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Game & Watch Gallery

aka: Game Boy Gallery , Game Boy Gallery 2, Game Boy Gallery 2: 4 Games in 1

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The Game & Watch Gallery is Nintendo's first portable compilation featuring their popular line of original 1980's handheld games, featuring the popular "Mr. Game & Watch" himself, as well as Mario and friends.

The compilation consists of four popular titles from the Game & Watch Series, each with a "Classic" and "Modern" version of each game:

  • Octopus: Collects as much treasure as your bag can hold, while avoiding the octopus tentacles that continually swing around you. In the "Modern" version, Mario becomes the diver, and as he collects more treasure, his bag becomes heavier, making it harder to return to the surface. Mario can also delay the octopus tentacles by throwing treasure at them.
  • Fire: Position your net to catch the falling people jumping from the burning building. The "Modern" version has Mario and Luigi rescuing Toad, Yoshi and Donkey Kong Jr. from Princess Peach's Castle. Each falling character has different weights and falling patterns.
  • Manhole: The player must cover the holes to keep the continually walking people from falling through the manholes and into the sewers. In the "Modern" version, Yoshi must use his tongue to keep Mario, Toad and Donkey Kong Jr. from falling thought the hole, each character having different speeds and patterns.
  • Oil Panic: The player must collect the dripping blobs of oil before they slip past and ruin everything. The "Modern" version has Bowser dropping oil blobs at Mario, who has to catch the oil and dump it over to Yoshi before the Koopa King gets the best of Mario.

Each mode (Classic and Modern) has two difficulties: Easy and Hard. The higher score a player gets in each version, new unlockable bonuses will become available via the "Gallery Corner". These bonuses include release dates, pictures and animations which tell in greater detail the history behind Gunpei Yokoi's portable creations.


  • ゲームボーイギャラリー - Japanese spelling

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Credits (Game Boy version)

22 People (20 developers, 2 thanks)

Design Adviser
Manual Editor
Special Thanks
  • Super Mario Club
  • Drastic Factory
Produced by
  • Million Colors


Related Games

Game & Watch Gallery 3
Released 1999 on Game Boy Color, 2014 on Nintendo 3DS, 2023 on Nintendo Switch
Game & Watch Gallery 4
Released 2002 on Game Boy Advance, 2015 on Wii U
Game & Watch Gallery 2
Released 1997 on Game Boy, 1998 on Game Boy Color, 2012 on Nintendo 3DS
Game Boy Gallery
Released 1995 on Game Boy
Game Gallery Vol.#1
Released 1997 on Windows 3.x
Internet Board Games: Network Edition
Released 1998 on Windows
Virtual Jigsaw: Photo Gallery
Released 1996 on Windows
At the Carnival
Released 1989 on Macintosh, DOS
Shooting Arcade
Released 1982 on TRS-80 CoCo, Atari 8-bit

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  • MobyGames ID: 6034


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Contributors to this Entry

Game added by Kartanym.

Nintendo 3DS added by CrankyStorming.

Additional contributors: Freeman, gamewarrior, Ben K, formercontrib.

Game added March 24th, 2002. Last modified February 22nd, 2023.