Nintendo Brings Back 'Super Mario Bros.' on 'Game & Watch' Redux for 35th Anniversary

Nintendo is releasing a revamped 'Game & Watch' with playable 'Super Mario Bros.' game, for $49.99.
Brad Bergan

Nintendo is going back to basics with a modern redux of its original Game & Watch handheld — now updated with a full-color LCD, according to a surprise announcement made during a Nintendo Direct showcase on YouTube.

The little gaming device plays the first Super Mario Bros., and will be released on November 13, selling for $49.99.


Nintendo 'Super Mario Bros.' Redux

Nintendo's 35th anniversary redux of "Super Mario Bros." will also come with "Super Mario Bros: The Lost Levels" — released in Japan as "Super Mario Bros. 2" — and an updated version of "Game & Watch: Ball," starring Mario in the place of Mr. Game & Watch, reports The Verge.

The new design is a revamp of the first +Control Pad (from 1980), and in the spirit of the first Game & Watch device, this one also works as a digital clock, but with an additional 35 "little touches" and Easter eggs to honor the anniversary.

With a release date of Nov. 13, the Game & Watch: Super Mario Bros. handheld gaming system will have "limited production," and sell for $49.99.

Nintendo adds classics to 'Super Mario 3D All-Stars,' brings 'Mario Kart' to real world

Nintendo also said it would be re-releasing a wider collection of three more Super Mario games to mark the occasion. The upcoming "Super Mario 3D All-Stars" will also feature "Super Mario 64," "Super Mario Sunshine," and "Super Mario Galaxy" — all in one explosive package — for the Nintendo Switch, according to a local news source.

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The new game will launch on September 18, and "will be available until March 31, 2021." As if this wasn't enough for its 35th anniversary, Nintendo also revealed it's launching a redux of "Mario Kart" called "Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit," which takes the popular racing series into a real-world environment.

Players of Nintendo's new game will control a real Kart, and morph their home into a "Mario Kart" course. Finally, this Thursday announcement also teased players with details about a new online game called "Super Mario Bros. 35," which pits 35 players in a battle royale in the original world of the "Super Mario Bros." game.