Game and Watch Gallery 4 (GBA) Review By Mr.Nose
Game and Watch Gallery 4 was released in 2002 for the GBA, compiling 6 of the most popular Game and Watch handhelds (Fire, Boxing, Rain Shower, Mario’s Cement Factory, Donkey Kong Jr., and Donkey Kong 3). Each game can be played in either Classic mode; appearing as they originally did with Mr. Game and Watch, or Modern Mode, which replaces the black textures with more detailed backgrounds and stars the Mario Crew.
Getting 200 points in a game awards you with a star. Stars allow you to unlock new features in the Gallery, like a sound test, game hints, and a history of Game and Watches. They also will allow you to unlock new games, five which have both classic mode and modern mode (Chef, Mario Bros., Donkey Kong, Octopus, and Fire Attack) while the other nine can only be played in classic (Manhole, Tropical Fish, Mario’s Bombs Away, Parachute, Bombsweeper, Climber, Safebuster, Lifeboat, and Zelda) Each game can either be played in Hard or Easy.
Gameplay: For the game play, I will judge each game individually on a scale of 1-5 stars, 5 being the highest.
Fire: Classic: **** One of the better classic modes in the game. Modern: ***** My favorite game in the game, Fire’s Hard difficulty requires lightning fast reflexes to play.
Rain Shower: Classic: *** WAY to easy, even on hard. Modern: *** WAY to hard, even on easy.
Boxing: Classic: no stars: Horrid, I can hardly tell the difference between an outline and my charactar. Modern: *1/2 The easiest game ever, I can get five stars without any trouble.
Mario’s Cement Factory: Classic: * Unlike in Modern, when you fall a floor down, you don’t fall on the nearest elevator, you DIE. Modern: *** A fun, but slow paced game.
Donkey Kong Jr: Classic: * ICK, way to challenging, about 20 Klap Traps and Crows come at you at a time, and if you make it to the key, you have to jump for it and hope you make it. Modern: ***** My second favorite game. It is like and actual game with killable enemies and 3 different levels, it has the perfect difficulty too.
Donkey Kong 3: Classic: **1/2 Eh, it’s decent, I geuss. Modern: 1/2 a star. This game could have been good, but in stead they had to make it boring.
Chef: Classic: **** One of the most memorable Classic modes. Modern: **** This game is odd. Easy is very easy, and hard is very hard. How about a Middle?
I cannot review any of the other games, because I haven’t unlocked them yet. Sorry.
Graphics: 3.5 / 5 They’re pretty good. I’ve seen some good shading on some items like the 3 up Moon
Music: 3.5/5 Just like the graphics, they’re pretty good. Best music in the game is the memorable Fire music
Replayability:4.5 / 5: Most of the games will want you to pick them up again and again, trying to beat your own score so the replayability is pretty good. If you get tired of it, stop playing it for several months, come back, and become addicted once more.
Difficulty: N/A I really can’t give this game a difficulty score. It is criminally easy to get five stars on boxing or Chef, but nearly impossible on Fire or Rain Shower. Also, Zelda requires 160 stars to unlock, which is almost impossible to do. So I cannot give this a real difficulty score.
Overall: This is a pretty rare game, and its worth spending up to $10 on it, though you may see it for much more.
I give Game and Watch Gallery 4 a
4 out of 5.