Running Game & Watch games on NDS ( & DS-X) ?

Discussion in 'NDS - ROM Hacking and Translations' started by JKirby, May 7, 2007.

  1. JKirby
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    JKirby Newbie

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    Hi there, and please bear with me and this noob question.

    I have a NDS Lite and a DS-Xtreme, which is a nice combination of hardware indeed. I also have some way old Game & Watch handheld games, some of which are so tacky and worn, buttons not reacting etc that they are not very playable anymore.

    Is there a way to play Game & Watch games on the NDS and the DS-Xtreme? I'd be happy with remakes if such exist. I am aware of the "Game & Watch Collection" for the NDS, but that only includes Oil Panic, Donkey Kong and Green House, none of which I am interested in. Well, except for Donkey Kong but that one still works fine!

    Thanks for any tips [​IMG]
     
  2. jalaneme

    jalaneme Female Gamer

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  3. Hadrian

    Hadrian Better than Craigslist

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    I'd love it if someone did a version of Super Mario Bros (not the ones listed above) that was a really good little game got it on one of those keyrings that came out several years ago.
     
  4. crafton48

    crafton48 GBAtemp Regular

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    there are a few G&W titles on the Gameboy I think about 4, each with a good number of G&W games on
    try looking for "game & watch: gallery"
     
  5. jalaneme

    jalaneme Female Gamer

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    i used to have The Zelda Game & Watch, and i still have a very old game and watch watch of super mario, but it's half broken [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    picture of it, but one of the side red buttons on mine is gone so it can't be played.
     
  6. crafton48

    crafton48 GBAtemp Regular

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    There are the game & watch keyring collection, which are smaller versions of the originals that cost about £5 each.
     
  7. JKirby
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    JKirby Newbie

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    Okay, thanks for all the tips.

    The Game & Watch Gallery series looks like the way to go. Do I have to buy a GBA in order to play these, or does my DS-Xtreme come to the rescue? Or is the NDS compatible with GBA cartridges? I have no problem buying the games, but I would not like to buy any more consoles.

    Again, sorry for the noobness, I am still quite new to NDS.

    Thanks [​IMG]
     
  8. Takeshi

    Takeshi GBAtemp Addict

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    Your DS is compatible with the original GBA cartridges only, but the GB/GBC ones may run in Goomba or Lameboy DS. The DS-X can't handle GBA ROMs, though. So you're either in need of a GBA/Slot-2 Flashcart or the original GBA cartridge(s).
     
  9. JKirby
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    JKirby Newbie

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    Okay, I guess I could try a (relatively) hassle-free GBA flashcart.

    Any pointers to GBA flashcart lists/comparisons so I can choose a good one? I'm green.

    Thanks.
     
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