Playtronic Industrial Ltda.

Overview

Playtronic Industrial Ltda. was Nintendo's subsidiary in Brazil, from 1993 to 1996. It was a joint venture between Manufatura de Brinquedos Estrela (an important toy factory in Brazil) and Gradiente (responsible for, among other electronic products, the official Brazilian Atari 2600 and a Brazilian MSX clone).

Playtronic was the first company in the world to produce Nintendo products outside Japan (as even Nintendo of America had Japanese products). It has released the NES, Super NES, Game Boy, Virtual Boy and the Nintendo 64. All Playtronic consoles were like the American ones, but with a PAL-M video standard.

Like their local concurrent, Tec Toy (Brazilian Sega's subsidiary), they also localized some games, but not to the same extent (of changing character sprites, for instance).

In the end of 1996 (after the Nintendo 64 release), Estrela left the company, and Gradiente went on alone as Gradiente Entertainment Ltda.

Games

Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire(1996)
Killer Instinct Gold(1996)
Tetris & Dr. Mario(1996)
Battle Arena Toshinden(1996)
Cruis'n USA(1996)
Kirby Super Star(1996)
Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!(1996)
Tetris Attack(1996)
Prehistorik Man(1996)
Wave Race 64: Kawasaki Jet Ski(1996)
Ardy Lightfoot(1996)
Lamborghini: American Challenge(1996)
Metal Gear(1996)
Rush'n Attack(1996)
Ferrari Grand Prix Challenge(1996)
Ninja Gaiden III: The Ancient Ship of Doom(1996)
Cutthroat Island(1996)
Life Force(1996)
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Fighting Edition(1996)
Jackal(1996)
Double Dribble(1996)
Shadow of the Ninja(1996)
Pilotwings 64(1996)
Jungle Strike(1996)
Bionic Commando(1996)
Strider(1996)
Bomberman II(1996)
Street Fighter 2010: The Final Fight(1996)
Commando(1996)
FIFA Soccer 96(1996)
Adventure Island 3(1996)
Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars(1996)
Trojan(1996)
Disney's Toy Story(1996)
Kyle Petty's No Fear Racing(1996)
Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure(1996)
Michael Jordan: Chaos in the Windy City(1996)
Stargate(1996)
Flintstones: The Surprise at Dinosaur Peak!, The(1996)
Samurai Shodown(1996)
Pinball Fantasies(1996)
Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse (1996)
Rocket Ranger(1996)
Shaq Fu(1996)
Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story(1996)
Venom • Spider-Man: Separation Anxiety(1996)
Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3(1996)
Street Fighter II(1995)
Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest(1995)
Zero the Kamikaze Squirrel(1995)

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Trivia

Last known address:

Av. Carvalho Leal, 1659
Cachoeirinha
Manaus - AM
Brazil

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