From a dusty corner of the universe, we bring one of the relics of the Retro Gaming Museum, a Multispiel 4106 from Universum, a (West) German company that released a bunch of Pong machines during the late 70s/early 80s. This particular model from 1981 also featured a lightgun of sorts, which sadly is not included with the machine we have. Despite the included sidearm, this machine was wildly popular due to it being available via the Quelle shopping catalog.
The machine included 6 games, some which were solely intended to be played with the lightgun, while the others all involved white paddles chasing a moving dot across the screen.
The “controllers” are those two sliders at the bottom - it doesn’t get much simpler than that, does it?
Text : Arni Vikingur