Elimination (video game)

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Elimination
Developer(s) Kee Games
Publisher(s) Kee Games
Designer(s) Steve Bristow
Series Pong
Platform(s) Arcade
Release date(s) [1]
Genre(s) Sports simulation
Cabinet cocktail
CPU discrete
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Display orizontal orientation, Black-and-white raster display, Standard Resolution

Elimination is a four-player version of Pong by Atari Inc. subsidiary Kee Games, and designed by Steve Bristow. It was later released as Quadrapong under the Atari label.[2]

Technology[edit]

Elimination and its Quadrapong counterpart were the first cocktail cabinet arcade video games.[3] The cabinet consists of a woodgrain 35" x 37" cocktail cabinet. Two control paddles are mounted on each side of the cabinet, with a horizontally mounted Zenith television[4] diagonally set[5] in the cabinet.

Gameplay[edit]

Two, three, or four players move their paddles to defend their goal area, consisting of openings in the players' walls. Each player starts with four points, and loses one point each time the ball penetrates their goal. If all four points are lost the player's paddle is removed and the goal "closes", creating a solid wall and removing the player from the game. The game continues until only one player is left.

Clones[edit]

The simultaneously released Atari version, Quadrapong, has a white cocktail cabinet that measured 35" x 24.25".[3]

Legacy[edit]

  • The game was ported to the Atari 2600 as part of the Video Olympics game program.
  • In 1980, the gameplay format was expanded into the Atari arcade game Warlords, which was also ported to Atari's home consoles and computers.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Elimination at GameFAQs
  2. ^ Vendel, Curt. "ATARI Coin-Op/Arcade Systems 1970 - 1974". Retrieved 2007-07-16. 
  3. ^ a b "Quadrapong Killer List of Video Games Entry". Retrieved 2007-07-16. 
  4. ^ "Elimination! Flyer". Retrieved 2007-07-16. 
  5. ^ "Elimination Killer List of Video Games Entry". Retrieved 2007-07-16. 

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