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Developer(s) Nintendo EAD
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Platform(s) Game & Watch
Release date June 19, 1981
Genre Platformer
ESRB:ESRB E.svg - Everyone
Mode(s) Single player
Game & Watch:
Game & Watch:
Gameplay of Parachute in Game & Watch Collection 2
The Modern Mode of Parachute

Parachute is a Game & Watch system released on June 19, 1981[1]; it later appeared in Game & Watch Gallery 2, Game & Watch Gallery 4, and Game & Watch Collection 2. In this game, the player controls a rowboat and has to catch smaller people parachuting out of a plane. If they do not catch one, a shark lurking below will catch the person, and the player gets a miss. When the player gets three misses, they receive a Game Over. In Game B, some parachutists get stuck in trees. In Game & Watch Collection 2, there is also a game that combines this game with Octopus.

In the Modern version, in Game & Watch Gallery 2, Mario controls the boat, trying to catch Toads, Yoshis, and Donkey Kong Jrs. as they parachute from a flying ship. If a parachuting character falls into a cannon, it will be blasted back out. If a parachuting character falls into the water, a Boss Bass will attempt to eat it; eventually a Fishin' Lakitu will reel the fallen parachutist out of the water and place that character on dry land. Every 100 points, three eggs will come out of the flying ship: one that contains a Boo (which will shoot Bob-ombs from the cannon, which cause a miss), one that contains a Super Star (for bonus points), and one that contains nothing. If the player has any misses at 200, 500, or 700 points, three bubbles with question marks will come out of the flying ship, one containing a Heart to remove a miss. The number of shots goes up based on how many points the player has (100=1 shot, 200=2 shots, 300=3 shots, etc.).

Super Smash Bros. series[edit]

In Super Smash Bros. Melee, Mr. Game & Watch releases a parachute as one of his attacks. He does not retain this move in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, but does use a Parachute to float down after using his Fire attack.


  1. ^ Parachute info page on In The Attic, a website dedicated to classic videogames Retrieved 13 November 2010