Game & Watch Gallery
February 1, 1997
The "Modern" version of Fire features many elements from the Mario series. This creates an undirect in-universe link between them since Mario elements appear within an official version of Fire, even if not the original one.
In detail the firefighters controlled by the player are replaced with Mario and Luigi, while the building is a castle, supposedly Peach's and the ambulance is replaced with a carriage shaped like a Super Mushroom. The falling people are replaced with Toads, Baby Yoshis and Donkey Kong Jr. each one bouncing at a different high. Sometimes a Yoshi Egg also falls from the building, and it contains either a Bob-Omb or a Star. At 200, 500 and 700 points Princess Peach comes out of the castle and gives a 1-Up Heart with a flying kiss. The heart must then be catched to have a miss removed.
Game & Watch Gallery Advance
October 25, 2002
The "Modern" version of Fire is the same of the first Game & Watch Gallery, and keeps all the Mario references, including Toads, Baby Yoshis and Donkey Kong Junior as the people to be saved, Peach throwing a 1-Up Heart at 200, 500 and 700 points, Yoshi Eggs containing a Star or a Bob-omb. Outside Japan, however, the Star has been replaced with a 3-Up Moon for unknown reasons, though it still just gives extra points, not lives.
A cosmetic difference in the game is the background changing every 200 points, representing different moments of the day, with something flying by to make it more animated, and it is a Koopa Paratroopa during the day, a Goonie at sunset and a shooting star at night.
Copyrights for both series are held by Nintendo.