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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

Kirby Super Star(1996)
Tetris Attack(1996)
Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire(1996)
Ardy Lightfoot(1996)
Battle Arena Toshinden(1996)
Cruis'n USA(1996)
Prehistorik Man(1996)
Wave Race 64: Kawasaki Jet Ski(1996)
Killer Instinct Gold(1996)
Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!(1996)
Lamborghini: American Challenge(1996)
Tetris & Dr. Mario(1996)
College Slam(1996)
Rush'n Attack(1996)
Shadow of the Ninja(1996)
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Fighting Edition(1996)
Jackal(1996)
Metal Gear(1996)
Double Dribble(1996)
Ferrari Grand Prix Challenge(1996)
Life Force(1996)
Cutthroat Island(1996)
Ninja Gaiden III: The Ancient Ship of Doom(1996)
Pilotwings 64(1996)
Strider(1996)
Jungle Strike(1996)
Trojan(1996)
Street Fighter 2010: The Final Fight(1996)
Commando(1996)
Adventure Island 3(1996)
Bomberman II(1996)
Bionic Commando(1996)
Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars(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)
Pinball Fantasies(1996)
Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse (1996)
Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story(1996)
Rocket Ranger(1996)
Samurai Shodown(1996)
Shaq Fu(1996)
Stargate(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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Trivia

Last known address:

Av. Carvalho Leal, 1659
Cachoeirinha
Manaus - AM
Brazil

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