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Pong In-A-Barrel

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Greg McLemore, the International Arcade Museum director, was able to find and obtain an original Pong InABarrel in February, 2005. After it arrived, we were pleasantly surprised to discover that it not only worked, but that it was serial 001. It was originally used on location in an arcade in Santa Clara, California.When we asked Nolan Bushnell the creator of Atari about it, he responded, We made about 20 wine barrel games and I am surprised you have one. We stopped because the wine barrels would come apart. They were probably in the first 200 units produced very early and before we moved production to the Martin Ave. location. They were after we were in regular production. I would guess February of 73.This game should not be confused with the later BarrelPong game, which was created by AtariSyzygy in conjunction with Hunter Electronics of Sydney, Australia for the Australian marketplace.

Pong In-A-Barrel was produced by Atari in 1973.

Atari released 136 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1972. Atari was based in United States.

Other machines made by Atari during the time period Pong In-A-Barrel was produced include: Pong, Doctor Pong, Gotcha, Snoopy Pong, Space Race, and Pong Doubles


Name Pong In-A-Barrel
Developer Atari (United States)
Year 1973
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 13705
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

Pong In-A-Barrel KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 0.00 (0 votes)

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VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Pong In-A-Barrel Census

There are 14,743 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,468 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,437 machines (6,893 unique titles).

Very rare - There is one known instance of this machine owned by an active member Pong In-A-Barrel collector. It is an original dedicated machine (not another machine converted with a kit).

Wanted - No active members have added this machine to their wish list.

This game ranks a 1 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

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  1. Pong
  2. Pong In-A-Barrel
  3. Pong Doubles
  4. Barrel Pong
  5. Superpong
  6. Rebound
  7. Coup Franc
  8. Quadrapong
  9. Elimination
  10. Spike
  11. Coupe Du Monde
  12. Snoopy Pong
  13. Puppy Pong
  14. Doctor Pong
  15. Pin Pong
  16. Goal IV

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