Quadrapong was a four-player version of Pong, released by Atari in 1974. It was the first arcade game with a cocktail cabinet; players stood around it, each defending one side of the screen. Each player started with four points; if the ball went through their goal they lost a point. When they were "out", their paddle and goal would disappear and be replaced by a solid wall.
Originally released as Elimination! by the secretly Atari-owned Kee Games.
Quadrapong provides examples of:
- No Plot? No Problem!: Itís just four-way video tennis, so thereís no need for a plot.
- Player Versus Player: Four players, each defending one side of the screen.
- Scoring Points: Inverted. You start with four points, and if the ball goes off your side of the screen you lose a point.
- Sports Game: Four-directional video tennis.
- Top-Down View: The playing field is seen from above.