Blip – 1977 Mechanical Pong



Blip, the 1970s portable Pong clone that amazes as much as it tests you.

This is my first video with music that was written on the Roland SK-88 I just reviewed here:

Blip is really fun despite how hard it is. As long as you know what you are getting into you won’t be disappointed. It does as good of a job as it could have for the time. Though I think it still could have had sliders instead of buttons and probably been more fun. But it’s worth checking out none the less.

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  • I've had a few people ask where the music came from and where they can get it. I wrote it specifically for this video using the Roland SK-88 I recently reviewed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YljBdv6hZbc
    I wasn't really planning on releasing it but I did make it available for supporters on Patreon, so if you really want it you can get it here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/36145884
    As I write more music for my videos I'll consider a better way to release them.

    Tech Tangents July 8, 2020 9:05 am Reply
  • I owned a russian-made submarine torpedo shooting simulator made on a similar premise 🙂

    Tome4kkkk July 8, 2020 9:05 am Reply
  • oh no i want one

    sleepyren July 8, 2020 9:05 am Reply
  • Very nice video. But music when you are speaking is a bit distracting, more for some than others.

    MaxQ10001 July 8, 2020 9:05 am Reply
  • Far to costly to make? WHAT

    Cameron M July 8, 2020 9:05 am Reply
  • a mechanical video game!?
    Mind = Boom!

    Beau Runnels July 8, 2020 9:05 am Reply
  • It's incredible to remember of a time when a whole mechanical system could cost less than an electronics one! How much would cost to manufacture such thing nowadays in industrial scale?

    Yan Moura July 8, 2020 9:05 am Reply
  • Just found this channel. Some real quality content! Subscribed!

    MrCageman July 8, 2020 9:05 am Reply
  • Oh, blip blip blip-OLL blip blip blip-OLL blip blip blip-OLL blip blip blip-OLL blip blip blip-OLL blip blip blip-OLL ( /ad nauseitum )

    AJtheory July 8, 2020 9:05 am Reply
  • Nice post! I had one when I was a kid, thank you for the throwback.
    You asked for feedback on the music, I would like to suggest bringing down the level 3 or 6 dab so it's more in the background. Cheers!

    Jason Greene July 8, 2020 9:05 am Reply
  • I need to go and find mine in the loft. It is in a box with Astro Wars. Somewhere!

    2Je11ies July 8, 2020 9:05 am Reply
  • Fantastic, great video! The sound of the mechanism puts me in mind of my old Demon Driver game. In fact… I am going to treat myself and try and find one. 🏆

    nigelcarren July 8, 2020 9:05 am Reply
  • I'm more impressed with mechanical than electronic.

    Taylor C July 8, 2020 9:05 am Reply
  • I had this when I was a kid, and I remember being so disappointed by the noise it made when I first used it, and hated it at that time as I thought I was getting a state of the art electronic game…

    Vintage Rider July 8, 2020 9:05 am Reply
  • i remember this along with a couple others including a missle game and driving game

    SinistaN July 8, 2020 9:05 am Reply
  • :O

    Max Schellenberg July 8, 2020 9:05 am Reply
  • I had forgotten about this, I had one, and I think after I broke something on it, my mom hurried to throw it away before I could take it apart like what was done here. 😉 That was when one could learn a lot, even without knowing electronics, by simple disassembly, finding gears, etc. Now one just gets boards of insrcutible solid state components. OTOH we can order anything online now. Back then if it wasn't at Radio Shack, you were out of luck.

    Cuvtixo D July 8, 2020 9:05 am Reply
  • I really liked this type of video! Very entertainin! i'm subbin'!

    Daniël Vegter July 8, 2020 9:05 am Reply
  • in that age, Japanese industry was still great and strange.

    truly, good old time.

    hon hon July 8, 2020 9:05 am Reply
  • Freakin' Awesome!

    Adam Albrec July 8, 2020 9:05 am Reply
  • amazing mechanical engineering

    dercncplaner July 8, 2020 9:05 am Reply
  • I had Blip, I loved it and yes like most of my toys I took it apart to see how it worked. Additionally, I had a turntable and with some speakers from a garage sale, and the Realistic amp you have on the shelf.

    Arnold Alt July 8, 2020 9:05 am Reply
  • "Mom, can we get Pong?"

    "We have Pong at home."

    Pong at home:

    David J. July 8, 2020 9:05 am Reply
  • THIS WOULD HAVE BEEN BETTER WITHOUT THE BACKGROUND MUSIC

    Steve Leahy July 8, 2020 9:05 am Reply
  • I’m pretty sure I had one for a while as a kid in the ‘70s, and I remember the other toys shown (except the Magnavox Odyssey). I also had a baseball game that worked on a very similar principle, and when you ‘connected’ for a home run, there was a piece that lit up to show the ‘trajectory’ out of the park.

    Renville80 July 8, 2020 9:05 am Reply
  • These were addictive!

    Eldritch Penumbra July 8, 2020 9:05 am Reply
  • You have "1077" (TEN) in the preview titlle

    furzkram July 8, 2020 9:05 am Reply
  • wow! really? are those JaPan people just way too smart or what? oh ya the music was good too, just perfect, not too loud 😉

    Andy P July 8, 2020 9:05 am Reply
  • These Japanese engineers are geniuses. No way I could guess it was mechanical device.

    Fabio Neira July 8, 2020 9:05 am Reply
  • This is the first video I've seen on your channel. I thought the music was one of the standout elements.

    Cy Nothing July 8, 2020 9:05 am Reply
  • The kids found my old Blip last year out in the garage. They were hooked. They played for hours at a time. Personally I am impressed it still worked. Somewhere out there is a Merlin(but I would have to try and find directions for that) and should be one of the Football games as well. It is amazing that in this hi-tech gaming world, simple can be just as fun for the kids.

    Jeff July 8, 2020 9:05 am Reply
  • This reminds me of a similar wind up mechanical Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles game I owned as a young girl, that similarly seemed to be a budget alternative to electronic games. No power needed with that one, there was no LED or anything, instead it moved painted characters around.

    pixel girl July 8, 2020 9:05 am Reply
  • It's ingenious for what it is but I remember seeing this when I was a kid and feeling unimpressed. The random curve of the ball seemed to be cheating. Mind you, I later spent far more time programming computers than I ever did playing on them so it might just have been me.

    Immortal SoFar July 8, 2020 9:05 am Reply
  • fake digital!

    Salvatore Fanara July 8, 2020 9:05 am Reply
  • The thought that went into this is impressive. It reminds me of how automatons do things that would require a micro controller otherwise. Good video.

    Scott x July 8, 2020 9:05 am Reply
  • Wow, I had completely forgotten about that game. Used to love it until my mother gave it to one of my cousins, probably due to the fact it was so noisy.

    Troy Kelly July 8, 2020 9:05 am Reply
  • 2:36 – when you're autistic, but it's 1977, you have to build Blip.

    Ton July 8, 2020 9:05 am Reply
  • Nice, this stupid auto translated german title says 1077 for the year. 🤔
    I hate this useless feature.

    AngryApple July 8, 2020 9:05 am Reply
  • I did feel ripped off when I got it as I thought it was electronic and then found it was a wind up toy. We still played it a lot.

    Just Imagine July 8, 2020 9:05 am Reply
  • I had this
    I stole it from my sister an dismantled it as a teenager.

    Grady Orchard July 8, 2020 9:05 am Reply
  • Got this for my birthday from my grandma in '79.

    eric napier July 8, 2020 9:05 am Reply
  • アナログ的で笑えるが、実はすごい技術。

    Katsuyuki July 8, 2020 9:05 am Reply
  • I was born in 77.

    uhavemooface July 8, 2020 9:05 am Reply
  • amazing piece of mechanic !

    keri du douze July 8, 2020 9:05 am Reply
  • OMG!!!! I HAD ONE OF THESE!!! TOTALLY FORGOT ABOUT IT! Merlin, too!

    Chesty McStudmuffin July 8, 2020 9:05 am Reply

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