For those of you who don't know, the Game & Watch handhelds were a series of LCD handhelds released prior to the Gameboy that featured one (and sometimes two) player games. Some of these games (like Donkey Kong II or Mario's Cement Factory). Other games, however, all featured the same looking character, who later got the name Mr. Game & Watch in Masahiro Sakurai's Super Smash Bros. series. My question is if there were ever any hints during this era that suggested that Mr. Game & Watch was an original, recurring character.

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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because the question is **not about retrocomputing, but a game, more specific, the game content, and thus way better suited on Gaming.SE – Raffzahn Nov 6 '18 at 18:11
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    Please keep in mind that I was not trying to disrespect our community. Should I delete it myself? Also, where is this suggested on the site or the site's meta? Do you have a link? – Jack Kasbrack Nov 6 '18 at 18:12
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    fwiw - Game and Watch was made about a decade prior to Tomagatchi - so the equivalency is actually in the reverse as opposed to how it is posed in the question – NKCampbell Nov 6 '18 at 18:13
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    right...but, the use of the word equivalent in the given context implies that G&W was a response to Tomagatchi - and...functionally, in terms of the game play itself, there is no equivalency. The only "equivalent" is that is was a small LCD device. Just a minor note :) – NKCampbell Nov 6 '18 at 18:15
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    @JackKasbrack The whole FAQ and so on is still a work in progress, so it's more about common sense. It it's about computing and old machinery RC is great, but if it's about game design and content in general, Gaming might be the way more apropriate site - not at least as it may for sure have more patrons knowing such details. – Raffzahn Nov 6 '18 at 18:15

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