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

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