Image: Video Pinball,  Pinball, Video Games, Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, Hopewell Township, Hall of Fame,   Museum

Video Pinball is a dedicated video game console released in 1978 as an Atari Inc. coin-op-to-standalone home console translation, by bringing the game Breakout to home players. Bumper controllers on the sides or a dial on the front were used to control the games depending on the game selected. There were three game types: Pinball, Basketball, and Breakout.

Released in 1978, mounted inside the cabinet is a 3-D playfield with bumpers, LEDs and fully decorated with a city nightline, neon stars and disco dancers. The control panel consists of a start button, a plunger to “launch” the ball, and flippers on the left and right sides. The control panel also has a spring that allows the player to push down on it for a nudge effect.

SOURCE: Wikipedia