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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.
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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. In addition to creating several of the world's largest video game franchises, the company is also responsible for defining many of the video game mechanics and genres in the medium.
  
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==Personal==
 
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 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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===Consoles===
 
===Consoles===
* [[Famicom]]
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<gallery>
* [[Famicom Disk System]]
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Famicom.jpg|[[Famicom]]
* [[Nintendo Entertainment System]]
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Famicom Disk System.jpg|[[Famicom Disk System]]
* [[Super Famicom]]
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NES - USA.jpg|[[Nintendo Entertainment System]]
* [[Super Nintendo Entertainment System]]
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Super Famicom - With Controller.jpg|[[Super Famicom]]
* [[Nintendo 64]]
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SNES - USA.jpg|[[Super Nintendo Entertainment System]]
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Nintendo 64.jpg|[[Nintendo 64]]
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GameCube - With Controller.jpg|[[GameCube]]
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</gallery>
  
 
===Handhelds===
 
===Handhelds===
* [[Game Boy]]
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<gallery>
* [[Game Boy Color]]
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Game Boy - Original.png|[[Game Boy]]
* [[Game Boy Advance]]
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Game Boy Color - Transparent Pink.jpg|[[Game Boy Color]]
* [[Nintendo DS]]
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Game Boy Advance - Indigo.jpg|[[Game Boy Advance]]
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Nintendo DS.png|[[Nintendo DS]]
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</gallery>
  
 
==Games==
 
==Games==
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===[[Game Boy]]===
 
===[[Game Boy]]===
 
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<gallery>
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Kid Icarus - Of Myths and Monsters - GB - EU.jpg|''[[Kid Icarus: Of Myths and Monsters]]''
 
Kirby's Dream Land 2 - GB - USA.jpg|''[[Kirby's Dream Land 2]]''
 
Kirby's Dream Land 2 - GB - USA.jpg|''[[Kirby's Dream Land 2]]''
Legend of Zelda - Link's Awakening - GB - USA.jpg|''[[The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening]]''
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Legend of Zelda, The - Link's Awakening - GB - USA.jpg|''[[The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening]]''
 
Metroid 2 - GB - USA.jpg|''[[Metroid II: Return of Samus]]''
 
Metroid 2 - GB - USA.jpg|''[[Metroid II: Return of Samus]]''
 
Super Mario Land - GB - USA.jpg|''[[Super Mario Land]]''
 
Super Mario Land - GB - USA.jpg|''[[Super Mario Land]]''
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Super Mario Bros. 3 - NES - USA.jpg|''[[Super Mario Bros. 3]]''
 
Super Mario Bros. 3 - NES - USA.jpg|''[[Super Mario Bros. 3]]''
 
Tetris - NES - USA.jpg|''[[Tetris (Nintendo)|Tetris]]''
 
Tetris - NES - USA.jpg|''[[Tetris (Nintendo)|Tetris]]''
Legend of Zelda 2, The - Adventure of Link, The - NES - USA.jpg|''[[Zelda II: The Adventure of Link]]''
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Zelda II - Adventure of Link, The - NES - USA.jpg|''[[Zelda II: The Adventure of Link]]''
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
  
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==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]]
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* ''[[Adventure Hero's Books]]''
 
* ''[[The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (manga)]]''
 
* ''[[The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (manga)]]''
* [[Nintendo Comics System]]
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* ''[[Nintendo Comics System]]''
 
* ''[[Nintendo Power]]''
 
* ''[[Nintendo Power]]''
* [[Nintendo Player's Guide]]
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* ''[[Nintendo Power Flash]]''
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* ''[[Nintendo Player's Guide]]''
 
* ''[[The Official Nintendo Player's Guide]]''
 
* ''[[The Official Nintendo Player's Guide]]''
* [[Wanpakku Comics]]
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* ''[[Wanpakku Comics]]''
  
 
==Film==
 
==Film==
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* ''[[The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3]]''
 
* ''[[The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3]]''
 
* ''[[Captain N: The Game Master]]''
 
* ''[[Captain N: The Game Master]]''
* ''[[The Legend of Zelda (TV Show)]]''
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* ''[[The Legend of Zelda (TV series)]]''
* ''[[Super Mario Bros. (Film)]]''
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* ''[[Super Mario Bros. (film)]]''
 
* ''[[The Super Mario Super Show]]''
 
* ''[[The Super Mario Super Show]]''
* ''[[Super Mario World (TV Show)]]''
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* ''[[Super Mario World (TV series)]]''
  
 
==Other==
 
==Other==
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* [[Toshihiko Nakago]]
 
* [[Toshihiko Nakago]]
 
* [[Yukio Kaneoka]]
 
* [[Yukio Kaneoka]]
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==Media==
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Nintendo World Championships 1990.pdf|Nintendo World Championships 1990 magazine.
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Official 1990 World of Nintendo Buyer's Guide, The.pdf|The Official 1990 World of Nintendo Buyer's Guide.
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Nintendo Collage.jpg|Nintendo collage.
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Andrew Dobson - Nintendo Localization.jpg|Andrew Dobson points out Nintendo's localization issues.
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Nintendo - Hardcore Console Puns.jpg|Hardcore console puns.
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Official Nintendo Sticker Album, The - Spiral - USA.pdf|The Nintendo Sticker Album.
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==Logos==
 
==Logos==
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Nintendo - Logo - 2006-2016.svg|(2006-2016)<br/>Changing the logo to gray was a poor decision. All it does is lessen the impact of the logo.
 
Nintendo - Logo - 2006-2016.svg|(2006-2016)<br/>Changing the logo to gray was a poor decision. All it does is lessen the impact of the logo.
 
Nintendo - Logo.svg|(2016-Present)<br/>Switching back to red was a good choice, but inverted designs like this work much better when the exterior isn't a boring rectangle.
 
Nintendo - Logo.svg|(2016-Present)<br/>Switching back to red was a good choice, but inverted designs like this work much better when the exterior isn't a boring rectangle.
</gallery>
 
 
==Gallery==
 
<gallery>
 
Nintendo Collage.jpg|Nintendo collage.
 
Andrew Dobson - Nintendo Localization.jpg|Andrew Dobson points out Nintendo's localization issues.
 
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
  
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{{Link|Wikipedia|https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nintendo}}
 
{{Link|Wikipedia|https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nintendo}}
 
{{Link|MobyGames|http://www.mobygames.com/company/nintendo-co-ltd}}
 
{{Link|MobyGames|http://www.mobygames.com/company/nintendo-co-ltd}}
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{{Link|YouTube|https://www.youtube.com/user/Nintendo}}
 
{{Link|Official|https://www.nintendo.com}}
 
{{Link|Official|https://www.nintendo.com}}
  

Latest revision as of 15:24, 26 October 2020

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. In addition to creating several of the world's largest video game franchises, the company is also responsible for defining many of the video game mechanics and genres in the medium.

Personal

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.

Media

Logos

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

Links

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