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R > RADIO SHACK > TV Scoreboard (handheld)   


Radio Shack
TV Scoreboard (handheld)

This is a handheld pong! Everything is contained in one handheld controller. The second controller can be mounted onto the main one, or detaches (it has a 2' cord). The system has an attached RF cable (no switchbox).

This particular model comes with a pistol for use with target games, which has its own cord and plugs into the main unit at the top.

There are two different models. One with 4 pong games, and another one with 2 additional shooting games sold with a lightgun. For this reason, there are two different types of boxes (see pictures section). There were also two different coloured models, there was the white with black print and black with write print.

The Tandy Electronic TV Scoreboard Handheld and the Universum TV Multi-Spiel Handheld were similar systems. And the Hanimex Model 666 & Model 677 were very similar handheld systems...

We need more info about this pong ! If you designed, used, or have more info about this system, please send us pictures or anything you might find useful.
NAME  TV Scoreboard (handheld)
MANUFACTURER  Radio Shack
ORIGIN  U.S.A.
YEAR  ? 1981
BUILT IN GAMES  Football, Squash, Practice, Tennis, Target, Skeet
CONTROLLERS  Left player: tiny paddle
Right player: knob mounted onto the (small) main unit
CPU  General Instruments AY-3-8500
BUTTONS  Reset, Serve
SWITCHES  Ball speed fast/slow, Bat size small/large, Slice max/min, Power on/off, Serve manual/auto
SCORE  On screen
COLORS  Black & white
SOUND  Built-in speaker
I/O PORTS  RF TV video output, gun connector
BATTERIES  6 x 1.5V
POWER SUPPLY  9v DC
GUN  Yes
PRICE  Unknown

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