Game & Watch Gallery 3

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Game & Watch Gallery 3
Developer(s) Nintendo EAD
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Platform(s) Game Boy Color, Virtual Console (3DS)
Release date Game Boy Color:
Japan August 4, 1999
USA December 1, 1999
UK February 2000
Virtual Console (3DS) (Full Release)
Europe September 25, 2014
Australia September 26, 2014
USA February 5, 2015
Virtual Console (3DS) (Promotional Release)
Japan November 21, 2014
Genre Platformer
ESRB:ESRB E.svg - Everyone
PEGI:PEGI 3.svg - Three years and older
CERO:CERO A.png - All ages
ACB:ACB G.svg - General
Mode(s) Single Player
Game Boy Color:
Media GBC icon.png Cartridge
Nintendo 3DS:
Media DL icon.svg Digital download
Game Boy Color:
Nintendo 3DS:

Game & Watch Gallery 3 is the third game in the Game and Watch remake series for the Game Boy line. It included five minigames playable from the start and five more unlockables, five of which could be played in either Classic Mode with the original Game & Watch characters or an updated Modern Version featuring Mario franchise characters and music. Game & Watch Gallery 3 was re-released on the Nintendo 3DS's Virtual Console in Europe on September 25, 2014, in Australia on September 26, 2014, in North America on February 5, 2015, and as a promotional release in Japan on November 21, 2014 for those who register Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and one of Pokémon Omega Ruby or Alpha Sapphire with Club Nintendo before January 20, 2015.



  • Judge - A reaction game where the player with a number of equal or higher value attempts to hit the other, while the player with the lower number tries to run away.
  • Flagman - In Game A, the player must copy the pattern shown by Flagman. After the player copies the pattern correctly, another step is added for the next round. In Game B, Flagman only shows one number; however, the time to react to this number shortens over time.
  • Lion - A game where the player must control lion tamers on either side of a cage to keep the lions inside.
  • Spitball Sparky - A breakout-like game where the player must break all the blocks to go up a level.
  • Donkey Kong II - In this re-release of the game with the same name, Donkey Kong Jr. must hit four keys up the screen in order to free his father from chains.


As the player collects stars, they will unlock new areas to check out. Below is a list of things that can be unlocked.

Stars Unlockable
5 Sound Test + Museum + Egg added to Museum
10 Gift + New Game: Flagman
15 Secret 1 + Donkey Kong II added to Museum
20 New Game: Judge
25 Pinball added to Museum
30 New Game: Lion
35 Donkey Kong Hockey added to Museum
40 New Game: Spitball Sparky
45 Donkey Kong Circus added to Museum
50 New Game: Donkey Kong II + Staff Credits
55 Super Mario Bros. added to Museum
60 Secret 2
65 Climber added to Museum
70 Balloon Fight added to Museum
100 Cast Credits
120 All Museum titles unlocked

Note: Players can alternatively connect Game & Watch Gallery 3 with Game & Watch Gallery and Game & Watch Gallery 2 to unlock Game & Watch titles for the Museum with a link cable and 2 Game Boy Colors, but this was removed in the 3DS Virtual Console version. Instructions on how to link the games together are still listed in the 3DS version, but they can't be selected.

- Hard mode in Judge is replaced with a 2P VS mode, but due to Game Boy and Game Boy Color Virtual Console games on the Nintendo 3DS not having 2-player functions, this mode can't be selected in the 3DS version.

- ALL Museum titles in previous games reappear in this Museum.

This is the first Game & Watch game to have the Gift mode visitable at any point. Although the Gift Function was present in Game & Watch Gallery 2, it could only be visited when unlocking a new game/function.


As the player collects stars, they will unlock a feature called Secret 1. This feature describes information regarding an inverted version of the Game & Watch title Fire. When the player unlocks Secret 2, they can play the inverted Fire at any time but will not be able to pause the game.

On a side note, there is no Modern version of this title, and the player can't earn stars for playing it. Additionally, the standard version of the game is used rather than the widescreen version, likely due to the size of the Game Boy Color screen.


Main article: List of Game & Watch Gallery 3 staff





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Game Boy displays a Game Boy
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Game Boy Color displays a Game Boy Color
  • 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.