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Silcom Telegioco / Otron / Inno-Hit – Pong style games

April 12th, 2017 No comments
Silcom - Otron - Inno-Hit - Pong style games

I thank Luca, a reader of our blog for the donation of these consoles of the 70′s years.

Consoles:

  • Silcom Telegioco (RE-EL / REggiana-ELettronica) [1977]
  • Otron Gamatic 7606 [1977]
  • Otron Gamatic Programmable Videogame 8600 + 3 x Cartridges [1978]
  • Inno-Hit Sportron GT66C [1977/1978]

Gallery:

Irradio Videosport TVG-888 & Cartridge SuperSport L8610

April 26th, 2015 No comments
Irradio Videosport TVG-888 & Cartridge SuperSport L8610

For this donation i thank: Paolo Cognetti from Roma.

This is a 3rd generation pong color system. It uses the usual 10 games cartridge: Tennis, Hockey, Squash, Practice, Soccer, Basketball, Basketball Practice, Gridball, Traget 1 & 2.

You can find this system everywhere in Europe though it´s origin once was Hongkong. This is a color variant sold by Irradio in Italy.

Gallery:

source: pong-picture-page.de

Commodore TV Game Model 3000H (Pong Clone)

September 21st, 2014 No comments

I thank my friend Giacomo Vernoni for having given me this console that i was looking for a long times. This the link of the Giacomo blog where you can find a complete review of this console with some beautiful photos.

Gallery:

Following Commodore’s acquistion of MOS technologies (famous for producing the later 6502 chip for the PET), the Pong-like TV Game consoles 2000K and 3000H made their appearance.

The 3000H console features two paddles (sliders), one internal and one connected by wire (with 2 additional optional sliders); 9VDC or battery power (6 AA batteries required, yes it can run on batteries!).  It generates its own sound with the built-in speaker and can play 4 games: Tennis, Target (with an optional light gun), Football and Squash.  There is also a gage for difficulty level (handicap), and another for the number of players and other settings.

The cool thing is that the core chip, the MOS 7601 (the last of MOS’s Pong-chip line) read game instructions from a special ROM which appears to be internal to the chip, making it stand out from the other Pong-clones that had the game hard-coded into the system’s logic

However, because graphics and sound are also generated directly by the 7601 and are hardwired into the chip’s logic, it meantthat special variants had to be created if a special display was required for an arbitrary application. Thus, the 7601 in the TV Game series, while being programmable in a crude sense, is hardwired to generate the graphics for the TV Game series’ internal games only and cannot be used into drawing other kinds of shapes.

Games available were the following four:

  • Game mira (playable with an optional optical gun )
  • Tennis
  • Football
  • Squash

source: computinghistory.org.uk

Palladium Tele-Multplay R (Licensed by Magnavox)

August 3rd, 2014 No comments
Palladium Tele-Multplay R (Licensed by Magnavox)

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The Palladium game distributed under Magnavox licensed offers 4 ball games, 2 shooting games and 2 car games,  all games are in color. The core chip is the TMS-1965 from Texas Instruments.

The paddles can be moved vertically with the sliders found on each controllers. There are also two “speed-up” buttons on the controllers.

Mentor Colour 6 (Pong clone) has been Repaired

October 3rd, 2013 1 comment

Mentor Colour 6 (Pong clone) has been Repaired

Defects:

  • Black screen of death.
  • No sound.

The problem of the power supply has been fixed by replacing the transitor CS 9013 that is used in a very bizarre way to lower the voltage from 9v to 6.85v. The problem of the audio was always caused by a transistor CS 9013 brutally in short circuit. In this case, the transistor is used like a amplifier.

The transistor CS 9013 can be replaced with a BC 337 that it’s equivalent.

New donations: Intellivision + Boxed Games / SX64 Manual / TV +4 …

February 17th, 2013 No comments

Today a friend has donated to me some nice things. Thanks Damiano (Manosoft).

Things that have been donated:

  • Commodore SX64 Manual.
  • TV +4 Pong Clone.
  • PCB Multi Kernel C64/C64C Switch.
  • PCB Universal PLA Adapter.
  • Atmel 27C512 PROM 70ns.
  • Some DIMM Memory (256mb and 512mb)
  • Mattel Intellivision.
  • Mattel Intellivision Boxed Games:
    • Football.
    • Advanced Dungeons & Dragons.
    • Skiing.
    • Maze-A-Tron.
    • Sea Battle.
    • Tennis.
    • Basketball.

Philips Odyssey 2100 (Boxed)

November 13th, 2012 1 comment
Philips Odyssey 2100 (Boxed)

Autopsy:

from Wikipedia homepage:

The Odyssey 2100 was released in 1978 and uses the same case design as the 2001. Using the National Semiconductor MM-57186N chip, the 2100 plays 6 games with multiple varitions: Wipe-Out (Breakout style, 7 variants), Flipper (7 variants), Tennis (2 variants), Handball (2 variants), Ice Hockey (2 variants), Football (3 variants).

The Magnavox Odyssey was a general brand name of the company’s complete line of home video game consoles released from 1972 through 1978. The line includes the original Magnavox Odyssey console, both Magnavox and Philips versions of the Odyssey series of dedicated video game consoles, and the Magnavox Odyssey² cartridge-based video game console released in 1978.

source: wikipedia

Philips Las Vegas ES2208 (Boxed)

September 9th, 2010 No comments
Philips Las Vegas ES2208

Autopsy:

from old-computers.com Homepage:

This pong from Philips (1977) is a bit special. It uses the unusual AY-3-8550 from General Instruments. This chips offers 4 classic pong games (Tennis, Squash, Squash practice, Football) and 2 shooting games. The paddles can be moved verticaly AND horizontaly, hence the analog joysticks (instead of the classic sliders). The display is in color.

There is a female DIN plug at the bottom-right part of the case. It is used to connect an optional light-gun to play the two shooting games.

There are switches to control the different options like ball speed, paddle size, angle 20°/40°, manual/auto service. There are two buttons: reset and serve. There is even a TV channel selection knob to adjust the picture on the TV.

The Las Vegas ES-2208 is in fact one of the Las Vegas pong systems from Philips. Here is the list:

  • Las Vegas Tele-Spiel ES-2203 (6 games, black & white display, vertical movements)
  • Las Vegas Tele-Spiel ES-2204 (6 games, color display, vertical movements)
  • Las Vegas Tele-Spiel ES-2208 (6 games, color display, vertical & horizontal movements)
  • Las Vegas Tele-Spiel ES-2218 (8 games, color display, vertical & horizontal movements)
  • Travemünde Tele-Spiel ES-2207 (4 games, black & white display, vertical movements)

source: old-computers.com pong-story.com

Some Cartridges: ATARI 2600 – XL 800 – Pong Clone – MSX Cassette

July 10th, 2009 2 comments
Some Cartridges ATARI 2600 - XL 800 - Pong Clone and a Unknown Cable

Autopsy:

Description:

  • 2 x Pong Clone Cartridges (AY 3 8765 GI Chip)
  • 1 x Facemaker Cartridge for Atari XE XL 800.
  • 1 x Pole Position for Atari 2600.
  • 1 x Music Maestro Cassette for MSX 64k.
  • 1 x Unknown Cable Rare SIO Cable for ATARI.

Plug & Play TV Games Collections

December 11th, 2008 No comments

C64 DTV Inside here

Games Include:

  • Jakks Ms. Pac-Man TV Game: Galaga, Mappy, Pole-Position, Xevious, Ms. Pac-Man.
  • Jakks Atari Classic: Gravitar, Asteroids, Real Sports Volleyball, Centipede, Adventure, Pong, Missile Command, Breakout, Yars’ Revenge, Circus Atari.
  • Atari Paddle Controller: Super Breakout, Casino, Warlords, Steeple Chase, Nightdriver, Breakout Canyon Bomber, Demon to Demand, Video Olympics, Pong, Arcade Warlords, Circus Atari, Streetracer
  • RadicaUK Tetris: This special TV arcade game contains not just the original version of Tetris, but also fellow variants Garbage, Timed, Hot Line and Battle Tetris. There’s even a the option for a two player game for some head to head action.
  • C64 DTV: AlleyKat, California Games, Championship Wrestling, Cyberdyne Warrior, Cybernoid, Cybernoid II, Eliminator, Exolon, Firelord, Gateway to Apshai, Head The Ball, Impossible Mission I,Impossible Mission II, Jumpman Junior, Marauder, Maze Mania, Mission Impossible, Nebulus, Netherworld, Paradroid, Pitstop, Pitstop II, Rana Rama, Speedball, Summer Games, Super Cycle, Sword of Fargoal, Uridium, Winter Games, Zynaps.

link: jakkstvgames

Conic Colour TV Game (1976+)

November 28th, 2008 No comments

Description:

  • Country: US
  • Most common: Italy/Germany (PAL)
  • Rarity: Rare
  • Year: 1976+
  • Video Output: RF modulated signal
  • Games: 6
  • Chip game used: AY-3-8500

The Conic Color was originally designed to output an RF modulated (VHF) signal but with a mod you can get a better signal with the Composite Video .

source: pong-in-a-chip

Duette Color C4016 Video Games (1978+)

November 27th, 2008 No comments

Description:

  • Country: US
  • Most common: Italy/Germany (PAL)
  • Rarity: Rare
  • Year: 1978+
  • Video Output: RF modulated signal
  • Games: 18
  • Chip game used: AY-3-8610 and AY-3-8765

The Duette Color was originally designed to output an RF modulated (VHF) signal but with a mod you can get a better signal with the Composite Video .

source: pong-in-a-chip

Pong from Polistil (1979) with AV output.

November 6th, 2008 1 comment

Here’s the Pong in a chip from Polistil (1979) with the Famous chip TMS1965 (GI AY-3-8500 pins compatibile) from Texas Instruments.

have added a Composite Video / Audio output  intested of VHF antenna output.

wiki: Pong-Wiki