This is a translation of Mr. Game & Watch’s character page from News Flash! Smash Bros. Dojo, Melee’s version of the Smash Bros. Dojo. Thanks to PushDustin and Soma for their help with the translation.
A character that people in the know will appreciate, from the LSI game system series, Game & Watch. [TN1]
A rule-breaking choice in a certain way?
Game & Watch units have been sold since ’80.
Overseas, the system was sold all the way up until ’93, and more than 40 million units were produced worldwide.
In that sense, one can say it was a major phenomenon that rivals even Mario.
Game & Watch doesn’t use cartridges.
One Game & Watch units corresponds to one game, with pitch black figures moving on the LCD screen while producing beeps.
The Smash character Mr. Game & Watch is a reappearance of that character.
Actually, his normal attacks and Special Moves are all references to different games.
(How many can you identify?)
He is drawn in a perfect flat style, and his moves in a frame-by-frame, LCD-like way.
Actually, during development, we thought to make his movement frame-by-frame too, but since that made him difficult to play as, we kept him the way as seen in the game.
On a side note, while it’s hard to buy Game & Watch units now, you can play it through the Game & Watch Gallery series. They were also ported to Card-e. [TN2]
Clear Classic, Adventure or Break the Targets! with all characters beside Mr. Game & Watch himself.
Alternatively, play 1000 multiplayer matches.
While you unlock him more quickly by clearing Break the Targets!, you can also try other modes like Classic if you’re not confident with it.
- This is a Game & Watch!
- This oldest portable game character, now revived with the latest technology!
- Explanation of the standard moves (see below)
- In Judge, the attack’s property differs depending on the number that appears.
- With the down special move, Oil Panic, Mr. Game & Watch takes three projectile attacks and attack back with oil, dealing twice the total damage absorbed.
- And we have this! Mr. Game & Watch’s home stage, Flat Zone!
Unlock criterion: Have Mr. Game & Match clear any of the Regular Matches
|Standard attack||Green House (can be fired repeatedly)|
|Strong side attack||Lio|
|Strong up attack||Flagman|
|Strong down attack||Manhole|
|Side smash attack||Fire Attack|
|Up smash attack||Octopus|
|Down smash attack||Vermin|
|Standard air attack||Parachute|
|Front air attack||Cement Factory|
|Back air attack||Turtle Bridge|
|Up air attack||Spitball Spark|
|Down air attack||Donkey Kong Jr.|
[TN1] LSI stands for large-scale integration circuit.
[TN2] Manhole was the the only Game & Watch-e game to become available.
|Down Special:||Oil Panic|