Game Classification

Pong Allan Alcorn (U.S.A.), Atari Inc (U.S.A.), 1972  


G/P/S model



The gameplay of this title is Game-based
(designed with stated goals)

The core of gameplay is defined by the rules below:


This title is used by the following domains:
  • Entertainment


This title targets the following audience:
Age : 3 to 7 years old / 8 to 11 years old / 12 to 16 years old / 17 to 25 years old
General Public




E.S.A.R. system

Classify this game
Pong Pong is a video game released originally as a coin-operated arcade game by Atari Inc. on November 29, 1972. Pong is based on the sport of table tennis (or "ping pong"), and named after the sound generated by the circuitry when the ball is hit.
Pong is often regarded as the world's first video arcade game, but Computer Space by Nutting Associates had been launched a year earlier in 1971.
Pong was the first video game to achieve widespread popularity in both arcade and home console versions, and launched the initial boom in the video game industry.

Distribution : Retail - Commercial
Platform(s) : Arcade