Game and Watch

by Andy Polaine on August 12, 2007

Fire - Game and Watch game by Nintendo

Whilst Googling around for some examples of Nintendo’s Game and Watch I came across the aptly-named Game and Watch site, which snapped me back to childhood memories straight away.

Fire (pictured above) was the first one we had in my family – my brother got it for a present I think. I spent hours playing it before then getting Parachute and then the classic Donkey Kong. Those first ones came out in 1980 and Donkey Kong in 1982. A reminder that the multi-screen idea has been around for quite some time and that good gameplay trumps fancy 3D graphics any day.

We still own them and they’re in a box somewhere, I should really dig them out.

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Andrew Knott August 14, 2007 at 4:44 pm

Reminded me of the Game n Watch game I made at OVEN years ago…

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2 Andy Polaine August 14, 2007 at 5:38 pm

Ah yes, nice work, nice work. Glad to see you posted that up there.

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