Game & Watch

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Game & Watch
Gameandwatchyears.pngFour different Game & Watch systems. From left to right; Ball, Donkey Kong Jr., (next row) Mario Bros. and Donkey Kong.
Released 1980
Discontinued 1991
Predecessor Arcade
Successor Game Boy
This article is about the Game & Watch system. For information about the character of the Game & Watch games with a similar name, and named "Game & Watch" in Japan, see here.
Not to be confused with Nelsonic Game Watch.
Game & Watch.png
The icon representing elements of the Game & Watch series, as seen in the Super Smash Bros. series.

The Game & Watch series is a series of handheld games developed by Nintendo from 1980 to 1991. Each Game & Watch had its own game built in, in addition to a clock and an alarm. Some of the titles available in Game & Watch format were games as random as Ball, a simple juggling game, to well-known games such as Donkey Kong Jr.. In Wario: Master of Disguise, there is a parody of the Game & Watch, called the Game & Watch 9000. Game & Watch appears as stages in Super Smash Bros. Melee and Super Smash Bros. Brawl (Flat Zone and Flat Zone 2, respectively). Also, a two-screened Donkey Kong Game & Watch game (shown below in the image) appeared in 9-Volt/18-Volt's intro cutscene in WarioWare: Smooth Moves.


Mario Game & Watch games[edit]

9-Volt with a Donkey Kong double-screen Game & Watch (much like a Nintendo DS) in WarioWare: Smooth Moves.

Some of these were re-released in the Mini Classic series.

Game & Watch Gallery series[edit]

These games are Game Boy-era ports of the classic Game & Watch titles, most of which are also given "Modern" versions featuring Mario characters. The "Classic" versions remove the timekeeping functions from the original games, in order to allow the player to accomplish the compilations' goal of getting the highest score possible.

Games with a Mario-themed "Modern" version[edit]

In addition to all the games listed below, the Mario Game & Watch games also reappear, with their "Modern" versions featuring updated graphics and gameplay.

Trophy Information from Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

Name Image Game / Moves Description
Game & Watch Trophy188.PNG Game & Watch
This stage of Super Smash Bros. Melee takes its motif from the Game & Watch series. It incorporates settings from Oil Panic, Helmet, and Manhole, and it's sure to send a wave of nostalgia crashing over old-school gamers. If you want to truly reproduce the Game & Watch experience, try playing this unique level in Fixed-Camera Mode.


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