A new Game & Watch featuring the NES Super Mario Bros. is coming
Well that’s not something you see every day.
Nintendo has announced that a new Game & Watch handheld device will be releasing on the 13th of November. The device, appropriately titled “Game & Watch: Super Mario Bros.” (the marketing team at Nintendo worked for 6 weeks on that title) features a colour screen, a D-Pad and A+B buttons, and plays the entirety of the NES version of Super Mario Bros. as well as Super Mario Bros. The Lost Levels.
It also functions as a gorgeous Super Mario Bros.-themed clock, has an updated version of the Game & Watch title Ball, and reportedly has 35 little secrets to discover. What those are is anybody’s guess. It’ll set you back $79.95 AUD when it launches this November.
This new collectable device is inspired by the original Game & Watch systems first released in the 1980s. The original handheld device included a game and could also be used as a watch to tell time. The original Game & Watch series sold more than 43 million worldwide. Game & Watch: Super Mario Bros. features a modern +Control Pad. In addition to playing classic games Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels (released in Japan as Super Mario Bros. 2) and a special version of Ball with a Mario makeover, Game & Watch: Super Mario Bros. also functions as a clock, with 35 little touches to discover, including some guest appearances from Mario’s friends and foes. Game & Watch: Super Mario Bros. launches on 13th November with a suggested retail price of AU$79.95.Nintendo Australia PR