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TV Hockey (4 players)  

TV Hockey from Amutronics is an early arcade videogame from 1973, largely inspired by Pond Doubles from Atari released the same year.

It's a "ball and paddle" game for 2 or 4 players. Each player control his paddle with a dedicated knob. In two players mode, each player control two paddles at the same time (to be confirmed).

The gameplay mimics a game of Hockey, though it could be also played as a soccer game, as it's often the case whith these early paddle games.

The differences with Pong Doubles are:
- The boundaries of the playfield are displayed as white borders (none in Atari's game)
- There is a serve button to launch the ball after each points (automatic in Pong Doubles)
- The goals are particularly well represented, a nice graphical touch for 1973 !

There was also a two players version of TV Hockey from Amutronics released earlier the same year (1973), but it's a different game, very similar to Hockey TV from Sega, where mid-fields paddles move automaticaly during the game...


    TV Hockey (4 players) was inspired by Pong Doubles (Arcade)




MOA exhibition nov.1973

 detailed info on The Arcade Flyer Archive

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Arcade cabinet

year of release 1973
companies Amutronics
type game
media arcade cabinet
systems Arcade
number of players 2 - 4 players (versus)
staff unknown
tags ball and paddle, hockey, sport

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