Release: July 10, 1980
Sales: >1, 000, 000
Model Number: MT-03
Vermin (originally known as The Exterminator in North America) is a Game & Watch game released as a part of the Silver series on July 10, 1980 and sold 500,000 units throughout its lifetime. It is a single-screen single-player Game & Watch.
In Vermin, moles pop out of the ground and try to get into the player’s garden. The player has to hit the moles with a hammer to keep them out of the garden.
Vermin was recreated in Game Boy Gallery for Game Boy and Game & Watch Gallery 2 for Game Boy Color. In WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$!, there is a microgame called “Vermin” in which Wario has to whack a mole with a hammer. It was recreated as a DSiWare game that was released for Nintendo DSi on July 15, 2009 in Japan, on April 5, 2010 in the United States and April 9, 2010 in Europe; and for Nintendo 3DS on July 7, 2011 in Europe.
In the Super Smash Bros. series, Mr. Game & Watch has several attacks which has him hit opponents on either side with two hammers, referencing Vermin.