Total Recall is Kotaku's nightly look back at the history of video games. Think you know where video games come from? You might know a little, but our aim with Total Recall is to dig a little deeper and shine a light on some of the more bizarre and interesting elements of this medium's past.
If you want to learn about the history of Nintendo, go read a book. If you want to watch Japan's 1986 Super Mario Bros. anime, though, or see a 1970's French movie that looks just like a video game, learn how giant alien dicks sold a Space Invaders pinball game and find out why arcade legend Mr. Awesome appears not once but twice in Playgirl magazine, well, Total Recall might be for you.