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UNIVERSUM Multispiel 2006
Basic pong system based on the popular AY-3-8500 chipset from General Instruments....
GAMATIC 7600
The Gamatic 7600 is a classic pong system sold worldwide under many different brands, as the Grandstand T.V. Game Model 2000 for example, or the Univox 41N. The system itself seems to have been made in Korea. The electronic board is labeled "F'GAMATIC-7600". Indeed many Gamatic 7600 systems identical to this one can be found worldwide, the earliest one being a japanese Gamatic 7600 system released in 1976. The c...
GRANDSTAND T.V. Game Model 3000
The Grandstand T.V. Game 3000 is a classic pong system sold in U.K. It can be also found under different other brands worldwide. It's in fact the same model as the T.V. Game Model 2000 but with a colour display (Model 3000 is in black & white). The system itself seems to have been made in Korea. The electronic board is labeled "F'GAMATIC-7600". Indeed many Gamatic 7600 systems identical to this one can be found worldwide, the earliest one being a japanes...
GRANDSTAND T.V. Game Model 2000
The Grandstand T.V. Game 2000 is a classic pong system sold in U.K. It can be also found under different other brands worldwide, for example as the Univox 41N in France. The system itself seems to have been made in Korea. The electronic board is labeled "F'GAMATIC-7600". Indeed many Gamatic 7600 systems identical to this one can be found worldwide, the earliest one being a japanese Gamatic 7600 system released in 1976. The case design is not particul...
UNIVOX 41N
The Univox 41N is a classic pong system sold in France. It can also be found worldwide under many different brands, as the Grandstand T.V. Game Model 2000 for example, or the Intel TV Sport 1004 in Germany (1977). It seems to have been quite popular as many for them were found in french flea markets and boot sales. The system itself seems to have been made in Korea. The electronic board is labeled "F'GAMATIC-7600". Indeed many Gamatic 7600 systems identi...
MAGNAVOX Odyssey 2000
The Odyssey 2000, released in 1977, is almost an Odyssey 300 with one more game (practice, for one player). In fact, and as opposed to previous Magnavox Odyssey systems (except the Odyssey 300), the Odyssey 2000 uses the famous AY-3-8500 chipset from General Instruments. This chip offers 4 black & white pong games: Tennis, Hockey, squash (here called Smash) and Practice (squash for 1 player)....
MAGNAVOX Odyssey 500
The Odyssey 500 was released in 1976, and was very advanced for that time considering the technology used. It was in fact the only system of its kind. As a matter of fact, the white paddles representing the players were replaced by simple color graphics: two tennis players with their rackets (TENNIS game), two squash players (SMASH & SOCCER?), or two hockey players holding their sticks (HOCKEY). On the control panel, one can find two switches: one to select the playfield (a wall on the left, ...
MAGNAVOX Odyssey 400
In 1976, Magnavox released the Odyssey 400. It played the same games as the Odyssey 200 and used an additional Texas Instruments chip to display digital on-screen scoring (it was the first Odyssey system to display digital on-screen scoring). On-screen scoring was quite well designed. As a matter of fact, the scores were large and were only shown when the ball was lost, and a large 'W' letter was displayed on the winner's side when the games were over. L...
MAGNAVOX Odyssey 300
After both Atari and Magnavox released their first pong systems (Odyssey 100, Odyssey 200, Pong) in 1975, Magnavox continued with the Odyssey 300 in 1976, which was one of the first system to use a single game chip containing the major circuitry of a PONG system. This system was Magnavox' answer to Coleco Telstar, the first game to use the GI A...
ATARI  Ultra Pong Doubles (Model C-402)
Ultra Pong Doubles was the ultimate pong console released by Atari (in 1977). It offers 16 pong games (32 variations) mainly based on original pong and hockey games, for 2 to 4 players! DESCRIPTION The plastic case show only one button which acts a Game Select and Reset. There is also a power on/off switch, but that's all for the interaction. The list of the 16 games along with their screenshots are printed on the case front. On the rear side, one can spot an external power su...

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ROBERTS Rally IV
A classic pong from Roberts with four games (hence the name of the system) and detachables paddles. Made in Japan. The difference between the Rally IV and Paddle IV are unclear. Can anyone help ? Both systems seem identical despite a different cosmetic design : same chipset, same games, same controls, switches and buttons, etc... The console is plastic with nice woodgrain accents. A knob allows you to select from the four games. There are two buttons, one...
SUPERLECTRON TV Challenger Series 3000 (TVC-3000)
Early pong system marketed in Europe, maybe more specifically in West Germany, featuring the 4 classic pong games : tennis, hockey, squash and solo. Some marketing extracts : "The TV Challenger 3000 series with regular and professional playing features built into each game" - "TRIPLE SOUND : Your TV Challenger sounds off on ball contact with walls, bats and after a scoring point" - "Easy to connect and operate" - "Four games with triple sound and scoring right on your tv screen" Predsed...
BINATONE TV Game Unit (model n░ 01 / 4990)
Very interesting and early pong system but sadly nearly nothing is known about it. It is the UK version of the Entex Gameroom Tele-Pong (USA). It might be an analogic pong, using no dedicated chipset. The controllers are weird : two knobs for each player, integrated into the plastic case. One for vertical movements and the other for horizontal movements. Two other knobs at the top of the case are used to set V-Hold and H-Hold values of the display. Anoth...
COLECO  Telstar Classic - Model #6045
After the release of the Telstar (the first "dedicated-chip" pong system) in 1976 which was a big success, Coleco conceived a whole range of pongs for release at Christmas 1977. This pong is identical to the original Telstar but with a big deluxe wooden frame. There's a 3 positions switch that controls difficulty (beginner : slow ball, big paddles / advanced : fast ball, big paddles / expert : fast ball, small paddles). If this is common to the first Telstars, this is quite different from ...
ATARI  PONG (Model C-100)
As early as 1974, Atari started to design a home version of PONG, originally proposed by Harold Lee in 1973. The system was designed by three engineers: Harold Lee, Alan Alcorn and Bob Brown. Because Magnavox Odyssey was already being left behind by customers (mostly due to their lack of satisfaction, and also the bad rumor that it would only work with a Magnavox TV set), sellers were not attracted by Atari's PONG game until Sears goes ahead and sells the system under their Tele-Games label f...
UNIVERSUM TV Multi-Spiel (Handheld)
This is a handheld pong, since everything is contained in one handheld controller. It is the same system as the Radio-Shack TV Scoreboard. See this entry for more info. However, the system pictured here does not have the shooting games implemented, it's the 4 game version....
PRINZTRONIC Videosport 600
In UK, Prinztronic was the market brand used by Dixons Group for their electronics. This system is original because of its large selector in the middle of the front panel. Small and easy to carry. It offers the classic 6 games of the General Instruments AY-3-8500 chipset, including two shooting games playable with an optional light gun. This system will be followed by the Videosport 800, which offers more games (8) and a colour display....
STAREX 502
A small european pong found in France. It uses a Texas-Instrument chip (TMS-1965) which plays 6 classic pong games. It used the same plastic case as the Commodore TV Game 2000K. The system can be used with a gun to play the two shooting games. The gun-connection is made at the back of the system via two little "jack" plugs. Also on the left side of the control panel is a small screw used to adjust the display horizontal adjustment. The system was ma...
COMMODORE  TV Game 2000K
Even Commodore made pong systems ! This one has 4 pads to allow 4 players games! The texts on the systems are both in german and english. This system is the only pong to use the MOSTek MPS-7601 chipset. Here is what www.pong-story.com says about it: MOSTek, another manufacturer well known in the micro computer market, released a quite advanced line of video game chips in 1977: the MPS-7600 series. Rather than ...
UNIVERSUM Color TV-Multi-Spiel 4010
A classic looking German pong with colour video and 10 built-in games, including 2 shooting games (similar to the PC-501 "Supersportic" cartridge for SD-0x0 systems). This system was sold in Europe by the "Quelle International" German mail order company under its own hi-fi and video equipment brand, Universum. All labels and manuals are written in German. As there is no gun, the shooting games (one and two players) are played with the joysticks. Holes are provided in the case for two gun ...

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French advert #1

PIZON BROS
Visiomatic 101

 
1980 Coleco catalog

COLECO
Telstar Marksman

 
German advert

MAGNAVOX
Odyssey 200

 
French advert #2

PIZON BROS
Visiomatic 101

 
1980 Coleco catalog

COLECO
Telstar Colortron

 

   LATEST COMMENTS
Bartimaus
2/6/2017
HANIMEX  666
Ha-Ha?

Bartimaus
2/6/2017
ATARI  SUPER PONG (Model C-140)
I love this system. I got mine from deep in the basement in 2015 and I LOVE this thing! Its a real classic. The power cable is broken so I have to use the batteries but it has a surprisingly good battery life. All in all this is a solid system.

Nick Blackburn
2/3/2017
GAMATIC 7600
Hi I have one of these lovely old consoles.

It was in a very sorry state when I got it, but its been cleaned up, resoldered where required and broken parts fixed.

It works really well and its just so refreshing to to play a simple yet addictive game of pong.

Bartimaus
2/2/2017
NINTENDO TV-Game 6 (model CTG-6V)
Was this only released in Japan or was it released in America also?

Nick Brooke
1/3/2017
BINATONE TV Master MK 8 (model n░ 01 / 4823)
The system was pre 1977 I had one in 1976 which is when i believe it came out

Bill Mason
12/18/2016
ROBERTS Paddle IV
I have a Paddle iv game and would like to hook it up to my new TV is there instructions available.

David
8/13/2016
RADOFIN ELECTRONICS LIMITED Tele-Sports
"On the black version, the controllers are two big dials, whereas on the wooden model, the controllers are two vertical sliders..."
Mine was a black SC Eight Thousand with two controllers, but these had vertical sliders, not dials, just as the ones seen in this picture of a black four-controller version:
http://atariage.com/forums/uploads/monthly_09_2014/post-12488-0-44733900-1411266507.jpg

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