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#1 z3k3 OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:07 AM

Recently picked up a pong variant arcade curiosity: Allied Leisure Hesitation
The thing has a unique cabinet design and numitron scoring. I wrote up an article about it with an embedded video demo.
 
 
 
 
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Edited by z3k3, Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:09 AM.


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Posted Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:37 AM

Very cool. I don't collect, but do pick some up. Don't remember what I've got, but the one I keep access to, is actually a early 80's console called compuvision. I like it's simplicity and detachable controllers. Well, hardwired, but not part of the consoles dash like most models I've got.

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Posted Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:09 AM

I collect home system, although I got a Leisure board from the US; it's a 1973 model which probabyl correspond to their clone of the original Pong (board AL-5500 ).

There are a few broken capacitors I need to fix and trying to power that thing too, since it use an odd supply (16V A/C on two lines... I mean I can find 15 V power supplies, but if 15V DC would work that would greatly help me)



#4 0078265317 OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:34 AM

Nice.

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Posted Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:37 AM

Do I? Boy howdy, I have too many pong consoles, including:
Odyssey 400
Sears Tele-Sports II
APF Tv Fun
Coleco Telstar Alpha
Radio Shack TV Scoreboard
Atari Video Pinball

I also have a AY-3-8500 pong chip that I intend to use in an electronics project. I love the mid-century modern asthetic of those machines.

#6 z3k3 OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Feb 14, 2019 1:45 PM

Agree, they have a great aesthetic. I also have an Odyssey 400 and another in that series. Video Pinball is one of the great bronze age arcade games.  Wouldn't mind picking up a console.
 

Do I? Boy howdy, I have too many pong consoles, including:
Odyssey 400
...
Atari Video Pinball

I also have a AY-3-8500 pong chip that I intend to use in an electronics project. I love the mid-century modern asthetic of those machines.







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