- Manufacturer: Cinematronics / F.lli Bertolino
- Year: 1977
- Cabinet type: Upright
- Measures (WxHxD): 71,0 x 185,0 x 71,5 cm
- Working voltage: 220V
- Maximum consumption: 135,50W 0.850A
- Technology: Horizontal B/W vector monitor
The 1977 Arcade Transposition of the game created by MIT in 1961, it is the first vector-based coin-operated game. It represents a battle in which the two players face each other in space. The game has many options, such as the mode of inertia of the movement, the gravity of the star in the center of the screen and other details that place it, for the time, in a rather high level of complexity. Cinematronics built a dedicated hardware and monitor for this game, then reused for several other titles. It is definitely part of videogame history, and it has to be considered one of the starting points of both videogame technology and interaction.
This cabinet has been restored leaving all the original graphics intact. It is a version completely localized in Italian by F.lli Bertolino, reseller of this game for Italy. It was not so used to translate the game instructions and print them on the control panel, but the amount of options and especially the novelty led to build this version of the control panel. This F.lli Bertolino’s version is unique at the moment.