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E > EPOCH > TV Block   


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TV Block

This funky pong is the japanese version of the Atari Video Pinball C-380 (and the Sears Pinball Breakaway).

It plays seven games: Flipper pinball 1, Flipper pinball 2, Racket pinball 1, Racket pinball 2, Basketball 1, Basketball 2 and Breakout. All these games are in fact improved pong games.

All the games are controlled by the big white dial placed on the right part of the system, except the two flipper pinball games which must be played with the two side buttons, just like with a real pinball!

Apparently there were a TV Block MB model which had slightly different games (?). Instead of 2 basketball games and 1 breakout game, there were only one basketball game and 2 breakout games.

We need more info about this computer ! If you designed, used, or have more info about this system, please send us pictures or anything you might find useful.

 

 

NAME  TV Block
MANUFACTURER  Epoch
TYPE  
ORIGIN  Japan
YEAR  1979
BUILT IN LANGUAGE  7 games (Flipper pinball 1, Flipper pinball 2, Racket pinball 1, Racket pinball 2, Basketball 1, Basketball 2, Breakout)
KEYBOARD  2 side buttons (to play flipper pinball games) and one big knob to play other games (paddle games)
CPU  Atari custom chipstes (?)
GRAPHIC MODES  Blocky graphics
COLORS  Yes (at least 6 colors)
SOUND  yes, built-in speaker
I/O PORTS  RF TV video output, power in
OS  7 (built-in games)
POWER SUPPLY  6 x UM2 sized battery cells or external power supply
PERIPHERALS  No
PRICE  Unknown



Software for this system!

REBOUND II / BASKETBALL II
1977 Atari
 
 
 
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