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So awesome that you need external speakers to hear.

Remember the Game & Watch series that were prevalent in the 1980s and ended in 1991 with Mario the Juggler? This series of handheld games serve two purposes: gaming (DUH!!!!!) and clock (“Watch”). It ended with the emergence of the Game Boy. Nowadays, some of the rarer Game & Watch handhelds are worth several hundreds of dollars.


After reading this article, there is another use for the Game & Watch handheld. Japanese hobbyist Goteking turned this small handheld into a small TV. This particular Game & Watch, Donkey Kong Jr. (1982), is from the Widescreen series so a 16:9 screen fits completely. Although the screen is small, the idea is very unique and impressive. This creation exemplifies yet again that there are many different ways to make use of old gadgets. Nintendo is able to grasp this point; the design of the DS was created from the foundations set by the Game & Watch series.