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Hi Ethaniel, I just recently got a second copy of this game, I originally bought a boxed copy in german which I'm keeping for myself but while hunting for a compatible 'console' to play it on I managed to grab an extra, german language labelled copy of Tank Battle unboxed.

 

The issue is that it doesn't fit in the same machines as the one you have labelled, you will need one of the 'Palladium' styled machines, I'll see if I can attach an image of what the cartridges look like... here we go (this is just from the net, I can get an actual photo of mine if you are interested)

 

Palladium-Tele-Cassetten-Game-German-Car

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Hi Ethaniel, I just recently got a second copy of this game, I originally bought a boxed copy in german which I'm keeping for myself but while hunting for a compatible 'console' to play it on I managed to grab an extra, german language labelled copy of Tank Battle unboxed.

 

The issue is that it doesn't fit in the same machines as the one you have labelled, you will need one of the 'Palladium' styled machines, I'll see if I can attach an image of what the cartridges look like... here we go (this is just from the net, I can get an actual photo of mine if you are interested)

 

Palladium-Tele-Cassetten-Game-German-Car

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2 hours ago, Dbug said:

Have any of you actually managed to find this PC-503 Tank Battle game?

Not very common, wasn't common before. Even less common now. 

 

I have an acetronic copy in a bigger than normal box with the controller ports in the cartridge. I've owned something like 3 or 4 copies now, all completely different looking but the exact same coded game. 

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Not very common, wasn't common before. Even less common now


I really wonder why this cartridge is so rare, it looks like it's one of the best games in terms of playability, I would have expected it to be quite desirable at the time.

 

I know there are many variants of this game, all with the GI AY-3-8710 chip inside, what I'm not sure is if the various cartridges are actually pin compatible: Can you put a "Hanimex PC-503" in a "Radofin Tele Sport", can you play a "Palladium Tele-Cassette 710" on a "Grandstand SD-070", is the "Radofin 1005" compatible as well?
 

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I have an acetronic copy in a bigger than normal box with the controller ports in the cartridge.

So I guess that one is definitely not compatible with the other "slot in cartridge" systems. Never heard of that one before!
 

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By the way, does anyone know if there are articles, interviews, etc... regarding how these games were made?

On the microprocessor based machines, it was easy to test, and it was easy to fix stuff if you used eproms for the game logic, but all these pong games are actual chips with all the video and audio generation, input handling, collisions, score management, etc... that must have been quite challenging to develop any kind of game, not sure if they had some simulators, some big electronic boards with wires everywhere... etc...

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