Nintendo Revives Game & Watch on Its 40th Anniversary with Colored LCD,...

Nintendo Revives Game & Watch on Its 40th Anniversary with Colored LCD, Rechargeable Battery, and 3 Built-in Super Mario Games


Nintendo will give a throwback treat to those who grew up in the 80s with the revival of the classic Game & Watch, just in time for the game’s 40th anniversary. This will bring more fun playing Super Mario Bros. while reminiscing our childhood.

The handheld gaming system was unveiled on Thursday in a YouTube video that shows the more advanced features of this classic game. While built is reminiscent of the original version, except for the plus-shaped directional pad that first came out in the 1989 Zelda game, the 2020 sports a lot of great features that will appeal to the younger generation.

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Nintendo Revives Game & Watch on Its 40th Anniversary

The current version now features a colored LCD screen, which gives a great sigh as the original one was still in black and white. It also has USB connector for recharging the battery as well as an onscreen digital clock that players can crack open to reveal more coins and items.

The Japanese gaming company created the device for 11 years until 1991 when Nintendo Game Boy took over. Each device only has one built-in game, which led in a series of 59 black & white games.

Following the Game & Watch’s success, Nintendo also released the Nintendo Entertainment System and Game Boy in 1985 and 1989, respectively.

Game & Watch 2020 features

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Game & Watch 2020 features

The Game & Watch 2020 will be available in the market in November, in time for its 40th anniversary for $49. Its preselling details will be announced soon in its official website. It will now have three built-in games, which include the Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros: The Lost Levels, and the classic Ball game.

The Ball was the first game included in the original version released in 1980. The new version will have Mario playing the ball game, instead of the alien-looking figure. Meanwhile, Super Mario Bros: The Lost Levels was released in Japan as the Super Mario Bros. 2. Hopefully, the handheld gaming console, which caused a sensation when it first came out 40 years ago, will trigger the interest of the young-then and the youth now.

After the success of the device in the early 1980s, Nintendo went on to release the popular Nintendo Entertainment System in 1985 and Game Boy in 1989.

This is not the first time the company has re-introduced a console as Nintendo put back its retro NES in the market in 2016.

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Super Mario websites launched for 35th anniversary

Nintendo celebrates 35th anniversary of classic game, the Super Mario Bros. with the launch of two official websites for the classic game Super Mario Bros. and Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels.

Both websites introduce the respective characters in each title as well as provide an overview of the up-for-grab items and opponents in each game. Moreover, both sites also feature the original manuals on downloadable PDF versions.

Super Mario Bros. celebrates 35th anniversary

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Super Mario Bros. celebrates 35th anniversary

These sites also provide preview of the upcoming revival of the Super Mario Bros. Game & Watch gaming console, which will be coming out on November 13.

Meanwhile, Nintendo has also crossed-over to Animal Crossing New Horizons and Splatoon 2 by introducing the mushroom-addled plumber for in-play celebration.

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