System Game & Watch (Silver)
Developer Nintendo
Genre Action

The two Judges hold up their signs featuring the numbers 1 to 9. If your Judge (on the right) is holding a higher or identical number to the opponent, then you have to attack with the mallet. If you have the lower number then you have to dodge the enemy attack.

Each player scores 3 points for a successful attack and 2 points for a successful dodge. The opponent gets 1 point if you dodge when the same numbers are held out, 2 points if you dodge by mistake and 5 points if you attack by mistake. The first player to reach 99 points is the winner.

Release Information

Region Name Release
Japan ジャッジ Judge 04 Oct 1980
US Judge 04 Oct 1980
Europe Judge 04 Oct 1980


System Japan U.S. Europe
DSiWare 15 Jul 2009 22 Mar 2010 26 Mar 2010

Also available to play in:

Game Boy Color Game & Watch Gallery 3
Nintendo DS Kanji Sonomama DS Rakubiki Jiten

Game Modes

Game A

Play against a computer opponent. The computer's reaction time is determined by the countdown before the signs are held up.

Game B

A game for 2-players. Player I uses the buttons on the left and Player II uses the buttons on the right.

Green & Purple Versions

Two versions of Judge exist: green and purple editions. The original Japanese release was green, but a fault in the game meant that Player I and Player II received a different number of points when the opponent dodged incorrectly. The purple edition fixed this problem.