Playable 3D simulations of classic handheld electronic games including packaging and browseable instruction guides.
Playable 3D simulations of vintage electronic games
Game & Watch, Nintendo, Konami, Coleco, Tiger Electronics, Handheld, LCD, Simulation, Emulator, Simulator, 3D, Vintage Electronic Game, Itizso

RetroFab is a new online collection of vintage electronic game simulations that can be played in the browser.
I am now releasing in to early access the first (of hopefully many) simulations in this collection.

Latest News: RetroFab now supports gamepads and touchscreens!

Features
Each simulation in this collection contains the following:
Gameplay
Playable 3D simulation
of original electronic device
Box Art
Rotatable 3D views
of original packaging
Instructions
Browseable scans of
original instruction guides
Coleco®
Coleco Industries, Inc. was a successful American toy company that entered the portable video game market in the 1980's with a series of electronic game consoles that included this popular line of licensed Mini-Arcade tabletop games.
Frogger
Coleco
1981
Donkey Kong
Coleco
1982
Pac-Man
Coleco
1981
Konami®
Konami Co. Ltd. was a successful Japanese arcade video game developer and publisher that released a series of licensed portable handeld electronic games.
Garfield
Konami
1991
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Konami
1989
Top Gun
Konami
1989
Nintendo®     Game & Watch
The Game & Watch™ series of dedicated handheld LCD electronic games marked the first entrance of the Japanese toy company Nintendo into the electronic video game market in the 1980's.
Silver Series
( April 1980 - October 1980 )
In 1980 Nintendo released it's first series of handheld electronic games each featuring a dedicated LCD game with a bonus watch function. The silver metallic front plate gave the series it's name.
Ball
Nintendo
1980
Flagman
Nintendo
1980
Vermin
Nintendo
1980
Fire
Nintendo
1980
Judge
Nintendo
1980
Gold Series
( January 1981 - April 1981 )
After the huge success of the Silver Series Nintendo released the next generation of it's Game & Watch™ handhelds the following year, featuring a new alarm function, color background-foils and a distinctive gold metallic front plate.
Manhole
Nintendo
1981
Helmet
Nintendo
1981
Lion
Nintendo
1981
Wide Screen Series
( June 1981 - April 1982 )
A bigger LCD screen and a brand new box design were the most prominent innovations in Nintendo's follow up to the Gold Series with an impressive line-up of timeless classics.
Featuring a wide LCD screen and impressive line-up of timeless classics (including some of the first licenced titles) Nintendo's Wide Screen Series ranks among some of the most popular Game & Watch™ titles.
Parachute
Nintendo
1981
Popeye
Nintendo
1981
Octopus
Nintendo
1981
Fire
Nintendo
1981
Mickey Mouse
Nintendo
1981
Egg
Nintendo
1981
Chef
Nintendo
1981
Fire Attack
Nintendo
1982
Turtle Bridge
Nintendo
1982
Snoopy Tennis
Nintendo
1982
Multi Screen Series
( May 1982 - August 1989 )
In 1982 Nintendo introduced the innovative Multi Screen series whose most prominent feature was the use of two LCD screens in one foldable handheld with beautiful background-foil artwork and fine LCD elements.
Mario Bros.
Nintendo
1983
Rain Shower
Nintendo
1983
Lifeboat
Nintendo
1983
Oil Panic
Nintendo
1982
Donkey Kong
Nintendo
1982
Donkey Kong II
Nintendo
1983
Mickey & Donald
Nintendo
1982
Green House
Nintendo
1982
Safe Buster
Nintendo
1988
Tetris Jr.
Nintendo
1988
New Wide Screen Series
( October 1982 - October 1991 )
Nintendo made further subtle improvements to the earlier Wide Screen series with a new box design featuring vivid artwork and a more colorful metallic front plate making the single screen LCD handhelds even classier.
Donkey Kong Jr.
Nintendo
1982
Mario's Cement Factory
Nintendo
1983
Manhole
Nintendo
1983
Tropical Fish
Nintendo
1985
Balloon Fight
Nintendo
1988
Climber
Nintendo
1988
Super Mario Bros.
Nintendo
1988
Mario The Juggler
Nintendo
1991
Table Top Series
( April 1983 - August 1983 )
Nintendo fulfilled the dream of many gamers to have their own mini arcade machine with the introduction of the Table Top Series which featured full color LCD graphics for the first time.
Snoopy
Nintendo
1983
Donkey Kong Jr.
Nintendo
1983
Popeye
Nintendo
1983
Mario's Cement Factory
Nintendo
1983
Panorama Screen Series
( August 1983 - September 1984 )
A few months after the introduction of the Table Top Series, Nintendo released a refinement of that technology in the form of the more portable Panorama Screen Series\.
Popeye
Nintendo
1983
Donkey Kong Jr.
Nintendo
1983
Snoopy
Nintendo
1983
Donkey Kong Circus
Nintendo
1984
Mario's Bombs Away
Nintendo
1983
Mickey Mouse
Nintendo
1984
Micro Vs. System
( July 1984 - November 1984 )
The Micro Vs. System introduced two-player gaming to the Game & Watch™ series by attaching two wired controllers to a foldable unit that featured a wide LCD screen.
Boxing
Nintendo
1984
Donkey Kong 3
Nintendo
1984
Donkey Kong Hockey
Nintendo
1984
Crystal Screen Series
( June 1986 - November 1986 )
The Crystal Screen series introduced a new wide format translucent LCD handheld featuring a transparent see-thru screen and innovative side-scrolling gameplay.
Super Mario Bros
Nintendo
1986
Climber
Nintendo
1986

Balloon Fight
Nintendo
1986
SuperColor Series
( February 1984 )
Featuring a colored LCD screen that no longer required an external light source (required by the Table Top and Panorama Screen series) and a new large portrait format LCD screen, the Super Color Series was perfectly suited for the two games released in this format.
Spitball Sparky
Nintendo
1984
CrabGrab
Nintendo
1984
Special Editions
( August 1987 )
Nintendo released a limited edition of it's Super Mario Bros handheld LCD game as a prize for winners of a competition it held in 1987. Only 10,000 copies were given away, making it the most rare of the 3 Game & Watch versions of the game.
Super Mario Bros.
Nintendo
1987
Nintendo®     Game Boy
Following the success of the Game & Watch™ series Nintendo used similar LCD technology to introduce the innovative cartridge-based Game Boy™ handheld electronic game console in 1989.     Some of the original Game & Watch™ titles were republished as collections for the Game Boy™.
Game Boy Gallery
Nintendo
1995
Game & Watch Gallery
Nintendo
1997

Game & Watch Gallery 2
Nintendo
1998
Game & Watch Gallery 3
Nintendo
1999

Game & Watch Gallery 4
Nintendo
2002
Nintendo®     DS
In 2004 Nintendo released the Nintendo DS™, a dual screen handheld electronic game console.
Some of the original Game & Watch™ titles were republished as collections for the Nintendo DS™.
Game & Watch Collection
Nintendo
2006
Milton Bradley®    Microvision
Milton Bradley was an American board game manufacturer that entered electronic video game market in 1979 with the release of the Microvision, the first cartridge based handheld game console.
Block Buster
Microvision
1979
Phaser Strike
Microvision
1979
Acclaim™ Entertainment Inc.
Acclaim™ Entertainment was an American video game publisher that entered the electronic video game market in the early 1990s with a series of handheld LCD games based on popular licenses. 
  Bart Simpson's™
Cupcake Crisis
Acclaim Entertainment
1990
  Bartman™
Avenger of Evil
Acclaim Entertainment
1991
VTech
VTech (originally Video Technology Ltd.) is a supplier of electronic learning products that entered the video game market in the early 1980s with a series of handheld electronic games. 
Engine Room
VTech
1984
Baseball
VTech
1984
Tiger®    Electronics
Tiger Electronics Ltd. was an independent American toy manufacturer best known for their affordable series of dedicated handheld LCD games based on popular licenses. 
Peter Pan & The Pirates
Tiger Electronics
1991
Dennis the Menace
Tiger Electronics
1993

The Simpsons™
Bart vs Homersaurus
Tiger Electronics
1994
Casio®    
Casio®    Computer Co., Ltd. is a Japanese multinational electronics corporation that produced a series of handheld electronic games starting in the 1980s. 
Western Sheriff
Casio
1987
Epoch
Epoch Co., Ltd. is a Japanese toy and computer games company that released a series of electronic LCD games starting in the late 1980s. 
Mickey & Minnie
Epoch
1990
Bandai®    Electronics
Bandai was a Japanese toy manufacturer and distributor that entered the portable video game market in the 1980s with a series of handheld electronic LCD games. 

Las Vegas
Bandai Electronics
1981

Airport Panic
Bandai Electronics
1982

Catch a Coke
Bandai Electronics
1983

Beauty Salon
Bandai Electronics
1981
Hasbro®    Inc.
Hasbro is an American toy and media company that owns various brands including the handheld electronic products of Milton Bradley and Parker Brothers. 
Milton Bradley
Connect Four
Milton Bradley
1995
Ludotronic
Ludotronic was a French electronics company that started distributing handheld electronic games
in the early 1980s, most of which were licensed from other manufacturers. 
Asterix™
Hunt for the Boars
Ludotronic
1984
Nelsonic
Nelsonic Industries is an American manufacturing company that released a series of electronic wristwatch games starting in the early 1980s. 
Frogger
Nelsonic
1983
Elektronika
Elektronika was a Soviet electronics manufacturer that entered the electronic video game market
in the mid 1980s with a series of Nintendo Game & Watch clones. 
Nu, Pogodi!
Elektronika
1984
Mickey Mouse
Elektronika
1984
Explorers of Space
Elektronika
1989
Monkey Goalkeeper
Elektronika
1989
Frogling
Elektronika
1991
Cat Fisherman
Elektronika
1991
Ocean Secrets
Elektronika
1989
Space Bridge
Elektronika
1989
Merry Cook
Elektronika
1989
Mattel Electronics™
Mattel is an American toy manufacturer that was the first company to enter the portable game market in the 1970s with a series of handheld electronic games. 
Auto Race
Mattel Electronics
1976
Missile Attack \ Space Alert
Mattel Electronics
1977
Mind Boggler
Mattel Electronics
1978
TOMY Company, Ltd.
TOMY is a Japanese entertainment company that makes children's toys and merchandise
including a series of electronic games in the early 1980s. 
Tron
TOMY
1982
Caveman
TOMY
1982

Thundering Turbo
TOMY
1983
Sky Attack
TOMY
1983
Parker Brothers®
Parker Brothers was an American board game manufacturer (later acquired by Hasbro)
that entered the electronic game market in the late 1970s with a series of handheld LED games.
Wildfire
Parkey Brothers
1979
Atari®    Inc.
Atari is an American video game developer and home computer company that entered the handheld electronic game market in 1978. 
Touch Me
Atari Inc.
1978
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StatusIn development
PlatformsHTML5
Rating
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(126 total ratings)
AuthorItizso
GenreSimulation
Tags3D, Retro

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why u realese a game every 5 decades

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Dude, what do you mean? There are over 100 games released here over the past two years... that's like one every week!

oh,i mean that he realese consoles that nobody knows and¿wheres my zelda game and watch?(im not hating it, is the best lcd game compilation ever)

If possible one day put the brick game portable

yea..

se que podria sonar bien tonto pero ¿podrian añadir los juegitos de sega que vendian en macdonals?

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IN INGLISH:I know it might sound really silly but could you add the little Sega games that they sold at McDonald's?

You can find simulations of a lot of them here :)

thanks

One of them can be played online here. ;)

NAMCO tambien saco algunos buenos titulos, entre ellos el Pac-Land, era genial. si lo pudieran recrear seria fantastico!!!

hola, les escribo desde Argentina. Excelente el trabajo que han realizado! es grandioso volver a jugar estos juegos, super realista!
Podrán incorporar juegos CASIO, como CRAZY BEE, CROSS FIGHTER, ETC.
Saludos y gracias

¡por fin alguien que habla español aqui!

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Thanks for playing and for the great suggestions :)

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can u put the zelda game and watch version plz

Is it possible to add the diagonal jump in Donkey Kong II? I think all these are wonderfully made but the lack of Diagonal Jumping, a technique I always use o real hardware really hampers my DKII experience, I'd gladly record a video and show you what I mean on real my real G&W DK II but my jump button hasn't been working right since January and while I wait for a friend to have some free time to repair it I've been trying to play this version instead, sadly it really throws me off because I can't jump diagonally, something I'm used to doing in Donkey Kong II since I was a kid. I tried it with both a controller and keyboard and it doesn't work. 

Also I really love your version of the game's background image, absolutely phenomenal. 

Oh that's interesting. I've created a test build with this behavior and posted a link to it in the community forum. Let me know on there if it works as you've described.

This is awesome, very impressive. I am impressed how you managed to emulate these, even down to using a unique UI, where as with normal downloader emulators just have you launch the game file. Highly recommend you check this out if you’re looking for retro stuff.

Thanks! I appreciate the feedback :)

Amazing!!

Thanks :)

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Hello! I love RetroFab, and I really hope we get to see more in the future, but I did want to report 3 bugs I noticed. 1: Muting Game & Watches on mobile doesn’t really work that well, the audio still plays anyway. 2: Donkey Kong 3 randomly freezes. I don’t know if it’s my computer, but in the middle of the game, for no reason, DK3 just freezes! All I can do is open and close the Game & Watch. And 3: Balloon Fight’s miss system. In Balloon Fight, 100 points is 1 life, but even if I have over 100 points and get a miss (therefore letting me continue to play), the UI fades back in, as if the game was set to Time or ACL. This doesn’t let me pause the game. I hope these bugs can get fixed soon, as I absolutely adore your work (and that Balloon Fight is my favorite G&W lol)! I hope this isn’t too much trouble!

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Thanks for the bug report. I'll see what I can do to fix them.
If you find any other bugs you can report them in the community forum

The issue with Balloon Fight (wide screen and crystal screen) should now be fixed :)
Thanks for helping improve the quality of these simulations.

Thanks!

very cool

Thanks :) Enjoy!

Again, very nice job on Bart vs Homersaurus & Mario The Juggler. You keep impressing me, mate. 

Thanks :)

Amazing, absolutely amazing. These games are great. My favorite games are definitely: POPEYE (Panorama Screen & Tabletop Series), DONKEY KONG (Multiscreen Series), ASTERIX (Ludotronic), SUPER MARIO BROS. (Crystal Screen Series & New Wide Screen Series).

Continue doing this, your work is amazing!!!

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Thank you for your feedback!
It's much appreciated :)

This is amazing. Your work is absolutely incredible. Keep it up!!! 

Thanks for playing!

Can you please please please PLEASE add "The terminator" Tiger handheld?? i'll give you a donation if you do

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Thanks for the suggestion. If I find a copy of the instructions and a way to play it I'll definitely consider adding it :) 

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This is just next-level preservation, dude, keep going! Oh and add Game & Watch Collection 2 and maybe if it's possible add the DSiWare versions of some G&W games.

The games that were rereleased are: Ball, Chef, Donkey Kong Jr., Flagman, Helmet, Judge, Manhole, Mario's Cement Factory and Vermin. Sorry if that's too much for you 😅

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Thanks for the suggestions. I'll consider them after I finish adding all the original Game & Watch titles.

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Hi 

This is so great!

And you have Climber! I found a bug that appears after level 5 when you meet the dragon. After that stage the dragon is always present when you are tying to catch the bird, and the sound is the dragon sound after that.



Best regards

Johan

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Well done for making it past level 5! And thanks for the bug report.
If you find any other bugs you can post it in the community forum and I'll try to fix it for the next release  :)

please do Mario The Juggler next.

Okay :)

You Know... I Know You Like Game & Watch Gallery For The Gameboy But What If We Try Super Mario Land For The Gameboy

Thanks for the suggestion but I've limited the Game Boy collection to just the Game & Watch related releases.

Ok

Amazing!!! I don't usually register on gaming sites but I just had to sign up and let you know your work is absolutely incredible. I've been waiting years for something like this. Keep up the great work!

Thanks for playing and welcome to RetroFab :) 

Great job on "Connect Four", you nailed again.

Thanks :) 

dude, this is so cool! 

Thanks :) Enjoy!

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the mind boggler is confusing

Yeah, it can be. Maybe try using the quick start option to get a game going quickly. Tap on the play icon in the toolbar and select 3 digit game. Then enter your 3 digit guess and press [ENTER].  The HITS tell you how many numbers are correct but not in the right place. The SINKS are how numbers are correct and in the right place. Keep entering numbers till you get 3 SINKS. It helps if you switch to the "collector" background through the options menu [F4]. It will show you each guess you made and the number of hits and sinks. Hope that helps.

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Hi Itizso. I don't know if you've already seen these but the games on RetroFab was recently reviewed at IndieGamerChick.com in
LCDs of the 1980s: RetroFab-ulous and  Game & Watch: The Definitive Review.  I'm so excited more people are getting to know about your amazing work!

These are great! Thanks for sharing :)

I see Spitball Sparky ranked as the best Game & Watch based on   gameplay. I definitely think it's one of the most underrated  of all the Game & Watch releases, even by Nintendo themselves it seems, since they never brought it back in any of their Game & Watch collections! 

Comparing your current list of G&W Simulations to the Wikipedia page, it looks like all that's missing is:

Wide Screen:

    Chef

Vertical Multiscreen:

    Pinball

    Black Jack

    Squish

    Bomb Sweeper

    Gold Cliff

    Zelda

New Widescreen:

    Mario the Juggler

Color Screen:
    Super Mario Bros 35th

    Legend of Zelda 35th

Untitled Special Models:

    Ball (reissue)

What info is needed for you to finish these particular ones? I can post around some of the preservation/emulation/modding communities to see if someone can get you some scans or videos of play, if that helps!
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Hi! Yes, of the original 60 Game & Watches I have just the 8 you listed above left to do :) I already have all the resources for these and I hope to release each one as I complete them over the coming months. 

I don't have any plans to work on the 35th anniversary editions since these are more recent releases. As for the Ball re-issue, I have scans of the packaging but I do need help finding scans of the instruction guide. 

I've also listed on RetroLab other vintage electronic games that I need help finding resources for. 

And, in general, if anyone owns a game and would like to help in the effort to preserve them as digital simulations they can always post whatever resources they have (photos, package and instruction scans, gameplay videos) in the community forum. Even if they don't have all the materials for a game, maybe others in the community would be able to contribute.

Oh, wow! That means we really are nearing on a complete set then. That's amazing! 

Can I ask your reasoning for not wanting to work on the 35th editions? Is it a potential Nintendo litigation thing? Or is it more than they are in lesser need of being preserved? 

I'll see if I can find anyone who has scans of the Ball v2 instructions. 

As always, thank you so much for your work!

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I think recreating the 35th anniversary editions would definitely trigger a legal challenge by Nintendo.  

Love the new ЭЛEKTРOНИKA G&W clones. Again, very nice work!

Thanks! Space Bridge is also available to play :)
I just need to find scans of the instructions before it can be released.

Love it already. I'll make some scans next week of the boxes, so you can use them to compleet the ones @ Retrofab.

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Scans of my ЭЛEKTРOНИKA G&W clone boxes posted .

Hope they'll be of some use .

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I remember playing many of these games when I was younger and playing them again in this collection brings back so many great memories.!

Thank you for preserving these games and making them available for others to experience .. even the ones that haven't aged all that well.!

PS. I was never really into VFD games but I loved playing your simulation of Caveman. It's brilliant. What a treat! 

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Thanks for playing. And yeah, Tomy did a great job with Caveman.
The gameplay still holds up, even after 40 years.

I've now played every one of the simulations in this collection and I can say with confidence its the best ever re-creation of electronic games I've ever seen . Period. And that's even after having played emulated versions of the same games for a few years now. Your presentation is the best possible way to experience these games short of actually owning them! 

Totally agree! In fact, even though I own a number of these games I still enjoy playing them on RetroFab... and not just cause I get to save on the batteries ;-)

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Just my small contribution to saving the planet ;)

Thanks for the kind words! I'm glad you're enjoying the simulations and I appreciate the feedback :)

Great and super great multi release, hope you can add others like Tomy Scramble and Turbo Police lcd a great first game with police chase... Super Thank you!

Thanks for playing! New games are added weekly so these might be added at some point in the future :)

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who needs smash bros 5  when you have tabletop popeye🗿

Really good job on the Tetris Jr. , nice surprise, huge fan of it.

Thanks! The game designers had to really get creative with this one. The chipset at the time was only able to support a limited number of on-screen segments,  far too few to replicate traditional Tetris, so they made the playing field smaller and had it slide instead of trying to move the falling blocks. I think it adds an interesting  dynamic to the traditional game. 

Did you make the Tetris Jr. sprites and backgrounds yourself?

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Not really, more like pieced them together using screenshots from videos posted online.

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Hello Itizso,

I'm the creator of the digital display graphics en sound samples for the "Nintendo Game & Watch Tetris Jr." game.

It came to my attention that you are using a raw copy of my digital artwork, including all faults and errors.

It is a 100% copy of my preview on https://imgur.com/a/lb0ZfgN and

I don't know if someone has given you these data without you knowing where it came from, or if you copied it yourself.

Only thing I want to ask you is that you could be so kindly to add me to your source reference on itch.io as "Digital Artwork by Wouter Alleene (Red2048)".

I hope with this humble request that this matter can be solved with ease.

Looking forward for a positive response.

PS: The G&W Tetris Jr. uses a Sharp SM512 chip, the SM510 does not support this quantity of display segments, so you might want to update that to.

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Hi. Yes, as I indicated in the previous post the graphics were not created by me and were taken from videos on YouTube. I'd be more than happy to credit you for their use. I've updated the game page accordingly and linked to your video. 

The link to the preview images you provided are amazing, btw. I did not make use of those. 

And thanks for the correction on the chipset info.

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I have 2 questions. 1. Will this collection be available for download. Its amazing.  2. Will there be a software (game engine) where people.could create new games

 

Yes, there will be a downloadable desktop version once I've implemented all the key features on the RetroFab core. No plans at the moment to create tools for others to use though. Perhaps in the future.

i do not understand the atari touch me

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Easiest way to play is to use the quick start option by clicking on the play icon in the toolbar. Then from the popup menu select Game 1 to start a game. 

¡thanks!

¡lot of games!

Amazed by all the games on this page. I share most of them on my own G&W page, hope you don't mind. Made some non existing G&W games myself as a tribute to Nintendo, any chance you might create a 3D version of any of them for this page?

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Thanks for playing! I'd be happy to take a look at the games you've made. I've created a topic in the community forum for fan and tribute games, so post a link to your site there and I'll be sure to check them out :) 

Made a post, thank you for the opportunity. 

Caveman is so charming. There's an entire saga of survival playing out with those little VFD guys. Great work as always. 🥚

Oh the new Asterix game is also cool! Love those tiny little LCD form factors.

Thanks! Yeah, the gameplay for Caveman is surprisingly well thought out, and it gets quite challenging at higher levels.  

you know what would be cool, the tomy tabletop pac-man game. i really wanna play it... but however this is flippin' awesome!!

Thanks for the suggestion. I'll look into it :)

I know you cant do it but it'll be cool if you do XBOX halo Combat Evolved.

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You're right, I can't do it ... but only because Microsoft would sue me ;-)

but overall you still have great projects

holy crap.. this is incredible!!! 

Thanks :) Enjoy!

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