This is the third and last version of the Videomaster Home T.V Game.
Released in late 1975 as model VM 3, this system used the same circuit board as the
Olympic Home T.V. Game (model VM 3-D). Its simpler
games only allowed vertical paddle motion with manual serve. The advertisement
shown at the bottom was found in the march 1976 issue of Elektor, who already
published analog video game construction articles. Our specimen was shipped to
its customer on Dec 19th, 1975. The kit included a detailed assembly manual
which already had several errata fixed. It was shipped in a brown carton box as pictured
below. It is believed that the assembled version of that game was
the Olympic Home T.V. Game.
Original shipping box
Assembly manual containing very detailed instructions (example on the right)
Unit and its two controllers (vertical paddle motion only)
Inside: discrete components with only 11 chips (version without VM 5 add-on).
Advertisement of the Home T.V. Game Mk III kit
Source: Elektor, march 1976. Click picture for larger view.