Gradiente Entertainment Ltda.

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Gradiente 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 Eletr├┤nica S/A, a well known electronics company in Brazil, running business since 1964. Gradiente Eletr├┤nica 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.

Credited on 44 Games from 1998 to 2002

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Super Mario Sunshine (2002 on GameCube)
Sonic Advance (2001 on Game Boy Advance, N-Gage, Android...)
Super Mario World: Super Mario Advance 2 (2001 on Game Boy Advance, Wii U)
X-Men: Reign of Apocalypse (2001 on Game Boy Advance)
Spider-Man: Mysterio's Menace (2001 on Game Boy Advance, digiBlast)
Wario Land 4 (2001 on Game Boy Advance, Nintendo 3DS, Wii U)
Super Street Fighter II: Turbo Revival (2001 on Game Boy Advance, Wii U)
Iridion 3D (2001 on Game Boy Advance, Windows)
Mat Hoffman's Pro BMX (2001 on Game Boy Color)
Alone in the Dark: The New Nightmare (2001 on Game Boy Color)
Dr. Mario 64 (2001 on Nintendo 64, Nintendo Switch)
Indiana Jones and the Infernal Machine (2001 on Game Boy Color)
Mickey's Speedway USA (2001 on Game Boy Color)
F-Zero: Maximum Velocity (2001 on Game Boy Advance, Nintendo 3DS, Wii U)
Super Mario Advance (2001 on Game Boy Advance, Wii U)
The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages (2001 on Game Boy Color, Nintendo 3DS)
The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons (2001 on Game Boy Color, Nintendo 3DS)
Star Wars: Episode I - Battle for Naboo (2000 on Windows, Nintendo 64)
Pok├ęmon Stadium 2 (2000 on Nintendo 64)
Mario Party 3 (2000 on Nintendo 64)

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2003

Due to the high Dollar exchange rate and the high diffusion of piracy in Brazil, Gradiente decides to leave the video game business.

2001

The Game Boy Advance and the GameCube are released in Brazil.

1998

The Game Boy Color is released in Brazil.

1996

Manufatura de Brinquedos Estrela leaves Playtronic (a joint venture between Estrela and Gradiente), and Gradiente carries on alone, under the name Gradiente Entertainment Ltda.

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