The Arcade Blogger has recently posted an article where he’s aggregated various videos from around the web showing the assembly of arcade machines, from back in the day, taken from the factory floor.
Videos like these are as rare as hens teeth. When you consider that video technology was no where near as prolific as it is today.. and very cumbersome to boot- it’s amazing that videos like these exist at all. Also, these machines were popular at the time and no one really expected the entire industry to run head-first into a wall… so it wouldn’t have even seemed worthy of videoing. No one expected the industry to end.
Below is a video of Ms. Pac-Man machines being assembled in 1982.. Be sure to visit his blog for more content!