All the Game & Watch games from Nintendo, from Japan ! The Game & Watch consoles are portable electronic games marketed between 1980 and 1991. The Game & Watch series consists of 125 units, which have sold 43 million units worldwide. In Japan, they were called Nintendo Game Pocket Computer. The name comes from a watch with a digital clock that was released by Nintendo in 1977. Game & Watch consoles are battery powered and include a screen, speakers and buttons. Early models have only one button to control the game, but later models can have up to three. Some of these games also have a second screen, located below the main screen, which allows access to an additional game mode or additional features in the game. The games are classified into three types: Action, Puzzle and Sports.
The Game & Watch series was designed by Gunpei Yokoi, who wanted to create a new type of game that could be played on a personal device. At the time, Nintendo's main business was arcade games. Yokoi's design used a flat programmable processor and a multi-character LCD screen to create a cheap game that could be used anywhere. The games were released in a number of different colors, including red, green and orange variants. In 1982, the Game & Watch Silver was also created for Nintendo employees as a gift for their work.