Nintendo’s limited edition Game & Watch console sold out immediately on the first day, but this modder wasn’t satisfied playing just the three pre-loaded Super Mario Bros. games. So, he decided to hack the device to run DOOM, or at least a stripped down version of it. There were quite a few textures that had to be removed, along with sound effects, but in the end, it ran somewhat decently on the Game & Watch. Read more for a hands-on demo and additional information.
Why can’t the Nintendo Game & Watch run the full version of DOOM? Well, for starters, it only has 128k of SRAM, 1.3 MB of external RAM, and then 1.1 MB of flash memory for storage. A programmer might be able to create a version of DOOM specifically for this device that runs at full speed and with most of the textures, but it’s definitely more trouble than its worth. If you managed to snag one and don’t want to go through all the trouble, you’ll still be able to enjoy the original Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels, and a variant of Ball with Mario’s head.
- The iconic SEGA Genesis console that defined a generation of gaming returns in a slick, miniaturized unit.
- The SEGA Genesis Mini console is loaded with 42 legendary games and is plug and play ready right out of the box!
- Box contents: Sega Genesis Mini console and 2 wired controllers, 40 games + 2 bonus games, power cable and USB adapter, and HDMI cable.