Video Pinball is a dedicated video game console released in 1978 as another Atari Inc. coin-op to standalone home console translation, by bringing the game Breakout to home players. Bumper controllers on the sides or a dial on the front were used to control the games depending on the game selected. There were three game types: Pinball, Basketball, and Breakout.
The console is based on the single chip 011500-11/C011512-05 produced by Atari ("Pong-on-a-chip").
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... Released for the Atari 2600 video game console in 1980, it featured actual simulations of a pinball machine ball shooter, flippers, bumpers and spinners ... Moving the joystick controller down pulls the pinball machine plunger back while pressing the joystick button shoots the ball into the playfield ... The Atari 2600 version of Video Pinball was made available on Microsoft's Game Room service for its Xbox 360 console and for Windows-based PCs in June 2010 ...
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