Magnavox Odyssey 2 Console (History of Video Games 8)

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For this installment comes a closer humorous look at the Magnavox Odyssey 2 released in 1978. Some of the games talked about in this video are alien invaders, computer golf, and more!

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34 Comments on “Magnavox Odyssey 2 Console (History of Video Games 8)”

  1. What a flashback! When I was a kid I remember getting into arguments with my friends on the bus about who had the better game system;: I had the Atari 2600 my other two friends had colleco vision and the oddyssee

  2. Quest for the Rings was this huge weird thing that required a game board as well. If I remember right, the game didn't really make sense unless you were also playing the board part of it also, and even then, it didn't really make sense. Dad really got mad if I played that video game without using the board and confusing pieces, and like 4 people. But in the end I just wanted an Atari like the normal families had. I had to go across the street to play Warlords, Yarz Revenge, Defender! You know games people liked.

  3. Here's a thing that can be done with Odyssey^2 cartridges, if you have enough. Take a cartridge and lay it flat. Lay a second cartridge flat atop the first. Turn both cartridges onto their left, or right sides. Pinch the handle ends together. Continue adding cartridges on edge and pushing the handle together so the bottom ends fan out until you've made a complete circle.

  4. Here's a thing that can be done with Odyssey^2 cartridges, if you have enough. Take a cartridge and lay it flat. Lay a second cartridge flat atop the first. Turn both cartridges onto their left, or right sides. Pinch the handle ends together. Continue adding cartridges on edge and pushing the handle together so the bottom ends fan out until you've made a complete circle.

  5. It was definitely not better than the VCS except for KC Munchkin and at least it's graphics did not flicker but still primitive blocky graphics, limited sounds and most games only had one life due to limited system memory I guess. The VCS how ever was only slightly better than the Odyssey 2 and Intellivision was Way Better than both of them.

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