Turn Your New 3DS Into a Retro Game & Watch With This Faceplate

By Andrew Liszewski on at

If you follow the New Nintendo 3DS’ family tree back far enough, you’ll eventually end up at a primitive black and white handheld device called the Game & Watch that you can now pay homage to with a functional 3DS faceplate from Columbus Circle.

The faceplate is kind of like going to a Halloween party dressed like your grandfather, but slightly less creepy. It obviously only works with the smaller New 3DS, but unfortunately it can’t actually be used to play old Game & Watch games. Its tiny buttons are instead used to set a functional digital clock with an alarm and thermometer.

Turn Your New 3DS Into a Retro Game & Watch With This Faceplate

The faceplate will be available from Amazon Japan starting sometime in September for about $24, so you’ll have to import this too. But it would definitely be worth the hassle if it meant you’d never have to open your 3Ds (or take out your phone, or check your watch, or look at a clock) again to check the time. [Columbus Circle via Nintendo Tweet via Tiny Cartridge]

Turn Your New 3DS Into a Retro Game & Watch With This Faceplate


This article originally appeared on Toyland, Gizmodo's toys and collectibles blog