Game & Watch

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The Game & Watch series is a series of self-contained handheld games that are the precursor to the Game Boy.

Emulators

There are no "Game & Watch ROMs"; each Game & Watch game is a self-contained unit that is custom-built to each game. However, there are different ways to play the games in a virtual matter.

  • Nintendo officially released virtual reproductions in the games and compiled them in the Game & Watch Gallery (and, later, Game & Watch Collection) series of games. These games had both "classic" and "modern" variations of these games. While thses collections have a loss of "authenticity" (especially in the collections that are running on earlier hardware), these collections are Game Boy, Game Boy Color, Game Boy Advance, and DS games for which emulators are widespread. (A few games are from the difficult-to-pirate DSiWare series, though every game in the DSiWare series appears in another collection.)
  • Pica Pic (by Hipopotam) is an online collection of Game & Watch games under an authentic presentation. While there seems to be no way to play these games offline, there are a few games that are exclusive to the website, one example being Nu, pogodi!
  • Madrigal wrote some simulations that give an offline, authentic presentation of the Game & Watch games, the collection of these games growing through time. Of particular note is that these simulations are available to play through RetroArch through the gw-libretro core.

Games

Game Collection DSiWare Pica Pic GW-Libretro
Ball
Balloon Fight
Blackjack
Bomb Sweeper
Boxing
Chef
Climber
Crab Grab
Donkey Kong
Donkey Kong 3
Donkey Kong Circus
Donkey Kong Hockey
Donkey Kong II
Donkey Kong Jr.
Egg
Fire
Fire Attack
Flagman
Goldcliff
Green House
Helmet
Judge
Life Boat
Lion
Manhole
Mario Bros.
Mario the Juggler
Mario's Bombs Away
Mario's Cement Factory
Mickey & Donald
Mickey Mouse
Octopus
Oil Panic
Parachute
Pinball
Popeye
Rain Shower
Safebuster
Snoopy
Snoopy Tennis
Spitball Sparky
Squish
Super Mario Bros.
Tropical Fish
Turtle Bridge
Vermin
Zelda

Games in Pica Pic that are not part of the Game & Watch Series

  • Aerogun Field
  • Autoslalom
  • Barrier
  • Bartman
  • Castle Adventure
  • Caveman
  • Coffee House
  • Fishing Boy
  • G-Man
  • Merry Cook
  • Ncha! Bycha
  • Nu, pogodi!
  • Penguin Land
  • Plane & Tank
  • Pirate 777
  • Search Light
  • Space Bridge
  • Sub Attack
  • The Terminator
  • Thief in Garden

Resources

List from Wikipedia of Game & Watch ports and remakes