Game & Watch Gallery 2

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Game & Watch Gallery 2
Game Watch Gallery 2 NA boxart.pngGame Boy Gallery 2 JP cover.jpg
Developer(s) Nintendo EAD, Million Colors, TOSE
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Platform(s) Game Boy, Game Boy Color, Virtual Console (Nintendo 3DS)
Release date Game Boy:
Japan September 27, 1997
Game Boy Color:
USA November 20, 1998[1]
Australia 1998
Europe November 1, 1998
Virtual Console (3DS):
Japan March 21, 2012
Europe May 3, 2012
Australia May 3, 2012
USA May 24, 2012
Genre Platformer
ESRB:ESRB K-A.png - Kids to Adults
ESRB:ESRB E.svg - Everyone
Mode(s) Single player
Game Boy:
Media GB icon.png Cartridge
Game Boy Color:
Media GBC icon.png Cartridge
Nintendo 3DS:
Media DL icon.svg Digital download
Game Boy:
Game Boy Color:
Nintendo 3DS:

Game & Watch Gallery 2 is the sequel to Game & Watch Gallery, released in 1997 for the Game Boy and in 1998 for the Game Boy Color. The game includes six revisions of classic Game & Watch games, one of which is not playable from the beginning and must be unlocked. Like all the other Game & Watch Gallery games, the minigames can be played in either Classic Mode or Modern Mode; the former is identical to the original release of the minigame, while the latter has been redone with Mario characters along with updated graphics, updated gameplay, and music. Game & Watch Gallery 2 was rereleased as a Game Boy Color game in Europe and Australia, as well as North America, in 1998, but not in Japan.


Like the previous game, Game & Watch Gallery 2 features a system to unlock bonus features. As before, the player earns a star every time they score 200 points in a mode of a minigame, being able to earn up to five stars in each mode. The more stars the player earns, the more things they will unlock in the Gallery Corner. The player unlocks a very hard mode called Star Mode after they reach 1,000 points in a Modern game. The player can earn a total of 120 stars.


  • ParachuteMario must catch Toads, Yoshis, and Donkey Kong Jrs. in his rowboat as they float down with their parachutes.
  • Helmet – Mario or Wario must dodge various falling tools and collect coins.
  • ChefPeach must flip cooking items thrown into the air by the Mario Bros. with a pan and feed them to Yoshi. In Classic Mode, a chef needs to catch food items in his pan, or a mouse will grab them.
  • Vermin – A Yoshi must protect six eggs from Fly Guys, Para Troopas, and Boo Buddies. In Classic Mode, the player must keep moles out of a garden.
  • Donkey Kong – A remake of the Game & Watch version, in which Peach substitutes for Pauline.
  • Ball (unlockable) – The player must control a Yoshi, Mario, Wario, or King Koopa as they juggle various objects. In Classic Mode, the player needs to juggle balls as long as they can.

Character appearances[edit]





Donkey Kong[edit]


Gallery Corner[edit]

As the player collects stars, they will be able to access new features in the Gallery Corner.

Stars Unlockable
5 Music Room
10 Museum + Donkey Kong added to Museum
15 New Game: Classic Ball
20 Oil Panic added to Museum
25 New Game: Modern Ball (Yoshi)
30 Green House added to Museum
35 New Game: Modern Ball (Mario)
40 Life Boat added to Museum
45 New Game: Modern Ball (Wario)
50 Credits + Donkey Kong Jr. added to Museum
55 Additional tracks added to Music Room
60 Tropical Fish added to Museum
70 Rain Shower added to Museum
80 Spitball Sparky added to Museum
100 New Game: Modern Ball (King Koopa)
120 Cast Credits

Note: The Museum also includes the 16 Game & Watch titles from Game & Watch Gallery's Gallery. To unlock them, the player has to collect 120 stars and then connect Game & Watch Gallery 2 to Game & Watch Gallery.

List of Museum games[edit]

# Name Image Description
NO. 052 Donkey Kong G&WG2M Donkey Kong.png Released 6/3/1982
Multi Screen
Destroy DK's platform
to save Pauline.
NO. 051 Oil Panic G&WG2M Oil Panic.png Released 5/28/1982
Multi Screen
Catch the drips and
pass it to your friend.
NO. 054 Green House G&WG2M Greenhouse.png Released 12/6/1982
Multi Screen
Exterminate the bugs
from the flowers.
NO. 058 Life Boat G&WG2 Lifeboat.png Released 11/25/1983
Multi Screen
Rescue the passengers
from a burning ship.
NO. 101 Donkey Kong Jr. G&WG2M Donkey Kong Jr.png Released 10/26/1982
New Wide Screen
Avoid traps and enemies.
The key frees papa!
NO. 104 Tropical Fish G&WG2M Tropical Fish.png Released 7/8/1985
New Wide Screen
Save the fish and
return them to their tank.
NO. 057 Rain Shower G&WG2M Rain Shower.png Released 8/10/1983
Multi Screen
Keep the wash
from being rained on.
NO. 201 Spitball Sparky G&WG2M Spitball Sparky.png Released 2/7/1984
Super Color
Hit the balls and
destroy the blocks.






Release Reviewer, Publication Score Comment
Nintendo 3DS Marcel van Duyn, Nintendo Life 8/10 "As with the first game, Game & Watch Gallery 2 features a collection of several highly addictive score based games. There's a lot to do, and with both faithful ports and remakes being included in the same package you're sure to be entertained for a while as you attempt to earn all the stars available. And after that, maybe you can go in for seconds with the super hard difficulties."
Game Boy Color Dexter Sy, IGN 8/10 "Overall, I am satisfied with Game & Watch Gallery 2. I grew up playing the original Game & Watches, and have several original Nintendo Game & Watch games still in my collection. For me, playing Game & Watch Gallery 2 was a trip down memory lane, but for a whole new generation of games, it represents a returning to the simplicity of past games. There's no need to sit for that extra five or ten minutes to finish a level, or to reach that difficult to find save point. Gamers can turn off their Game Boys when they want it, making this title ideal for short trips, or for people who simply want to be entertained and not feel like they are locked into the game for a certain period of time.'"
Compiler Platform / Score
GameRankings 74.64%


Main article: List of Game & Watch Gallery 2 staff


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Game Boy displays a Game Boy.
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Game Boy Color displays a Game Boy Color.
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The original box art
  • Depending on what Game Boy hardware the game is played on, it will display appropriate hardware for controls when selecting the mode for each game, except for Game Boy Advance and Game Boy Player, which will display a Game Boy Color regardless.
  • On the game's original box art, a Yoshi's Story-style Little Yoshi is shown playing Vermin, and Princess Peach is smiling while playing Chef. Donkey Kong also looks different. The final box art, however, depicts Yoshi in his Super Mario World appearance and Peach experiencing issues.
  • Despite a Green Yoshi playing Vermin on the box art, it is shown as an Orange Yoshi in the Game Boy Color version. Additionally, the Yoshi in Ball is a Green Yoshi on the Super Game Boy and a Light Blue Yoshi on the Game Boy Color.
    • Similarly, the accompanying art for Chef depicts Toad being a waiter and having his mouth water as Peach is flipping eggs and fish from a frying pan, as well as another artwork depicting Toad with a slab of meat in front of him and obviously planning on eating it, even though Toad is absent from the game itself.
  • After the player views the staff credits once (after attaining 50 stars), they can access the credits again at any time by holding down on +Control Pad in the "View the Gallery" option and pressing A Button or Start Button. The player can also view the cast credits again by inputting the same button sequence, except they need to press up on +Control Pad.
  • In the Game Boy Color version, the pause/Game Over menu's colors vary depending on the game/version.
  • In the pause/Game Over menu, the border can be changed by pressing B Button.


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