Greenhouse

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This article is about the Game & Watch game. For the WarioWare: D.I.Y. microgame, see Greenhouse (microgame). For the room in Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon, see Greenhouse (room).
Greenhouse
Greenhouse.jpg
Developer(s) Nintendo EAD
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Platform(s) Game & Watch
Release date December 6, 1982
Genre Platformer
Rating(s)
ESRB:ESRB E.svg - Everyone
Mode(s) Single player
Media
Game & Watch:
Built-in
Input
Game & Watch:
Greenhouse gameplay in Game & Watch Collection

Greenhouse (originally spelled Green House) is a Game & Watch game released on December 6, 1982.[1] The player controls a bug exterminator only referred to as the "Fumigator" in the manual, and the objective is to spray worms and spiders that try to eat the flowers in a greenhouse. The worms crawl along vines while the spiders crawl along webs, and the player will have to try to hit them with a spray before they reach the flowers (which would then die, giving the player a miss). The spiders are a little more difficult to defeat, as they are killed only when sprayed closest to a flower (they simply back away when sprayed farther away). The game is a two-level one with a ladder connecting the two parts (which otherwise offer almost identical action). The game is relatively easy to begin with but soon gets harder.

If the player gets 300 points without any misses, all points will be worth double until the player does get a miss. If the player has any misses at said score, all misses will be canceled instead. When the player gets three misses, they receive a Game Over.

In a 1983 Game & Watch commercial, the Fumigator is called "Stanley,"[2] which is the name of the playable character featured in the Donkey Kong 3 arcade game released that same year. Donkey Kong 3 is also set in a greenhouse and has similar gameplay; however, Nintendo has never officially connected the two titles, and Stanley does not resemble the Fumigator.

Game & Watch Gallery 3[edit]

The Modern Mode of Greenhouse

In the Modern version of the minigame, an Orange Yoshi has to protect its plants by spraying Fly Guys and Grinders with watermelon seeds (as it did in Yoshi's Island). To play, the player must use the +Control Pad to move and B Button to shoot watermelon seeds. Once the Yoshi grabs ten watermelons, it will gain fire-spitting powers, allowing it to burn the ropes of the Grinders, scorching them even while they are shielded. The tulip that releases stars from Yoshi's Island releases the Fly Guys. The Classic Mode of the game does not deviate from the original Greenhouse.

Game & Watch Collection[edit]

In the Nintendo DS game for Club Nintendo members, Game & Watch Collection, there is an exact port of Greenhouse, alongside Donkey Kong and Oil Panic.

Trivia[edit]

  • In the Super Smash Bros. series, Mr. Game & Watch uses the bug spray from this game as his standard attack.
  • The timer has a maximum capacity of 19 minutes and 59 seconds, though it is unknown what happens when the timer ends.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Greenhouse info page on In The Attic, a website dedicated to classic videogames Retrieved 13 November 2010
  2. ^ Nintendo Game & Watch 1983 Commercial YouTube The Museum of Classic Chicago Television. Retrieved December 7, 2015