Manhole (Game & Watch)

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Manhole
Manhole.jpg
Developer(s) Nintendo R&D 1
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Platform(s) Game & Watch, Nintendo DSi
Release date Game & Watch:
Japan January 29, 1981
USA January 29, 1981
Europe N/A
Nintendo e-Reader:
USA 2002
Nintendo DSi:
Japan August 19, 2009
USA April 5, 2010
Europe April 9, 2010
China October 21, 2010
Genre Puzzle
Rating(s)
ESRB:ESRB E.svg - Everyone
Mode(s) Single player
Media
Game & Watch:
Built-in
Game Boy Advance:
e-Card
Nintendo DSi:
Media DL icon.svg Digital download
Input
Game & Watch:
Game Boy Advance:
Nintendo DS:

Manhole is a game that originally appeared on the Game & Watch, and was ported as a minigame in both Game & Watch Gallery and Game & Watch Gallery 4.

Game Appearances[edit]

Game & Watch Gallery ports[edit]

Manhole can be played in both the Classic Version, which is exactly the same as the original Game & Watch game, or in the Modern Version, which uses Mario characters in place of the generic figures.

Classic Version[edit]

The main character had to stop pedestrians from falling into holes that lead to the sewers below. To do this, he used a manhole cover, which filled in the holes long enough for the people to pass.

Modern Version[edit]

The modern version of Manhole.

Mario, Toad and Donkey Kong Jr. are the pedestrians in this version, walking at different speeds, while Yoshi is the character the player controls. In this version, four manholes can stay up at once, unlike the original. The manholes can drop from characters stepping on them, causing the next pedestrian to fall if Yoshi does not act quickly. Yoshi can also hold a manhole in place to keep it from falling. At 200, 500 and 700 points a Monty Mole comes out of the ground and throws a heart at Yoshi, removing a miss if he catches it.

Super Smash Bros. series[edit]

In Flat Zone and Flat Zone 2 (from Super Smash Bros. Melee and Super Smash Bros. Brawl, respectively), the main character from Manhole appears, where his manhole cover can be used as a platform. Mr. Game & Watch also has a move where he flips a manhole cover in front of him, based on Manhole.

WarioWare series[edit]

In WarioWare: Smooth Moves, there is a microgame similar to Manhole called Bridge Work, which is found in Orbulon's stage.

Manhole-e[edit]

A card for the Game Boy Advance add-on, the e-Reader, contains a full version of the Manhole game. There were two versions of the card: One came bundled with the e-Reader peripheral device, and the other was distributed during E3 2002, although there's no differences between the two beyond the former being blue-colored and the latter being brown-colored. It was the only Game & Watch game to be released on an e-Reader card in America, although a series was planned at one point. The game was the Classic version.

Flavor text (English): Close the open manholes so no one falls in. If someone falls in, it is considered a "miss." "Miss" three times and the game is over. You can select GAME A(easy) or GAME B(hard) at the beginning of the game.

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U trophy information[edit]

This is the only Game & Watch trophy to not utilize the handheld itself. Instead, it features a sprite from the game.

Name Image Appears In Description
Manhole ManholeTrophyWiiU.png G&W Manhole (01/1981) No scrolling, only one stage, only a few sounds, and the age of 3D was nothing more than a twinkle in someone's eye. Nevertheless, this game was a blast at the time. In the Game & Watch title Manhole, you move a manhole cover back and forth so that the pedestrians can safely cross the road. What a simple yet fun game!

Media[edit]

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