The BEST Episodes of High Score (2020)
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: May 17, 2021
Traces the history of classic video games, featuring insights from the innovators who brought these worlds and characters to life.
#1 - Comeback Kid
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Aug 19, 2020
A Japanese playing card company called Nintendo enters gaming and hits it big with Donkey Kong, then later takes over home gaming with the NES.
#2 - Level Up
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Aug 19, 2020
Nintendo goes 3D with Star Fox. Wolfenstein 3D popularizes the first-person shooter format, while Doom ups the ante with networked gaming.
#3 - This Is War
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Aug 19, 2020
Sega's Genesis console and its speedy new character, Sonic, hit the market. Electronic Arts kicks off a partnership with football legend John Madden.
#4 - Boom & Bust
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Aug 19, 2020
Space Invaders and Pac-Man lead an arcade craze, while Atari's cartridge system dominates home gaming until a high-profile failure sparks a downfall.
#5 - Fight!
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Aug 19, 2020
Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat give rise to the head-to-head fighting genre, but the increasing graphic violence in games brings controversy.
#6 - Role Players
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Aug 19, 2020
Inspired by Dungeons & Dragons, adventure and role-playing computer games introduce unprecedented levels of choice and complexity to players.