Incredible "history" of retro video games

Do you know how Tetris, Arkanoid, Pong, Super Mario and Sonic were created?

Amusement Magazine has the answer, it seems, with some stunning high resolution imagery of the fixtures and fittings required for each game.


Here we have Tetris’ bricks, Arkanoid’s steel balls, Pong’s racquets and score digits, Super Mario’s mushroom and Sonic’s rings.

Read the stories of bricks and balls imported from Russia and East Berlin, mushroom farms and Japanese metal foundries.

Forget everything you thought you knew about these video games. The truth is now out. Check out the original hi-res photos.


  1. says

    It’s so amazing how those old school games were “accidentally” created. But did you know that in the year 1947, Thomas T. Goldsmith Jr. and Estle Ray Mann designed the first video game to be played on Cathode Ray Tube (CRT)? It’s a shooting game I think, maybe this is the reason behind those FPS we currently have.

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