Two players play a video version of table tennis. The first to score 11 points wins.


Two players play a video version of table tennis. The ball bounces off the walls and the paddles. The paddles are controlled by the players by using the paddle knobs on the machine. When a ball gets by one player's paddle, the other player scores a point. When someone scores 11 points, they win and it's game over. Written by

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September 1972 (USA)  »

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Barrel-Pong  »

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The first successful video game. See more »


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Very primitive and boring, yet so addictive...
17 May 2009 | by (I Don't Know Where I'm From) – See all my reviews

This is a very simple game, the first popular video game. The concept is that you move a paddle and hit the ball to the CPU or another player. The first to score 11 points wins. Very simplistic and boring. This game is addictive for about an hour, but after that you'll be bored with it, yet oddly it is not as boring as 1984's Duck Hunt, especially since all you do is move the paddle around. Play this only if you get the chance, otherwise you're not missing out on much at all, unless you're really into really old old school games, and even if you are you'll be bored with this.

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