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Playtronic Super NES games


Playtronic was a company in Brazil that was licensed to manufacture and distribute the NES and SNES systems. This article hopes to list all known Playtronic games.

Thanks to Bruno Tondin for the pictures of Mortal Kombat 3, Jefferson Oliveira for pictures of Mortal Kombat II, Doom and Street Fighter Alpha 2.

By: Evan G
Last updated: June 4, 2017


Playtronic was a company that manufactured and distributed the NES and SNES in Brazil, according to this page on Moby Games. Playtronic was the result of two companies (Manufatura de Brinquedos Estrela and Gradiente) to bring Nintendo to Brazil. They produced a Super NES with the local (Pal-M) video standard. The appearance of the SNES and carts are identical to standard US releases, and the console could play regular US SNES games.

Through my browsing of the Brazillian equivalent of Ebay, I was able to find many Playtronic games. One thing to note is that the games manufactured by Playtronic have labels that are different than their US equivalents in general. Rather than having a serial code, the labels have the Playtronic logo. The boxes also have a different appearance than their US equivalents. It is unknown exactly how many of these games went through a localization to Portuguese. (although Super Copa had Portuguese as an option even in the the standard North American release). Some releases appear to have a Playtronic branded box, but just the US release of the cart.

A typical box from Brazil has the Playtronic logo rather than the Nintendo one.Rather than having a serial code, Playtronic cart labels simply have the Playtronic logo
The inserts that came with the games were pretty similar to the standard North American releases, except the manual is in Portuguese. Event the Nintendo Power advertisement is in English!
On the whole, the game boxes are similar to standard North American releases, except that everything is in Portuguese!
Later releases included a content rating, similar to the ESRB
The Super NES system looks pretty similar to what you would find with a North American system. Except that it is in PAL-M

The Playtronic carts did not have a glossy label like most US snes games, and are similar to later "Made in Mexico" games. On the back of the cart is a Playtronic specific serial code.

Mortal Kombat 3 label
Back of the Mortal Kombat 3 cart. The game has a Portuguese language warning label, as well as a Playtronic serial number (010095397A60)
Despite being produced in Brazil, the PCBs are identical to standard US releases.

Thanks to Monge Cravos and posters from the Brazillian NES fansite NES Archive, there is now a good list of games released in Brazil by Playtronic. If you want to see the original thread, click here. All bold games are confirmed with a scan or photo (links below list)

  • A Ilha Da Garganta Cortada (Cutthroat Island)
  • Aero the Acrobat
  • Aladdin
  • Alien 3
  • Animaniacs
  • Ardy Lightfoot
  • Barbie Super Model
  • Battleclash
  • Beethoven
  • Blackthorne
  • Boxing The Legends of the Ring
  • Bubsy
  • Castlevania Dracula X
  • Daffy Duck: Marvin Missions
  • Donkey Kong Country
  • Donkey Kong Country 2
  • Donkey Kong Country 3
  • Doom
  • Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story
  • F-Zero
  • Fifa 98: A Caminho Da Copa (Road to the World Cup)
  • Fifa soccer 97
  • Gaguinho (Porky Pig's Haunted Holiday)
  • Harley's Humongous Adventure
  • Incantation
  • International Superstar soccer
  • International Superstar soccer Deluxe
  • Jurassic Park
  • Jurassic Park - Part 2
  • Killer Instinct
  • Kirby's Avalanche
  • Kirby's Dream Course
  • Kirby's Dream Land 3
  • Kirby's Super Star
  • Kyle Pettys no Fear Racing
  • A Lenda De Zelda: Um Elo Com O Passado (The Legend of Zelda: a Link to the Past)
  • The Magical Quest Starring Mickey Mouse
  • Mario Paint
  • Maui Mallard in Cold Shadow
  • Megaman X
  • Megaman X2
  • Michael Jordan: Chaos in the Windy City
  • Mickey Mania
  • Mickey's Ultimate Challenge
  • Mogli, O Menino Lobo (The Jungle Book)
  • Mortal Kombat
  • Mortal Kombat II
  • Mortal Kombat 3
  • N.C.A.A Basketball
  • NBA Hang Time
  • NHL Stanley Cup
  • Pilotwings
  • Pitfall - The Mayan Adventure
  • Rei Leao (Lion King)
  • Road Runner's: Death Valley Rally
  • Rock 'N Roll Racing
  • Rocky Rodent
  • Samurai Shodown
  • Scooby Doo Mystery
  • Sim City
  • Spider-Man Maximum Carnage
  • Spider-Man Venom - Separation Anxiety
  • Star Fox
  • Street Fighter II - The World Warrior
  • Street Fighter II Turbo
  • Street Fighter Alpha 2
  • Street Racer
  • Stunt Race FX
  • Super Battleship
  • Super Buster Bros.
  • Super Copa
  • Super Game Boy
  • Super Ghouls and Ghosts
  • Super Mario All-Stars
  • Super Mario Kart
  • Super Mario RPG
  • Super Mario World
  • Super Mario World 2: Yoshi`s Island
  • Super Metroid
  • Super O Retorno de Jedi (Super Return of the Jedi)
  • Super R-Type
  • Super Soccer
  • Super Star Wars
  • Super Street Fighter 2
  • Super Tennis
  • Taz-Mania
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Tournament Fighters
  • Tetris & Dr. Mario
  • Tetris Attack
  • Caçada ao Outubro vermelho (The Hunt For Red October)
  • Tinstar
  • Tom and Jerry
  • Top Gear
  • Top Gear 3000
  • Total Carnage *
  • True Lies
  • Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3
  • Uniracers
  • Vegas Stakes
  • Warlock
  • We're Back
  • World Heroes
  • Worldwide Soccer (equivalent to Tony Meola's Sidekicks Soccer?)
  • X-Men: Mutant Apocalypse
  • Yoshi's Safari
Playtronic promotional "binder". Image courtesy of Jefferson Oliveira.


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