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Nintendo Quest (2015)

In this all-encompassing documentary on Nintendo, gaming enthusiast Jay Bartlett hits the open road with best friend Rob McCallum in hopes of buying the 678 official retail-licensed ... See full summary »

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Robert McCallum
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Credited cast:
Thor Aackerlund Thor Aackerlund ... Himself
Jay Bartlett Jay Bartlett ... Himself
Syd Bolton Syd Bolton ... Himself
Joe Bonasia Joe Bonasia ... Himself
Kylie Carmichael Kylie Carmichael ... Herself
Mason Cramer Mason Cramer ... Himself
Ashley Curtis Ashley Curtis ... Herself
Genese Davis Genese Davis ... Herself
Warren Davis ... Himself
Walter Day Walter Day ... Himself
Paul Dean Paul Dean ... Himself
Brent Dolan Brent Dolan ... Himself
David Eddings ... Himself
Marc Ericksen Marc Ericksen ... Himself
Sean Evans Sean Evans ... Himself
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In this all-encompassing documentary on Nintendo, gaming enthusiast Jay Bartlett hits the open road with best friend Rob McCallum in hopes of buying the 678 official retail-licensed Nintendo games for the Nintendo Entertainment System (1985) in 30 days with no online purchases. Along the way Jay and Rob will discuss Nintendo history, landmark games, box art, music, graphics, game play and more. Written by Anonymous

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The ultimate 8-bit road trip.


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TV-PG

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Official Facebook | Official Site

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USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 December 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The NES Club See more »

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Pyre Productions USA See more »
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Trivia

The producer of Nintendo Quest deliberately avoided the exact dollar amount of each purchase to keep the viewer focused on the journey instead of the cost of each game. A genius way to allow the viewer to understand the importance of the hunt versus the cost of the prize. See more »

Goofs

One of the rules for Jay's quest is that he cannot use friends for the journey. Yet the first thing he does it goes to the houses of several friends; it seems like this would be a violation of the rules. See more »

Quotes

Patrick Scott Patterson: For a period of time, Nintendo was a word used to describe video games in general.
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Crazy Credits

Additional interviews play alongside the closing credits. Following the credits, Jay can be seeing a rare game that he acquired. See more »

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References Viewtiful Joe (2003) See more »

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Wake Up Sound
Lyrics Written by Joseph Bonasia
Performed by Astoria
Song Composed by Joseph Bonasia
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It'll make you want to dust off the NES, but that's about it
29 June 2016 | by Mr-FusionSee all my reviews

"Nintendo Quest" had promise, but the execution is way off. The idea itself is cool: you've got 30 days to hunt down every last official NES title in existence (no online purchases). That means road trip, and already we're talking great movie, right? Game over, man.

It's not that this is a bad movie, but it suffers from reality TV production methods and it doesn't give us all of the relevant information. We never know the budget for this quest or how the majority of these games cost. And the negotiating scenes are painfully drawn out. Why spend screen time listening to an awful speakerphone or listening to someone read aloud text messages when this could be better conveyed through a graphic? When all else fails, let the director insert himself into the thing and scream plot information.

The odd thing of it is that it actually becomes a downer after awhile. Jay spends his time in one store after another, getting depressed over the price-gouging and cynicism that collecting can engender.

There's good to be had, but it's primarily in the opening; an examination of the console's enduring longevity and appeal. That sequence gets into the gamer in all of us. If only the rest of it weren't so morose.

4/10


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