Museum

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This article is about the location in the Game & Watch Gallery series. For other museums in the Mario franchise, see Category:Museums. For the mode in Mario Party 9, see Mario Party 9 § Museum.
Game & Watch Museum
Game & Watch Gallery 4s Museum from outside
Game & Watch Gallery 4's Museum from outside
First appearance Game & Watch Gallery (1997)
Latest appearance Game & Watch Gallery 4 (2002)

The Museum (Gallery Corner in Game & Watch Gallery) is a location in the Game & Watch Gallery series that exhibits numerous Game & Watch titles. Most of the Museum's games are playable through the Game & Watch Gallery series, and some of them are for display only.

History[edit]

Game & Watch Gallery[edit]

Game & Watch Gallery's Gallery Corner

The Game & Watch Museum in the first Game & Watch Gallery game is called "Gallery Corner" and has a total of 16 games. It is hosted by Mario. The games are unlocked by obtaining 400 and 800 points in the Modern and Classic versions of Manhole, Fire, Octopus, and Oil Panic (any difficulty). Inside the games, the release date, the series it was released (in certain games, some trivia information), and a description are given. It has the same music as the Game Select, and every column has its own song (the third and fourth columns have the music from Tips & Attacks and Notes, respectively).

Game & Watch Gallery 2[edit]

Game & Watch Gallery 2's Museum

In Game & Watch Gallery 2, the Museum has a total of 24 games (including the ones from Game & Watch Gallery). It is still hosted by Mario. It now shows the handheld device from its original release. The games are unlocked by collecting 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, and 80 stars. Outside the games, the release date and the series it was released are shown, and inside the games, the description appears. To unlock the complete Museum, 120 stars and linking to Game & Watch Gallery (must have 1,000 points in all eight games) are required. It now has its own song (also applies to all of the Museum's games).

Game & Watch Gallery 3[edit]

Game & Watch Gallery 3's Museum

In Game & Watch Gallery 3, the Museum has a total of 32 games (including the ones from Game & Watch Gallery and Game & Watch Gallery 2). For the last time, it is hosted by Mario. The handheld devices and the information structure are reused from Game & Watch Gallery 2. The games are unlocked by collecting 5, 15, 25, 35, 45, 55, 65, 75, and 80 stars. To unlock the complete Museum, 120 stars or linking to Game & Watch Gallery (must have 1,000 points in all eight games) and Game & Watch Gallery 2 (must have 120 stars from this game) is required. It still has its own song (also used in the unlockable games), and linkable games now have a new song. The unlockable games have a green-and-white checkered background, and the linkable games have an orange-and-yellow checkered background.

Game & Watch Gallery 4[edit]

In Game & Watch Gallery 4, the displays of the games are instantly shown upon the player entering the Museum. It has a total of nine games. The displays are unlocked by collecting 4, 10, 15, 25, 30, 40, 45, 55, and 60 stars, then the playable versions of the games are unlocked by collecting 80, 90, 100, 110, 120, 130, 140, 150, and 160 stars. The handhelds are no longer shown in here.

List of games[edit]

Game & Watch Gallery[edit]

Game & Watch Gallery 2[edit]

Game & Watch Gallery 3[edit]

Game & Watch Gallery 4[edit]

Name Description Logo Display Gameplay
Manhole Place manholes so that the pedestrians do not fall through. Manhole'"`UNIQ--nowiki-00000000-QINU`"'s logo from Game & Watch Gallery 4'"`UNIQ--nowiki-00000000-QINU`"'s Museum Manhole'"`UNIQ--nowiki-00000000-QINU`"'s display from Game & Watch Gallery 4'"`UNIQ--nowiki-00000000-QINU`"'s Museum Manhole as it appears in Game & Watch Gallery 4
Tropical Fish Catch the fish in your fishbowl and get them in the tank before they hit the floor. Tropical Fish'"`UNIQ--nowiki-00000000-QINU`"'s logo from Game & Watch Gallery 4'"`UNIQ--nowiki-00000000-QINU`"'s Museum Tropical Fish'"`UNIQ--nowiki-00000000-QINU`"'s display from Game & Watch Gallery 4'"`UNIQ--nowiki-00000000-QINU`"'s Museum Tropical Fish as it appears in Game & Watch Gallery 4
Mario's Bombs Away Bring Mario to the safety of his friends and keep his bomb from being lit. Mario's Bombs Away'"`UNIQ--nowiki-00000000-QINU`"'s logo from Game & Watch Gallery 4'"`UNIQ--nowiki-00000000-QINU`"'s Museum Mario's Bombs Away'"`UNIQ--nowiki-00000000-QINU`"'s display from Game & Watch Gallery 4'"`UNIQ--nowiki-00000000-QINU`"'s Museum Mario's Bombs Away as it appears in Game & Watch Gallery 4
Parachute Guide your boat beneath the parachutists so they don't fall into the ocean. Parachute'"`UNIQ--nowiki-00000000-QINU`"'s logo from Game & Watch Gallery 4'"`UNIQ--nowiki-00000000-QINU`"'s Museum Parachute'"`UNIQ--nowiki-00000000-QINU`"'s display from Game & Watch Gallery 4'"`UNIQ--nowiki-00000000-QINU`"'s Museum Parachute as it appears in Game & Watch Gallery 4
Bomb Sweeper Find and defuse the time bomb before it detonates in the maze. Bomb Sweeper'"`UNIQ--nowiki-00000000-QINU`"'s logo from Game & Watch Gallery 4'"`UNIQ--nowiki-00000000-QINU`"'s Museum Bomb Sweeper'"`UNIQ--nowiki-00000000-QINU`"'s display from Game & Watch Gallery 4'"`UNIQ--nowiki-00000000-QINU`"'s Museum Bomb Sweeper as it appears in Game & Watch Gallery 4
Climber Avoid the enemies, break the ceilings and climb to the highest level. Climber'"`UNIQ--nowiki-00000000-QINU`"'s logo from Game & Watch Gallery 4'"`UNIQ--nowiki-00000000-QINU`"'s Museum Climber'"`UNIQ--nowiki-00000007-QINU`"'s display from Game & Watch Gallery 4'"`UNIQ--nowiki-00000007-QINU`"'s Museum Climber as it appears in Game & Watch Gallery 4
Safe Buster Catch and dispose of the falling bombs with your trusty pipe so they don't blow up the safe. Safe Buster'"`UNIQ--nowiki-00000000-QINU`"'s logo from Game & Watch Gallery 4'"`UNIQ--nowiki-00000000-QINU`"'s Museum Safe Buster'"`UNIQ--nowiki-0000000A-QINU`"'s display from Game & Watch Gallery 4'"`UNIQ--nowiki-0000000A-QINU`"'s Museum Safe Buster as it appears in Game & Watch Gallery 4
Life Boat Use your tethered lifeboat to help the people escaping from the burning ship. Life Boat'"`UNIQ--nowiki-00000000-QINU`"'s logo from Game & Watch Gallery 4'"`UNIQ--nowiki-00000000-QINU`"'s Museum Life Boat'"`UNIQ--nowiki-00000000-QINU`"'s display from Game & Watch Gallery 4'"`UNIQ--nowiki-00000000-QINU`"'s Museum Lifeboat as it appears in Game & Watch Gallery 4
Zelda Help this G&W version of Link fight monsters and gather the Triforce. Zelda'"`UNIQ--nowiki-00000000-QINU`"'s logo from Game & Watch Gallery 4'"`UNIQ--nowiki-00000000-QINU`"'s Museum Zelda'"`UNIQ--nowiki-00000000-QINU`"'s display from Game & Watch Gallery 4'"`UNIQ--nowiki-00000000-QINU`"'s Museum

Zelda as it appears in Game & Watch Gallery 4

Handhelds[edit]

Starting from Game & Watch Gallery 2, the Museum started to show handhelds from the games' respective series. The handhelds in Game & Watch Gallery 2 have a brown plate with white screen(s) (light brown and white plate with a brown screen for the Super Color handheld). In Game & Watch Gallery 3, they have a greenish yellow plate and white screen(s).

Game & Watch Gallery 2[edit]

Game & Watch Gallery 3[edit]

Descriptions' comparison[edit]

Some of the Museum's games have different descriptions depending on the game in which they appear. Those descriptions are similar, so the real game plot is held. Here is a complete list of the descriptions' comparison (does not apply for games that appeared only once).

Museum game/G&WG game Game & Watch Gallery Game & Watch Gallery 2 Game & Watch Gallery 3 Game & Watch Gallery 4
Ball First G&W Game. Juggle the balls, but don't drop 'em. First G&W game. Juggle the balls, but don't drop 'em. Juggle three balls without dropping any of them. N/A
Flagman Silver Series. Get the same number as the COM. Silver Series. Get the same number as the COM. Quickly raise the same No. as the one on the screen. N/A
Vermin Silver Series. Hit the moles as they pop up. Silver Series. Hit the moles as they pop up. Hit approaching moles to protect your field. N/A
Fire -Million Seller- Help the jumpers escape the inferno. -Million Seller- Help the jumpers escape the inferno. Bring people from the fire to the ambulance. N/A
Parachute First wide screen. Catch the people before they drop. First wide screen. Catch the people before they drop. Catch the men falling from the helicopter. Guide your boat beneath the parachutists so they don't fall into the ocean.
Octopus -Million Seller- Recover the sunken treasure. -Million Seller- Recover the sunken treasure. Dodge the Octopus to get to the treasure in the sea. N/A
Chef Wide Screen Series. Catch food with a frying pan. Wide Screen Series. Catch food with a frying pan. Move your skillet to catch the food and cook it! N/A
Turtle Bridge Wide Screen Series. Ride turtle shells to the other bank. Wide Screen Series. Ride turtle shells to the other bank. Jump on the turtles to carry the package. N/A
Judge Silver Series. Get the larger number to win. Silver Series. Get the larger number to win. Hit your opponent or run, depending on the number. N/A
Manhole -Million Seller- Keep pedestrians from falling. -Million Seller- Keep pedestrians from falling. Keep the manholes covered! Don't let anyone fall in! Place manholes so that the pedestrians do not fall through.
Helmet Gold Series. Get into the house without being hit. Gold Series. Get into the house without being hit. Dodge obstacles and jump into the other house. N/A
Lion Gold Series. Keep the lions in their cage. Gold Series. Keep the lions in their cage Two lion tamers push fierce lions back into the cage. N/A
Fire Attack Wide Screen Series. Stop the enemies from setting fire. Wide Screen Series. Stop the enemies from setting fire. Keep your enemies from setting fire to the building. N/A
Mario Bros. Wide Multi-screen. Deliver the parts to the truck. Wide Multi Screen. Deliver the parts to the truck. Help Mario and Luigi load the parts on the truck. N/A
Mario's Cement Factory -Million Seller- Deliver cement to the dump. -Million Seller- Deliver cement to the dump. Use the elevator to bring the cement to the truck. N/A
Boxing 1st of VS Series. KO your opponent using punches. 1st of VS series. KO your opponent using punches. Punch! Guard! KO your enemy! N/A
Donkey Kong N/A Destroy DK's platform to save Pauline. Break DK's scaffold to rescue the damsel in distress. N/A
Oil Panic N/A Catch the drips and pass it to your friend. Scoop up the leaked oil and pass it outside. N/A
Green House N/A Exterminate the bugs from the flowers. Use insecticide to protect flowers from the insects. N/A
Life Boat N/A Rescue the passengers from a burning ship. Rescue the people jumping from the burning ship. Use your tethered lifeboat to help the people escaping from the burning ship.
Donkey Kong Jr. N/A Avoid traps and enemies. The key frees papa! DK Jr. attempts to get the key to save his father. N/A
Tropical Fish N/A Save the fish and return them to their tank. Catch the fish and safely return them to the water. Catch the fish in your fishbowl and get them in the tank before they hit the floor.
Rain Shower N/A Keep the wash from being rained on. Shift washed clothes to the left/right. Avoid the rain! N/A
Spitball Sparky N/A Hit the balls and destroy the blocks. Hit the blocks with the ball to make them disappear. N/A
Climber N/A N/A Break through the ceiling and reach the top floor! Avoid the enemies, break the ceilings and climb to the highest level.

Trivia[edit]

  • Vermin's appearance in Game & Watch Gallery is very similar to the one from Game Boy Gallery. In Game & Watch Gallery 2 and Game & Watch Gallery 3, its appearance is from its Silver version.
  • Manhole's appearance is the one from the Gold series. In Game & Watch Gallery 4, it still has the Gold version sprites but has the New Wide Screen version background colors.
  • Oil Panic is the only game to be playable before being a Museum title. It is one of the playable games in Game & Watch Gallery, but it was not inducted into the Museum until Game & Watch Gallery 2.
  • Pinball, Donkey Kong Hockey, Donkey Kong Circus, Super Mario Bros., and Balloon Fight are the only Museum titles never to have been made playable in the series. All were Museum titles in Game & Watch Gallery 3.
  • Donkey Kong 3, which is playable in Game & Watch Gallery 4, is the only game playable in the series never to have been a Museum title.
  • The release date of Octopus shown in Game & Watch Gallery 2 says 7/16/83, but the real release year of that game is 1981.
  • In Game & Watch Gallery 2, Turtle Bridge is misspelled as Turtre Bridge.
  • The release date of Life Boat in Game & Watch Gallery 2 says 11/25/83, but in Game & Watch Gallery 3 it says October 25th, 1983.
  • In Game & Watch Gallery 2, Boxing erroneously displays the New Wide Screen/Wide Screen handheld. This was corrected in Game & Watch Gallery 3.
  • Mario Bros.' and Boxing's display screens in Game & Watch Gallery 2 have a purple background instead of orange.