Video: The History Of Nintendo’s Game & Watch Range

For many people (your humble scribe included), Nintendo’s Game & Watch series served as an introduction to the wild and wacky world of video games. These pocket-sized devices familiarised a generation with the likes of Mario, Luigi and Donkey Kong, and were one of Nintendo’s biggest successes in the games sector until the NES and Game Boy came along and changed everything.

However, Nintendo is a company which loves celebrating its past, and next month we’ll be able to get our hands on a brand-new (kinda) Game & Watch model, which comes with Super Mario Bros. pre-loaded, as well as Ball, the very first Game & Watch title from 1980.

With this in mind, we thought you might like to take a trip down memory lane and reacquaint yourself with this classic line of LCD-based handhelds. Enjoy!

Thanks to Rich at Game Boy Shack for kindly loaning us some of the rarer Game & Watch units used in this video.

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