Nintendo is giving nostalgic fans another retro console experience in the form of the Super Mario Bros. Game & Watch system, which based on the Game & Watch systems from the '80s. However, this new version allows you to play the original Super Mario Bros. in its entirety along with Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels, and a Mario version of the Ball game. It even includes a classic clock feature that's been upgraded with 35 different animations that play in the background. Naturally, it will be hugely popular, so if you want to get your hands on one, you'll need to act quickly. Here's what you need to know....
Listings for the Nintendo Super Mario Bros. Game & Watch handheld console are up but not active at the time of writing here on Amazon and here at Best Buy for $49.99 with a release date slated for November 13th. These listings could go live at any moment, so you might want to sign up for notifications. Be ready to jump on them because a quick sellout is highly likely.
Note that the system also features a rechargeable battery with 8 hours of play time and a NES-style button layout. You can take a closer look at the console in the trailer video below.
The new Game & Watch was announced as part of Nintendo's plans for the 35th anniversary of Super Mario Bros. You can check out everything that Nintendo is planning via our master list.
“This new collectable device is inspired by the original Game & Watch systems first released in 1980,” Nintendo said about the new product. “The original handheld device included a game, and could also be used as a watch to tell time. The original Game & Watch series sold more than 43 million worldwide. Game & Watch: Super Mario Bros. features a modern +Control Pad. In addition to playing classic games Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels (released in Japan as Super Mario Bros. 2) and a special version of Ball with a Mario makeover, Game & Watch: Super Mario Bros. also functions as a clock, with 35 little touches to discover, including some guest appearances from Mario’s friends and foes. Game & Watch: Super Mario Bros. launches on Nov. 13 at a suggested retail price of $49.99.”
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