New video game documentary coming to Netflix features Mario’s voice
By Bob Garcia
High Score looks at the peak of the gaming industry and is narrated by Super Mario himself
There isn’t one single gamer out there who doesn’t enjoy a good Super Mario Bros gaming session, even the youngest ones. One of the most transcendent things that came from this popular Nintendo game – and characters like Mario and Luigi – is that they have very unique voices that have remained the same across all these years. In a new video-game centered documentary announced by Netflix, “High Score,” true video game fans will be able to enjoy this trip to the “golden age of video games” narrated by none other than Charles Martinet (the voice of Super Mario).
According to the press release, the documentary will be made available on August 19 and it will cover all the details and the clever minds behind the success of the video game industry and how it has evolved so impressively over the past years.
There hasn’t been an official announcement about Martinet being the one lending his voice; however, when watching the series trailer, Martinet’s name can be spotted in the opening credits uploaded by IGN; his name pops up at the 32-second mark.
“High Score is a documentary series about the golden age of video games, when legends – from Pac-Man to Doom – were brought to life. Through ingenuity and sheer force of will, computer pioneers and visionary artists from around the globe spawned the iconic worlds of Space Invaders, Final Fantasy, Street Fighter II, Mortal Kombat, Sonic the Hedgehog, MADDEN NFL, and beyond,” said Netflix about the show. “Without rules or roadmaps, players and innovators alike pushed the limits of money to be made, rivals to be crushed, and hearts to be won. This is the story of the brains behind the pixels and how their unmatched innovation built a multi-billion-dollar industry – almost by accident. High Score premieres on Netflix on August 19, 2020.”