video games gallery from the last century

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W Y Z
A10
ABNBank
APF
Academy
Acetronic
Ags
Ajax
Akur
Alex
AlfaElectronics
Allieds
Alltronic
Ameltone
Ameprod
ArcadeMini
Asaflex
Asaki
Atari
Atomic
Audiosonic


Microprocessors

    Handhelds:10     Pongs:32     Computers:100     Consoles:23     Handheld consoles:14     Art


Atari 3659-1C

1975


 Atari PONG, 2 player versionuP 8108

Atari 3659-3

1975


 Atari PONG Doubles and Sears PONG IV: 4 player versionuP 8109

Atari C010073-01

1976


 Atari Super PONG TenuP 8111

Atari C010073-3

1976


 Atari and Sears Super PONGuP 8110

Atari C010765

1977


 Atari Ultra PONG and Ultra PONG DoublesuP 8112

Atari C011500

1976


 Atari Video PinballuP 8113

General Instruments AY-3-8500

1976


The AY-3-8500 Ball & Paddle integrated circuit was the first in a series of ICs from General Instrument designed for the consumer video game market. These chips were designed to output video to an RF modulator, which would then display the game on a domestic television set. The AY-3-8500 contained six selectable games — tennis (a.k.a. Pong), soccer, squash, practice, and two rifle shooting games. The AY-3-8500 was the 625-line PAL version and the AY-3-8500-1 was the 525-line NTSC version. It was introduced in 1976, Coleco becoming the first customer having been introduced to the IC development by Ralph H. Baer.[1] A minimum number of external components were needed to build a complete system.

The AY-3-8500 was the first version. It played seven Pong variations. The video was in black-and-white, although it was possible to colorize the game by using an additional chip, such as the AY-3-8515.


 4 juegos de tennis y 2 de disparos - BNuP 8032

General Instruments AY-3-8500 Color AY-3-8515

1976


General Instrument AY-3-8615 (1976) Colour picture encoder for the AY-3-8600


 4 juegos de tennis y 2 de disparos - COLORuP 8106

General Instruments AY-3-8510

1978


Coleco Telstar Colortron
Four of six games of 8500 (no rifle/target games), with full colors


 4 juegos de tennis - COLORuP 8034

General Instruments AY-3-8512

1978


Coleco Telstar Marksman
The same of 8500 but with colors


 2 juegos de disparos - COLORuP 8035

General Instruments AY-3-8600

1977


 8 Ball & Paddle gamesuP 8118

General Instruments AY-3-8603

1978


PC-50x
Car race with vertical view. The car accelerate and the player must avoid collisions. 1 or 2 players


 Roadrace: Two car racing gamesuP 8038

General Instruments AY-3-8604

1978


 Barricade (2-player Snakes game)uP 8114

General Instruments AY-3-8605

1978


PC-50x
Three games: a ship must fire torpedoes to hit submarines


 3 submarine war gamesuP 8039

General Instruments AY-3-8606

1977


PC-50x
10 breakout games. 1 or 2 players


 10 breakout gamesuP 8040

General Instruments AY-3-8607

1978


PC-50x
4 games with an optical rifle. More than one difficult level


 Target shooting gamesuP 8042

General Instruments AY-3-8610

1980


The AY-3-8610 was a major update from General Instruments. It played more games (10), like basketball or hockey, with higher-quality graphics.
It was nicknamed Superstar by GI. It was in black and white, although it was possible to add color by using an additional AY-3-8615 chip.

Prior to producing the 8610, GI created the AY-3-8600. The pin configuration was the same as the 8610, but it was missing the two rifle/target games, bringing the total number of games down to 8.


 Improved 8600 with 2 target shooting gamesuP 8033

General Instruments AY-3-8700

1978


Coleco Telstar Combat!
Four combat games with tanks, 2 players


 Tank battle gameuP 8036

General Instruments AY-3-8710

1978


PC-50x
Four combat games with tanks, 2 players


 Tank battle gameuP 8037

General Instruments AY-3-8750

1978


Superspace. Space battle for two players

General Instruments AY-3-8760

1978


(8765 PAL)
Atari Stunt Cycle
Sears Motocross
PC-50x
Motor-Cycle. Three game levels. A motorbike must jump over different objects (bus, etc.)


 4 motor-cycle games: Skill cycle, Cycle race...uP 8041

General Instruments AY-3-8765

1976


 4 motor-cycle games: Skill cycle, Cycle race...uP 8119

General Instruments AY-3-8800

1976


 4 games: Black Jack, Draw Poker, Acey/Ducey and WARuP 8115

General Instruments AY-3-8888

1976


 2 Vegas games: Black Jack and Slot MachineuP 8116

General Instruments AY-3-8889

1976


 Tic-Tac-Toe and LEM (Lunar Landing Module)uP 8117

MOS Technology MPS-7600

1977


Four versions of this chip are known to exist. Each of them contains customised circuits adapted to the games played. For example, the Ball & Paddle version (MPS-7600-001) plays four games for two or four players and uses special paddle and ball generators. This particular chip was also released in PAL format as MPS-7601. So far, only Commodore is known to have used it in a system (model 3000H). Only one manufacturer used all of the MOSTek chips: Coleco (see the Telstar Arcade and Telstar Gemini systems). All others used the MPS-7600-001 chip.

Mitsubishi M58816P

1978


Nintendo Color TV Game

National Semiconductor MM-57100N

1978

Texas Instruments SN 76410N

1977


6 Ball & Paddle variants

Texas Instruments TMS1955

1976


4 Ball & Paddle variants

Texas Instruments TMS1965

1976


Equivalent to AY-3-8500

Universal Research Laboratories F4301

1976