Nintendo is bringing back its retro handheld Game & Watch from the 1980s – but this time with one battery and three games – including Super Mario Bros.
- Nintendo is bringing back its classic Game & Watch from 1980
- The device now has a modern LCD screen, a control panel in the form of a plus sign, a battery with USB connection and a digital clock on the screen
- The new version of the retro game system of the 80s will be released in November
Nintendo is bringing back its 1980 handheld game console – Game & Watch.
The Japanese gaming company announced the re-release of the product on Thursday, which caused a stir when it was first released 40 years ago.
The device was manufactured for 11 years until 1991, but each device could only play a single game.
Nintendo is bringing back its classic Game & Watch from 1980, but with a color screen for 2020
The 40th anniversary edition of Game & Watch will go on sale on November 13 and cost $ 49
The original Game & Watch was first presented, pictured in 1980 and produced until 1991
It resulted in a series of 59 black and white games before the Nintendo Game Boy took over.
However, the new Game & Watch will be very similar to the original and its style will be based on the 1980s version. This time only, it will have a color LCD screen, as well as a battery and a USB port.
It will be able to play three games, Super Mario Bros. Super Mario Bros .: The Lost Levels and Ball.
Just like the original Game & Watch device, the new one turns into an alarm clock at the touch of a button.
The new version of the device for 2020 looks similar to what it was in the 1980s
This is what the Game & Watch looked like in 1981. All games were in black and white back then
There were 59 different versions of the device. Left is Oil Panic from 1982 and right is Zelda from 1989
Donkey Kong was an extremely popular version of the device in 1982
The pocket-sized gaming system was the first with a + directional pad and brought handheld games to the fore.
Following the device’s success in the early 1980s, Nintendo released the popular Nintendo Entertainment System in 1985 and Game Boy in 1989.
It’s not the first time the company has re-released a console. In recent years, classic versions of NES and Super Nintendo, as well as original games and controllers, have been released.
Game & Watch’s 40th Anniversary Edition will go on sale November 13th and will be priced at $ 49 on CNET reports.
Mario was on site in 1989 for this version of the game console
The pocket-sized game system was the first to feature a + directional pad and brought handheld games to the fore. The new version 2020 is shown here