Mr. Game & Watch (PM)
Mr. Game & Watch is a playable character in the Brawl mod Project M. Because of his rather low standing on the Melee tier list, he has been significantly buffed for his appearance in Project M. He ranks 6th out of 41 on the official tier list, placing him in the A tier and significantly above his placements in Melee and Brawl, where he ranks 19th out of 26 and 16th out of 38, respectively.
Mr. Game & Watch falls under the general lightweight archetype, being nimble and weak, while having few powerful moves (such as his up smash) that possess high KO potential. He has received a lot of buffs from Brawl, and got a slight re-working of his Side-Special, Judge; adding a few small tweaks to the mechanics of the move to make it easier to predict.
Compared to some other characters, Game & Watch is not as easy to combo as them as a result of being light, small, and floaty.
His inability to be combo'd efficiently, however, is exchanged for being heavily susceptible to juggles and KOs as a result of his light weight (tied with Fox as the third lightest) and relatively low falling speed, making him extremely easy to KO both horizontally and vertically.
Changes from Melee to PM
Mr. Game & Watch was significantly buffed from Melee to PM. Various issues he had in Melee such as his inability to L-cancel all of his aerials and his extremely small shield were fixed. Some (but not all) of the improvements he had in Brawl were retained while various moves in his moveset had various adjustments to make them more effective such as an increase in power or speed. His specials also received various improvements. Chef is much faster, Fire no longer leaves Mr. Game & Watch helpless and Judgment received various changes to make it more effective. Dots now appear above Judgment to show whether the next judge will be an odd or even number and judges 2-8 are significantly more effective. Judge also retains the advanced techniques it gained from Brawl.
Mr. Game & Watch only received a small number of minor nerfs from his Melee counterpart. He also lacks some of the improvements he had in Brawl such as the lower landing lag on his aerials and his parachute after using Fire. As well as this, he also maintains the grab release glitch he received in Brawl.
Overall, Mr. Game & Watch is more effective than he was in both games and his tournament results are stronger than they have ever been in other Smash games.
Up to date as of version 3.6.
In competitive play
Mr. Game & Watch's alternate costumes are brighter than they were in Brawl. Additionally, he now has three new alternate costumes.
Z-Secret Costume: Rainbow Mr. Game & Watch
R-Secret Costume: White Mr. Game & Watch