Multi Screen Game & Watch

Different models [of Game & Watch] were manufactured, with some having two screens and a clam-shell design (the Multi Screen Series). The Game Boy Advance SP, Nintendo DS, and Nintendo 3DS later reused this design.

The original arcade Donkey Kong game was created when Shigeru Miyamoto was assigned by Nintendo to convert Radar Scope, a game that had been released to test audiences with poor results, into a game that would appeal more to Americans. The result was a major breakthrough for Nintendo and for the videogame industry [and later] Miyamoto created a greatly simplified version for the Game & Watch multiscreen.

From 1992 until 2016, Nintendo was also the majority shareholder for the Seattle Mariners of Major League Baseball.

Ice Hockey For The Family Computer Disk System Is More Interesting Than The Real Thing

The Family Computer Disk System (Japanese: ファミリーコンピュータ ディスクシステム Hepburn: Famirī Konpyūta Disuku Shisutemu), sometimes shortened as the Famicom Disk System (ファミコンディスクシステム Famikon Disuku Shisutemu) or simply the Disk System (ディスクシステム Disuku Shisutemu), and abbreviated as the FDS or FCD, is a peripheral for Nintendo’s Family Computer home video game console, released in Japan on February 21, 1986.

Nintendo did not released the [Family Computer] Disk System outside Japan due to numerous problems encountered with the format in Japan.

Ice hockey is a contact team sport played on ice, usually in a rink, in which two teams of skaters use their sticks to shoot a vulcanized rubber puck into their opponent’s net to score points.

Nintendo Love Tester

The Love Tester is a novelty toy made by Nintendo in 1969. Designed “for young ladies and men”, the device tries to determine how much two people love each other. It was advertised heavily on Japanese television, in which its commercial has gained a cult following. It originally sold for ¥1,800.

[Inventor Gunpei] Yokoi graduated from Doshisha University with a degree in electronics. He was first hired by Nintendo in 1965 to maintain the assembly-line machines used to manufacture its Hanafuda cards.

Many love testers measure the moisture on the skin surface of the subject’s hands by electrically testing the skin conductance and rates them accordingly. Others measure the temperature of the skin. However some machines just use a random generator.

The word Nintendo can be roughly translated from Japanese to English as “leave luck to heaven”.