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Doom running on Nintendo’s Game & Watch re-release • Eurogamer.net

For some reason, people seem to have a terrible feeling about porting Doom to every device on the planet-there’s even a Tumblr blog dedicated to catching up with this obsession-and the latest to get Doom’s treatment. The one is Nintendo Game & Watch. Or at least its re-released version.

The original Game & Watch was first released in Japan in 1980 and introduced the cross key controller, which brought Nintendo the first major commercial success. Nintendo recently re-released the handheld to celebrate Mario’s 35th anniversary. New hardware allows hackers to tinker with technology and port more games to their devices.

YouTuber’s stack smashing succeeded in running Doom, but it wasn’t without serious compromises. He had to remove a lot of textures, disable the sound, and slightly reduce the screen resolution (thanks, Kotaku). Despite all of this, the game is playable, as you can see in the video below:

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The video provides a fairly detailed explanation of how this was achieved, and stacksmashing states that he will release a follow-up in more detail, but for now, the re-released Games & Watches are the first to hack. You can find another video explaining how it was done-the day before it was officially released. Worth a look.

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