OverviewGradiente Entertanment Ltda. was the Brazilian Nintendo's subsidiary in Brazil, from 1996 to 2003. Since 1993, Nintendo was represented in Brazil by Playtronic Industrial Ltda., a joint venture between Gradiente and Manufatura de Brinquedos Estrela, which left the business in 1996.
Gradiente Entertainment Ltda. was a division of Gradiente Eletrônica S/A, a well known electronics company in Brazil, running business since 1964. Gradiente Eletrônica S/A has released a MSX clone, the Gradiente Expert, produced from 1985 to 1990. They were also owners of Polyvox, the Brazilian Atari licensed company, having officially released the Atari 2600 in the country. They also released a NES clone (the Phantom System, which was shaped after the Atari 7800, and had controllers shaped after the Genesis/Mega Drive controllers) before signing with Nintendo.
In the beginning of 2003, they left the video games business due to the high Dollar exchange rate and high diffusion of piracy in Brazil.
|Super Mario Sunshine||(2002)|
|Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask, The||(2002)|
|Star Wars: Episode I - Battle for Naboo||(2002)|
|Super Mario Advance||(2002)|
|Disney's Donald Duck: Goin' Quackers||(2002)|
|F-Zero: Maximum Velocity||(2002)|
|Super Mario World: Super Mario Advance 2||(2002)|
|Tony Hawk's Pro Skater||(2002)|
|Metal Gear Solid||(2002)|
|Super Street Fighter II: Turbo Revival||(2001)|
|Spider-Man: Mysterio's Menace||(2001)|
|X-Men: Reign of Apocalypse||(2001)|
|Wario Land 4||(2001)|
|Alone in the Dark: The New Nightmare||(2001)|
|Tom and Jerry in Fists of Furry||(2001)|
|Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2||(2001)|
|Dr. Mario 64||(2001)|
|Mario Party 3||(2001)|
|Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons, The||(2001)|
|Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages, The||(2001)|
|Mat Hoffman's Pro BMX||(2001)|
|Wario Land 3||(2001)|
|Kirby Tilt 'n' Tumble||(2001)|
|Mickey's Speedway USA||(2001)|
|Pokémon Stadium 2||(2001)|
|Indiana Jones and the Infernal Machine||(2001)|
|F1 Racing Championship||(2001)|
|Beetle Adventure Racing!||(1999)|
|F-1 World Grand Prix||(1998)|
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Related Web Sites
- Gradiente Entertainment Ltda. (official website)
Logo first used 1996
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