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Game & Watch Gallery 3 Rated for 3DS Virtual Console Release

Posted by Thomas Whitehead

More Game Boy Color goodness for the 3DS Virtual Console

The 3DS Virtual Console has, in recent times, been somewhat dominated by NES games, rather than the Game Boy and Game Boy Color titles that typified its early months. While Capcom is preparing a Mega May which will bring us retro portable Mega Man games, it looks like Nintendo's also looking to bring more Game Boy Color to our lives.

The Australian ratings agency, so often the earliest indicator of games being brought to Australia, Europe and North America, has listed Game & Watch Gallery 3. This Game Boy Color title is likely, as a result, to be on the way to the 3DS Virtual Console; the rating was given on 8th April, but as always it's unclear how quickly that will convert into an eShop release.

These Gallery releases collated the classic Game & Watch games into retail packages when originally released, also using the portable to give them some colour. We were certainly fans of previous 3DS Virtual Console release Game & Watch Gallery 2 in our review, and this third entry also includes five initial games while having even more to unlock with progress.

Are you looking forward to this title's arrival on the 3DS Virtual Console?

Thanks to Zack for the tip.

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User Comments (39)

Phantom_R

#4

Phantom_R said:

Oh man, I played this game so much as a kid! And I still do! It's fast-paced and colorful and is full of minigames and such.

mystman12

#6

mystman12 said:

I'll definitely pick this up when it releases! I picked up the first two and really enjoy them.

2Sang

#9

2Sang said:

Nice, but how about game and watch gallery 4? It's been at least a decade since I played it last, and would love to play it again.

SakuraHaruka

#12

SakuraHaruka said:

DO WANT!!! ^.^
Well, I have the 4 four versions of Game & Watch Gallery, but, the GBC versions I believe that the battery is out...

mr570

#13

mr570 said:

Love this game!!! But... Really wanting part 4. It had so many more games.

UnseatingKDawg

#14

UnseatingKDawg said:

Time to play the waiting game - when or IF this comes to NA, I'll be adding it to my Game Boy VC collection.

C-Olimar

#15

C-Olimar said:

If anyone's curious about what's included:
Egg
Green House
Turtle Bridge
Mario Bros.
Donkey Kong Jr.
(The following are only unlockable in classic mode)
Judge
Flagman
Lion
Spitball Sparky
Donkey Kong II
Fire

World

#17

World said:

@C-Olimar You had me at "if anyone's curious about what's included."

Played the first two when they came out on the Virtual Console and...ahhh! Can't wait!

sinalefa

#19

sinalefa said:

I never played any of these collections, and I always forget there are already two of them on VC. I should check one of those out.

denpa-ben

#24

denpa-ben said:

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3DSLUIGI

#29

3DSLUIGI said:

It's good to see that Game & Watch Gallery 3 is eventually making it's way to the 3DS VC in US & UK. Just wish there was some kind of release date window of how long it would be before both regions get it. Loved that game when I used to own it on my GAME BOY COLOR back in the day. Can't wait to play it again. Although, I do find it all weird in the end that Japan didn't get it yet as how they call it over there, Game Boy Gallery 3. Hopefully imo, they get the game after we do.

JaxonH

#30

JaxonH said:

This is nice, but I'm waiting on that Donkey Kong Land 1-3 (GB) for 3DS VC, and Donkey Kong Country 1-3 (SNES) for Wii U. And if we ever get GBA on 3DS, I'd gladly take the DKC ports as well. But, I am glad to see some better games heading our way now. Let's hope they keep it up.

ToxieDogg

#31

ToxieDogg said:

About time! I've been waiting for this for ages after the first 2, will be an instant download for me :D

GamerZack87

#33

GamerZack87 said:

This is one of two GBC games I've been patiently waiting to be released in the 3DS eShop in Australia (the other one being Mario Golf), so I'm excited that they will both soon be available! :D

As for the original Game Boy, I'm eagerly awaiting the Donkey Kong Land trilogy, and I'd also like to see releases of Wario Blast and Tetris Attack. :)

3DSLUIGI

#34

3DSLUIGI said:

@JaxonH

Ya know, it's funny you mention the Donkey Kong Land series because I just found out today that Donkey Kong Land 2 was released on the japanese 3DS VC on 4/16/2014 thanks to Nintendo Of Japan's site. 2 weeks right after Donkey Kong Land was released over there also. I'm starting to see a pattern some what of if this is the case, then there's a possibility of Nintendo Of Japan seeing Donkey Kong Land III on 4/30/2014 also. Then once that's all said and done , and by the time they come out to the US & UK , then we may possibly see the return of the 3 DKC games appear on all regions of the Wii U eShop.

Obito_Tennyson

#35

Obito_Tennyson said:

Meh, I have a list of all of the Game Boy and Game Boy Color games that are still not the 3DS Virtual Console that I am interested in playing, and it is an extremely small list. Besides Donkey Kong Land, Pokemon, and this game, there isn't anything else that is missing in which you can't find a far superior version off of the NES, SNES, or N64 libraries.

Oh, and once they finish the Wii's NES library to the 3DS with Devil World, Mother, and Fire Emblem, then they'll be forced to move to SNES, N64, or even GBA.

AG_Awesome

#38

AG_Awesome said:

As much as I want Donkey Kong Land, without game boy color palette choices it's going to be pretty tough to see anything...

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