As reported by Vending Times, “UnisTechnology Co. Ltd. (Zhongshan, Guangdong, China) has announced that the arcade version of its Atari Pong table game is now available with a ticket dispenser. The all-new ticket version meets the demand of arcades wishing to incorporate the game into prize-redemption operations.”

“UNIS now markets two versions of Atari Pong. The companion to the arcade model is a cocktail table fitted with an operator adjustabe-height playfield, so it can be played sitting down (like a classic cocktail-table-style video game) or standing up. The arcade version, with or without a ticket dispenser, is designed for standup play.”

Atari Pong is a product of Calinfer Inc., which has partnered with international games titan UNIS to make the novel design available to the amusement industry. It grew out of a project undertaken by two hobbyists who sought to emulate the video graphics action and digital dynamics simulation of the original Pong (launched by Atari in 1975) in a new game based squarely on Newtonian mechanics.

For more information contact Steven Tan (UNIS General Manager) at 905-477-2660 or email: [email protected].

UNIS Atari Pong Table games offer an analog simulation of the original coin-op video game Pong.

The new games are available in an “arcade” model (above), now with a ticket dispenser, and

as a “cocktail table” model with adjustable-height playfield (below).

The arcade model measures 56″ W. x 35″ D. x 32″ H.

The cocktail table version measures 40″ W. x 44″ D. x 38″ H.

 

What this could mean? I had the opportunity to play both models at IAAPA 2018 and it certainly brought back memories of playing my first video game (TV Hockey) placed in our original Wizard’s World Arcade in Long Branch, NJ back in 1971. However, the UNIS Atari Pong looks and plays soooo much better! No doubt that many baby boomers will be attracted to the new Atari Pong Table and even challenge their kids and grandchildren to play, and perhaps beat them easily. What a great thought! Thank you UNIS.

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