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Nintendo has unexpectedly announced a new Game & Watch, a handheld game clock that was first released in 1980.
The new product is the 'Game & Watch Super Mario Bros.', a limited-time production piece to commemorate the 35th anniversary of Super Mario.
The original Game & Watch was a product that had a patterned LCD screen that allowed for very simple games and was also a digital watch, but the new 2020 model has evolved to include a 2.36-inch full-color LCD display.
You can play the NES versions of Super Mario Bros. and Super Mario Bros. 2, as well as a Mario-transformed version of Ball, which was one of the first generation Game & Watch games.
It functions as a clock, too, with a Super Mario theme. The dial shows the time written in blocks, with Mario and enemy characters moving.
It's as small as it was at the time, weighing 68 grams, and can play games for about 8 hours on the built-in lithium-ion battery, and it can also be used as a desk clock with a constant power supply from the USB-C port for constant display.
Priced at 4,980 yen plus tax, it goes on sale November 13, and is a limited edition product until March 2021.
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