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Basic Information
Video Game
[[Kee Games]][[Category:Kee Games]]
[[Kee Games]][[Category:Kee Games]]
[[Pong (series)|Pong]][[Category:Pong (series)]]
Sports Simulation
4 analog paddles
Main Credits
Steve Bristow
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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[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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

Legacy[edit | edit source]

  • 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[edit | edit source]

  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[edit | edit source]