Nintendo has revealed that it is releasing a special Game & Watch system to celebrate 35 years of the Super Mario series.
Based on the original LCD-based handhelds from the '80s, this limited edition model will come with a colour display and directional pad, and will include Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels and a version of the Game & Watch title, Ball.
The device will also function as a clock – just like the original Game & Watch devices did – and will contain 35 hidden secrets in honour of Mario's momentous birthday.
The Game & Watch Super Mario Bros. launches on November 13th, 2020. It will cost £44.99 in the UK.
Sigh... Nintendo shafting loyal NES owners again by releasing Super Mario Bros on yet another console.
I don’t actually believe this but it’s no different from the ‘loyal Wii U owners getting screwed over by Nintendo’ line that arises whenever a new Switch port is announced.
ahh let the tears flow
TAKE. MY. MONEY.
Take my money
Take my money
1) How much? 2) will you make enough to meet demand?
The journey for this announcement was one heck of a trip.
"URGH really? The original Mario Bros, again?"
"Oh it's a Game and Watch, that's novel."
"It's also a clock!?"
"It has a G&W game as well?"
"...I need this."
How much? How much? How much?
Yeah I don’t need it but I’m going to get this.
Where can I pre-order this?
I am in Ireland, feel like its going to be difficult to get this
@readyletsgo I also live in Ireland, keep a close eye on Amazon, thats what I'm doing.
@readyletsgo Unfortunately, Nintendo have made it so that a lot of this stuff (limited Mario 3D AllStars) will be sold on eBay for a greatly inflated price. It didn't have to be this way. I don't know why Nintendo does this.
@nmanifold lol already on it. Refreshing searches constantly
As a handheld collector, I NEED THIS!!! 😲
Seems pretty neat. If the price isn't too bad I might pick this up.
PS5 or Series X, nope it's Game and Watch for me 😁
Welp, back to watching the Nintendo UK Store Website like a hawk just like the amiibo days of old.....
This is going to stay in the box it going to be a rare thing in a few years
@Miyamotosan @WrongChops $49.99 according to the press release in the Direct article.
CAN'T WAIT TO BUY THE FULL STOCK AND RESELL THIS BITCH.
I'm kidding, but please Nintendo do something to prevent this.
We'll have to see the price and availability.
I have already invented all the little narratives in my head that paint this as an entirely practical and justified day one purchase.
Any idea on the Price??
Screw the Mario Collection, I need that Game & Watch NOW!
What a letdown.
Who really wants to play OG Super Mario Bros. again?
This should have included Game Boy games on it as well at the very least.
Either way, I must have one.
And I thought I'd bought my last G&W game years ago when I got Mario the Juggler!
Dunno if anyone else said this but
Seriously take it all.
@Silly_G have to agree. After making such a lovely bit of kit why not chock it full of goodies. Could have had a nice little selection on there
It's nice but I didn't grow up with the Game and Watch so I'll pass on this. If it was a Game Boy Mini with lots of games though I'll buy it day one.
eBay scalpers will love this thing
I'll seriously consider getting this if its original run isn't like the NES classic fiasco.
Can I technically call this Game & Wario 2?
Man, this is really cool, but I'd much rather have a Game & Watch that plays multiple Game & Watch games, not just SMB.
I'm absolutely going to buy this
But WHYYYY doesn't it have the Mario Bros. or Super Mario Bros. Game & Watch games????
PLEASE Let it be hackable!!! I need a substitute for a GAMEBOY CLASSIC MINI.... PLEASE!!
My first contact with a Nintendo product is from a Game & Watch (Donkey Kong II).
Now, I have 15 of then! I hope that I can buy this special one!
My major concern is with how many Nintendo is planning to produce. If it's another 2 per store type of situation, then I will pass.
Are they trying to release super Mario Bros on more systems than Tetris? They still have a long way to go though
Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes!
Anyone notice that the copyright information has been updated on the title screens for the Lost Levels and SMB1, wonder if that means there'll be minor updates to the games themselves.
I will probably get this, play through it all twice, then leave it sitting snuggly somewhere as a collector's item. Then ebay it in 2 years for megabucks to fund a next gen Nintendo console or something.
Just preordered from Nintendo UK site. Ideally I’d keep this in its box for value purposes but I like playing with things too much! Maybe it can be my next alarm clock
Boy do I want this!
When I go there is says to check your local retail store.
Edit: Got it. Sorted.
Let's hope I can acquire one.
I need one of those! Bring back the Game & Watch brand, Nintendo! And give us G & W Gallery 5
Another useless toy.
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