Zanussi Ping-o Tronic, 1975

Game: Pong

The original Pong (Atari) consisted of a black and white television set and the coin system from a coin operated washer. The coins were collected in a milk carton that had been cut open. It was an instant hit. In 1975 the first console version was released. This marked the beginning of the home video game consoles. The Zanussi Ping-o Tronic is a spin-off of the original arcade game.


Zanussi Ping-o Tronic, 1977 - Ping-O-Tronic, an analog game first released in late 1974 but really successful during 1975, and Play-O-Tronic, an AY-3-8500 game released in 1977 (this particular model was also released by Universum in Germany). Picture found on

We would like to thank Simon Claessen for the Pong console on show in the Arcade exhibition.