Documentary Review: Nintendo Quest (2015)

Release Date: June 26th, 2015
Directed by: Rob McCallum
Music by: John H. McCarthy

Pyre Productions USA, Canamedia, 92 Minutes


Nintendo Quest was a documentary that followed one man’s quest to acquire all the classic Nintendo Entertainment System titles in thirty days or less. He had a limited budget and couldn’t use the Internet. He had to travel abroad, visit stores and private sellers in an effort to complete his goal. For the record, there are 678 classic Nintendo games.

The film is a labor of love between two friends, the director and Jay, his best friend and the guy trying to collect the games.

This is not a compelling or great documentary but it is at least fun and interesting to anyone who had a love for the original Nintendo system, which is really any kid from the 1980s and 1990s.

Nintendo Quest is a very nostalgic journey through history, as it showcases Jay trying to get every single title and it talks about a lot of the classic games and puts a lot of emphasis on the real rarities out there.

I don’t think that there is a lot here for non-Nintendo fans but it also wasn’t made for anyone but the old school Nintendo heads who know these titles and want to reminisce about them through Jay’s journey. That doesn’t make this a bad documentary but also doesn’t make this a good one either. It sort of exists in limbo.

Rating: 5/10


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