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Found a real oldie! (ping pong)

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Anonymous
August 2, 2005 8:27:17 AM

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A few years ago I got I an oldie TV game: ADVERSARV model 370.
It was made by National Semiconductor Corporation, Consumer Production
Division, Santa Clara, Calif. (c) 1976
Measures: 23cm x 14cm x 5.5cm.

Because I had assumed the games were black&white I only played it on b/w
TV sets. But yesterday I brought it out of the closet again and played it
on a colour TV and was surprised to see colour!

There are 3 games.
When you first turn it on: it's hockey in a bright blue background with 3
vertically bouncing dots in the field on both sides. The paddles and
borders are yellow.
Press Game Select: it's volley ball in green backdrop with bright blue
top and bottom of screen.
Press Game Select again: it's ping pong played against a wall in a dark
green backdrop. One player's paddle and score is orange, the other is
blue.

In all games each player can varry the width of his/her paddle.
There's also a single player mode for all games.

I find it a little backward. The on/off switch is on the left and must be
slid towards you for "on" and away for "off".

The switch for one or two players and channel 3 or 4 SW are underneath
the unit.
RCA phono jack or antennae screw-in are at the back of the unit for
connections to TV. It powers jack by 12 volts DC.
At front are two wires going to two hand devices. Both devices have reset
buttons and sticks you move forward and backwards to move paddles on
screen. The wires come in to the hand devices from behind them so when
you hold them while playing it feels a little backwards.

I wish I could provide a picture of it here.

--
Tony
t2k@vcn.bc.ca
Anonymous
August 2, 2005 9:04:34 PM

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I'm thinking you mean this one:
http://www.evg2000.com/graphics/dedicated/adversary.jpg
http://www.evg2000.com/graphics/dedicated/advesarypic.j...

later,
Charles
charles at evg2000 dot com


"Roy Tony" <t2k@vcn.bc.ca> wrote in message
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> A few years ago I got I an oldie TV game: ADVERSARV model 370.
> It was made by National Semiconductor Corporation, Consumer Production
> Division, Santa Clara, Calif. (c) 1976
> Measures: 23cm x 14cm x 5.5cm.
>
> Because I had assumed the games were black&white I only played it on b/w
> TV sets. But yesterday I brought it out of the closet again and played it
> on a colour TV and was surprised to see colour!
>
> There are 3 games.
> When you first turn it on: it's hockey in a bright blue background with 3
> vertically bouncing dots in the field on both sides. The paddles and
> borders are yellow.
> Press Game Select: it's volley ball in green backdrop with bright blue
> top and bottom of screen.
> Press Game Select again: it's ping pong played against a wall in a dark
> green backdrop. One player's paddle and score is orange, the other is
> blue.
>
> In all games each player can varry the width of his/her paddle.
> There's also a single player mode for all games.
>
> I find it a little backward. The on/off switch is on the left and must be
> slid towards you for "on" and away for "off".
>
> The switch for one or two players and channel 3 or 4 SW are underneath
> the unit.
> RCA phono jack or antennae screw-in are at the back of the unit for
> connections to TV. It powers jack by 12 volts DC.
> At front are two wires going to two hand devices. Both devices have reset
> buttons and sticks you move forward and backwards to move paddles on
> screen. The wires come in to the hand devices from behind them so when
> you hold them while playing it feels a little backwards.
>
> I wish I could provide a picture of it here.
>
> --
> Tony
> t2k@vcn.bc.ca
Anonymous
August 2, 2005 9:28:15 PM

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That's it! Thanks!

evg2000 wrote:
> I'm thinking you mean this one:
> http://www.evg2000.com/graphics/dedicated/adversary.jpg
> http://www.evg2000.com/graphics/dedicated/advesarypic.j...
>
> later,
> Charles
> charles at evg2000 dot com
>
> "Roy Tony" <t2k@vcn.bc.ca> wrote in message
> news:D cmsn5$r2i$2@luna.vcn.bc.ca...
> > A few years ago I got I an oldie TV game: ADVERSARV model 370.
> > It was made by National Semiconductor Corporation, Consumer Production
> > Division, Santa Clara, Calif. (c) 1976
> > Measures: 23cm x 14cm x 5.5cm.
> >
> > Because I had assumed the games were black&white I only played it on b/w
> > TV sets. But yesterday I brought it out of the closet again and played it
> > on a colour TV and was surprised to see colour!

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Anonymous
August 2, 2005 10:25:04 PM

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On Tue, 2 Aug 2005 04:27:17 +0000 (UTC), Roy Tony <t2k@vcn.bc.ca>
wrote:

> I wish I could provide a picture of it here.

I have Adversary console as well, complete in box. I can't remember
if it's the same model or not but it does sound the same and the box
did feature color pictures showing games in color.
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