High Score: Season 1

High Score: Season 1

High Score: Season 1

Netflix docuseries tracing the history of classic video games, from the 1980s through to 1999s, featuring insights from the innovators who brought these worlds and characters to life. Narrated by Charles Martinet (the voice actor for Nintendo's Mario).

2020USANetflix
Documentary
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RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

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Each episode focuses on a few stories/subjects for its running time, but often bounces around them within the episode, leading to a sense that the entire thing isn’t as focused or complete as it should be.

IndieWire

IndieWire

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The pieces are there to make something that actually conveys a greater appreciation of what went into building these dominant cultural forces, to fill in that mystery gap between a revolutionary idea and plenty of dollar signs. But investigating that insightful middle ground just isn’t one of this show’s objectives.

TV Guide

TV Guide

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While it isn't the game-changer we had hoped for, it's a solid nostalgia-fueled starting point for anyone interested in the early days of gaming, even if its approach to gaming is to mash as many buttons as it can and hope a solid story comes out of it.

3.0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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If High Score's goal is to be an enjoyable, colorful and whimsical overview, it at least delivers on that with some flair.

Collider

Collider

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High Score may not be the most in-depth or lengthy documentary series you’ll ever see, but the curated interviews from folks with compelling stories and charismatic personalities bring a personal touch. Nostalgia does the rest. And we’re here for it.

Slash Film

Slash Film

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One of the most sleek and satisfying historical accounts of the early decades of video games, even if it’s not a definitive, comprehensive account of the ups and downs of the industry as a whole.

A.V. Club

A.V. Club

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These personal and often unexpected stories are easily the highlight of High Score, and they're occasionally the only thing that saves it from turning into the public school version of a video game history lesson.

RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

press

Each episode focuses on a few stories/subjects for its running time, but often bounces around them within the episode, leading to a sense that the entire thing isn’t as focused or complete as it should be.

IndieWire

IndieWire

press

The pieces are there to make something that actually conveys a greater appreciation of what went into building these dominant cultural forces, to fill in that mystery gap between a revolutionary idea and plenty of dollar signs. But investigating that insightful middle ground just isn’t one of this show’s objectives.

TV Guide

TV Guide

press

While it isn't the game-changer we had hoped for, it's a solid nostalgia-fueled starting point for anyone interested in the early days of gaming, even if its approach to gaming is to mash as many buttons as it can and hope a solid story comes out of it.

3.0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

If High Score's goal is to be an enjoyable, colorful and whimsical overview, it at least delivers on that with some flair.

Collider

Collider

press

High Score may not be the most in-depth or lengthy documentary series you’ll ever see, but the curated interviews from folks with compelling stories and charismatic personalities bring a personal touch. Nostalgia does the rest. And we’re here for it.

Slash Film

Slash Film

press

One of the most sleek and satisfying historical accounts of the early decades of video games, even if it’s not a definitive, comprehensive account of the ups and downs of the industry as a whole.

A.V. Club

A.V. Club

press

These personal and often unexpected stories are easily the highlight of High Score, and they're occasionally the only thing that saves it from turning into the public school version of a video game history lesson.

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