Game & Watch Gallery 4
Game & Watch Gallery 4, known as Game & Watch Gallery Advance in Europe and Australia and Game Boy Gallery 4 (ゲームボーイギャラリー4 Gēmu Bōi Gyararī 4) in Japan, is the fourth in a series of compilations of the classic Game & Watch games made between 1980 and 1991, and the only one to be released on the Game Boy Advance. Like the previous incarnations in the series, the featured games have both Classic modes, which attempt to recreate the looks of the original units as faithfully as possible, and Modern modes, which feature Mario characters along with all-new graphics, all-new gameplay, and music.
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 mode. 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 1,000 and above is 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 Corner 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 160 stars have been collected, Link becomes playable in the final unlockable game, Zelda.
Game & Watch Gallery 4 features 11 Game & Watch titles in its main roster of playable games, of which six are available from the start and five are unlocked by obtaining stars. Five of the games are new, while six return from the previous Game & Watch Gallery compilations, two from each one: Fire and Octopus from the first game, Chef and Donkey Kong from the second, and Mario Bros. and Donkey Kong Jr. from the third. Additionally, nine extra games are accessible from the Museum and are unlocked initially for viewing, but eventually if a set number of stars is collected, they can be played in Classic Mode only.
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 be played only 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.
Sound effects & jingles
Pre-release and unused content