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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).
Green House original unit.jpg
Developer Nintendo EAD
Publisher Nintendo
Platforms Game & Watch
Release date December 6, 1982
Genre Platformer
ESRB:ESRB E.svg - Everyone
Mode(s) Single player
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Greenhouse (released as Green House) is a dual-screen Game & Watch game released as a part of the Multi Screen series on December 6, 1982.[1] It is featured in the Museum in Game & Watch Gallery 2. It was later remade for Game & Watch Gallery 3, with a Classic version and an updated "Modern" version.

The alarm cat

The alarm indicator of this game is a cat that is located in the lower screen, beside the ladder, and a bee stings the cat when the alarm goes off.


Classic version[edit]

The Classic version of Greenhouse

The player controls a bug exterminator referred to as only the "Fumigator" in the manual, and the objective is to spray inchworms and spiders that try to eat the flowers in a greenhouse. The inchworms crawl along vines on the top screen, while the spiders crawl along webs on the bottom screen, and the player will have to try to hit them with a spray gun before they reach the flowers. A ladder connects the two parts of the game (which otherwise offer almost identical action). The player receives a point for killing an inchworm far from a flower, two points for an inchworm one step away from a flower, and three points for an inchworm closest to a flower. To kill the spiders, however, the player needs to spray them closest to a flower. If sprayed farther away, the spiders back away one step, which gives the player a point. When the player kills a spider, they earn three points. As the game progresses, the inchworms and spiders will move faster. If an inchworm or spider reaches a flower, the flower will die, earning the player a miss. 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.

Modern version[edit]

The Modern version of Greenhouse

In the Modern version of the minigame, an Orange Yoshi has to protect his flowers by spraying Fly Guys and Grinders with watermelon seeds (as he did in Yoshi's Island). In this version, a Warp Pipe connects the two parts of the game. The Yoshi earns a point for defeating a Fly Guy and three points for a Grinder. In addition to the points earned for defeating the enemies, the Yoshi also receives a point for every watermelon he eats. Once the Yoshi grabs ten watermelons, he will gain fire-spitting powers, allowing him to burn the ropes of the Grinders, scorching them even while they are shielded, and the Yoshi will earn three points for defeating a Fly Guy. The tulip that releases stars from Yoshi's Island releases the Fly Guys. If a Fly Guy or Grinder reaches a flower, the enemy will jump on it and kill it. At 200, 500, and 700 points, a heart will appear for the Yoshi to remove a miss. Music is also featured in this version, with the tempo changing depending on the speed of the game.

However, in this version, the score and miss marks alternate positions depending on the section the Yoshi is standing on.


Classic version[edit]

  • +Control Pad: Move
  • A Button: Spray
  • B Button: Switch "main" screen

Modern version[edit]

  • +Control Pad: Move
  • A Button and B Button: Attack

Game & Watch Collection[edit]

Green House gameplay in Game & Watch Collection

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


Modern version[edit]


  • 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 later that 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.
  • 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.


  1. ^ Greenhouse info page on In The Attic, a website dedicated to classic videogames Retrieved 13 November 2010.
  2. ^ The Museum of Classic Chicago Television (www.FuzzyMemories.TV). (March 4, 2008). Nintendo Game And Watch (Commercial, 1983) YouTube. Retrieved September 13, 2020.