Netflix’s Black Mirror: Bandersnatch is a choose your own adventure for adults


There have been a few choose your own adventure type games for adults and Netflix has dabbled in choose your own adventure shows for kids. Now, with Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, Netflix is bringing the choose your own adventure format to adults in their first Netflix Interactive Film.

The Netflix Interactive Film you’re about to experience is different from other Netflix Interactive Films… namely because it’s the only one.

In this 80s-set, sometimes morally-compromising adventure, you alone are in charge of what happens next. The journeys you go on are a direct result of your decisions.

There are choices to be made, challenges to overcome, dangers to encounter and, as always in life (and Black Mirror), consequences to be had. Choosing wisely could lead to triumph while taking the wrong path could end in disaster — but who’s to say what’s “right” and “wrong,” anyway? And fret not because once one experience comes to a close, you can — and should! — go back and make a new choice, alter the path of your story and maybe even change its outcome.

Netflix press release

Check out the trailer below:

According to Variety, there are five possible endings in the game with over a trillion unique combinations. With over five hours of footage shot for the show, it can be completed in as little as 40 minutes with an average journey taking about 90 minutes.

Black Mirror: Bandersnatch choice screen
Black Mirror: Bandersnatch choice screen

In addition, not every device with Netflix will be able to view Black Mirror: Bandersnatch due to technical limitations. Due to the way the interactive show is set up, Netflix now has to pre-cache two possible paths, something older versions of the Netflix app can’t do.

That’s why the movie isn’t available on Netflix’s app for some older smart TVs. The company is also excluding “Bandersnatch” from playback on Google’s Chromecast and Apple TV for technical reasons, but Netflix vice president of product Todd Yellin didn’t seem to be too worried about leaving anyone behind. “Almost every single Netflix household has a device that can play ‘Bandersnatch,’” he said.


Black Mirror: Bandersnatch is now streaming on Netflix (may not be available in all regions) and is helmed by Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones.

Have you had a chance to check out Black Mirror: Bandersnatch yet on Netflix? What did you think of it? If not, are you looking forward to checking it out? Let us know in the comments below or on Google+, Twitter, or Facebook.

Last Updated on February 3, 2021.


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