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For detailed information about this series, see: Manhole at Nintendo Wiki

Manhole is a videogame created by Nintendo in the Game & Watch series. The game features four buttons to move a man to cover four manholes using only a cover, to make people walk safely over the water. It was released six times, featuring only minor differences between the various versions:

Manhole NWS

New Wide Screen version of Manhole.

  • Manhole released on January 29, 1981 in the Game & Watch Gold Series.
  • Manhole released on August 24, 1983 in the Game & Watch New Wide Screen series. It features slightly different graphics.
  • Manhole within Game Boy Gallery, released for Game Boy on April 27, 1995. Featuring updated graphics.
  • Manhole within Game & Watch Gallery, released for Game Boy on April 27, 1995. Featuring two different versions: "Classic", based on the original version, and "Modern", featuring updated gameplay and graphics with Mario characters.
  • Manhole-e, released on September 11, 2002 for the Game Boy Advance e-Reader, boundled with the peripheral. It's based on the New Wide Screen version.
  • Manhole, released on August 19, 2009 for DSiWare. Based on the New Wide Screen version.

Additionally it was also included as an unlockable "Museum" game in Game & Watch Gallery Advance.

Links to other series

Direction Series Date Description Type

5Arrow R Game & Watch Gallery19950427 April 27, 1995Manhole is playable in Game Boy Gallery, Game & Watch Gallery and Game & Watch Gallery Advance; it's also one of the "Gallery" games in Game & Watch Gallery.2

4Arrow L Mario19970201 February 01, 1997UNDIRECT: Modern Manhole within Game & Watch Gallery features elements from the Mario series.

4Arrow L Donkey Kong19970201 February 01, 1997UNDIRECT: Donkey Kong Jr. makes an appearance in Modern Manhole within Game & Watch Gallery.

5Arrow R Super Smash Bros.20011121 November 21, 2001The main character from the Game & Watch game Manhole makes an appearance in the Game & Watch themed stages of the Super Smash Bros. series; one of Mr. Game & Watch's moves is based on Manhole, and the character is also represented as the Manhole pedestrian in his spirit in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

5Arrow R Wario20180727 July 27, 2018A microgame version of Fire Emblem Awakening is featured in WarioWare Gold; additionally the "Bridge Work" microgame in WarioWare: Smooth Moves may be based on Manhole.2