Ever heard of the Atari C-380 Video Pinball console?
I bought this game sometime around 1977 at a Fred’s store in Eupora, MS. I don’t recall how much I paid but I think it was over $100. But my kids and I got a lot of “TV” time using this little bugger!
The C-380 was the precursor to the C-2600 that is now a classic. (BTW, I have one of those also that still works fine! Also, I have the Intellivision console that still works.) The C-380 plays several versions of Pinball, a few variations of basketball (sort of), Ping-Pong and, my favorite: Breakout.
Here are some photos of the device in various forms of dress (and undress). You can even check out the serial number on the bottom. It is for real!
I have a video of the console in action as I played a game of Breakout – after the break…..
Actually, the score was really bad but it demonstrates how the game worked.
So, what do you think? Is this a REAL classic, or what?