Olympic Electronic Game

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Supplied in kit form by Watford Electronics. This was claimed by Watford to be the earliest pong style electronic game in the UK, released in 1976.

The front has a mains switch for on and off, an angle switch to add challenge by having the ball move at a more extreme angle, then there is a ball speed switch, and another to change the bat size from large to small.

Then on the right of the machine is a dial for the different games. Tennis, Football, Squash, Squash Solo, Rifle I and Rifle II. The latter two required a different kit, which fitted another socket to the rear, and is not present on this machine.

The controllers are two large plastic boxes, with the usual dials for movement, then there is a serve button on one controller, and additional reset button, and serve on the other.

Manufacturer: Watford Electronics
Date: 1st January 1971

This exhibit has a reference ID of CH69980. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.

Olympic Electronic Game

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