Game and Watch: Super Mario Bros. has been announced by Nintendo, and it's just like how it used to be... except a lot newer and shinier, of course.
The original Game & Watch series sold more than 43 million copies worldwide, and Nintendo is going to add to that tally with this new recreation of Game & Watch, which will feature a modern +Control pad. The games included with this Game & Watch include classics such as Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels (which was released in Japan as Super Mario Bros. 2) and a special version of Ball (the first Game & Watch title released in 1980) with a Mario makeover.
Game and Watch: Super Mario Bros. can also function as a clock, and due to the 35 year anniversary there are 35 "little touches to discover", which sounds a little threatening but we'll just roll with it. There's also some guest appearances from Mario characters that will help to add a little more character (get it?) to the package.
Game & Watch: Super Mario Bros. launches on November 13 for $49.99. It is available in limited quantities, so if you want one you might have to act fast in order to snag one.
This is pretty cool. I remember having one of these growing up, and I did get some fun out of mine. Of course, none were as cool as what Nintendo is offering here, but I also remember them being a lot cheaper and a lot more disposable. For $50 this is something that is both a cool keepsake for Mario's 35th anniversary and a toy that you might want to get some mileage out of it. I mean, it has Super Mario Bros. 1 and 2, so that should keep you busy for a while, eh?
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