Game & Watch ports and remakes

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Game & Watch games have had many different re-releases.

The Game & Watch Gallery series, known in Japan and Australia as the Game Boy Gallery (ゲームボーイギャラリー?) series, is a series of compilations of some of Nintendo's original Game & Watch titles first released in 1995. Five installments have been released, all for systems in the Game Boy line; three of these games have also been released on the Virtual Console for Nintendo 3DS. From Game & Watch Gallery onward, the games feature Game & Watch games in two styles: Classic, which features faithful reproductions of the original games, and Modern, which gives the games a different visual style using characters from the Super Mario Bros. series; however, not all Game & Watch games included in a particular game include a Modern style. Also, the titles often feature actual galleries explaining the history of the Game & Watch system and the various games released for it. The first four titles in the series also feature Super Game Boy borders which mimic the original Game & Watch casing designs. While originally released under the title Game Boy Gallery in Australia, the Virtual Console releases use the title Game & Watch Gallery.

Beginning in 1998, Nintendo licensed a series of small standalone LCD remakes of the original Game & Watch games called Nintendo Mini Classics.

In the early 2000s, several Game & Watch titles were planned for re-release as Game & Watch-e (a series of Nintendo e-Reader cards); however, only one ever was.

The Game & Watch Collection series for Nintendo DS is a set of two games that are available exclusively from Club Nintendo.

Digital versions of the games were created as DSiWare which was released for Nintendo DSi in 2009 (2010 internationally) and for Nintendo 3DS in 2011.

Games featured[edit]

Game Game Boy Gallery Game & Watch Gallery Game & Watch Gallery 2 Game & Watch Gallery 3 Game & Watch Gallery 4 Game & Watch Collection Game & Watch Collection 2 DSiWare Nintendo Mini Classics Game & Watch-e
Ball Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN
Balloon Fight Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN
Blackjack Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN
Bomb Sweeper Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN
Boxing Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN
Chef Red XN Red XN Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN
Climber Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN
Crab Grab Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN
Donkey Kong Red XN Red XN Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Red XN Green tickY Red XN
Donkey Kong II Red XN Red XN Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN
Donkey Kong 3 Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN
Donkey Kong Circus Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN
Donkey Kong Hockey Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN
Donkey Kong Jr. Red XN Red XN Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Red XN
Egg Red XN Red XN Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN
Fire Red XN Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Red XN Red XN Green tickY Red XN
Fire Attack Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN
Flagman Green tickY Red XN Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN
Goldcliff Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN
Green House Red XN Red XN Red XN Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN
Helmet Red XN Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN
Judge Red XN Red XN Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN
Life Boat Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN
Lion Red XN Red XN Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN
Manhole Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN Green tickY Red XN Green tickY
Mario Bros. Red XN Red XN Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Red XN Red XN Green tickY Red XN
Mario's Bombs Away Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN
Mario's Cement Factory Green tickY Red XN Red XN Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Red XN
Mario the Juggler Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN
Mickey Mouse Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN
Mickey & Donald Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN
Octopus Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Red XN
Oil Panic Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN Green tickY Red XN
Parachute Red XN Red XN Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Red XN
Pinball Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN
Popeye Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN
Rain Shower Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN
Safebuster Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN
Snoopy Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN
Snoopy Tennis Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Green tickY Red XN
Spitball Sparky Red XN Red XN Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN
Squish Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN
Super Mario Bros. Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN
Tropical Fish Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN
Turtle Bridge Red XN Red XN Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN
Vermin Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN
Zelda Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN Red XN Green tickY Red XN

Game & Watch Gallery series[edit]

Game & Watch Gallery
Genres Video game compilation, mini-game compilation
Developers Nintendo R&D1
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Publishers Nintendo
Original release 1995

Game Boy Gallery[edit]

Game Boy Gallery is the first game in the series. It was released for the Game Boy in Europe on April 27, 1995[1] and in Australia in 1995.[1] Unlike other games in the series, this game has neither Modern nor Classic modes; the looks are "Modern" with generic characters, but the gameplay is "Classic"-style. It features five games.

List of games

Game & Watch Gallery[edit]

Game & Watch Gallery, known in Japan as Game Boy Gallery (ゲームボーイギャラリー?) and in Australia as Game Boy Gallery 2, is the second game in the series in Europe and Australia and the first in Japan and North America. It was released for the Game Boy in Japan on February 1, 1997,[2][3] in the United States in May 1997,[2][3] in Europe on August 28, 1997,[3] and in Australia in 1997;[3][4] it was released for the Nintendo Power for the Game Boy in Japan on March 1, 2000.[3] It was released on the Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console in Japan on June 22, 2011,[3] in North America on July 14, 2011,[5] and in Europe[6] and Australia on July 21, 2011;[3][7] while it was originally released under the title Game Boy Gallery 2 in Australia, the Virtual Console release uses the title Game & Watch Gallery.

This game features Game & Watch games in two styles: Classic, which features faithful reproductions of the original games, and Modern, which gives the games a different visual style using characters from the Super Mario Bros. series. It features four games.

List of games

Game & Watch Gallery 2[edit]

Game & Watch Gallery 2, known in Japan as Game Boy Gallery 2 (ゲームボーイギャラリー2 Gēmu Bōi Gyararii 2?) and in Australia as Game Boy Gallery 3, is the third game in the series in Europe and Australia and the second in Japan and North America. It was released for the Game Boy in Japan on September 27, 1997;[8][9] it was released for the Game Boy Color in the United States on November 20, 1998[8] and in Europe on November 1, 1998,[10] and in Australia in 1998;[11] it was released for the Nintendo Power for the Game Boy in Japan on March 1, 2000.[9] The Game Boy version was released on the Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console in Japan on March 21, 2012.[9] The Game Boy Color version was released on the Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console in Europe[12] and Australia on May 3, 2012[11][13] and in North America on May 24, 2012;[11][14] while it was originally released under the title Game Boy Gallery 3 in Australia, the Virtual Console release uses the title Game & Watch Gallery 2.

This game features Game & Watch games in two styles: Classic, which features faithful reproductions of the original games, and Modern, which gives the games a different visual style using characters from the Super Mario Bros. series. It features six games.

List of games

Game & Watch Gallery 3[edit]

Game & Watch Gallery 3, known in Japan as Game Boy Gallery 3 (ゲームボーイギャラリー3 Gēmu Bōi Gyararii 3?) and in Australia as Game Boy Gallery 4, is the fourth game in the series in Europe and Australia and the third in Japan and North America. It was released for the Game Boy Color in Japan on August 4, 1999,[15][16] in the United States on December 6, 1999,[15] in Australia in 1999,[16] and in Europe in February 2000;[16] it was released for the Nintendo Power for the Game Boy in Japan on March 1, 2000.[16] While it was released for the Game Boy Color, it is also compatible with the Game Boy. It was released on the Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console in Europe[17] and Australia on September 25, 2014;[16][18] while it was originally released under the title Game Boy Gallery 4 in Australia, the Virtual Console release uses the title Game & Watch Gallery 3.

This game features Game & Watch games in two styles: Classic, which features faithful reproductions of the original games, and Modern, which gives the games a different visual style using characters from the Super Mario Bros. series. It features five games with both Modern and Classic modes, and six unlockable games with only Classic mode.

List of games

Also included are six unlockable games that can only be played in Classic mode:

Game & Watch Gallery 4[edit]

Game & Watch Gallery 4, known in Europe and Australia as Game Boy Gallery Advance, is the fifth game in the series in Europe and Australia and the fourth in North America. It was released for the Game Boy Advance in Europe on October 25, 2002,[19] in the United States on October 28, 2002,[20][21] and in Australia in 2002;[21] it was not released in Japan.

This game features Game & Watch games in two styles: Classic, which features faithful reproductions of the original games, and Modern, which gives the games a different visual style using characters from the Super Mario Bros. series. It features 11 games with both Modern and Classic modes, and nine games with only Classic mode. This game facilitates multiplayer for Boxing and Donkey Kong 3.

List of games

Also included are several unlockable games that can only be played in Classic mode:

Game & Watch Collection series[edit]

Game & Watch Collection[edit]

Game & Watch Collection is a Nintendo DS game exclusive to Club Nintendo.

For members of the Japanese Club Nintendo, it was available for 500 coins from February 28, 2006.[22][23] In Singapore, it was released at the AMK Hub in 2007.[citation needed] For members of the North American Club Nintendo, it was available for 800 coins from December 15, 2008.[23][24] For members of the Australian Club Nintendo, it was available for 2500 Stars from March 11, 2009.[23] For members of the European Club Nintendo, it was available for 5000 stars from November 12, 2009.[23]

This game contains three Game & Watch games from the Multi Screen series: Donkey Kong, Green House, and Oil Panic.[22] The games come with both Mode A and Mode B as well as the alarm feature, which can be accessed on the start screen. Unlike the Game & Watch Gallery series, the games contained in this one are exact ports of the original versions.

Game & Watch Collection 2[edit]

Game & Watch Collection 2 is a Nintendo DS game exclusive to Club Nintendo.

For members of the Japanese Club Nintendo, it was available for 500 coins from September 5, 2008.[25] For members of the North American Club Nintendo, it was available for 800 coins from March 31, 2010.[25][26] For members of the Australian Club Nintendo, it was available for 2500 Stars from December 15, 2011.[27]

This game contains two single-screen Game & Watch games, Parachute and Octopus, along with a new dual screen game combining Parachute on the top screen with Octopus on the bottom screen. The games come with both Mode A and Mode B as well as the alarm feature, which can be accessed on the start screen. Unlike the Game & Watch Gallery series, the games contained in this one are exact ports of the original versions.

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