Game & Watch Gallery
- This article is about the second installment in the Game & Watch Gallery series. For the series itself, see Game & Watch Gallery (series).
|Game & Watch Gallery|
|Platform(s)||Game Boy, Virtual Console (Nintendo 3DS)|
|Release date||Game Boy:|
February 1, 1997
August 28, 1997
Virtual Console (3DS):
June 22, 2011
July 14, 2011
July 21, 2011
July 21, 2011
Game & Watch Gallery, known as Game Boy Gallery 2 in Australia and Game Boy Gallery (ゲームボーイギャラリー Gēmu Bōi Gyararī) in Japan, is a collection of games originally released on Nintendo's Game & Watch. The game includes both original and Modern versions. The original features nameless individuals as the main characters, while the Modern version features Mario and his friends along with updated graphics, updated gameplay, and music. Three sequels followed Game & Watch Gallery: Game & Watch Gallery 2, Game & Watch Gallery 3, and Game & Watch Gallery 4.
Game & Watch Gallery features a system to unlock bonus features. To do this, the player needs to earn stars. Every 200 points the player scores in a minigame is worth a star. The player can earn up to five stars in each mode of a game. As the player collects stars, they unlock features in the Gallery Corner. If the player earns five stars in a Modern game, they will unlock a very hard mode called Star Mode. The player can earn a total of 80 stars.
- Manhole – Yoshi must block holes in the ground with four manhole covers to make sure Toad, Donkey Kong Jr., and Mario do not fall through. In Classic Mode, the player has only one manhole cover to block the holes.
- Fire – Mario and Luigi must catch Toads, Yoshis, and Donkey Kong Jrs. as they jump out the window of the burning Mushroom Castle. Also coming from the window are Yoshi Eggs that contain either a Super Star, which contributes bonus points, or a Bob-omb, which counts as a miss when carried to safety. In Classic Mode, an apartment is on fire, forcing the people inside to jump out the window. The player controls two firemen that use their life net to bounce the falling people across the screen to safety into the ambulance.
- Octopus – Mario is a sea diver and must deliver treasure to Princess Peach, but he must avoid the Octopus's arms. His speed is affected by how much treasure he is carrying, but he can throw his bagful of treasure at the Octopus's arms. Bonus points are awarded depending on how much treasure he gives to Peach. In Classic Mode, a sea diver must avoid the Octopus's arms while diving for treasure.
- Oil Panic – Bowser is dropping oil into a castle, and Mario must use two buckets to catch the oil before it touches the floor. Yoshi serves to dispense oil and can even be used to take out Bowser from the top of the castle, gaining bonus points in the process. In Classic Mode, the Station Helper must collect oil dripping from the ceiling of a gas station in one bucket and dump it to his boss before the bucket overflows.
- Mario (playable)
- Luigi (playable)
- Toad (NPC)
- Yoshi (NPC)
- Donkey Kong Jr. (NPC)
- Princess Peach (NPC)
- Bob-omb (enemy)
List of Gallery Corner games
There are 16 games in all displayed in the Gallery Corner. The first four are unlocked by getting 400 points in the Modern version of a game. The four after that are achieved through 400 points in a Classic game. The next four are shown by getting 800 points in the Modern games, and the final four games are won through 800 points in the Classic versions. These games are for display only and are not playable. With the exception of Oil Panic, all of the playable games are represented.
|NO. 001||Ball||Released 4/28/1980|
First G&W game.
Juggle the balls,
but don't drop'em.
|NO. 002||Flag Man||Released 6/5/1980|
Get the same num-
ber as the COM.
|NO. 003||Vermin||Released 7/10/1980|
Hit the moles as
they pop up.
|NO. 004||Fire||Released 7/31/1980|
Help the jumpers
escape the inferno.
|NO. 005||Judge||Released 10/4/1980|
Get the larger
number to win.
|NO. 006||Manhole||Released 1/27/1981|
|NO. 007||Helmet||Released 2/21/1981|
Get into the house
without being hit.
|NO. 008||Lion||Released 4/27/1981|
Keep the lions
in their cage.
|NO. 021||Parachute||Released 6/19/1981|
First wide screen.
Catch the people
before they drop.
|NO. 022||Octopus||Released 7/16/1981|
|NO. 024||Chef||Released 9/8/1981|
Wide Screen Series
Catch food with
a frying pan.
|NO. 028||Turtle Bridge||Released 2/1/1982|
Wide Screen Series
Ride turtle shells
to the other bank.
|NO. 029||Fire Attack||Released 3/26/1982|
Wide Screen Series
Stop the enemies
from setting fire.
|NO. 056||Mario Bros.||Released 3/14/1983|
Deliver the parts
to the truck.
|NO. 102||Mario's Cement Factory||Released 6/16/1983|
to the dump.
|NO. 301||Boxing||Released 7/31/1984|
1st of VS Series.
KO your opponent
- Main article: List of Game & Watch Gallery staff
Donkey Kong Jr. (Manhole)
The Gallery Corner
Manhole (Modern, Super Game Boy)
Fire (Modern, Super Game Boy)
Octopus (Modern, Super Game Boy)
Oil Panic (Modern, Super Game Boy)
| Title Screen - Title Screen theme||File info|
| Game Select - Game Select theme||File info|
| Mode Select - Mode Select theme||File info|
| Manhole - Manhole theme||File info|
| Fire - Fire theme||File info|
| Octopus - Octopus theme||File info|
| Oil Panic - Oil Panic theme||File info|
| Game Over - Game Over theme||File info|
| Gallery Corner Column 1 - Gallery Corner's Ball, Flag Man, Vermin, and Fire theme||File info|
| Gallery Corner Column 2 - Gallery Corner's Parachute, Octopus, Chef, and Turtle Bridge theme||File info|
| Gallery Corner Column 3 - Gallery Corner's Judge, Manhole, Helmet, and Lion theme||File info|
| Gallery Corner Column 4 - Gallery Corner's Fire Attack, Mario Bros., Mario's Cement Factory, and Boxing theme||File info|
| "Congratulations!" screen - "Congratulations!" screen theme||File info|
| Credits - Credits theme||File info|
Pre-release and unused content
This content is found in the game's files, but part of it is accessible only through cheat codes.
| Unused Game Over variant - Unused Game Over variant with a bassline||File info|
| Unused pause jingle - Unused pause jingle for Modern games||File info|
- Playing on the Super Game Boy displays a Super Nintendo Entertainment System controller instead of the bottom of a Game Boy Pocket when the mode for each game is being selected.
- The unused pause jingle for Modern games was recycled and modified for Game & Watch Gallery 4.
- This is the only Game & Watch Gallery game to have a different pause jingle for Classic games.
- Although the game is known as Game Boy Gallery 2 in Australia, the original Game Boy Gallery, released only in Australia and Europe, does not feature Mario characters.
|Game & Watch|
|Mario and Donkey Kong series games||Donkey Kong (1982, MS) • Donkey Kong Jr. (1982, NWS | 1983, TT & PS) • Donkey Kong II (1983, MS) • Donkey Kong 3 (1984, MVS) • Donkey Kong Circus (1984, PS) • Donkey Kong Hockey (1984, MVS) • Mario's Bombs Away (1983, PS) • Mario Bros. (1983, MS) • Mario's Cement Factory (1983, TT/NWS) • Mario the Juggler (1991, NWS) • Super Mario Bros. (1986, CrS | 1987, Sp | 1988, NWS) • Game & Watch: Super Mario Bros. (2020, CoS)|
|Compilations||Game & Watch Gallery (1997, GB) • Game & Watch Gallery 2 (1998, GBC) • Game & Watch Gallery 3 (1999, GBC) • Game & Watch Gallery 4 (2002, GBA) • Game & Watch Collection (2006, DS)|
|Game & Watch Gallery series exclusives||Gallery Corner • Message Board • Music Room • Museum|
|Other games featured
in the compilations
|Ball (1980, SS) • Boxing (1984, MVS) • Chef (1981, WS) • Egg (1981, WS) • Fire (1980, SS | 1981, WS) • Fire Attack (1982, WS) • Flagman (1980, SS) • Greenhouse (1982, MS) • Helmet (1981, GS) • Lion (1981, GS) • Manhole (1981, GS | 1983, NWS) • Octopus (1981, WS) • Oil Panic (1982, MS) • Parachute (1981, WS) • Rain Shower (1983, MS) • Turtle Bridge (1982, WS) • Vermin (1980, SS)|
|Characters||Alarm Koopa • Alarm Monkey • Buddy • Driver • Heavy Smoker • Luigi • Mini Donkey Kong • Mr. Game & Watch • Octopus • Stanley|
|SS: Silver series • GS: Gold series • WS: Wide Screen • MS: Multi Screen • TT: Table Top • PS: Panorama Screen • NWS: New Wide Screen • MVS: Micro VS. System • CrS: Crystal Screen • Sp: Special • CoS: Color Screen|