Pong

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Pong
DeveloperAllan Alcorn
PublisherAtari, AtGames
SystemsArcade, Atari Flashback 2/2+ (Atari 2600), Home console, Windows
ReleasedArcade: November 29, 1972
Home console: 1975
Flashback 2: November 1, 2005
Flashback 2+: 2010
Windows: March 2, 2010
Added to
museum
Windows: March 12, 2018
Flashback 2+: May 10, 2019
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Pong is a ball-and-paddle arcade game developed by Allan Alcorn and released by Atari for the arcade market in 1972.

Legacy

Pong was a very influential game, spawning an entire genre of video game and countless clones, including many clones by Atari themselves.

Versions

Atari made many clones of Pong, but only released faithful adaptations of the original a few times. A home console version was released by Sears called Tele-Games Pong for Christmas 1975, and Atari re-released the unit under their own brand in 1976. A port for the Atari 2600 was released, exclusively for the Atari Flashback 2 dedicated console in 2005. Legacy Engineering developed a faithful port for Windows for Atari, S.A. that was distributed by Taco Bell in 2010.