Trailer: Nintendo Quest features a man trying to collect the entire NES library without the internet


In the documentary Nintendo Quest, Jay Bartlett is on a mission. He has 30 days to collect all 678 North American NES titles.

The problem: Jay’s not allowed to make any purchases on the internet.

Luckily it’s just the cartridges he’s after, not complete box-and-manual games. But still, that’s a tough task to complete in such a limited amount of time, and if you’re going brick-and-mortar all the way, that’s a whole lot of browsing at games stores and hunting at thrift shops and garage sales. (If he wanted Clash at Demonhead or Battle of Olympus, I still have those somewhere. Same with Treasure Master, but who in their right mind wants that one?)

/Film posted the trailer for Nintendo Quest earlier today, which you can check out below.

Nintendo Quest comes out on Vimeo on Friday, October 2nd. Hey, that’s tomorrow.

In addition to Jay’s quest for all the North American carts, Nintendo Quest features an exploration of Nintendo in pop culture and why there’s such an affinity for the NES over other consoles. It seems like a relatively well-timed release for the doc given the 30th anniversary of Super Mario Bros. Maybe this Nintendo lovefest (which began on Kickstarter) can ride that wave a little.

For more information about Nintendo Quest, you can visit the film’s official website.

And if anyone wants a copy of Treasure Master for some reason, please ask for it in the comments.

[via /Film]

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