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Tournament Table
Box artwork for Tournament Table.
Developer(s) Atari
Publisher(s) Atari
Release date(s)
Genre(s) Compilation
System(s) Arcade, Atari 2600
Players 1-4
Mode(s) Single player, Multiplayer
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Tournament Table is a compilation arcade game, that was released by Atari in 1978; it runs upon its own dedicated hardware (a Motorola M6502 running up at 1.193191 MHz, with a TIA for sound). The players must use a rotary controller with a push-down button to play one of twelve games: Breakout, Soccer I/II, Foozpong, Hockey I/II/III, Quadrapong, Handball, Volleyball, and Basketball I/II - and Breakout is the same as the original but Soccer I and II have their players controlling either a pair of paddles or a single one, white for 1P, black for 2P, white-and-gray-striped for 3P and black-and-gray-striped for 4P, to try and bounce a ball into the two holes on either side of the screen. Foozpong is a cross between foosball and Pong, and has the players controlling a trio of paddles, to try and bounce the ball into the holes while Hockey I, II and III also have them controlling a trio of paddles (but to try and bounce the ball into the square brackets on the left and right sides of the screen, and III is for up to two players only); Quadrapong is just like Soccer II but with a hole on all four sides of the screen, Handball has the players trying to intercept the ball when it is their turn and having to stay out of the way when they are not "up" to return it, Volleyball has them trying to bounce the ball over four white blocks and back again without letting it land, and Basketball I and II have them trying to bounce the ball into the two blocks at the top of the screen. The game was later converted to the then-new Atari 2600 under the name of Video Olympics - and it was one of the nine titles launched with the system.

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