Back in 2020, one of the coolest pieces of retro gaming history got a fresh lease on life: Nintendo’s Game & Watch. Nintendo started with Super Mario Bros. and followed it up in 2021 with The Legend of Zelda. These limited releases haven’t been manufactured in years at this point, but it’s still possible to stumble on a sealed unit for retail price or less. Over at Walmart, you can snag both editions right now, and either would make for a great nostalgic gift this holiday.
The Super Mario Bros. Game & Watch is actually available for less than its $50 list price. You can grab the European edition for $40 or the North American edition for $44. The region doesn’t really matter. The only noticeable difference is the rating logo (ESRB or PEGI) on the box. The Zelda edition (US) is available for $49. That’s not really a discount, but it often sells for a bit more than retail price these days.
Out of the box, these units look pretty similar to the Game & Watch devices that were released over 35 years ago but have a much better and sharper screen (with color!), a rechargeable battery, a proper D-pad, and a digital clock.
The Super Mario version on sale has the classic gold and crimson Famicom colors and comes with Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels, and Ball (Mario version) installed on it.
For the Zelda unit, you’re getting The Legend of Zelda, Zelda II: The Adventure of Link, and The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening installed on it. This model also has Hyrule green accents around it to help it stand out from the Mario device.
These also make for excellent gifts for the Nintendo fan in your life, and if you’re looking for more Nintendo ideas, check out this combo deal on Super Mario Bros. Wonder plus a 12-month Switch Online Family membership, this highly detailed statue of Metroid hero Samus Aran, and this ele-fan-tastic Mario plushie.
We also have merch roundups dedicated to Super Mario and The Legend of Zelda.
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