From Sega Retro
|System(s): Discrete logic arcade|
|Number of players: 2|
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Pong-Tron differs very little from Atari's offering, however this release is significant as it stands as Sega's first arcade game to incorporate a CRT monitor and thus be classed as a "video game". Prior to Pong-Tron's release, Sega had built its successes through electro-mechanical arcade games, pinball tables, slot machines and jukebox distribution.
Pong-Tron followed later in the year by the updated Pong-Tron II (and Hockey TV, another pseudo-Pong clone). The housing was also recycled for Balloon Gun. Sega's main competitor at the time, Taito, also released a similar Japanese clone in the form of Elepong, also in 1973.
- Mass: 79kg