A Fascinating Look At The Factories Where Old Video Games Were Made

Mommy, where do video games come from? They come from factories, dear, factories like these, from the 1980s.

This awesome video shows the factory floor at companies such as Midway, Atari and Taito, where vintage arcade classics like Pac-Man were put together, while also giving us a glimpse behind the scenes of Nintendo circa 1988. Skip to 3:26 and you'll even see former Nintendo of America boss Howard Phillips playing with a Super Famicom in his office.

At 3:44, you'll see something even more magical: a Nintendo production line, where copies of Super Mario Bros. 2 and Zelda II are being packaged and readied for shipment to the US.

1980s Video Game Companies Factory Footage [Patrick Scott Patterson]


Comments

    WoW!

    Ahhh, the good ol' days...

    That guy with the forklift obviously hasn't done his take 5. Looks so unstable.

    Did I ever tell you kids how I worked in the games industry ?

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