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Super Mario Bros. vintage Game and Watch system is back

Super Mario
(Image credit: Nintendo)

To celebrate the 35th anniversary of the legendary Super Mario Bros, Nintendo is re-releasing the original Game and Watch console. 

This was the first handheld console created in Japan by Nintendo in 1980. This re-release is a nod to the history of the game and its creators. 

Much like the music-obsessed fawn over vinyl, if you're a Super Mario fan, this console is the true classic you want in your hands. 

The console comes in gold and includes the Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels and Ball (Mario Version). 

There is also a digital clock which displays 35 different animations, which include Mario and his friends, so when you're not playing it acts as a fascinating side table piece. 

The system has been improved with tighter controls in the systems +Control Pad. 

The console is available for pre-order and will be released on 13 November. It costs R1,299 which really means that it's for those who love a bit of nostalgia, Super Mario bros and gaming history. 

Leila Stein

Leila Stein is an experienced multimedia journalist and content producer with a special interest in data journalism. she is skilled in news writing, editing, online writing and multimedia content production and have a Bachelor of Journalism  from Rhodes University and an Honours in Historical Studies from University of Cape Town.