It was a prehistoric time....back before any programmable gaming systems....home Pong machines! By the mid 70's, there was a glut of different machines.
I personally am proud to have two in my collection. First is this Unisonic Olympian 2600. This is the original one my parents purchased for our family. (Shhhh, don't tell my brother I have it) It is really cool because it has 10 different games, and it has analog joysticks instead of paddles. And it still works! When I found it in my parents' attic, I couldn't find the power adapter. But I was able to get a universal adapter that works just fine.
My other Pong machine is a National Semiconductor Adversary. This one came to me in a box of 2600 games I got via Craigslist. It was broken, and pretty beat up. But I was able to fix it with a few solder retouches and some clean up. It's just straight Pong, in black and white. And it has sliders instead of paddles.
I've always found it kind of interesting how hard it is to find Pong machines. I mean, there were MILLIONS of them made. What happened to them all?
OK everyone. Post yours if you got em.
Edited by RickR, 03 July 2016 - 11:36 PM.