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Game And Watch Gallery 2 review

Watch and learn about Nintendo's origins

The Game And Watch originals in this collection are only worth seeking out if you're a gamer who is interested in Nintendo's history, as they're so basic it's hard to imagine anyone other than the inquisitive will get much out of them.

The modern versions created for Game Boy Color, however, are a different matter. They're equally basic to play as, aside from Donkey Kong, you're just pressing left and right, but Nintendo went on the charm offensive by setting them in the Mushroom Kingdom.

So, in Parachute, Mario is attempting to catch Toads, Yoshis and Donkey Kong Jr in his rowing boat as a Cheep Cheep swims beneath you while Chef finds Peach flipping food in her pan before Yoshi catches it in his gob.

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They're all so basic yet so addictive and it is very easy to waste plenty of time whacking Paratroopas and Boos in Yoshi's frantic Vermin game.


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  1. Aces High Wednesday 16th May 2012 at 10:49

    Where's the score?

  2. Aces High Wednesday 16th May 2012 at 15:23

    Ah, there's the score! 75% eh? Might just grab it..

  3. bushmistro1 Friday 25th May 2012 at 09:37

    i bought this yesterday out of curiosity. 4 hours later still playing. this may be basic but just like tetris this can get very additive very quickly i will be buying the first :)

  4. JACKANAPES Wednesday 6th Jun 2012 at 12:35

    I played this death when it was first released. Such an addictive game.

  5. Moztroid Friday 15th Jun 2012 at 14:04

    This with LOZ:LA we're my two first GB games I got. So much nostalgia with the 3DS though that wasn't why I brought one...

  6. NSMB23DS Tuesday 7th Aug 2012 at 13:00

    Is it that good? I'll try to get it. Soon. Tomorrow. Maybe.

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