significance as one of the early attempts to bring programming education to home consoles.