environment gif

This environment is part of the atari environments. Please read that page first for general information.

Import from pettingzoo.atari import foozpong_v3
Actions Discrete
Parallel API Yes
Manual Control No
Agents agents= ['first_0', 'second_0', 'third_0', 'fourth_0']
Agents 4
Action Shape (1,)
Action Values [0,5]
Observation Shape (210, 160, 3)
Observation Values (0,255)

Agent Environment Cycle

environment aec diagram


Four player team battle.

Get the ball past your opponent’s defenders to the scoring area. Like traditional foozball, the board has alternating layers of paddles from each team between the goal areas. To succeed at this game, the two players on each side must coordinate to allow the ball to be passed between these layers up the board and into your opponent’s scoring area. Specifically, first_0 and third_0 are on one team and second_0 and fourth_0 are on the other.

Scoring a point gives your team +1 reward and your opponent’s team -1 reward.

Serves are timed: If the player does not serve within 2 seconds of receiving the ball, their team receives -1 points, and the timer resets. This prevents one player from indefinitely stalling the game, but also means it is no longer a purely zero sum game.

Official Video Olympics manual

Environment parameters

Some environment parameters are common to all Atari environments and are described in the base Atari documentation.

Parameters specific to Foozpong are


num_players: Number of players (must be either 2 or 4)

Version History

  • v3: Minimal Action Space (1.18.0)
  • v2: No action timer (1.9.0)
  • v1: Breaking changes to entire API (1.4.0)
  • v0: Initial versions release (1.0.0)