Unboxing and Testing Nintendo’s New Game & Watch in 2020

Am I hearing this right?

A new Game & Watch in 2020?

Don’t worry this is not a dream!

I got my hands on this cute little device on the 13th of November, luckily the same day as the release day, so I thought it would be a good idea to unbox and review the latest product.

It evokes a sense of nostalgia just by holding it in your hands. It’s very similar to the original and it doesn’t feel like it is a new edition until you actually turn on the device. The handheld itself is very small, which makes it hard to play on. Fortunately, I have small hands so I’m able to use the device. However, players with large hands are going to have a problem.

The difference between the original and the latest Game & Watch is that this one does not have an alarm embedded in it. The clock is displayed in the menu itself, which was something I thought was quite odd. Also, it did not come with a built-in stand which prevented you from using it as an alarm clock. Something that a lot of past owners used to use it for. I’m not sure what Nintendo was thinking when they excluded these features but I assume there must’ve been a valid reason.

Will we ever know?

Who knows.

Overall the game comes with three different games. “Super Mario Bros”, “Super Mario Bros 2 The Lost Levels” and “Ball”, the first-ever Game & Watch game released in 1980 featuring Mario instead of the classic Game & Watch character. You can switch between games without interfering with the previous gameplay and all three games can be paused at the same time.

Regarding the battery, you charge this little device with a simple USB C cable to a USB AC adapter. Unfortunately, Nintendo did not include a USB AC adapter with this bundle. I would recommend using Nintendo’s official brand, but if you don’t care about your precious consoles and aren’t a picky person like me, I am sure you can use a third-party product. Just make sure that it is compatible before charging it.

A full charge takes three hours and it’s supposed to last for about eight hours depending on your settings with the brightness and volume.

I would say that this console is definitely not for everyone. These games can be easily played on other consoles. I played these games on my Super Mario All-Star game on my Super Nintendo. I can also access the games on my NES or my Nintendo Switch online account. Note that “Ball” is excluded from the options I mentioned.

Keep in mind that people who get this console aren’t buying it for the games, it’s usually for nostalgic reasons. It’s a console that probably hardcore Nintendo fans would get as a collector or perhaps as an introduction for their kids who knew nothing about Game & Watch consoles.

If you want to see the full review then you can watch the video here. The first video is the unboxing and the second is me testing its functionalities.

Let me know what you guys think! Is it worth getting? Or is it just…meh?

– Siara

Is the Super Nintendo Classic Mini worth it?

So I am having a bit of a dilemma…

Nintendo released a miniature version of the Super Nintendo on the 29th of September 2017. The Super Nintendo is my favorite console of all time and of course I became interested in this tiny cute console. In America this console was on sale for $70 dollars (£70 in England) which wasn’t a bad price in my opinion. When I checked the price in other countries I found out that this tiny console was charged 3 times more. $200 dollars, $200 freaking dollars, yes that’s insane. You can actually buy the original Super Nintendo on eBay and other retro sites for less. I do actually own the original Super Nintendo as well. So in the back of my head I was thinking “Is it worth getting it for $200 dollars?” The answer was of course no but then a voice came in my head saying “but it’s limited edition”…I hesitated once again.

I did miss the opportunity of getting the NES Classic Mini and I do regret that. I hate having regrets, especially when it comes to video games.

Sigh, so did I end up getting it? Yes I did. Would I recommend getting this fellow console? Yes and no. If you’re young and living in a generation with the newer consoles then yes, I don’t see why not if you want to give it a go. Although, if you’re a 90’s kids like me (or older) then I would suggest you to get the actual original SNES. Why? Because the cartridges gives that retro feeling to it. So worth it.

Why did I get it? Because I am an idiot…and I love Limited Edition products. Although I must say, I would not have gotten it if I didn’t already own the console because then I’d rather just get buy the real deal.

Unboxing post will happen when I receive it.

– Siara

Unboxing The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Limited Edition! (EU Edition)

I wanted to share with you all my excitement and joy regarding this big box. There will be a lot of photos and a video at end if you want to see my reaction when I open it. I hope you will enjoy it!

The box is MASSIVE. I was not expecting it to be that big. It’s because I was comparing it with my previous limited Edition box with Skyward Swords, that box was tiny compared to Breath of the Wild. So when I saw it, I was quite surprised (if you watch the video at the end you will see how many times I say the word huge).

The first thing you see when you open the box is the CD. The CD contains all the music from Breath of the Wild. I haven’t heard anything so far (it’s because I haven’t played it yet, yes I know I am crazy, here I am writing this and editing videos for you guys instead,  the dedication is real). The CD is very simple in design, just black all around.

Underneath the CD you will find the actual game. Some of you already know but Nintendo decided to go back in time and cartigees once again. It kinda like the 3DS/DS carticges. I’m not complaining at all. Smaller size means easier to carry around and travel with which is quite awesome.

The picture of Link at the front as you can see, very cute (handsome AF, Link bae) and the back is just like any regular game you buy. There is a thing going on with people licking the games because they taste weird and Nintendo stated that they did use some sort of a chemical/taste to prevent children to eat them/chock on them. Glad to hear that Nintendo so aware of that and sorted it out, unless some kids enjoy the taste (I can’t say myself, I haven’t licked it…and no I won’t either).

The last thing in the box is the Master Sword statue. It was quite heavy. It was another box in the box so I had to take it out. I must say I was quite impressed. It looks pretty on my shelf (I am actually looking at it at this moment) I did notice some glue around the sword which made it look shiny and not matte like the rest of the area around the platform which was a little disappointment. Not sure if  I can fix that myself or not because I don’t want to ruin it, I am a master when it comes to that…I am not proud of it.

The price of this set was £89 which I think was worth it. I enjoy game play music and I have a big master sword on my shelf so heck yeah, going to make people jelly…by people I am talking about my imaginary friends : ).  But I must say, my life sized Master Sword and Hylian Shield was better than this sword but I do like collecting beauties like these.

I hope you enjoyed my unboxing post. I did also make a video so make sure to watch that too if you want to see my reaction when I open the box for the first time.

– Siara