The Video Olympics wiki last edited by SaturdayNightSpecials on 01/25/14 01:39AM View full history

Overview

Video Olympics was one of the nine original launch titles for the Atari 2600. It is a collection of variants of Atari's popular Pong arcade game, featuring the following variant types:

The game is played with the Atari paddle controller with up to 1 to 4 players. It was programmed by Joe Decuir, and later released by Sears for the Sears Video Arcade under the title Pong Sports. This title is also what is used in later compilations that the game appears in, due to either brand familiarity, or being unable to use the word "Olympics".

Launch Game

Video Olympics was a North American launch game for the Atari 2600 on October 1977. The game launched alongside other 2600 launch titles that included:

* Air-Sea Battle

* Basic Math

* Blackjack

* Combat

* Indy 500

* Star Ship

* Street Racer

* Surround

Nine launch games in total for the Atari 2600 near the end of the disco age.

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