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Early Nintendo hand helds?

Marker (557) on Jan 11, 2014


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In 1980,Nintendo launched Nintendo Game and Watch, which grew in production to 60 titles, on single and double screen configurations, until it wound down in 1991. It eventually sold 43 million units worldwide, and Nintendo's original developer of the platform, Gunpei Yokoi, went on to launch the development of Game Boy.

The units were hand held, electronically played, with primitive LCD motion graphics.

I did the Donkey Kong illustration for the Palmtex subsidiary . Does MG consider this platform valid for video game history?

Thanks for the time.

Here's a look at a couple of those pieces:

http://www.marcericksen.com/palmtex_art.zip

(Edited by Marker (557), Jan 11, 2014)

Re: Early Nintendo hand helds?

lilalurl (732) on Jan 11, 2014


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Not yet as far as I am aware.

Inclusion of LCD games in in MG was discussed, about a year ago:

http://www.mobygames.com/forums/dga,2/dgb,4/dgm,171720/

Re: Early Nintendo hand helds?

Kabushi (257404) on Jan 11, 2014


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And here just a few weeks ago:

http://www.mobygames.com/forums/dga,2/dgb,4/dgm,182951/

Re: Early Nintendo hand helds?

Marker (557) on Jan 12, 2014


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I guess my take would be that it was a Nintendo platform and used electronic commands to enable players to make movement decisions take place in order to defeat the device. I don't see anything in that premise to argue against inclusion, but MG may be faced with with issues that make inclusion difficult.

Obviously I have a dog in this fight, and everyone recognizes that I'd love to have my art recognized. MG has been the only entity that demands proof of claim which, to me, makes it the most valid place for folks like myself, involved from the beginning, to lay our claims.

I also recognize that there must be limitations that I don't see, but the hand helds do seem to me to be a an important and interesting chapter in early gaming.

Thanks, ...I appreciate the soapbox.

Re: Early Nintendo hand helds?

SGruber (3852) on Jan 11, 2014


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Wasn't this discussed again after the freedom from gamefly? I think it is somewhere in the suggestion thread...

Re: Early Nintendo hand helds?

Pseudo_Intellectual (63606) on Jan 12, 2014


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Basically in previous discussions we seemed to arrive at general consensus that it would be nice to support these someday, but that it was low priority. When it happens someday we can point to this thread and extend you your credit 8)

Re: Early Nintendo hand helds?

Marker (557) on Jan 12, 2014


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Roger that Pseudo. Thanks.