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Elimination is a four-player version of Pong by Atari Inc. subsidiary Kee Games, and designed by Steve Bristow. It was later released as Quadrapong under the Atari label.[1]


Technology

Elimination and its Quadrapong counterpart were the first cocktail cabinet arcade video games.[2] The cabinet consists of a woodgrain 35" x 37" cocktail cabinet. 2 control paddles are mounted on each side of the cabinet, with a horizontally mounted Zenith television[3] diagonally set[4] in the cabinet.

Gameplay

2, 3, or 4 players move their paddles to defend their goal area, consisting of openings in the players' walls. Each player starts with 4 points, and loses one point each time the ball penetrates their goal. If all 4 points are lost the player's paddle is removed and the goal "closes", creating a solid wall and removing the player from the game. The game continues until only one player is left.

Clones

The simultaneously released Atari version, Quadrapong, has a white cocktail cabinet that measured 35" x 24.25".[2]

Legacy

  • The game was ported to the Atari 2600 as part of the Video Olympics game program.
  • In 1980, the gameplay format was expanded into the Atari arcade game Warlords, which was also ported to Atari's home consoles and computers.

References

  1. Vendel, Curt. ATARI Coin-Op/Arcade Systems 1970 - 1974. Retrieved on 2007-07-16.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Quadrapong Killer List of Video Games Entry. Retrieved on 2007-07-16.
  3. Elimination! Flyer. Retrieved on 2007-07-16.
  4. Elimination Killer List of Video Games Entry. Retrieved on 2007-07-16.

External links


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