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Developer(s) Nintendo EAD
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Platform(s) Game & Watch, Nintendo DSi, Nintendo 3DS
Release date Game & Watch:
USA June 5, 1980
Nintendo DSi (DSiWare):
Japan July 15, 2009
USA April 19, 2010
Europe April 23, 2010
Australia April 23, 2010
China December 2, 2010
Nintendo 3DS (eShop):
Japan June 6, 2011
USA June 6, 2011
Australia June 6, 2011
Europe July 7, 2011
Genre Puzzle
ESRB:ESRB E.svg - Everyone
Mode(s) Single player
Game & Watch:
Nintendo DSi:
Media DL icon.svg Digital download
Nintendo 3DS:
Media DL icon.svg Digital download
Game & Watch:
Nintendo DS:
Nintendo 3DS:
Flagman as it appears in Game & Watch Gallery 3
Flagman's DSiWare icon

Flagman (originally spelled Flag Man in North America) is one of the first Game & Watch systems, released as a part of the Silver series on June 5, 1980.[1] Players have to press buttons that correspond with the number shown to make the pirate either hold a flag or show his feet. The better the player gets at the game, the harder the game gets. If the player presses the wrong button at any time, that player will lose a life.

Flagman is one of the games in the Gallery Corner in the original Game & Watch Gallery.

Flagman was remade for Game & Watch Gallery 3, as an unlockable game. It has the same rules but with some small differences. In Game A, the player has to follow the flag order that is given to them. In Game B, the player has to raise the flag that matches the number shown.

Flagman D.D. of Wario Land II is also a remake of this game, hence the name. Instead of a pirate, a D.D. hosts it. The controls are different too, and two more buttons will be added progressively.

Lastly, a microgame based on Flagman appears in WarioWare: Touched!, just like some other Game & Watch games. Players use the Stylus to select the foot or flag.


  • +Control Pad (up): 1
  • A Button: 2
  • +Control Pad (down): 3
  • B Button: 4



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