video games gallery from the last century

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3DGames
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FairchildChanne
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IntertonVC4000F
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Kits
MagnavoxOdyssey
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MSX1
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MSX2+
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TankCombat
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Kits-Pong

Pongs:18 Art

Handi Pong IV kit

1976


This is a very rare dedicated pong console which doesnt use any dedicated chip (like AY-3-8500-1), it only has discrete components (TTLs).
Was released in 1976 by Video Marketing Corp. and only plays two games: Tennis and Handball.

It features scoring on screen thanks to a MM5841 chip (those chips were usually used for displaying time on a TV but can also be used as a scoring display) and you can also play versus a robot (left or right player) or you can also select the two robots to plays against themselves.

There is a detailed review of this pong console which is published in the magazine Elementary Electronics - January-February 1977 edition.

AER 8600C

Dick Smith Video Ball Game Kit

1978


En 1968, Dick Smith fundo Dick Smith Electronics en Sydney, una tienda de material electrónico e instalación de radio casetes de coche. Se introdujo en el mercado asiático en 1978 con una tienda en HongKong y en USA con tiendas en California y Los Angeles.

Con estas credenciales, al igual que Sears y Radio Shark, pudo llegar a acuerdos con diversos fabricantes y distribuir sus productos bajo el nombre de Dick Smith.

Electronics Australia Video Ball Game

Elektor TV-Tennis

Haynes Pong Arcade Game Kit

Heathkit GD-1380

1976


Heathkit was a famous kit manufacturer in the 1970s. Their catalog was long: it proposed everything from simple projects to advanced test equipment, color TV sets, Hi-Fi, and of course video games.

This kit (model GD-1380) was released in 1976. It plays the six games of the AY-3-8500 chip, and has several interesting features. First, it requires a Heathkit TV set to operate because of its composite output. Back in 1976, only monitors and hi-tech equipment had a composite input. To use this system, the user had to open his TV set in order to connect a few wires to its electronic circuits. This is the case with the Heathkit TV sets: the user manual explains how to connect the system to several TV sets released by Heathkit. The system has another interesting feature: the sound does not come from the system itself like most of the other PONG consoles, but comes from the TV set. The main reason for this is the direct connexion of the system to the TV set. Since the TV had to be open for connecting, why not connecting additional wires to the audio amplifier of the TV instead of using a speaker in the system ? Using the TV as audio output was not possible with regular systems which used a video modulator. Outputing the sound to the TV would have required additional circuits, hence a higher price of the systems. Here, the system benefits of a direct connexion to the TV set, hence the possibility of using the audio circuits of the TV without additional costs. A last thing: the blue electronic gun of the system is very funny, and the user manual is extremely detailed.

Heathkit GD-1380

1976

Heathkit GD-1999

1976


Clon del National Semiconductor Adversary system (model 370), fabricado tras el lanzamiento del chip MM-57100 en 1976.
Solo se diferencian en las etiquetas de los mandos y la unidad central.

Se puede considerar un semi-kit,ya que aunque había que montar las piezas, todos los componentes de la placa venían soldados y ajustados.


 Chip MM-57100N

Heathkit GD-1999

1976


Clon del National Semiconductor Adversary system (model 370), fabricado tras el lanzamiento del chip MM-57100 en 1976.
Solo se diferencian en las etiquetas de los mandos y la unidad central.

Se puede considerar un semi-kit,ya que aunque había que montar las piezas, todos los componentes de la placa venían soldados y ajustados.

Homebrew Kit4Moto Race

Jostykit Multi TV Game HF 344

1979

Maree Hobby Kit Video-Sport

1977


Pong con 4 juegos, similar al Maree Video Pinball
solo disponible en kit

Maree Hobby Kit Video-Sport Super Master

1977


Dos juegos de pistola adicionales

Maruzen Denshi TVColor Game7800

Novokit 2015

1978


Pong en kit.

Tank Senso Game8700

Wakamatsusho NS57106K