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High Score is a Netflix documentary series created by France Costrel covering the computer games industry.


Episode 1 – Boon & Bust
Covers the early growth of arcade games and home video game consoles in the late 1970s and early 1980s.

It includes Pong, Space Invaders and Pac-Man. Also interviews with Nolan Bushnell, of Atari and Howard Scott Warshaw, the developer of E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, reputedly one of the worst games of all time.

Episode 2 “Comeback Kid”

Covers the introduction of Nintendo into America after the 1983 crash through the arcade game Donkey Kong and the Nintendo

Featured interviews include Hirokazu Tanaka, music composer for several Nintendo games.  Gail Tilden, Nintendo of America marketing director that helped to market the NES and Nintendo Power. John Kirby, the lawyer who represented Nintendo in Universal City Studios, Inc. v. Nintendo Co., Ltd.


Episode 3 “Role Players”
By far the most interesting of the series. This covers the creation of adventure and role-playing games from their primarily computer-based roots with text-adventures like Colossal Cave Adventure, to graphical adventures like Mystery House and the Ultima series.
Featured interviews include Roberta and Ken Williams Richard Garriott,