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We love a bit of history here at Nintendo Life, particularly when it's something to do with our favourite hobby: knitting. No, we're kidding, video games of course!

Many of us may not have been around when the NES first came out (this writer was born three years after its western release), so it's always cool when bits of information regarding the console's manufacturing process make their way online.

In a video posted on Twitter by video game historian John Andersen, we've been given a rare, unique glimpse at the testing process for new NES consoles before they're wrapped, boxed up, and shipped off in big, honking trucks. The video itself is from 1989, so by this point, the process was no doubt running like a well-oiled machine, but it's also lovely to see such care being put into the testing process well into the NES's lifespan.

It's definitely an interesting peek at what workers needed to check to ensure the NES was ready to be chucked into the hands of eager gamers. Given the sheer simplicity of the system compared to modern consoles, we can't imagine the same kind of testing being carried out on consoles like the Switch, particularly when you consider the mandatory requirement to set up player accounts.

We have to say, though, how boring does that job look? Granted, there's a certain charm to getting your hands on so many consoles, but having to perform the same handful of actions over and over seems incredibly monotonous, and we tip our hats to those who perform such jobs to this day. You're the real GOAT.

What you make of this glimpse into the manufacturing process for the NES? Share your thoughts in the comments below.