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Nintendo Game and Watch

Nintendo Game and Watch

Nintendo Game and Watch were those little handheld electronic games with the annoying sounds which were popular in the beginning of the 80s

One of the most popular titles was Donkey Kong, in which your mission was to save a girl from a big monkey.

Nowadays some of the better condition and more unusual Game & Watches are selling for hundreds of dollars on Ebay.


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Do You Remember Nintendo Game and Watch?

Do You Remember Nintendo Game and Watch?

  • Anonymous user
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    I loved my Game and Watch games and still do. I have started to collect them (again). If only I had known, as a kid, to keep the boxes and instructions! My games would be worth heaps more!
  • Anonymous user
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    I used to have Donkey Kong Jr when I was about 5, my father gave me it.
  • Anonymous user
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    I got this for xmas one year, as did my cousin. He brought his round then somehow they got mixed up so I was left with one with his name faintly etched on the top! I still have it, boxed. :0(
  • Anonymous user
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    The successful line of Game & Watch handhelds were developed by Gunpei Yokoi, who was also responsible for the Game Boy and the Virtual Boy, between the years 1980 and 1991. Each G&W had a single built-in game displayed on a LCD screen as well as a clock and alarm. I remember having LOADS of these!! (im an avid gamer lol) Games like... Zelda,Super Mario Brothers & Donkey kong (all 3 of them!). Game and Watch actaully gave birth to donkey kong,if it wasnt for these small handhelds he may never have been made!
  • Anonymous user
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    I've heard several stories about that 'Monkey Kong' thing... 'Monkey King' is another rumoured pre-typo name. However, the one I believe is true, is that the creator wanted a title that meant 'Stupid monkey' or somesuch, and he thought that 'Donkey' was an appropriate English word for 'stupid' (ie. ass). The Kong, of course, being like 'King Kong'.