Nintendomanía is a Mexican video game-oriented television program broadcast between 1995 and 2000.[2] The theme of the program was the video games of the Nintendo franchise and its existing consoles such as the NES, SNES, Game Boy, Virtual Boy and Nintendo 64.[3]

GenreEntertainment and Spectacles
Presented by
Country of originMexico
Original languageSpanish
Production companyTV Azteca
DistributorTV Azteca
Original network
Original releaseMarch 25, 1995 (1995-03-25) –
July 20, 2000 (2000-07-20)
Related showsIntercontrol

It began on TV Azteca in 1995 on Saturday mornings, and was originally presented by Gustavo "Gus" Rodríguez and his son Gustavo Javier Rodríguez Ávila[4] (who appeared in the credits as Javier R. Ávila) and during the program sometimes simply He called him "Chavo" later Maggie Hegyi, Mark Tacher,[1] Daniel Avilés and Alejandra Urdiain joined.

The last program was broadcast on July 22, 2000. The program ended due to structural changes in sales by TV Azteca and Nintendo's refusal to contribute a greater economic amount.[4][3]


It began transmissions on March 25, 1995 with a duration of 30 minutes per program; In it, reviews of the new games that came out on the market were made, the new technological advances of the consoles and titles were analyzed, tips and tricks were provided for the most popular games, and special reports of events related to the game industry were made video games, including E3. From 1995 to 1998, the program was broadcast on Azteca Trece, and from 1998 until its end on Azteca 7.[3]

During the first broadcasts of Nintendomania, the scenery was rudimentary, it had airbrush-based illustrations on the walls, brick-like furniture elements and other paraphernalia alluding to games like Super Mario Bros., Mario Kart and Mortal Kombat (1992),[3] among others. The two presenters who appeared were just Gus and his son Javier, whom Gus frequently referred to as Chavo. The program's logo was the words "Nintendo" and "Manía" in orange, later the word "Nintendo" was replaced by the official logo of said company and the word "Manía" was given the five colors of the TV Azteca's logo.[4][2]


  1. ^ a b Tacher, Mark [@marktacher] (11 September 2014). "#TBT ¿Te acuerdas? @MaggieHegyi @Elgusrodriguez #Nintendomanía" (Tweet) (in Spanish). Retrieved 12 November 2019 – via Twitter.
  2. ^ a b GTV Japan (April 1, 2021). "Club Nintendo: The Nintendo Power of Latin America". YouTube. Retrieved April 7, 2021.
  3. ^ a b c d "Gus Rodríguez alcanzó a celebrar los 25 años de "Nintendomanía"" (in Spanish). Retrieved 5 July 2022.
  4. ^ a b c "Twitter of Gus Rodriguez". Twitter. Retrieved 4 July 2022.

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