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ALEX
Video Spiel TG-621

A classic german pong system which uses the GI AY-3-8500 chip, thus playing the 4 basic pong games. No shooting games here... Something rare for that time, the two tiny controllers are not hardwired to the system. This means that when one of them died, it wasn't necessary to change the whole system.

The shape of the case is weird. It looks like a case conceived for a small computer. Indeed there's enough room for a small keyboard instead of the actual panel control, and the bulk at the back could have contained a mother board or any other hardware...

Actually, this bulk is used to store the controllers when the system is not used, and there's also the cells compartment.

When the system is opened, one can observe that under the control panel, several holes in the plastic case are not used by the system and are hidden by the black plastic film. For example there are two other holes for addtionnal controllers plugs. It thus can be imagined that the same case could have been used for 4-players game systems...

It is also interesting to note that many different brands used this particular case. The Conic TV Sports TG-621 for example is the same system.

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I''ve found this crazy video game a few days ago in the attic at my parents house. Unfortunately the connector to the TV is cut off. Does anyone know which kind of connector is necessary? My mail addy: boing@patrick-albert.de

          
Sunday 18th November 2012
Patrick (Germany)

My girlfriends best friend just found this in her attic, problem is, I tried it on both of our tv's and on one,m the picture stays for about 2 minutes, and starts to deteriorate... before you say it, I know it cannot be the game itself, it is definately the RF... does anyone know the specific frequency that I can tune my tv to so that I can enjoy this antique machine and all it has to offer, just email me back at ramaista@hotmail.com

          
Thursday 27th May 2004
Michael (finland)

This pongs can be found under many different brands... And the case is so ... computerish! Quite a strange machine.

          
Tuesday 6th August 2002
Olivier (France)

 

NAME  Video Spiel TG-621
MANUFACTURER  Alex
ORIGIN  Germany
YEAR  1977
BUILT IN GAMES  Tennis / Hockey / Handball / Practice
CONTROLLERS  2 small detachable controllers with knobs
CPU  GI AY-3-8500 (General Instruments)
BUTTONS  Manual serve, Reset
SWITCHES  Power on/off, Sound on/off, Angles 20° / 20°-40°, Serve auto/manual, Speed hi/low, Bat size long/small
SCORE  On screen
COLORS  Black & white
SOUND  Built-in beeper
I/O PORTS  None
BATTERIES  UM-2 (Size C) 1,5v x 6
POWER SUPPLY  DC 9v


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