Playable 3D simulations to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Nintendo's first generation of handheld electronic games.
             
       

"wonderfully authentic" ... "presentation is excellent"
"the LCD styled visuals have a lot of charm"

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A collection of playable Game & Watch simulations to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Nintendo's first generation of handheld electronic games. First released in 1980, each unit in the series featured a single game that could be played on an electronic LCD screen and included a clock, hence the name.

Designed by Gunpei Yokoi (1941-1997), the development of the Game & Watch series would not only lay down the principles of hardware and interface design that would echo through Nintendo's history to the present day, but also in terms of game design. Because LCD technology granted the developers a very limited amount of on-screen real estate in which to place the action-packed gaming experiences, the games themselves tended to be extremely focused. There was little room for design screw-ups. If the game mechanic wasn't simple enough, or addictive enough, then the game failed. It was just player and mechanic, and that's it.

If you've never had the opportunity to play a Game & Watch unit, then here's your chance, with these playable simulations of some of my favorite games in the series.

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Donkey Kong I.zip 64 MB
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Donkey Kong II.zip 64 MB
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Donkey Kong Jr.zip 64 MB

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Such a cool concept! Keep up the great work

Thanks :)

Wow, how old was I? five, maybe six years old boy playing this by the shore, over and over and over again. Great work and thanks for the memories coming into my mind by playing it now - light-years away!

Thanks for the feedback! I'm glad you enjoyed it :-)

The game & watch remakes seem to be popular within the last couple of years. Most of them have a downloadable version as well. Would be nice if I could add this to my collection. Nice work.

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Thanks liqmatrix :-)
Still working on how to create executable versions for download.
Stay tuned. 

Windows version now available for download :-)

Nice work!

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how the hell can I play it ?!?!

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Hi. Hit the 'Run game' button. Then select 'Game A' (easy) or 'Game B' (difficult). Then use your keyboard or gamepad to play.

there was even a tear here ... oh my ... how old am I now? thanx dude

i wish i could jump with the up arrow

My pleasure, man. You know what they say ... we don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing ;-)

Jump with the up arrow ... why not? I've uploaded a new build, so now you can. Thanks for the suggestion.