Insert Coin Trailer: A Documentary About Midway Games


There were a pair of video game documentaries set to premiere at SXSW this year: Console Wars, based on the Blake J. Harris book about Sega’s 16-bit battle with Nintendo, and Insert Coin, a documentary about Midway Games, the company behind many legendary arcade games. While the former will arrive on CBS All Access at some point, the latter does not yet have a distributor. Let’s hope that it finds one, however, because the trailer for the movie shows that there are some pretty fun and colourful stories to be told about the development of such ’90s classics as NBA Jam, Mortal Kombat and WWF Wrestlemania. Directed by Joshua Tsui, who worked at Midway in the ’90s and produced the documentary The Lost Arcade, Insert Coin is one upcoming documentary to keep your eye on. Stay tuned to the official site for more info on future screenings; check out the trailer below and let us know what you think.

  • Colin

    That trailer editing is doing some seriously heavy lifting… I’m betting this movie is dryer than rye toast

  • Lori Cerny

    Ahhh, the nostalgia. Laying out rolls of quarters on the deck to play T2. I sucked, but it was fuuuuuuuuuun.