Nintendo Game & Watch: The Legend of Zelda System
- Nintendo Game & Watch System brings retro looks and modern technology together
- Includes three full The Legend of Zelda titles, including The Legend of Zelda, Zelda II: The Adventure of Link, and The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening
- Also includes Vermin, a Game & Watch classic title that stars Link, plus a playable clock and timer
- Game & Watch System
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Of the 692 reviewers who responded, 678 would recommend this product.
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- Best present ever!!- February 14, 2022
the best device that I gave away, I bought it for my husband and he loves it, it brings back many memories of his childhood, he really likes to play with it.Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
- Fun little handheld- November 13, 2021
Fun little system. And a cool little Easter egg. Is it a cash grab of Nintendo to release these? Maybe. But it’s a solid product and a fun way to play some classic titles.Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
- As authentic as it gets- December 14, 2021
The games all seem to run perfectly. Which probably isn't a surprising feat nowadays. Here are my brief thoughts on the games: Zelda 1 - The original. Solid for sure, but it may feel dated if you've never played it. Zelda 2 - A challenging dungeon sidescroller. The combat is precise, and enemies are tough. But as you really sink into it you'll find it's worthy of the Zelda name. Link's Awakening - This game is probably the easiest to get into. It plays like Zelda 1 but with a lot of QoL improvements, lots more music, and a stronger narrative... As you're a castaway on a mysterious island and need to escape. Vermin - is also good, although I've noticed I spent the least amount of time playing it. LA and Vermin look the best on the screen as the sprites are bigger. Zelda 1 and 2 feels tiny by comparison. The Sound comes from a mono speaker on the left side. It's clear and can be pretty loud if you want it to. Something I like is how the saving works. with a button you can go to the game selection and the system auto saves your state from wherever you were. Making it a lot more convenient to stop if you need to. The best new thing about it I would say is the timer, as it doubles as a sort of mini game where you defeat enemies as Zelda II Link. It seems to be a different engine from the NES game, as tricks I would use to defeat enemies like the armored knights didn't work. After the timer ends calm music plays for a few minutes before resetting. So it's pretty ambient as far as timers go. The clock does what you'd expect and is pretty neat as well. As link slowly goes through abridged areas of the first game each hour. All in all this device is designed pretty well for quick bursts of play between breaks or when you have time to kill. If you've never played these Zelda games, I would say that this is a great place to learn what made the series memorable in the first place.Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
- Works Great as an Office Clock!- December 8, 2021
Honestly, I came in with low expectations, but I really love this as just a small clock in my office! I use Windows and like to keep the taskbar hidden, so I've placed this Game & Watch below my monitor and use it to check the time and just spacer out watching it here and there. I've taken a picture of that in action (ignore the poor cable management!) and it switches between screens and Link is constantly moving around and fighting enemies and it makes it fun to just check the time here and there. Honestly, I'm glad I got it for that reason alone! Everything else feels like a nice bonus! It easily lasts a full workday with the screen on if charged overnight.Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
- Zelda Fans Will Love This- November 14, 2021
All Zelda Fans Need To Add This To Your Collection! Yes, it is a novelty item, but you'll love to dive back into these games whenever you get some downtime. I plan on displaying this in my office with the awesome display stand that you make out of the packaging! But also great to have with me when I am waiting at my kids school to pick him up or anytime i have downtime for quick jump back into an Original Zelda Adventure. Battery life seems good. Still early to tell. But it charges off of USB-C. Feels great to hold, not cheap. Cool, tiny hidden feature on the hardware itself, you'll have to discover it yourself as I definitely had a "that's pretty cool" moment.Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.