YMMV / Game & Watch

  • Ensemble Darkhorse: An unusual case of the main character getting this treatment. When the first three Gallery games were released, the updated versions of the games with Mario and friends were the main attraction. After Super Smash Bros. Melee, though, the Classic versions with Mr. Game & Watch got a lot more popular.
  • Fridge Brilliance: Flat Zoners later being revealed to not have any sense of good or evil could be part of the reason why they're so dang careless.
  • Game-Breaker: Restore Points in the 3DS Virtual Console releases of the first three Gallery games make getting five stars almost a non-issue. Almost.
  • It's Short, So It Sucks: For such an influential series, the fandom's pretty small, and this is usually the reason why, especially by modern standards.
  • Most Annoying Sound: The overly happy Mario's Cement Factory BGM from 4 can drive one crazy, especially since it takes much longer get 5 stars than in other games.
  • Most Wonderful Sound:
    • The series of tones that play when misses are cleared. If you reach 300 points without a miss in some later games, the same sound plays to signify doubled point values until you get a miss.
    • In the Gallery games, a fanfare plays at every 100 points.
    • The quick tune that plays if you collect a heart in the modern versions, clearing one miss. In Fire, a different tune plays when Princess Peach gives you a heart.
  • Nightmare Fuel: Getting a miss in Parachute results in the skydiver getting eaten by shark.
  • No Problem with Licensed Games: Snoopy Tennis and Popeye were very popular in their day, so it's a shame that they likely won't see a rerelease even if Gallery 5 ever comes along.
  • That One Achievement:
    • Getting five stars on one game is hard enough, but unlocking a playable Zelda in the Gallery in 4 requires 100% Completion. That's 160 stars.
    • Judge's Second Playmode (Classic Only) in 3 requires you to play with another person. Guess what you can't do in the Virtual Console re-release? They even dummied out the option with no way to get those stars.
    • The twenty stars in Game B of both versions of Boxing and Donkey Kong 3 in 4 were multiplayer-only and required a second Game Boy Advance.
      • Thankfully on that one you only have to load the game 5 times each in the 2P mode to get the 5 stars, and the second GBA did not require a cartridge.
  • Uncanny Valley: That unchanging blank stare of the character in Vermin and, to a slightly lesser extent, Flagman, Ball and the two in Judge.
  • What An Idiot: Just about everyone in Superflat World that you don't control is either Too Dumb to Live, like in Manhole, or Too Dumb For ANYONE ELSE to Live, like in Helmet. Of course, if you didn't have to keep them alive or stay alive around them, there'd be no game.