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Maplin Sportsman 'Pong' Games Console with two hand control units.

After Atari launched its famous Pong in 1975, the world was flooded with imitations. There must have been several hundred different models across the continents.

The designs varied widely. The first models had only four options, just like the first console from Atari: tennis, hockey, squash and practice, for the lonely players.

Subsequent pong consoles had extra options and in many cases even a light gun. This unit is from the UK Maplin Company.

Games include:

Rifle 1
Rifle2
Tennis
Soccer
Squash
Practice

Manufacturer: Maplin
Date: 1978

Other Systems Related To Maplin Sportsman 'Pong' Games Console with two hand control units.:

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Sinclair ZX81 with Unbranded Case Maplin 1982

This exhibit has a reference ID of CH26493. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.

 
Maplin Sportsman 'Pong' Games Console with two hand control units.


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