Game & Watch is more important to Nintendo’s history than you might think

https://www.imore.com/sites/imore.com/files/styles/large_wm_brw/public/field/image/2020/12/game-and-watch-hero.jpghttps://www.imore.com/history-game-watch-super-mario-bros-improved-color-and-more-gamesThe history of Game & Watch — the perfect way to celebrate Nintendo and Mario.
As part of the Super Mario Bros 35th Anniversary celebration, Nintendo recently released the Game & Watch Super Mario Bros. system. I was super eager to acquire it the moment it was announced given the history behind this little device. When I went to pick up my order, the cashier turned it over in his hands and remarked, "What is this?" As if to say that he couldn’t understand why I was purchasing something this ridiculous. It had never occured to me that someone might not know what the importance behind this classic remake might be.
Before I could stop myself, I launched into a quick explaination about how it was a replica of the first Nintendo gaming system to ever release in the UK and US. I felt like this was super important information. But, he just shrugged, rang up my order, and I left feeling a little hollow. If you’re unaware of the Game & Watch’s importance when it comes to bring…