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'''Nintendo''' is a Japanese entertainment company founded in 1889 and headquartered in Kyoto, Japan. The company began as a manufacturer of playing cards, but got into the electronic gaming industry in the 1970s. They are now one of the largest video game companies in the world. Over the years, Nintendo has created arcade cabinets, dedicated home video game systems, video game consoles, hand held gaming devices, hundreds of games, dozens of video game peripherals, magazines, comic books, television shows, and even breakfast cereals.
 
'''Nintendo''' is a Japanese entertainment company founded in 1889 and headquartered in Kyoto, Japan. The company began as a manufacturer of playing cards, but got into the electronic gaming industry in the 1970s. They are now one of the largest video game companies in the world. Over the years, Nintendo has created arcade cabinets, dedicated home video game systems, video game consoles, hand held gaming devices, hundreds of games, dozens of video game peripherals, magazines, comic books, television shows, and even breakfast cereals.
  
I became aware of Nintendo in the mid-1980s with the American release of the [[Nintendo Entertainment System]]. I first saw it played at my baby-sitter's house who owned an NES with [[Super Mario Bros.]], [[Popeye (Video Game)|Popeye]], and a couple other games. I remember being amazed by it, but our baby-sitters (whom I hated) wouldn't let us play with it. A short while later, my brother and I bought an NES with our combined paper route money. We both bought and rented various games over the years. Nintendo fever was in full force at this time, and the majority of my friends had an NES and plenty of games. I was severely engrossed in video gaming, and it's mostly due to Nintendo. Around 1992, I got a [[Super Nintendo Entertainment System]] for Christmas and played many games. After the [[Nintendo 64]] came out, I was becoming less interested in dedicated video game consoles, and I haven't bought a new system since.
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I became aware of Nintendo in the mid-1980s with the American release of the [[Nintendo Entertainment System]]. I first saw it played at my baby-sitter's house who owned an NES with ''[[Super Mario Bros.]]'', ''[[Popeye (Video Game)|Popeye]]'', and a couple other games. I remember being amazed by it, but our baby-sitters (whom I hated) wouldn't let us play with it. A short while later, my brother and I bought an NES with our combined paper route money. We both bought and rented various games over the years. Nintendo fever was in full force at this time, and the majority of my friends had an NES and plenty of games. I was severely engrossed in video gaming, and it's mostly due to Nintendo. Around 1992, I got a [[Super Nintendo Entertainment System]] for Christmas and played many games. After the [[Nintendo 64]] came out, I was becoming less interested in dedicated video game consoles, and I haven't bought a new system since.
  
I've read a couple books about the history of Nintendo, and I've become a bit disenfranchised with them. Despite their fun and playful public face they've actually been a very ruthless company that relied on anti-competitive tactics and shady business deals to become as popular as they were.
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I've read a couple books about the history of Nintendo, and I've become a bit disenfranchised with them. Despite their fun and playful public face they've actually been a very ruthless company that relied on anti-competitive tactics, shady business deals, and sold faulty hardware to become as popular as they were.
  
 
==Video Game Platforms==
 
==Video Game Platforms==
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* [[Famicom Disk System]]
 
* [[Famicom Disk System]]
 
* [[Nintendo Entertainment System]]
 
* [[Nintendo Entertainment System]]
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* [[Super Famicom]]
 
* [[Super Nintendo Entertainment System]]
 
* [[Super Nintendo Entertainment System]]
 
* [[Nintendo 64]]
 
* [[Nintendo 64]]
  
===Handheld===
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===Handhelds===
 
* [[Game Boy]]
 
* [[Game Boy]]
 
* [[Game Boy Color]]
 
* [[Game Boy Color]]
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===[[Game Boy]]===
 
===[[Game Boy]]===
* [[Super Mario Land]]
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<gallery>
* [[Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins]]
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Kirby's Dream Land 2 - GB - USA.jpg|''[[Kirby's Dream Land 2]]''
* [[The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening]]
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Legend of Zelda - Link's Awakening - GB - USA.jpg|''[[The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening]]''
* [[Metroid II: Return of Samus]]
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Metroid 2 - GB - USA.jpg|''[[Metroid II: Return of Samus]]''
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Super Mario Land - GB - USA.jpg|''[[Super Mario Land]]''
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Super Mario Land 2 - GB - USA.jpg|''[[Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins]]''
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Tetris - GB - USA.jpg|''[[Tetris (Nintendo)|Tetris]]''
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</gallery>
  
 
===[[Game Boy Advance]]===
 
===[[Game Boy Advance]]===
* [[The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap]]
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<gallery>
* [[Metroid Fusion]]
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Legend of Zelda, The - Minish Cap, The - GBA - USA.jpg|''[[The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap]]''
* [[Metroid: Zero Mission]]
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Metroid Fusion - GBA - USA.jpg|''[[Metroid Fusion]]''
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Metroid - Zero Mission - GBA - USA.jpg|''[[Metroid: Zero Mission]]''
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</gallery>
  
===[[Nintendo Entertainment System|NES]]===
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===[[Nintendo Entertainment System]]===
* [[The Legend of Zelda]]
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<gallery>
* [[Metroid]]
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Kid Icarus - Angel Land Story - NES - USA.jpg|''[[Kid Icarus: Angel Land Story]]''
* [[Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!!]]
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Legend of Zelda, The - NES - USA.jpg|''[[The Legend of Zelda]]''
* [[Super Mario Bros.]]
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Metroid - NES - USA.jpg|''[[Metroid]]''
* [[Super Mario Bros. 2]]
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Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!! - NES - USA.jpg|''[[Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!!]]''
* [[Super Mario Bros. 3]]
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Super Mario Bros. - NES - USA.jpg|''[[Super Mario Bros.]]''
* [[Tetris (Nintendo)|Tetris]]
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Super Mario Bros. 2 - NES - USA.jpg|''[[Super Mario Bros. 2]]''
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Super Mario Bros. 3 - NES - USA.jpg|''[[Super Mario Bros. 3]]''
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Tetris - NES - USA.jpg|''[[Tetris (Nintendo)|Tetris]]''
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Legend of Zelda 2, The - Adventure of Link, The - NES - USA.jpg|''[[Zelda II: The Adventure of Link]]''
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</gallery>
  
 
===[[Nintendo 64]]===
 
===[[Nintendo 64]]===
* [[Mario Kart 64]]
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<gallery>
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Super Mario 64 - N64 - USA.jpg|''[[Super Mario 64]]''
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Mario Kart 64 - N64 - UK.jpg|''[[Mario Kart 64]]''
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</gallery>
  
===[[Super Nintendo Entertainment System|SNES]]===
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===[[Super Nintendo Entertainment System]]===
* [[The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past]]
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<gallery>
* [[SimCity (SNES)|SimCity]]
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Legend of Zelda, The - Link to the Past, A - SNES - USA.jpg|''[[The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past]]''
* [[Super Mario World]]
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SimCity - SNES - USA.jpg|''[[SimCity (SNES)|SimCity]]''
* [[Super Metroid]]
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Super Mario All-Stars - SNES - USA.jpg|''[[Super Mario All-Stars]]''
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Super Mario World - SNES - USA.jpg|''[[Super Mario World]]''
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Super Metroid - SNES - USA.jpg|''[[Super Metroid]]''
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</gallery>
  
 
==Publications==
 
==Publications==
 
Note: Several of these publications were made by other companies on behalf of Nintendo.
 
Note: Several of these publications were made by other companies on behalf of Nintendo.
 
* [[Adventure Hero's Books]]
 
* [[Adventure Hero's Books]]
* [[The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (Manga)]]
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* ''[[The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (manga)]]''
 
* [[Nintendo Comics System]]
 
* [[Nintendo Comics System]]
* [[Nintendo Power]]
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* ''[[Nintendo Power]]''
 
* [[Nintendo Player's Guide]]
 
* [[Nintendo Player's Guide]]
* [[The Official Nintendo Player's Guide]]
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* ''[[The Official Nintendo Player's Guide]]''
 
* [[Wanpakku Comics]]
 
* [[Wanpakku Comics]]
  
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Note: Several of these films were made by other companies on behalf of Nintendo.
 
Note: Several of these films were made by other companies on behalf of Nintendo.
  
* [[The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3]]
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* ''[[The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3]]''
* [[Captain N: The Game Master]]
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* ''[[Captain N: The Game Master]]''
* [[The Legend of Zelda (TV Show)]]
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* ''[[The Legend of Zelda (TV Show)]]''
* [[Super Mario Bros. (Film)]]
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* ''[[Super Mario Bros. (Film)]]''
* [[The Super Mario Super Show]]
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* ''[[The Super Mario Super Show]]''
* [[Super Mario World (TV Show)]]
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* ''[[Super Mario World (TV Show)]]''
  
 
==Other==
 
==Other==
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==Staff==
 
==Staff==
These are people who are employed by (or were employed by) Nintendo whose work I appreciate.
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These are people who are (or were) employed by Nintendo whose work I appreciate.
  
 
* [[Hirokazu Tanaka]]
 
* [[Hirokazu Tanaka]]
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* [[Hiroshi Yamauchi]]
 
* [[Kazuaki Morita]]
 
* [[Kazuaki Morita]]
 
* [[Koji Kondo]]
 
* [[Koji Kondo]]
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==Links==
 
==Links==
* [https://www.nintendo.com nintendo.com] - Official.
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{{Link|Wikipedia|https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nintendo}}
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nintendo en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nintendo] - Wikipedia.
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{{Link|MobyGames|http://www.mobygames.com/company/nintendo-co-ltd}}
* [http://www.mobygames.com/company/nintendo-co-ltd mobygames.com/company/nintendo-co-ltd] - MobyGames.
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{{Link|Official|https://www.nintendo.com}}
  
  
 
[[Category: Companies]]
 
[[Category: Companies]]
 
[[Category: Game Companies]]
 
[[Category: Game Companies]]
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[[Category: Video Game Companies]]
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[[Category: Toy Companies]]

Latest revision as of 11:49, 29 July 2019

Nintendo's logo.

Nintendo is a Japanese entertainment company founded in 1889 and headquartered in Kyoto, Japan. The company began as a manufacturer of playing cards, but got into the electronic gaming industry in the 1970s. They are now one of the largest video game companies in the world. Over the years, Nintendo has created arcade cabinets, dedicated home video game systems, video game consoles, hand held gaming devices, hundreds of games, dozens of video game peripherals, magazines, comic books, television shows, and even breakfast cereals.

I became aware of Nintendo in the mid-1980s with the American release of the Nintendo Entertainment System. I first saw it played at my baby-sitter's house who owned an NES with Super Mario Bros., Popeye, and a couple other games. I remember being amazed by it, but our baby-sitters (whom I hated) wouldn't let us play with it. A short while later, my brother and I bought an NES with our combined paper route money. We both bought and rented various games over the years. Nintendo fever was in full force at this time, and the majority of my friends had an NES and plenty of games. I was severely engrossed in video gaming, and it's mostly due to Nintendo. Around 1992, I got a Super Nintendo Entertainment System for Christmas and played many games. After the Nintendo 64 came out, I was becoming less interested in dedicated video game consoles, and I haven't bought a new system since.

I've read a couple books about the history of Nintendo, and I've become a bit disenfranchised with them. Despite their fun and playful public face they've actually been a very ruthless company that relied on anti-competitive tactics, shady business deals, and sold faulty hardware to become as popular as they were.

Video Game Platforms

These are the Nintendo platforms that are important to me.

Consoles

Handhelds

Games

As far as games go, Nintendo is my favorite video game developer, having created more of my favorite games and franchises than any other company. Here are some of the games Nintendo created that are important to me.

Game Boy

Game Boy Advance

Nintendo Entertainment System

Nintendo 64

Super Nintendo Entertainment System

Publications

Note: Several of these publications were made by other companies on behalf of Nintendo.

Film

Note: Several of these films were made by other companies on behalf of Nintendo.

Other

Staff

These are people who are (or were) employed by Nintendo whose work I appreciate.

Logos

Nintendo has many earlier logos, but these are the ones that I'm familiar with.

Gallery

Links

Link-Wikipedia.png  Link-MobyGames.png  Link-Official.png