Atari Video Pinball C-380 Review and Play

Let’s turn back the clock to the exciting games of yester-year to check out Atari’s C-380 Video Pinball and Breakout game system. This system is pretty advanced for 1976, but then again games that could keep score were space-age by 1976 standards.

9 Comments

  1. Alex Kuhn on May 9, 2021 at 12:50 am

    sad thing is, this actually looks more fun to play than the 2600 Pinball game

  2. T I on May 9, 2021 at 12:51 am

    "This game was actually made by Satan" lol

  3. MaximumRD on May 9, 2021 at 12:52 am

    "PINBALL" yep that’s what it is…not BREAKOUT nope! PINBAAAAAAAAAL…..

  4. Jhyhid King on May 9, 2021 at 12:55 am

    first

  5. Matt McIrvin on May 9, 2021 at 1:03 am

    Imagine: the Atari 2600 came out only one year later. Of course, the first batch of cartridges for the 2600 (all 2K ROMs) didn’t look a lot better than this.

  6. Mariel Steinman on May 9, 2021 at 1:08 am

    How do I connect the Atari C-380 to modern TV’s? Thank you!

  7. Doug Bora on May 9, 2021 at 1:11 am

    I had one of these as a kid… "Breakout" was the only one that I really liked and played a lot… The trick for it was to keep hammering the ball into either the left or right corner until you broke through to the top and then get the ball into the gap… it would then bounce around like crazy on the top clearing most of the board and then you just needed to finish knocking out the remaining blocks. As I recall (and it’s been many, many years so recollection could be faulty) the game only had 2 levels and then you’d end up with just the paddle and ball bouncing around an empty play area after the 2nd clear. We eventually replaced this unit with an Atari 2600 which of course had a LOT more games and the lifelong addiction to video games was set in stone.

  8. jnk mal on May 9, 2021 at 1:16 am

    It’s like, the newer games are, the easier they are. If the kids of today tried to play this, they would be lost.

  9. Dev Harripersad on May 9, 2021 at 1:30 am

    Very nice console. Some of these games are not on my 2600.

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