We recently took a sneak peek at the workers dedicated to testing and packaging the NES consoles in 1989. While it contained hardly any surprises or revelations about how consoles were made at the time, it was a fascinating look at the good people who worked tirelessly to ensure that your beloved NES reached your hands in perfect condition.
Now, it’s time to take a look at the SNES. In a new video posted by video game historian John Andersen, we get a lovely glimpse of a UK SNES assembly line, with new consoles packed with none other than Street Fighter II. Towards the end of the video, we also get a glimpse of Nintendo’s gaming advisors.
Now, if you’re not familiar, Game Advisors were effectively people hired by Nintendo to take calls from customers who needed help with their games. The service ran from 1987 to 2005 and effectively became obsolete when the Internet became more prevalent, prompting gamers to seek help from online FAQs and tutorials.
What an interesting look at history! It makes us long for the good old days, when games shipped in complete form, with no updates required; just plug and play. oh…
What do you think of this little piece of history provided by John Andersen? Share your thoughts in the comments below!