Apart from the chipset, this pong is 100% French made, with an original design. The name 5000 must be because of the AY-3-8500 chipset used in this pong, as the OC-6000 must be named after its GI AY-3-8600 chipset.
The paddles are fairly simple...round and cute. The cosmetic design in general is very typical of late 70's french productions...
This pong is equiped with a robot function that allows the player to play against the system. You can even adjust the skill level of opposition with a knob, from 0 (always miss the ball) to 100 % (never miss the ball).
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I find it ! The first console I have ever played with ! I was six at this time, but i can remember it with precision. And one thing I remember is that the light gun newer worked. I was wondering if this gun was only a gadget never designed to work or if it was just a disfunction of the console (maybe the link between the gun and the console ?).
btw, I am so happy to have found it :)
Tuesday 21st August 2012
la Vieille (France)
Société Occitane d'Electronique
BUILT IN LANGUAGE
Football, Hockey, Squash, Tennis, Tir, Tir au pigeon
Two detachable round paddles...
General Instruments AY-3-8500
Ball angle, Paddle size, Ball speed, Power on/off, Auto serve, Game selection