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Ball
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The original Ball Game & Watch console
Developer(s): Nintendo R&D1
Publisher(s): Nintendo
Platform: Game & Watch
Category: Action
Players: 1
Predecessor: N/A
Successor: N/A
Copyrights: N/A
Pricing
DSi Points

200

Release dates
Worldwide:

April 28, 1980

Ratings
ACB:

G (DSiWare)

CERO:

A (DSiWare)

ESRB:

E (DSiWare)

PEGI:

3 (DSiWare)

USK:

0 (DSiWare)

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Ball (model no. AC-01) is the first game in the Game & Watch series originally released in 1980.

In 1991, a functionally identical game titled Mario the Juggler would be released as the final Game & Watch unit.

Blurb[edit]

Nintendo website (DSiWare)[edit]

Brush up your juggling skills by moving the juggler’s arms to catch the balls. Drop a single ball, and it’s game over! Nintendo first began releasing the Game & Watch series in 1980. This collection of games was available on portable LCD devices, and each title featured a game and a clock. Each Game & Watch title features two modes of play: GAME A (normal difficulty) and GAME B (more advanced play). While some controls have been changed in the DSiWare version to better suit the Nintendo DSi system, the appearance of the game itself has not been altered.

Brush up your juggling skills with Game & Watch: Ball. Move the juggler’s arms to catch the balls. Drop a single ball, and it’s game over!

Nintendo DSi Shop[edit]

Nintendo first began releasing the Game & Watch series in 1980. This collection of games was available on portable LCD devices, and each title featured a game and a clock. Each Game & Watch title features two modes of play: GAME A (normal difficulty) and GAME B (more advanced play). While some controls have been changed in the DSiWare version to better suit the Nintendo DSi system, the appearance of the game itself has not been altered.

Brush up your juggling skills with Game & Watch: Ball. Move the juggler’s arms to catch the balls. Drop a single ball, and it’s game over!

Gameplay[edit]

The game can be played in two difficulties: Game A and Game B. In Game A, the player must juggle two balls at a time, while in Game B, the player must juggle three balls at once. The player must move the character's arms in order to keep the balls in the air. Dropping a ball just once will result in the game ending, which is unlike later Game & Watch games where the player is given three lives.

Technical details[edit]

Technical Details
Media

Game & Watch
Digital download (DSiWare)

Download size

DSi: 13 blocks

Input / compatible controllers

Game & Watch
Nintendo DSi

Other releases[edit]

Title Boxart Console Release Date(s) Notes
Game Boy Gallery Game Boy 1995 A remake of Ball is included as one of the five Game & Watch games in this compilation.


Game & Watch Gallery 2 Game Boy Color 1995 Ball is included the sixth unlockable game in this installment of the series. There are two versions of the game that can be played: "Classic" (a recreation of the original game) or "Modern" (an updated version featuring Super Mario characters).


Game Boy Camera Game Boy Ball is included as a minigame on the Game Boy Camera.


Game & Watch: Ball Nintendo DS (DSiWare) NA: April 19, 2010
JP: July 15, 2009
EU: April 23, 2010
A recreation of the original Ball game, released as a digital download on the Nintendo DSi Shop.


Ball Game & Watch NA: 2011
JP: 2009
A reproduction of the original Ball unit (model no. RGW-001), available exclusively through Club Nintendo. In Japan it was only available as a reward for Platinum members, while in North America it could be purchased for 1200 coins, more than anything else released for the service.


External links[edit]


Game & Watch series logo

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Crystal Screen Series Super Mario Bros. • Climber • Balloon Fight

Galleries
Collections Game & Watch Collection • 2