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Playtronic Industrial Ltda.


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.


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

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Last known address:

Av. Carvalho Leal, 1659
Manaus - AM

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