Playing With Power: The Nintendo Story peels back the curtain on the famously secretive Japanese company that would eventually take the global videogame industry by storm. Discover the humble beginnings of a gaming business that began many decades before the invention of television, and ride along the bumpy road of hits, misses, and wild ideas that turned Nintendo from a local playing card maker into a worldwide household name.
Long before Halo or Call of Duty there were two Italian plumbers racing around bricks, consuming flowers and jumping on what can only be described today as walking poo emojis. Then came an intergalactic cybernetic badass blasting across an alien labyrinth. If fantasy was more your speed, there was an elf who went on a quest to save a princess whose name was often confused with the main character. Mario Bros; Metroid; and Zelda were the pillars of Nintendo and would go on to inspire many games just like them. Playing With Power: The Nintendo Story is an all new documentary series coming to Crackle that will reveal the very colorful history of the first fully realized gaming system that shaped the minds of a generation.