“High Score” is a brand new Netflix documentary sequence that appears again on the early years of the online game business.
Across six episodes, key builders, artists, executives and even gamers focus on the preliminary arcade and residential console increase, the emergence of Nintendo, the rise of journey and role-playing video games, the battle between Sega and Nintendo, the success and ensuing controversy over preventing video games like Mortal Kombat and the event of 3D gameplay in Starfox and Doom.
We overview “High Score” on the most recent episode of the Original Content podcast, which inevitably leads us to get just a little wistful our personal relationship with these basic video games.
For older players, the sequence supplies some nice jolts of nostalgia, and it’s additionally a helpful primer for anybody who isn’t conversant in the business’s historical past. It additionally taking time to spotlight some lesser-known tales, and it’s filled with enjoyable touches, like retro animation illustrated moments that weren’t captured on movie.
It’s value remembering, although, that “High Score” focuses on only a few key figures and some key video games, which signifies that a variety of essential developments are ignored or solely touched on briefly.
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If you’d prefer to skip forward, right here’s how the episode breaks down:
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