- In celebration of 35 years of The Super Mario Bros., Nintendo brings back the Game and Watch, which was first launched in 1980
- The device will still have the original look but comes with a Super Mario Bros. NES, Super Mario- the Lost levels and Balls
- The gaming console believed to be of a limited quantity will be available by November 13
Perhaps almost every 80’s and 90’s kid is familiar with the most popular gaming console during that period — the Nintendo Game and Watch. With the ever-changing upgrades and breakthroughs in technology, those gaming consoles are now just a collector’s item.
But here’s some good news. Nintendo is bringing back the Game and Watch in celebration of 35 years of Super Mario Bros. It will look like the original game console launched in 1980, but this time it comes with a Super Mario Bros. NES (Nintendo Entertainment System).
The upgrade will also allow you to play the Super Mario- the Lost levels. Furthermore, they have added “Ball’, from the Game and Watch Series.
When not in use, it can function as a clock as it was used previously. According to Nintendo, the watch mode will give you “35 little touches to discover,” as part of its features.
The device weighs 0.15 pounds and is set to be launched on November 13 for a price of $49.99. Pre-order details are yet to be announced.
In one single charge of 3.5 hours, you can continuously use it for 8 hours before draining the battery. The battery is upgraded to lithium-ion from the previous LR4x/SR4x “button-cell” batteries.
Aside from the Super Mario Bros. games, Nintendo was also famous for Donkey Kong and Zelda. The Game and Watch series successfully sold 43.4 million units worldwide. It was later phased out as the company focused on the Game Boy, an 8-bit handheld console able to process moving pixels on an LCD screen.
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