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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The grandfather of video games! See more »








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September 1972 (USA)  »

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Barrel-Pong  »

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Shortly after the first machine was installed, it quickly broke down. Upon arriving at the scene the creator noted that it wasn't a technical glitch, instead the game had been so popular that the coin slot had simply been overflowed with quarters. See more »


Version of Gyro-Pong (1973) See more »

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Something So Simple
22 September 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Pong, based on the virtual game ping-pong which is based on the virtual game tennis. You hit a ball back and forth with your opponent. Now how can something so simple like that be so much fun? I have the old Radio Shack pong game from the 70's and its just as fun today with the old fashioned controls and the old sound affects and graphics. It really takes you back. Pong is known as the world's oldest video game. It is. I think a good idea would be to have a newer, more updated Pong with newer graphics and newer sound affects. Still wouldn't be that much to the game, just bouncing ball from one side of the screen to the other, but it would be just as fun.

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