Release: October 4, 1980
Sales: <250, 000
Model Number: IP-05
Judge is a Game & Watch game released as a part of the Silver series on October 4, 1980. It is a single-screen Game & Watch for either 1 or 2 players.
Players control two figures who hold hammers in their hands and hold up numbers. The one with the higher number must attack, and the one with the lower number must flee. An attack may be performed before the number is held up, as a gamble.
Judge was recreated in Game & Watch Gallery 3 for Game Boy Color. It was recreated as a DSiWare game that was released on July 15, 2009 in Japan, on March 22, 2010 in the United States and on March 26, 2010 in Europe; and for Nintendo 3DS on July 7, 2011 in Europe.
In the Super Smash Bros. series, Mr. Game & Watch has a move called “Judge”, which has him hit opponents with a hammer that has an additional effect dependent on a random number from 1 to 9 that appears above his head, referencing Judge.