Post Thumbnail

In honor of the new Game & Watch Ball reward available through Club Nintendo, the company released a translated Iwata Asks interview about Nintendo's first experiments with handheld games. The designers and engineers describe just how early the technology was -- it was based on calculator chips,...

4 years ago 0 Comments
February 10, 2011 at 11:30AM
Post Thumbnail

Do you possess enough Club Nintendo coins to purchase a small, uninhabited tropical island? Why not spend your fake currency on this, instead: The promotional program's latest reward is a reproduction of Game and Watch: Ball, in which you play a juggler who's tasked with keeping a number of always ...

4 years ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

The Wii's Mega Man arsenal has grown once again, adding Mega Man 4 to the collection of games that can be chosen from a menu and loaded up -- you know, like weapons on Mega Man's arm, except acquired through commerce and not robot murder. They'd be very different games if you had access to a charge ...

5 years ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

Want to nab yourself Game & Watch Collection 2 from Club Nintendo, but a bit apprehensive about dropping 800 of your hard-earned Coins? We get it -- in this try-before-you-buy modern world we live in, it's tough to take a leap of faith. Thankfully, some of the internet's bravest have uploaded v...

5 years ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

This week marks the one-year anniversary of the DSiWare service launch, and Nintendo is observing the occasion by putting interesting content on the service! Every week should be some kind of milestone. And speaking of annual observances, there's a Neo Geo game on Virtual Console. ...

5 years ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

You know what you're downloading on Wii today without having to look at the full list. In fact, we'll save you some time: Cave Story is the full list. In what we still regard as a pleasant surprise, Nicalis's remake is actually, for real, being released today! The only thing better than actually get...

5 years ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

The best part of buying Nintendo games is playing the actual Nintendo games you just bought collecting coins for Club Nintendo! At yesterday's Nintendo Media Summit, the publisher announced two new items: the DS Game and Watch Collection 2 and Grill-Off with Ultrahand for Wii. Game and Watch Coll...

5 years ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

The Game & Watch Collection is a popular catalog item for Club Nintendo, but this year's gift for Japanese gamers who reach Platinum status takes the Game & Watch nostalgia even further. It's a real Game & Watch. Nintendo is producing a new run of the classic handheld Ball, specifical...

5 years ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

Nintendo has videos of the DSiWare releases of Game & Watch games on its DSiWare site. Famitsu also has screens. In both cases, though, there aren't really any surprises. The presentation is pretty straightforward: an authentic recreation of the game on the top screen, and a logo on the bottom s...

5 years ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

If you've been having a tough time accruing enough coins in Club Nintendo to get your very own copy of Game & Watch Collection for DS, know that Nintendo is planning to parcel out nine different Game & Watch classics to DSiWare in Japan. Kotaku reports that Nintendo will be offering each i...

5 years ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

Remember that awesome Game & Watch collection the Japanese Club Nintendo folks got? Well, it might be making its way to the States, as a listing for the game has popped up on the ESRB site. Of course, we're incredibly excited. Aside from Exclamation Warriors and Tingle's Balloon Fight, the Gam...

6 years ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

By now, you've no doubt heard: Nintendo is rolling out Club Nintendo in the U.S. by the end of 2008. Wahey! Yeah, we know that Japan (generally speaking) gets the most excellent items when compared to elsewhere, but listen here, bub: it's free stuff. We're not about to complain, and nor should y...

6 years ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

Tomorrow is the big day -- Nintendo's E3 2008 media briefing. Will there be a new DS? A new handheld altogether? A new array of DS Lite colors instead? Nearly anything is possible, and while we wait, bouncing up and down on our toes and struggling to remember to breathe through the excitement, it's ...

6 years ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

With our recent feature on Nintendo's original handheld games, we've been thinking a lot about them lately. Mainly, we just want that sweet collection that Club Nintendo hooked people up with in Japan. What about you all? Want to play some of the Game & Watch games on the DS, or do you want a di...

6 years ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

It's time to take a look back at Nintendo's first foray into handheld gaming, nine years before Game Boy (and three years before Famicon/NES). Researchers at DS Fanboy have compiled an exhaustive rertrospective on the Game & Watch, in addition to interviewing two dedicated collectors. As is c...

6 years ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

Throughout the 1980s, Nintendo's Game & Watch series of handhelds provided the soundtrack to innumerable school playgrounds across the globe. A pre-Game Boy attempt to capture the portable games market, Game & Watch titles were relatively cheap but sturdily built toys which came with a...

6 years ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

If you're currently sitting on $4,000 worth of spare change, we have a purchase to recommend to you. A UK-based collector has just placed his the entire collection of 59 Game & Watch handhelds on eBay, along with the rare so-called "60th" model. $4,000 is a big outlay, and not all of these ar...

7 years ago 0 Comments