Official Nintendo Web Page (3DS Version):
Release Date: May 24, 2012
www.nintendo.com – Game Boy Color:
No. of Players: 1 player
Category: Puzzles, Action, Arcade
Original and updated versions of five Game & Watch™ hand-held games.
With the second of the Game & Watch Gallery series, you can enjoy five different games in both their original and revised versions.
Classic versions will take you back to the ’80s and a simpler time in video games. Modern versions feature your favorite characters with improved play control, color and sound effects.
In Parachute, you must rescue the parachutists. In
Helmet, don’t get hit in the head. In
Chef, flip up a gourmet meal. In
Vermin, whack the enemies. In
Donkey Kong™, rescue your kidnapped sweetie.
This game is only playable in 2D.
Contributed by Michael Cassidy (1709) on Sep 17, 2012.
Back of box:
Five classic portable games in one!
Before the birth of Game Boy, Game & Watch portable games were the main source of recreation for gamers on the road. The graphics were simple, but the addictive games featured in this series quickly became popular hits. In 1997, a collection of Game & Watch titles were released for Game Boy Pocket, along with modernized adaptations featuring improved graphics and music. Now a second blast from the past has stepped into the modern gaming world, this time for Game Boy Color. You can either play modernized versions of the games, or return to your roots by trying out the original classics.
In the original game, you control an anonymous hero who must paddle his boat left and right to save an endless stream of paratroopers from the jaws of hungry sharks. The modernized version features Mario as the nervous boat captain, with Toad and Yoshi as the doomed skydivers. The game play is basically the same, but as you can see the graphics have greatly improved.
Tools are raining from the sky, and your helmet isn't all it's cracked up to be. In the classic version of Helmet, you earn one point every time you avoid three tools, and five points for entering the shed. Mario is the soft-skulled star of the modern version, and he can earn bonus points by pounding P Switches to produce coins. You can't tell who's dropping the tools in the classic version, but it turns out that an angry Parakoopa is responsible for the mayhem.
Unless you like hair on your hot cakes, you'd better do your best to keep a skillet under the flying flapjacks. The original pancake flipper preferred to work solo, but in the latest version Princess Toadstool and Yoshi have teamed up in the kitchen. Yoshi gobbles up the breakfast delicacies, while Princess Toadstool uses her frying pan to keep the food in flight. Don't let the Princess keep flipping the food without letting Yoshi eat, because the food will burn and you'll lose a turn.
The 80's version of Vermin is very similar to "Whack - A - Mole." You move left and right, and try to hit each mole over the head before it can leave its hole. The 90's version stars Yoshi, who has to protect a nest of Yoshi Eggs from Shy Guys, Ghosts, and Parakoopa. The bad guys approach from all directions at once, so you'll have to move like the wind to protect the nest.
Even if you're a game fan dedicated to the classics, you probably missed the Game & Watch adaptation of Donkey Kong. There are only two levels to conquer, but tricky play control will test your mastery of miniature Mario. The updated version consists of three brand new levels with colorful graphics and a pumped-up soundtrack. We keep telling Princess Toadstool that she should hire some body guards, but she just won't listen.
Game & Watch Gallery 2 is backwards compatible with Super Game Boy, Game Boy Pocket, and the original Game Boy.
Contributed by Evil Ryu (49843) on May 27, 2005.
Original and updated versions of five Game & Watch hand held games!
Classic versions will take you back to the '80s and a simpler time in video games. Modern versions feature your favorite characters, bringing you to the present with improved play control, color and sound effects.
Parachute - Rescue the parachutists.
Helmet - Don't get hit in the head.
Chef - Flip up a gourmet mean.
Vermin - Whack the enemies.
Donkey Kong - Rescue your kidnapped sweetie.
Interrupt Save feature lets you stop and restart anytime.
Battery-backed memory saves all your scores.
Contributed by Corn Popper (69582) on Sep 05, 2002.