The Atari Pong 10 would be the last of
Atari's "Pedestal" consoles.
Super Pong 10 added 6 new variations of games, plus the ability for up
to 4 players to participate in the games. Atari would introduce
something entirely new for their home console line. The
addition of hand held external Paddle
controllers. Video game players were no longer bound to sit up
close to the console, bumping elbows with their fellow
gamers. Now two additional players could sit with
some comfortable space between them and play the various Pong
games. The Paddle controllers would introduce a
shape and a trend that would follow into many other generations of controllers
throughout Atari's designs. Their
wedged shape design would influence Atari controller design for consoles such as the unreleased Atari 2700 remote control joysticks,
the Atari 5200 joysticks and the Atari 7800 ProSystem joysticks.
All of the controllers having
the same basic wedged shaped design.