Egg (Game & Watch)
Egg is a Game & Watch game that was released as part of the Wide Screen series on October 9, 1981. Nintendo acquired a Disney license and simultaneously released a version of this game as the first Mickey Mouse Game & Watch game. The Egg variation was not released in Japan or in a game of the Super Mario franchise until Game & Watch Gallery 3, which includes both a Classic and a Modern version.
In the original version, a wolf must catch chicken eggs sliding down ramps. Each egg gives the player one point, and if the player can get 200 and 500 points, all misses are erased. As the game progresses, the eggs slide down faster. If an egg breaks while a chicken is out the window, a baby chicken pops out of the broken egg, and the player gets half a miss. It is Game Over only if the player gets three misses, though, so the player still plays if they have 2.5 misses. In Game A, the eggs fall from three ramps. In Game B, the eggs fall from four ramps.
In the Modern version, a Light Blue Yoshi needs to catch Yoshi Cookies that have just come out of the oven in his tongue. The closer to a conveyor belt's edge a cookie is, the more it is baked. The Yoshi earns a point for eating an unbaked cookie and two points for a baked cookie. Sometimes, a Bob-omb slides down a conveyor belt. The Yoshi must avoid eating this foe, or he faces getting a miss. If Mario pops out of any of the doors, the Yoshi gets half a miss if he misses a cookie. However, eating a Bob-omb while Mario is present still counts as a whole miss. Every perfectly baked cookie the Yoshi eats fills that cookie's meter. Eating a burnt cookie decreases that cookie's meter. If one of the cookie meters is filled up, a Yoshi-shaped cookie appears. If the Yoshi eats that cookie at the right time, he creates a Yoshi Egg, earning 10 points. The Yoshi can make up to two Yoshi Eggs, and if he continues to catch cookies without missing, one egg eventually releases a Baby Yoshi, rewarding the Yoshi with 10 points. The Baby Yoshi temporarily eats cookies at a certain angle, earning five points for each cookie it eats. Getting a miss while an egg is present causes the egg to disappear. At 200, 500, and 700 points, a heart appears and slides down one of the conveyor belts, and if the Yoshi catches it, a miss is removed. The Modern version also features music, with the tempo changing depending on the speed of the game.
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Names in other languages
- In the Modern version of Egg, if a cookie falls to the ground while Mario is present, the Yoshi will still eat it, although he will become sick.
- HISTORY｜ゲーム&ウオッチ スーパーマリオブラザーズ｜任天堂. Nintendo Japan. Retrieved June 23, 2021.
- Information about Egg on In The Attic, a website dedicated to classic videogames (Internet Archive: Wayback Machine)
|Game & Watch Gallery series|
|Games||Game & Watch Gallery (1997, GB) • Game & Watch Gallery 2 (1997, GB) • Game & Watch Gallery 3 (1999, GBC) • Game & Watch Gallery 4 (2002, GBA)|
|Super Mario minigames||Donkey Kong2,4 • Donkey Kong Jr.3,4 • Donkey Kong II3 • Donkey Kong 34 • Mario Bros.3,4 • Mario's Bombs Away4 • Mario's Cement Factory4|
|Minigames remade with
Super Mario content
|Ball2 • Boxing4 • Chef2,4 • Egg3 • Fire1,4 • Fire Attack4 • Greenhouse3 • Helmet2 • Manhole1 • Octopus1,4 • Oil Panic1 • Parachute2 • Rain Shower4 • Turtle Bridge3 • Vermin2|
|Gallery Corner||Message Board • Museum • Music Room|
|Further info||Gallery (2 • 4) • Pre-release and unused content (4) • Staff (2 • 3 • 4)|
|Related game||Game & Watch Collection|
|1Game & Watch Gallery 2Game & Watch Gallery 2 3Game & Watch Gallery 3 4Game & Watch Gallery 4|