AY-3-8500 (Platform)

Logo for tele-ball


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 functionality.

The Tele-Ball is the most basic system of the whole range, offering only the 4 classic pong games in black & white.



Release dates:
1977
PLATFORM TYPE:
Computer
Operating SystemCPU
MemoryStorage
GraphicsSound
Online serviceOutput
Supported ResolutionsConnectivity

Other versions

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...

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...

Telstar

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...

Games released on AY-3-8500

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Rating
Title
Release Date
Pong
November 29th, 1972 (47 years ago)
Arcade / Fairchild Channel F / AY-3-8610 / AY-3-8500
Hockey
December 31st, 1973 (46 years ago)
Arcade / Fairchild Channel F / AY-3-8610 / AY-3-8500
Squash
December 31st, 1976 (43 years ago)
AY-3-8610 / AY-3-8500
Solo
December 31st, 1976 (43 years ago)
AY-3-8610 / AY-3-8500
Skeet
December 31st, 1976 (43 years ago)
AY-3-8500
Target
December 31st, 1976 (43 years ago)
AY-3-8500