Game & Watch Gallery 4
Game & Watch Gallery 4, known as Game & Watch Gallery Advance in Europe and Australia, is the fourth in a series of compilations of the classic Game & Watch games made between 1980 and 1991. Like the previous incarnations in the series, the featured games have both Classic modes, which attempt to recreate the look of the original unit as faithfully as possible, and Modern modes, which feature all-new graphics, music, and gameplay elements. It is the first and only game in the series to be on the Game Boy Advance.
Like all other games in the series, Game & Watch Gallery 4 features a system to unlock bonus features. As before, every 200 points in the high score for a game earns the player one star, up to five per game. That is, a high score between 200 and 399 is worth one star, 400 - 599 is two stars, 600 - 799 is three stars, 800 - 999 is four stars, and 1000 and above is worth five stars. Each game counts its stars separately (for example, the player cannot earn 150 points in one game and 250 points in another and earn two stars for the cumulative total), and the total (up to 220) is what unlocks new features in the game.
The "Gallery" is where most special features are unlocked. These include a sound test, a Game & Watch timeline, the credits, and nine games (listed below). However, the games must, in essence, be unlocked twice -- the first time a game is unlocked, the player is treated to a short write-up on the game and a video of the game in action. Later on, the player can unlock playable versions. After all the stars have been collected Link becomes playable in the final unlockable game Zelda.
Game & Watch Gallery 4 features a total of 20 games, though only 11 have Modern modes:
These games are playable from the beginning.
In the games marked with a *, the Hard mode (Game B) is replaced with a two-player mode. Each time a game is played with two players, a star is earned regardless of the winner.
These games are unlocked by obtaining Stars. They are listed in the order in which they will be unlocked.
These games are unlocked in the Museum, can only be played in Classic Mode, and cannot earn the player stars.
As the player collects stars, they will unlock new things to check out. Below is a list of all unlockables.