AY-3-8500 (Platform)

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The Telstar is a series of video game consoles produced by Coleco from 1976 to 1978. Starting with Telstar Pong clone based on General Instrument's AY-3-8500 chip in 1976, there were 14 consoles released in the Telstar branded series. One million Telstar units were sold.

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tele-ball III

The Tele-Ball III is thus very similar to the original Tele-Ball or Tele-Ball II, offering only the 4 classic pong games in black & white. As usual with MBO, the different systems are quite...

tele-ball II

This is a nice looking system from MBO, a famous electronic brand from Munich. It doesn't look at all like the other pongs. An original shape for both the unit (quite triangular in depth) and the...


MBO, a popular German electronics manufacturer, produced a large serie of pong systems. Though they had some cosmetic differences, all these systems were very close to each other in terms of...

tele-ball VII

The chip included in the Tele-ball VII is dated from 1977 as the one included in the tele-ball I, II, III and IV. So maybe they made different shapes at the same time just to propose "different...

Games released on AY-3-8500