In 2003 Nintendo was going to release e-Reader cards based of the G&W games. (If you brought the e-Reader you would have already gotten the Manhole card bundled with it).
There was going to be three different versions of the cards.
- Classic G&W games - Color G&W games - Collectors (which uses Mario characters)
I'll admit I'm still confused if the "color" versions are just G&W with color or taken from G&W gallery series with the Mario characters instead. But the Collectors series has Mario characters so wouldn't that make that last point invalid?
I thought originally that the "Color" and/or "Collectors" versions of these games might have ended up appeared in G&W Gallery Advance, but that was released in 2002 while this is 2003.
Interesting to see them mention "Mr Game & Watch returns!"
They mention a Nintendo Power magazine talking about them as well but don't say the number (but did come out in 2003 so that narrows it down).
I thought this would be a good thing to post since, I don't think many have heard of this and these cancelled e-Reader cards aren't mentioned on NinDB (but admittedly the e-Reader was never released there).
Last Edit: Jan 23, 2016 18:26:00 GMT -5 by Da Robot
I had and still have the issue about this. And yes, "Color" means the Game & Watch Gallery versions. Those cards up there use the G&WG artwork and if you look closely you can see a "Fire" card with what looks a colorized screenshot of the G&WG1 version (or maybe it's the G&WG4 version, I can't tell but it's doubtful these would contain GBA-quality games).
Post by nocturnal YL on Jan 24, 2016 1:42:58 GMT -5
Color may refer to the GBC and they may contain Gallery 1-3 games, if the Gallery 1 Fire (in GBA resolution, it seems) screenshot is indicative of anything. Collector could have been taken from Gallery Advance, by that logic.