Game Watches: Better than you Don't Remember | Nostalgia Nerd

23 nov 2020
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Sign up to Morning Brew today for FREE: cen.yt/morningbrewnostalgianerd ~ Game watches, game watches, game watches, legend has it, that if you say this 3 times into a mirror, one will magically appear on your wrist. Legend also has it, that you may become so infuriated with the game, that it gets smashed in seconds. However, there were actually decent game wrist watches, and the history of this gaming medium is both interesting and colourful. Join me, as we begin in 1977 and journey though the Casio Game 10, the GCE Game Time, Nelsonic game watches and of course, Tiger's offerings.
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  • Were they that relegated to the 80s and 90s? I swear I remember seeing stuff like this growing up in the 2000s.

    Prime SkeletronPrime Skeletron18 dagar sedan
  • 17:24 I had the Tetris watch.. Still do some where buried in my closest. It actually played ok, better than most I think.. and ya.. if you had one when they was new you was definitely the cool kid. I'll keep it forever but damn if I wanna play or wear it now.

    opisexopisex19 dagar sedan
  • I have a few Nintendo watches Star Fox donkey Kong and Tetris but I really wanted pac man and Zelda.

    richard rossrichard ross23 dagar sedan
  • I don’t care what anyone says, I still think playing a game on any watch is still cool. One time at work, I watched my friend on our lunch break playing Tetris on his Apple Watch. My mind was blown. 🤯

    Paige ArnoldPaige Arnold25 dagar sedan
  • I had the Q*bert watch. I had totally forgotten about that thing until now.

    Joe ManningJoe Manning26 dagar sedan
  • I had a Bandai watch, with a fun coconut game ("Monkey business") visible at 13:00 mark. In 1982 some guy named Borgnat stole it to me. See? I remember the name of this assh*le 40 years later.

    Emmanuel FloracEmmanuel Florac27 dagar sedan
  • Of these, only Tetris really translated well

    I Chose HamptureI Chose Hampture28 dagar sedan
  • My other half says that he had a game watch when he was younger but can't remember what the game was. Also when ever anyone mentions 1977, he says 'Bloody good year'

    Ruth RaynerRuth RaynerMånad sedan
  • This is now a more common thing to see on the "smartwaches" like the Apple Watch or the ones from Samsung.

    michael1234252michael1234252Månad sedan
  • 1977 was a few more yrs before i was born, in '85, but i love hearing about earlier era's. This would have been my siblings time. There is a 10 or so difference between us soo..lol well anyways..they deffo experienced this stuff in the late 70's, early 80's.

    Queer Geek #TeamVaccineWRQueer Geek #TeamVaccineWRMånad sedan
  • Damn. I still have the Zeon Tetris watch working perfectly, Except with an additional hole on the strap for my wimpy 8 year old wrist.

    *Steel Beam**Steel Beam*Månad sedan
  • I had the Zelda watch. It was sweet.

    Zach BeebeZach BeebeMånad sedan
  • I had 5 or 6 game watches when I was a kid....one of my favorites was a blue Space Invaders one.....and I still have a Tetris one somewhere. I wish someone still made them.

    Elliot RowleyElliot RowleyMånad sedan
  • Soooooo heIIa cool...🤘🏼💯✔

    The WorstThe WorstMånad sedan
  • So cool

    Chad WolfChad WolfMånad sedan
  • >.> i never experianced these ... i had a game boy.

    DeepFriedPotatoesDeepFriedPotatoesMånad sedan
  • I had the Zelda watch and teacher confiscated it cause it was a distraction. I never got it back from teacher cause it got stolen/misplaced and ended up telling my parents....never saw it again

    Felipe SolisFelipe SolisMånad sedan
    • I hope that teacher paid up.

      Will ScarlettWill ScarlettMånad sedan
  • The Zeon James Bond OO7 Melody watch is where it was at, man.

    Dan HughesDan HughesMånad sedan
  • 14:48 "Joran vs Bird"

    k bk bMånad sedan
  • I still have my star trek 2 watch. The strap has been eaten away by time but the game still works to this day.

    David AllanDavid AllanMånad sedan
  • My Nelsonic Pac-Man watch has 4 buttons for movement... I gotta try and find one of these joystick variants!

    80s gamr80s gamrMånad sedan
  • Man this video & watches take me back. I have a Zelda and Q-Bert. I even remember just the Calculator watches, I didn't have but a few kids in grade school got in trouble for using the calculator in class.

    FlyBoyEnterprisesFlyBoyEnterprisesMånad sedan
  • I had one Radio Shack game watch which i assume was a renamed Tiger Electronic watch.

    Amy WyvernAmy WyvernMånad sedan
  • my friend told me he had one of these and i didn't believe him.

    ALEX GIBSONALEX GIBSONMånad sedan
  • I had the super mario 3 watch...loved it!

    Chris WChris WMånad sedan
  • One on each ris dopple gamer ! Who dat who dat knew dat knew dat gif tyme rap dat rap dat

    James AseltineJames AseltineMånad sedan
  • Gotta get me wanna dose!

    James AseltineJames AseltineMånad sedan
  • I still have my Super Mario World watch.

    FoxFireUnlimitedFoxFireUnlimitedMånad sedan
  • Makes me wonder if any of them had a dot matrix display. I know a few watches did, but they were databanks rather than game watches. Would have been interesting to ssee a dot matrix game watch... maybe a few games were actually made for those databank watches. I wear a watch today. right now in fact, but only because it belonged to me dad, and it's a basic analogue Timex timepiece. If only he had the Casio dual analogue/digital timepiece that I used to have, that was a great watch.

    GeoNeilUKGeoNeilUKMånad sedan
  • 3:36 - what's an infused gamer?

    sinephasesinephaseMånad sedan
  • It's 2021, and my reaction to the sight of a calculator watch is the same as it was when I was a kid: "Cooooo!!"

    MissAshley42MissAshley42Månad sedan
  • I had super Mario bros 3. It was hard

    Endle 185Endle 185Månad sedan
  • I had one ( well two ) that played Space Invaders, I say two because once you reached the max score of 9999 ( which take a lot to do ) the watch would start glitching even the time would not work the only thing to do is take the battery out which meant unscrewing the back off !

    Andrew BlackamoreAndrew BlackamoreMånad sedan
  • I remember getting the Super Mario World Watch. I loved that thing so much.

    Michael DonovanMichael DonovanMånad sedan
  • I had the Super Mario Brothers watch and i never won. Couldn't figured out what to do at the end!

    PhischTVPhischTVMånad sedan
  • My sister and I both had the joystick 🕹 Version of the pac-man watch. (We both lost the joysticks within a few days..) rendering them pretty much unplayable.

    PlaztiK 76PlaztiK 76Månad sedan
  • 5:41 Now that's make sense Michael Zachary Berger is tech savvy time traveler, who invented time machine from his watches technology and change his name to Mark Zuckerberg and created facebook, he knows what's going on.

    M LM LMånad sedan
  • I had a mini LCD sonic game I got in a MacDonalds happy meal where Knuckles would kick a football or something man it was addictive

    Inspire WireInspire WireMånad sedan
  • Who was the kid at the back of the class with the remote control watch come on fes up

    James the catJames the catMånad sedan
  • Great video, thank you! My fond memory of early 80s watches as a kid was the watch that transformed into a robot!

    retrogamerretrogamerMånad sedan
  • i had super mario watch snes version :D

    DRC 85DRC 85Månad sedan
  • Aaah, i remember my digital watch's best game, SET TIME it was called. I think most watches has some version or a port of it. Timeless fun.

    Kantarellkvinnans Nostalgihörna!Kantarellkvinnans Nostalgihörna!Månad sedan
  • I had a Starfox Game Watch and I was pretty cool even though I didn't have the actual Starfox Game or a SNES

    Artimusthefoxdragon85Artimusthefoxdragon85Månad sedan
  • Oh, the joy I had of completely ruining lazy teacher's days in school by randomly turning off the TV with my remote controller watch. Serves them right for thinking wheeling out a TV and putting on a 20 year old VHS tape for 50 minutes of a 60 minute lesson was "teaching". Always threw them off the track by doing it through the window in passing when they were doing the same to a completely different class. I think in the end many of them gave up and were forced to do some actual teaching and practical experiments for a change.

    NeonVisualNeonVisualMånad sedan
  • I had a Casio soccer watch around 1985,still have (somewhere !).

    wally bazoumwally bazoumMånad sedan
  • ... But Mr. Game and Watch is Cool. Too bad it's not a Actual Watch

    RevueFoxRevueFoxMånad sedan
  • I remember having a Guitar Hero wrist game as a prize from a box of Fruit Loops. I think I lost that game by now

    MC ChaseMC ChaseMånad sedan
  • Simply love the LCD screen templates you put on the video

    Daniel SimonDaniel SimonMånad sedan
  • 0:24 the joy of my birthright. :D 2:41 used to have one until the strap broke. :O

    RekeBearRekeBearMånad sedan
  • I had the pac-man watch, the frogger watch and the Qbert one. The pac-man one was my favorite. I remember spending hours playing it on long car rides...during daylight of course. I also had a couple of those watches that transformed into robots. One of transformed and was also a working radio when the ear plug was plugged in. Almost all my memories of 4th grade are of playing at my desk and doing no work.

    DrawkcabiDrawkcabiMånad sedan
  • My pac man watch still works. Joystick nub version.

    Secret Agent JesusSecret Agent JesusMånad sedan
  • Didn't even talk about the dinosaur egg virtual pet watch from the height of the tamagotchi craze smh

    B4K4xNiB4K4xNiMånad sedan
  • I have a Star Fox game watch. Mine came in a box of cereal and it's decent quality for something so cheap. I have another one that's newer, but I forgot what it is, and I don't feel like searching around for it right now lol. It's a large chunky green watch, though.

    Seiferboy GamingSeiferboy GamingMånad sedan
  • They are really collectable now. cool episode . pls make more!

    8wealthyone88wealthyone8Månad sedan
  • "funny and informative" 1:35 Buzzfeed article right

    Joe TinteanJoe Tintean2 månader sedan
  • I had the Super Mario Bros. Game and Watch and have nothing but fond memories of it!

    stillcoldstillcold2 månader sedan
  • Bro, I have had a thing for calculator watches and watches in general since I was a kid. I remember at summer camp when I was like 8 years old, playing with my calculator watch in the dark up in my bunk (there was 8 campers to a cabin) to the point my camp counselor had to say "We understand and get that you are very proud of your watch, but could you please stop until the morning when everyone isn't trying to sleep?" Just for reference I'll be 40 years old in a few months. 🤣🤣🤣

    stillcoldstillcold2 månader sedan
  • As someone who likes opening up and tinkering with simple LCD watches, the idea of a double layer LCD is simultaneously insanely cool and terrifying to fix.

    TheBartolonomicronTheBartolonomicron2 månader sedan
  • Nowadays we'd probably call it planned obsolence but shout-out to the guy who thought it's a perfectly good idea to make a wrist watch with a flimsy plastic joystick sticking out all the time.

    RaveheartRaveheart2 månader sedan
  • That Can-Can watch, Jesus Christ.

    BilgeBilge2 månader sedan
  • 'Most popular wrist in town' is my new favourite insult.

    Bobson DugnuttBobson Dugnutt2 månader sedan
  • Isn’t that one of the TV’s they had on Bad Influence flickering away in the background at the beginning? 😊

    David SavillDavid Savill2 månader sedan
  • I used to have one that you played basketball.

    EricEric3 månader sedan
  • 64 bits 32 bits 16 bits 8 bits 4 bits 2 bits 1 bit! Half bit! Quarter bit! THE WRIST GAAAAAAAMMMMMMMMMMEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!

    CarterR34CarterR343 månader sedan
  • I got Firemen and my brother got Octopus from my aunt 1982, she got them in Japan and didnt declare them leaving Japan making them illicit items, the printing was mostly Japanese but we understoof the games right away so much fun on the go back then LOL

    Rex HolesRex Holes3 månader sedan
  • Ive got five nelsonics at home

    SQUAREBEARDERRYSQUAREBEARDERRY3 månader sedan
  • Brought back memories of my Robocop watch !

    GHOST 141GHOST 1413 månader sedan
  • I remember when the super Mario world watch came out. That thing was the stuff of legend and when I finally got one I was very underwhelmed and never bout another game wristwatch again.

    Ddespair DdespairDdespair Ddespair3 månader sedan
  • I was a spoiled kid and had many digital watches during my youth, memory bank, calculator... The 4 buttons pacman was the only game watch in 1982-83 I had because it was just not fun to play with that tiny screen and lame buttons. I'm suprised too see that trend lasted that long.

    Yar PicYar Pic4 månader sedan
  • Nelsonic's Simon was less flashy but a better game than most.

    mr7claymr7clay4 månader sedan
  • There was a space shuttle one too!

    Ivan MIvan M4 månader sedan
  • And there was me thinking that morning brew was an actual tea subscription service...#disappointed

    Tim EdwardsTim Edwards4 månader sedan
  • I never had any of these watches, but I did have some licensed handhelds, like TMNT, we played the heck out of that stupid game on road trips like it was crack!

    Aaron WilliamsAaron Williams5 månader sedan
  • I'd discovered that Nelsonic Zelda Watch just a couple of months ago! I've considered making a small game based on it, with more exploration-based gameplay. :D (With LCD limitations, of course.)

    Icelink256Icelink2565 månader sedan
  • Nice intro sounds, comrade.

    Darth DeciusDarth Decius5 månader sedan
  • Unsubscribed.. Just too many ads. Its a joke

    Xx XxXx Xx5 månader sedan
  • Anybody else think the Wrist Game version of Hard Drivin' is faster and more playable than the C64 conversion?

    Stuart VallantineStuart Vallantine5 månader sedan
  • Zeon Co., making game watches since UC 0079

    Victor LacasVictor Lacas5 månader sedan
  • Um, looks nothing like space invaders.

    Charles CoxCharles Cox5 månader sedan
  • Niw we need an emulator to play on an Android smart watch and life would be complete.

    YakadoodledongywongyYakadoodledongywongy5 månader sedan
  • I had the Space Shuttle game watch and loved it - I thought I was living in the future when I walked around tapping on buttons that were on the FRONT of the watch! Have you done a video on retro Electronic Organisers like Sharp's IQ range?

    Ricardo Mon VonalotRicardo Mon Vonalot5 månader sedan
  • These are cool

    M DogM Dog5 månader sedan
  • It's almost sexual.

    Adam CowoodAdam Cowood5 månader sedan
  • There was a little bit of a revival of the concept when Tamagotchi craze hit. Many bootleg ones were made in a watch style.

    brvtors brvtorsbrvtors brvtors5 månader sedan
  • 16:45 I DON'T WANT THE WHOLE TOWN KNOWING WHAT I DO WITH MY WRIST 😳

    Peace X LovePeace X Love5 månader sedan
  • And at the end of every disappointing gaming tale, lies Tiger LCD.

    Ikey SchultzIkey Schultz5 månader sedan
  • I didn't know there was a Nightmare Before Christmas LCD game. I kind of want that now.

    EpicEmberEpicEmber5 månader sedan
  • Talk about targeted ads....got an ad for vtech kids watches while watching this video, about gaming watches Also noted the upside down watch on Pete's left wrist. /lefties

    Indiplays!Indiplays!5 månader sedan
  • Thank you. I can narrow the search for my childhood watch to 1982. Simalar to Star Trek, but you had to catch spaceships in a net!? Or shoot spaceships? Frustrating. 😂📸 It was a black watch with 4 red buttons.

    Nicola RedmondNicola Redmond5 månader sedan
  • Surprised Doom hasn't made it onto a watch, or has it??

    Kieran ProutKieran Prout5 månader sedan
  • I had a StarFox watch game in 1992. Sadly it broke and lost it long ago.

    Nate NewmanNate Newman5 månader sedan
  • Who remembers the TV remote control watch made by Casio ... caused many a fun time at school when teachers put a video on during class.

    SecretOfMonkeyIslandSecretOfMonkeyIsland5 månader sedan
  • I wonder why dual-layer LCDs never caught on? Seems like a cool technology!

    Steve LovelaceSteve Lovelace5 månader sedan
    • @Roxor128 Colors are tainted layers so you won't see them separately. LCD are just masking the light, activating 2 layers at the same time would show black blobs.

      qallinchaqallincha4 månader sedan
    • I find myself thinking about the possibilities for a colour display. Instead of having your subpixels side-by-side, stack them up.

      Roxor128Roxor1284 månader sedan
  • Odds that James Rolfe has gotten more than a few notes and e-mails with a link to this video.

    FezFindieFezFindie5 månader sedan
  • Love the content almost documentary like

    Dr. TrichomeDr. Trichome5 månader sedan
  • I still have my space attacker watch. Big fun that was.

    hillary clintonhillary clinton5 månader sedan
  • Back in the 1980s (yes I'm old), I had a game watch and a knight rider watch and was always fiddling with them. Fast forward to 2020, I have a smartphone with 12gb ram and yet hardly ever play games on it. These old devices had a magic...I miss that

    Steve PSteve P5 månader sedan
  • I had that same Tetris watch when I was a kid. Played the crap out of it.

    AgentJ386AgentJ3865 månader sedan
  • I still have 6 working game and watch „consoles“ in working condition :)

    xtraOhrdiNAIRxtraOhrdiNAIR5 månader sedan
  • i had the handheld batman and bartman games. i got them handed down to me from my cousins and i remember thinking they were the coolest thing id ever seen. i played the crap out of that simpsons game

    Charley EdwardsCharley Edwards5 månader sedan
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