Here’s an excellent deal for fans of classic Nintendo games. Game & Watch: The Legend of Zelda is on sale for $25 at Walmart right now, with the sale price showing when you add it to your cart. That’s a pretty sweet discount, considering it normally costs $49.99. It’s an adorable handheld device that functions both as a clock and a retro gaming machine. This is the lowest price we’ve seen yet (it’s also on sale at Amazon for $42.99, if you really dislike Walmart for some reason).
Game & Watch: The Legend of Zelda Deal
Like Game & Watch: Super Mario Bros., this Zelda gizmo is a dedicated handheld device that offers a few different functions. For one, it comes with three games.
- The Legend of Zelda (NES)
- Zelda II: The Adventures of Link (NES)
- The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening (Game Boy)
That’s a lot of hours of classic gaming (34 hours total, according to How Long to Beat). It includes both the Western and Japanese versions of the first two Zeldas, which feature different soundtracks and sound effects, as well as the Game & Watch game Vermin. The screen looks nice, clear, and colorful, and the speakers offer plenty of volume.
In addition to offering games, it also functions as a clock. In this mode, in addition to telling the time, the display features Link automatically walking around in Zelda landscapes and fighting enemies. There’s also a timer function you can set for between one and 10 minutes. In this mode, you can take control of the green-clad hero and clash swords with octoroks and mobilns yourself. This mini-game-of-sorts counts how many enemies you kill at each time setting.
The box the device comes in also functions as a stand, which comes in handy when using it in clock mode. You can check out our full Game & Watch: The Legend of Zelda review for even more details.
In any case, if you’ve been on the fence about picking this thing up, now’s a good time to do so, seeing as it’s on sale for the lowest price it’s ever been.
Chris Reed is a deals expert and commerce editor for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @_chrislreed.