Netflix High Score

Published on 08 september 2020

Nothing is better than losing yourself in a documentary series and being thrown back to the days of yore. That was recently possible with The Last Dance about Michael Jordan. But The Toys That Made Us and The Movies That Made Us are also good examples. In terms of feeling, High Score comes closest to the latter two. And this combined with a wonderful 80s vibe.

Netflix has released a new documentary series with High Score in which the history of the gaming world is highlighted. Pac-Man, Nintendo and the SEGA Genesis are being scrutinized. The series has six parts of approximately 45 minutes each. Almost the entire game revolution will be covered: How it all started in the arcades with Pac-Man and how gaming eventually infiltrated the living rooms. Sonic, Mortal Kombat and Street Fighter will also be featured.


The episodes of High Score

To get a good picture of High Score, we have listed the episodes below. You can watch this Netflix Original in one go.

1. Boom & Bust

About Space Invaders, Pac-Man, Atari's dominant cartridge system and Atari's fatal blunder.

2. Comeback Kid

Nintendo is going to make video games, hit on Donkey Kong, and the NES is going to be the living room favorite when it comes to game consoles.

3. Role Players

About role-playing games like Dungeons & Dragons.

4. This is War

The Sega Genesis console is launched with the popular game Sonic. Electronic Arts partners with American football player John Madden.

5. Fight!

About fighting games like Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat, which cause quite some controversy.

6. Level Up

Nintendo makes Star Fox three-dimensional. Wolfenstein 3D makes the first-person shooter popular and Doom raises the bar with network gaming.