Nintendo has been a fixture for decades.
Many gaming systems have come and go. Gaming systems like Commodore, Atari, Intellivision, and Sega were a few notable companies. Nintendo managed to build its video game empire to become a fixture in the industry today—even still competing against the two video game console giants of Sony’s PlayStation and Microsoft’s Xbox.
With its long company history and nostalgic fans, a five-part documentary Playing With Power: The Nintendo Story tells its full history of the Japanese company from its beginnings to the console juggernaut that it became today.
Here’s the full synopsis:
Playing With Power: The Nintendo Story peels back the curtain on the famously secretive Japanese company that would eventually take the global videogame industry by storm. Discover the humble beginnings of a gaming business that began many decades before the invention of television, and ride along the bumpy road of hits, misses, and wild ideas that turned Nintendo from a local playing card maker into a worldwide household name.
Sean Astin (Lord of the Rings) narrated the documentary series. The story interviews included Nintendo personnel, industry experts, celebrities, including Wil Wheaton (Star Trek: The Next Generation), Alison Haislip (Attack of the Show!), Ron Judy (Nintendo of America co-founder), Nolan Bushnell (Atari co-founder), Tom Kalinskeand (former Sega CEO), Phil Spencer (head of Xbox), and more.
The five-part series divides its story as:
*Episode 1 – Play Your Cards Right
*Episode 2 – A Trojan Horse
*Episode 3 – A Sleeping Giant
*Episode 4 – Forward Motion
*Episode 5 – Reset Button
For fans everywhere, the five-part original series will premiere for free on March 1 on Crackle streaming service.
Relive those Mario and Zelda days by making this a docuseries to watch.
Check out the trailer below. Let us know what you think.