The history: As some of you might already know, I didn’t get any games as a kid, however, my thirteen year older brother did! I know because when I was really young I got his old Donkey Kong Game & Watch passed down to me, so in a way I did get games, but only one and it wasn’t originally intended for me. I loved this Game & Watch though. I played it all the time, all through the summers I was walking around with it, until it was one day lost. I don’t know what happened to it, if I forgot it at my aunts summerhouse, or if I just misplaced it or something, but ever since I’ve been missing it immensely! And I have always been keeping an eye out for it the last couple of years on eBay. I’ve bid on so many orange Donkey Kong Game & Watch systems that I lost count, but never won them >-< Until now!!
I finally got my hands on a complete in box Donkey Kong Game & Watch Multiscreen! It’s all orange and pretty and brings back so many memories ^_^
The box is a bit worn around the edges and has a price tag on it but apart from that everything is in pretty nice condition ^_^
This game is so much fun! I also have the Game & Watch with Donkey Kong II which is also awesome, but this one brings back so many memories ^_^
The manual is also in really nice condition, here’s some outtakes from it, explaining the gameplay ^_^
And the other little paper inlays inside ^_^
It’s a japanese edition, but I don’t really care, it’s the same game and the same amount of nostalgia and fun ^_^
What’s your most nostalgic game? Let me know in the comments below :D
Beautiful game, I was given the CIB a few months back from a friend, couldn’t believe it when it arrived in the post. Congrats. I picked up a few loose G&W over here in Ireland for dirt cheap a while back too, no battery covers though booo, they seem to cost more than the games :)
NICE! I used to have a ton of those G+W’s, but traded or sold them all off. I don’t miss them unless I sit and think about it too much. Off to think about something else now (food is a good distraction!)….
There is always this place to get your fix as well :) http://pica-pic.com/
When Heidi was a young girl she sat at the piano and said “when I grow up I will own every video game”, and her father laughed and said “haha, you are silly”, and Heidi said “I’ll show you!”. (that is my version)
I remember that Donkey Kong. My sister had this. We found it some five years ago and sold it on Tradera for 350 SEK (loose). I looked at buying G&W from Japan a while ago, but they are ridiculously expensive, in my opinion. Sometimes they are broken too.
@fredJ – I’ve never heard of Tradera – what is that like? Is it anything like the Chinese/Taiwanese site TaoBao?
Anyway, great find! It’s awesome to get things like this in such great shape!
Tradera is the swedish ebay basically ^^ I buy there a lot :)
Yes, it is the Swedish ebay.
I am currently a professional seller at Tradera. Heidi was my best customer for a while, but I think she can’t find too many new stuff :-). Well, the donkey kong was way earlier.
I never actually got to own a Game & Watch, but I did have at least one old Tiger Electronic thing. Some space shooter type game. Played it WAY more than it deserved, trying to get that high score. Great article!
It’s never too late to own one ;D
I previously purchased two tiger electronic devices with Castlevania games on them :D
I found an old one in my summerhouse and try to tech my granddoughter to play it, but i have forgot how to turn on the hook to catch so the mokey cant get my