Nintendo is bringing back its retro handheld Game & Watch device from the 1980s – but this time with a rechargeable and three games – including Super Mario Bros.
- Nintendo is bringing back its classic Game & Watch from 1980
- The device now has a modern LCD screen, a plus sign control pad, a rechargeable battery with USB connector and a digital clock on the screen
- The new version of the retro game system from the 80s will be released in November
Nintendo is bringing back its portable gaming console from 1980: Game & Watch.
The Japanese gaming company made the announcement on Thursday about the re-release of the product which caused a sensation when it first came out 40 years ago.
The device was made for 11 years until 1991, but each device could only play one game.
Nintendo is bringing back its classic Game & Watch from 1980, but with a color screen for 2020
The 40th anniversary edition of the Game & Watch will go on sale on November 13 and will cost $ 49
The original Game & Watch was first introduced in 1980, pictured and produced until 1991
It resulted in a series of 59 black and white games until the Nintendo Game Boy took over.
However, the new Game & Watch is very similar to the original and the style is based on the 80s version, but this time it has a color LCD screen, a rechargeable battery and a USB connection.
It will be able to play three games, Super Mario Bros. Super Mario Bros: The Lost Levels and Ball.
Like the original Game & Watch device, the new one also becomes an alarm clock at the touch of a button.
The new version of the device for 2020 is very similar to how it did in the 1980s
This is what the Game & Watch looked like in 1981. All games then were in black and white
There were 59 different versions of the device. On the left is Oil Panic from 1982 and on the right, Zelda, from 1989
Donkey Kong was an extremely popular version of the device in 1982
The pocket-sized gaming system was the first with a + directional pad and brought out handheld gaming.
After the success of the device in the early 1980s, Nintendo released the popular Nintendo Entertainment System in 1985 and the Game Boy in 1989.
It’s not the first time the company has re-released a console. In recent years it has released classic versions of its NES and Super Nintendo, along with original games and controllers.
Mario was on the scene in 1989 for this version of the game console
The pocket-sized gaming system was the first with a + directional pad and brought out handheld gaming. The new 2020 version is pictured here