Game & Watch ports and remakes
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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. The compilations come in two styles: original (Classic) and remade (Modern) with characters from the Super Mario Bros. series. Five installments have been released, each for various incarnations of Nintendo's portable systems, like Game Boy, Game Boy Color, Game Boy Advance. In many cases, the mini-games ported onto these collections exist in their graphically upgraded forms as well as their original ones. 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. The series was known as Game Boy Gallery in Australia and is one of the very few Australia-only localizations with the series in Australia now known as Game & Watch from GBA onwards.
Beginning in 1998, Nintendo licensed a series of small standalone LCD remakes of the original Game & Watch games called Nintendo Mini Classics, and in the early 2000s several Game & Watch titles were planned for re-release as Game & Watch-e (a series of Nintendo e-Reader cards).
The Game & Watch Collection series for Nintendo DS became available to Club Nintendo members in 2008, and as of 2009, Nintendo has begun releasing individual titles via its DSiWare services for the Nintendo DSi and the 3DS.
- 1 Games featured
- 2 Game & Watch Gallery series
- 3 Game & Watch Collection series
- 4 See also
- 5 References
- 6 External links
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Game & Watch Gallery series
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Game Boy Gallery
Game Boy Gallery was released in Europe and Australia in 1995 for the Game Boy. Unlike other games in the series, this one has neither Modern nor Classic modes. However, the looks are "Modern" with generic characters, but the gameplay is "Classic"-style.
List of games
Game & Watch Gallery
Game & Watch Gallery, known in Japan as Game Boy Gallery (ゲームボーイギャラリー?), was released in 1997 for the Game Boy. This is the first of the series in Japan and North America and by far the most common and it features four games. It is known in the US and Europe as Game & Watch Gallery, in Australia as Game Boy Gallery 2. It was also rereleased on the Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console in Japan on June 22, 2011, North America on July 14, 2011, and in Europe on July 21, 2011.
Players can also choose to play these games in their original form, playing as the character who eventually became known as Mr. Game & Watch. The games play basically the same in their original versions.
List of games
Game & Watch Gallery 2
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 sequel to Game & Watch Gallery. It was first developed by Nintendo and originally released in 1997 in Japan for the Game Boy and later released in the US on November 1, 1998 for the Game Boy Color. It was also rereleased on the Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console in Japan on March 21, 2012 for Game Boy and it was also rereleased on the Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console in Europe on May 3, 2012 and in North America on May 24, 2012 for the Game Boy Color.
List of games
Game & Watch Gallery 3
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 as Game Boy Gallery 4 in Australia, is the third installment of the Game & Watch Gallery series. It was released in 1999 for the Game Boy Color but is also compatible on the original Game Boy. It has a total of 11 games.
List of games
Also included were several unlockable games, however these are only playable in 'classic' mode:
Game & Watch Gallery 4
This title was released for the Game Boy Advance on October 28, 2002 with an ESRB rating of "E for everyone." Released in Europe and Australia as "Game & Watch Gallery Advance". For an unknown reason, the fourth game in the series got cancelled for a Japanese release. It's the second title in the series featuring two-player play, provided players have two Game Boy Advances and a Game Link cable. It also marks one of the last playable appearances to date by Donkey Kong Jr. Several of the games in this title, however, previously appeared in other installments of Game & Watch Gallery. It also includes some unlockable titles, such as the game Zelda based on Nintendo's Legend of Zelda series. To add further interest, this is the first game featuring Mr. Game & Watch talk. The collection has the most games of any in the series.
List of games
- Rain Shower
- Mario's Cement Factory
- Donkey Kong Jr.
- Donkey Kong 3
- Mario Bros.
- Donkey Kong
- Fire Attack
Also included are several unlockable 'museum' games that can only be played in 'classic' mode:
Game & Watch Collection series
Game & Watch Collection
Game & Watch Collection is a Nintendo DS game for Club Nintendo members released on December 1, 2008. It is a compilation of three Game & Watch multi-screen games: Donkey Kong, Green House, and Oil Panic. 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 other compilations, the games contained in this one are exact ports of the original versions. It was also released at Singapore's AMK Hub in 2007. Japanese Club Nintendo members can exchange 500 coins for a copy of the game, while it is available at a cost of 800 coins for North American members. It was released in Europe on 11/12/2009 and costs 5000 stars. in Australia it cost 2500 Stars 
Game & Watch Collection 2
Game & Watch Collection 2 is a Nintendo DS game for Club Nintendo members released on April 1, 2010. It features two single-screen Game & Watch games, Parachute and Octopus, along with an all-new dual screen game combining Parachute on the top screen with Octopus on the bottom screen. Like the previous release, the games come with both Mode A and Mode B as well as the alarm feature, which can be accessed on the start screen and the games contained in this one are exact ports of the original versions. Released on March 31, 2010, North American Club Nintendo members can receive it in exchange for 800 coins. It was released over a year later in Australia on December 15, 2011 at the cost of 2500 Stars.
- RetroRated: Game & Watch Collection. Retro Gamer. Issue 30. Pg 78. November 2006.
- Harris, Craig. "Game & Watch Collection 2 Hands-on". IGN.
- Game & Watch series at NinDB
- Club Nintendo, Japanese Club Nintendo prizes including Game & Watch Collection
- Stars Catalogue Europe - Nintendo
- Stars Catalogue Australia - Nintendo