Nintendo Game & Watch - Gold Cliff
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The Game & Watch series of handheld consoles from Nintendo was first released in April 1980 with the release of Game & Watch: Ball. The last console in the original run was released in 1991. Special anniversary re-releases in 2020 and 2021 were later released. The Game & Watch console was designed by Gunpei Yokoi who had the idea for a miniature handheld console after watching a bored train passenger playing with a calculator's buttons to pass the time. The consoles also include a clock which display on the LCD screen, providing the watch part of Game & Watch. The original Donkey Kong version of the Game & Watch, released on 3rd June 1982, was the first console/controller to feature Nintendo's cross-shaped d-pad.
This example in our collection is the Gold Cliff model which was on 19th October 1988 as part of the Multi Screen series. It is a dual-screen single-player game who plays an Indiana Jones-type archaeologist character who is on a mission to acquire treasure.
This exhibit has a reference ID of CH49168. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.