Blip - The Play Anywhere Tennis Game

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Blip is a dedicated first-generation, handheld electro-mechanical game marketed by Tomy starting in 1977 in the USA. The system can only play one two-player game that is very similar to Atari's video game Pong. The system was sold under the name Blip-o-Mat in Germany, and in Japan the game was marketed as World Tennis.

Despite billing itself as "Blip - The Digital Game", there are no electronics in the game console at all. The ball movement, scoring, and serving are all mechanical and powered by the windup timer. The two HP7 batteries are used only to power the LED which is physically moved between the two players.

Manufacturer: Tomy
Date: 1977

This exhibit has a reference ID of CH34164. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.

Blip - The Play Anywhere Tennis Game

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