Turns out arcade machines look bizarre in extreme slow motion


Ever wondered what one of those retro arcade machines looks like in extreme slow motion? Our silly human eyes only see what the machine wants us to, but – as Gav from YouTube duo The Slow Mo Guys shows in the video above – the reality is very different. Using footage slowed down to 28,500 frames per second, Gav shows us the technology behind a 1981 game called Tempest that uses a cathode-ray tube (CRT) display and vector graphics. Little lines of colour appearing and disappearing across the screen, like a firework display, that make up the image our brains process.