Mario the Juggler

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Mario the Juggler
Mario Juggling.jpg
Developer Nintendo Research & Development 1
Publisher Nintendo
Platform(s) Game & Watch
Release date October 14, 1991
Genre Puzzle
Rating(s) N/A
Mode(s) Single player
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Mario the Juggler
Box art for Mario the Juggler

Mario the Juggler is a Game & Watch game released as part of the New Wide Screen series on October 14, 1991.[1] It is a reworked version of 1980's Ball, with themes of the Super Mario franchise replacing the original's doll and its balls. It was the final Game & Watch ever released until Game & Watch: Super Mario Bros.

The alarm indicator of this game is a Koopa Troopa that is located beside the pipe, and the Koopa Troopa swings a bell when the alarm goes off.


The object of the game is to keep juggling bombs, Stars, and hearts. In Game A, Mario has to juggle by himself next to a Mushroom retainer who will laugh if he makes a mistake. Game B introduces characters such as the Hammer Bro and Lakitu that periodically grab some of the items and then toss them back in. As time goes on, the number of objects being juggled increases from one to three (four in Game B with a second heart), and the items fall faster. As with most Game & Watch games, getting three misses causes a Game Over.



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Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese マリオ ザ ジャグラー[2]
Mario za Jagurā
Mario the Juggler


  • The "Modern" version of Ball found in Game & Watch Gallery 2 also features Super Mario characters in place of the doll, but it is more closely based on the 1980 original rather than Mario the Juggler.
    • Game & Watch: Super Mario Bros. also features a version of Ball with Mario in place of the doll, but like in Game & Watch Gallery 2, it more closely resembles the original game.