Last year, I produced a pain-in-the-ass of a video called ‘The Insane Console History Video.’ You can see the original here, but I wouldn’t recommend it. Because I recently updated it to the new and improved ‘Insane Console History Video 2.0’
There are over 450 consoles, computers, and dedicated game machines in this video and there were over 1300 individual elements in Sony Vegas that, when combined, formed this awesome video slideshow that you’ll see below.
As for the music, Elder-Geeks should recognize the majority of the tunes. But I can guarantee that you won’t recognize even half of the consoles on display. The torch of ‘most complete and definitive console history video’ has been passed. Yes, it’s been passed from the first version to this updated one, but it’s been passed nonetheless.
Please forgive the quality of some of the photographs. Also, the systems are ordered by release date by year and then sub-ordered alphabetically or chronologically depending on what information was available. Thanks to Old-Computers for many of the images.
EDIT: As requested, here’s an ordered list of the songs used in the video.
Bubble Bobble – Gameplay
Ice Climbers – Title & Gameplay
Balloon Fight – Balloon Trip
Super Mario Bros – Main Theme
Duck Tales – The Amazon
The Goonies – World 1
Blaster Master – Stage 1
Punch-Out!! – Boxing
Metroid – Brinstar
Kid Icarus – World 1
Zelda II: The Adventure of Link – Castle
Castlevania – Vampire Killer
Dr. Mario – Fever
Mega Man – Cut Man
Double Dragon – Stage 1
Gradius – Stage 1 (Part 2)
Ikari Warriors – Gameplay
Ghosts ‘n’ Goblins – Stage 1
Donkey Kong Country – Mine Cart Madness
Final Fantasy VI – The Veldt
Chrono Trigger – The Ruins of Lab 16
Monkey Island 2: LeChuck’s Revenge – Opening Theme
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time – Gerudo Valley
Final Fantasy IX – Vamo ‘alla Flamenco
Bioshock – Welcome to Rapture
Dragon Age: Origins – Main Theme
Shadow of the Colossus – Final Battle