Nintendo Mini Classics - Your thumbs’ greatest nemesis is back!


Before Nintendo Wii’d all over the competition with its consoles, it was busy pioneering handheld gaming with the legendary Game & Watch series. Containing (very) pared down versions of arcade classics, these LCD rectangles were to the Eighties what the DS is to the Noughties, and no self-respecting gamer would dream of hitting the playground without one sandwiched between his conkers.

Super Mario Bros: Inane leaping between side-scrolling platforms or a nailbiting race to rescue a princess? Probably both.

Donkey Kong Jr: An arcade classic in which you help the son of an ape unlock padlocks by jumping between vines. As you do.

Nintendo Mini Classics, Keyring, Super Mario, Donkey Kong

Mario’s Cement Factory: This classic platformer sees the iconic tap-twiddler attempting to prevent containers of cement overflowing. Plumber? In a cement factory? Whatever.

Game Boys look a bit outdated next to Nintendo DS's, but don't dump the pixelated Mario Brothers just yet though, as this mini-handheld has eight classic levels to complete, and doubles as a keyring.

Nintendo Mini Classics, Keyring, Super Mario, Donkey Kong

Nintendo Mini Classics