Game & Watch: God of War

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I wasn't originally planning to make more than one of these Game & Watch conversions, but due to the resoundingly positive feedback I got for my last project (Game & Watch: Dodgeman), as well as multiple requests to "make more!" I decided to do just that! :)

This time, I modelled it after the classic G&W game, Vermin (I had a specific request for that one), but instead of the original hammers and moles, this version has Blades of Chaos and minotaurs!

Game above, instructions below.. enjoy!

P.S. Happy Birthday/Pico Day Tom! If I'd had more foresight, I would've made a Game & Watch: Pico.. well who knows, maybe I still will! ;)

MAY 1, 2009: w00t! Front page!!! Thanks Tom! :)

MAY 3, 2009: Glitch was found by commenter (5th minotaur never generates) and has been corrected, new version is live! This also removes the ability to cheat by holding down the left and right arrow keys.

MAY 4, 2009: Glitch where game would sometimes freeze when first starting and only left button be clickable has been eliminated.


The goal of the game is to stop the attacking minotaurs from crossing the line. To do this, you have to line up your blades with their heads (watch the demo/clock screen for examples). Kratos attacks automatically. If 3 get by it's game over, so watch out!

You accumulate one point every time you cut down a minotaur.


From the demo/clock screen, click either the "Game A" or "Game B" to start a game! Game A is for novices, while Game B provides more of a challenge to seasoned players.

The "Sound" button will toggle the sound on/off. This can only be done from the demo/clock screen, and is indicated by a speaker icon which appears beside the time display. If the speaker is on, the sound is on.

If you have already racked up some scores from previous sessions, you can press the "Submit Scores" button to send your scores to our online hiscore lists. (You'll have to enter your name and then click the big Submit button at the bottom of this screen.) These lists can be viewed by clicking the "View Scores" button. Don't worry, the hiscore pages will open in new browser windows/tabs, one for Game A and one for Game B.

Note: You can view your current hiscores on the demo/clock screen, they will rotate between your Game A hiscore and your Game B hiscore every 2 seconds.

In game, press left/right to move Kratos (you can use the on-screen buttons or the left and right arrow keys on your keyboard). Clicking the "Time" button will take you back to the demo/clock screen.

As a bonus, if you hit the "Video" button from the demo/clock screen, you can watch a teaser trailer for a certain upcoming game! ;)

- Walz Music - If you like the music in the video, check out the composer's site for more:
http://www.walzmusic.com and his midi compositions at http://www.midishack.net
- hitm4n, for hosting this on his fantastic site, Handheld Remakes! (http://handheld.remakes.
- You, for playing! :)


Nice retro game

Very good retro style flash game.
The gameplay was easy and pointless (like most retro minigames are)
Tried both A and B but didnt saw much difference, but i didnt play too much.
Really enjoyed it when it came a wave of really fast monsters so you almost have no time to think but have to rely on you instinct (also like in old retro games)

Holmfry responds:

Thanks for the high review score! :) Glad you liked it!

As an explanation, game B ends up picking up speed and number of enemies faster than game A.

oh my god (of war)

very origanal! I loved it! you gave it that classic game and watch feel. good to play for many hours to come. also bit of war sounds very fun!

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Holmfry responds:

Thanks for the great review :) Glad you like it!


This is the most fun I've had on newgrounds in a long time. It was so great, fast paced(at least when you got higher up) and awesome. You rule! Hope to see more in the series, you could have a great thing here capturing new games in Game and Watch style!

Holmfry responds:

Awesome, thanks! :) I had a ton of fun making the two I have, so I'm sure I'll make some more at some point.

Thanks for playing!

I had fun, so why did noone else?

I actually enjoyed this. Simple but fun. It was like playing the old retro game and watch. It entertained me for hours, and it made me go back to the old retro games (mainly the old Game & Watch: Donkey Kong) :). If you don't like this you must be stupid, or a Sony fan boy.

Holmfry responds:

Haha, thanks man! :) Good to see some more positive reviews! There was a wave of bad ones there but it was just the last few, the vast majority of the earlier ones were very positive, so no worries - you're not alone! :)

Glad you enjoyed it! I had a lot of fun making it, so I'm glad people are getting some play value/nostalgia out of it! :)


A quite interesting aspect of G&W, or not,... This game is actually as stupid as it seems... Sorry for u authors...
You could improve this by making a slightly different "mode B" . I really enjoy the concept of G&W but this game has no interest...

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3.54 / 5.00

Apr 30, 2009
3:54 PM EDT
Action - Other