Old school gaming can mean different things to all of us here at The Retroist. I am old enough to claim this as my first video gaming experience. I picked this up for $2 yesterday at an annual indoor garage sale near where I live. It is the APF TV FUN game system. I fired it up and was quickly playing a challenging game of Pong.
As you can see from the control panel it features 4 different games. All of which involve hitting a square ball with your paddle. Also two difficulty settings to make the game even more exciting! The sounds of the game come through a small speaker just below the game selection switch. It also offers the option of using six C cell batteries to power the game. Find yourself a battery operated tv and you could have had one of the first portable gaming systems. Imagine hauling this game and one of those little 5 inch televisions to school and be the envy of all your classmates. Now what to do with this piece of gaming history? Perhaps I can donate it to VicSage at Arkadia Retrocade so others can enjoy an exciting game of Pong.
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