Game Boy Gallery

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Game Boy Gallery
Game Boy Gallery cover.jpg
Developer Nintendo, TOSE
Publisher Nintendo
Platform(s) Game Boy
Release date UK April 27, 1995
Australia 1995
Genre Compilation
Mode(s) Single player
Media
Game Boy:
Media GB icon.png Game Pak
Input
Game Boy:
This article is about the Game & Watch collection Game Boy game released exclusively in Europe and Australia. For the game with an identical title in Japanese, see Game & Watch Gallery.

Game Boy Gallery is a Game Boy game featuring a collection of five Game & Watch games. It was exclusively released in Europe and Australia in 1995. The game is the first game in the Game & Watch Gallery series, but it differentiates from later installments in that there are neither Classic nor Modern modes. There is one mode with graphics similar to that of Modern Mode, but has the gameplay of Classic Mode.

Game Boy Gallery features nameless individuals as the main characters. It is the only Game & Watch Gallery title without any Mario characters. One of the games, Cement Factory, is a re-release of Mario's Cement Factory, but Mario is replaced by one of the generic characters and is removed from the game's title.

Mini-games[edit]

Game In-game description
Ball You would like to work for a circus. Before being offered the job, you have to show you can juggle. To make the job easier, the circus provides you with arm extensions. You start off juggling slowly, but you need to get faster to impress your new employer.
Vermin So you couldn't juggle. No problem. The local pest control company need a new employee. Moles are taking over the town, and it's your job to hit the moles on the head as they surface. Be careful: the more you hit them, the angrier and faster they become.
Flagman The previous job got under your feet, so you try something more memorable. You are working at the local boating lake, and your job is to hold up flags to let people know that their time is up. The school holidays have started, and the lake is filling up. (In Game A, copy the pattern shown by Flagman. After copying the pattern correctly, another step is added for the next round. In Game B, Flagman only shows one number; however, the time to react to this number shortens over time.)
Manhole Having left the boating lake, you take a job with the local council. All the manhole covers have been stolen, and it is your job to block the manholes yourself, so that the public are not injured. The rush hour has started, and the flow of pedestrians is increasing all the time.
Cement Factory You have now had four jobs, this is your last chance. You get a job on a building site. Unfortunately, the automatic cement mixers are not working, and the lorries are waiting for the cement. Your job is to control the mixers manually: as the cement falls, you must flick the switches to send the cement down the chutes and onto the lorries. Be quick though, as the next bag of cement is on its way.

Controls[edit]

Cement Factory gameplay
Ball
  • +Control Pad (left and right): Move
  • B Button and A Button: Move left or right
Vermin
  • +Control Pad (left and right): Move
  • B Button and A Button: Move left or right
Flagman
  • +Control Pad (up): 1
  • +Control Pad (right): 2
  • +Control Pad (down): 3
  • +Control Pad (left): 4
Manhole
  • +Control Pad: Move
  • A Button: Diagonal
Cement Factory
  • +Control Pad (left and right): Move
  • A Button: Open

Prerelease and unused content[edit]

Gallery[edit]

Screenshots[edit]

Trivia[edit]

  • This game's version of Flagman was later reused in Wario Land II for Flagman D-D.
  • The Game & Watch Gallery series is called the Game Boy Gallery series in Japan. However, despite Europe using the North American name for the games after this game, Australia kept the name. Thus, Game & Watch Gallery is called the same name in North America and Europe, but Japan called it Game Boy Gallery and Australia called it Game Boy Gallery 2. It was like this up until Game & Watch Gallery 4, which was not released in Japan and called Game & Watch Gallery Advance in Australia.