Still in love with Nintendo's Game & Watch...

A long, long time ago I was inseparable from my Nintendo Game & Watches - all of which I still have and play. This post is a gratuitous homage to my first (& most loved) electronic gaming system. In this post I've found some great Japanese flyers and an early Japanese Game & Watch advert (all too cool for school), plus some original sketches for Donkey Kong, followed by an embedded version of Game & Watch FIRE for you to play...enjoy!

Nintendo 1980's Game & Watch Flyers from Japan, a small collection of scans of Japanese flyers for Nintendo Game & Watches. These flyers were available at stores that sold Nintendo products in the 1980's - Source: 'Aaron's Game & Watch Info Archive' http://www9.ocn.ne.jp/~aaron/

Sketches of the original Game & Watch Donkey Kong characters by Shigeru Miyamoto, "...a young artist with a degree in industrial design, who had just joined Nintendo as a staff artist; he was brought into the company by Nintendo’s CEO Hiroshi Yamauchi, a family friend, and charged with rescuing Nintendo’s nascent coin-op business. Miyamoto spearheaded a small team of five who quickly set to work..." All of the characters were sketched by hand on graphing paper and he composed much of the music himself (additional music and sounds are attributed to Hirokazu Tanaka). Source: 'Donkey Kong: Great Game or Greatest Game?' article http://www.garagecade.com/?p=52

Play FIRE here...
This post wouldn't be complete without the chance to play a Game & Watch game, so click through the 'Skip ad' button & Play 'FIRE' here, use your left and right keyboard arrow keys...