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Title: Phillips Videopac & Magnavox Odyssey 2 Owners
Post by: zapiy on April 19, 2012, 21:04:26 PM
Any Phillips Videopac owners here? I have a couple one boxed and one unboxed..

Have 3/4 games for it but i have never even tested them...YET...

[align=center:2mx7zoku](http://jscustom.theoldcomputer.com/images/manufacturers_systems/Philips/Videopac-G7000/566795Philips-G7000.jpg)[/align:2mx7zoku]
Title: Re: Phillips Videopac & Magnavox Odyssey 2 Owners
Post by: Console Compulsive on April 20, 2012, 20:28:14 PM
I have a videopac too,

I have Two unboxed consoles and aound ten games for them.
I'm pretty sure that your games will work. Both the consoles and cartridges were made to be pretty tough. The only problem I did have with one of my consoles was a ribbon in one of the controllers not sitting tight enough in its slot, all things considering, was a fairly easy repair.
Title: Re: Phillips Videopac & Magnavox Odyssey 2 Owners
Post by: zapiy on April 20, 2012, 21:35:23 PM
Going to have a play over the weekend..

The boxed one was given to me in working condition so i am 100% sure that will work.

Looking forward to seeing what its like.
Title: Re: Phillips Videopac & Magnavox Odyssey 2 Owners
Post by: TL on April 20, 2012, 21:40:30 PM
I have never even seen one, let alone played on one.

All I know is that it was released in the US as the Magnavox Odyssey 2 and that the best games are supposed to be Pick Axe Pete and KC Munchkin.
Title: Re: Phillips Videopac & Magnavox Odyssey 2 Owners
Post by: Console Compulsive on April 21, 2012, 20:19:00 PM
I'll be honest, in comparison the Atari2600 beats it hands down in all aspects but it is still fun to have a go on and an interesting console to own.
Title: Re: Phillips Videopac & Magnavox Odyssey 2 Owners
Post by: TL on May 22, 2012, 19:23:07 PM
Interesting to see that it still has such an active homebrew scene!
Title: Re: Phillips Videopac & Magnavox Odyssey 2 Owners
Post by: TL on June 19, 2012, 23:04:01 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07JtE4pIq8U (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07JtE4pIq8U)
Title: Re: Phillips Videopac & Magnavox Odyssey 2 Owners
Post by: onthinice on August 03, 2012, 18:08:14 PM
I have a couple of Odyssey 2's with the voice add-on. K.C. Munchkin is better then Atari 2600 Pac Man.
I like Alien Invaders plus. It is a take on the Space Invaders theme. It is the system I had first. But I would rather play my Atari's, Coleco
or Intellivision.
Title: Re: Phillips Videopac & Magnavox Odyssey 2 Owners
Post by: TrekMD on August 03, 2012, 22:05:40 PM
I had never seen  K.C. Munchkin in action.  Looks like a fun Pac-Man clone that introduces its own unique elements. 
Title: Re: Phillips Videopac & Magnavox Odyssey 2 Owners
Post by: onthinice on August 04, 2012, 04:42:06 AM
Yep and they made a - I guess you could call it a sequel to the original.

K.C.'s Krazy Chase! It uses the Odyssey 2 voice module.
Title: Re: Phillips Videopac & Magnavox Odyssey 2 Owners
Post by: TrekMD on August 04, 2012, 04:52:14 AM
Quote from: "onthinice"
Yep and they made a - I guess you could call it a sequel to the original.

K.C.'s Krazy Chase! It uses the Odyssey 2 voice module.

How different is it from the original?
Title: Re: Phillips Videopac & Magnavox Odyssey 2 Owners
Post by: onthinice on August 04, 2012, 05:17:25 AM
Instead of Munchies you have what is called a Dratapillar(not sure of spelling). Looks like a Centipede to me.
The voice says things like look out and makes laughing noises.

You chase the thing and it looks  like trees are in the maze. I think it is better then the first game.
Title: Re: Phillips Videopac & Magnavox Odyssey 2 Owners
Post by: TrekMD on August 04, 2012, 05:37:11 AM
Quote from: "onthinice"
Instead of Munchies you have what is called a Dratapillar(not sure of spelling). Looks like a Centipede to me.
The voice says things like look out and makes laughing noises.

You chase the thing and it looks  like trees are in the maze. I think it is better then the first game.

Cool, maybe I can find a video on YouTube for it.
Title: Re: Phillips Videopac & Magnavox Odyssey 2 Owners
Post by: TrekMD on August 04, 2012, 05:39:02 AM
Found a video for it!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8YlmDqs4Z4 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8YlmDqs4Z4)
Title: Re: Phillips Videopac & Magnavox Odyssey 2 Owners
Post by: onthinice on August 04, 2012, 05:54:43 AM
So what do you think?
Title: Re: Phillips Videopac & Magnavox Odyssey 2 Owners
Post by: TrekMD on August 04, 2012, 06:19:03 AM
Quote from: "onthinice"
So what do you think?

Looks interesting.  A very creative variation of the theme.  :)
Title: Re: Phillips Videopac & Magnavox Odyssey 2 Owners
Post by: onthinice on August 04, 2012, 06:27:26 AM
Safe way to not have Atari come after you for making a copy of Pac Man.
Title: Re: Phillips Videopac & Magnavox Odyssey 2 Owners
Post by: zapiy on August 04, 2012, 12:38:02 PM
Yeah looks good.
Title: Re: Phillips Videopac & Magnavox Odyssey 2 Owners
Post by: TL on August 04, 2012, 12:48:38 PM
That looks really cool, very original!!!  :D
Title: Re: Phillips Videopac & Magnavox Odyssey 2 Owners
Post by: onthinice on August 09, 2012, 04:00:06 AM
Late to the game but just played the proto of Spiderman. Used an emulator but makes me want to get the
multi-cart so I can play on the real system. Not quite as good as the 2600 but one of the best looking O2
games I have seen in a long time.
Title: Re: Phillips Videopac & Magnavox Odyssey 2 Owners
Post by: zapiy on August 09, 2012, 10:23:25 AM
At first I thought you were the snake thing. Looks well thought out game on a well used theme.
Title: Re: Phillips Videopac & Magnavox Odyssey 2 Owners
Post by: onthinice on August 10, 2012, 05:18:17 AM
Yeah. Maze games were the thing back then. Must be why I am a big fan of them. Plus they were not all cookie cutter
carts. 
Title: Re: Phillips Videopac & Magnavox Odyssey 2 Owners
Post by: TL on April 05, 2013, 22:38:12 PM
Some classic O2 and VideoPac games:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BxCPJ6YP19k (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BxCPJ6YP19k)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJtI73WwNMs (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJtI73WwNMs)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHWYgoUxrUQ (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHWYgoUxrUQ)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PS5HkbDvz8A (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PS5HkbDvz8A)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h8RabIIpHYQ (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h8RabIIpHYQ)
Title: Re: Phillips Videopac & Magnavox Odyssey 2 Owners
Post by: onthinice on April 06, 2013, 03:26:56 AM
:113:
Title: Re: Phillips Videopac & Magnavox Odyssey 2 Owners
Post by: TL on April 13, 2013, 11:39:23 AM
(http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z280/mrkizza/ody2games_large_zps6b8aee50.jpg)
Title: Re: Phillips Videopac & Magnavox Odyssey 2 Owners
Post by: onthinice on April 14, 2013, 01:33:17 AM
:39:
Title: Re: Phillips Videopac & Magnavox Odyssey 2 Owners
Post by: TL on April 14, 2013, 01:45:08 AM
Quote from: "onthinice"
:39:

No idea why that wasn't showing up, was fine earlier. I just re-uploaded it.
Title: Re: Phillips Videopac & Magnavox Odyssey 2 Owners
Post by: onthinice on April 14, 2013, 01:55:58 AM
Thanks! Great scan. 8)

I really wish the Odyssey 2 could have had more success and been able to release more games.
Title: Re: Phillips Videopac & Magnavox Odyssey 2 Owners
Post by: TrekMD on April 14, 2013, 03:39:00 AM
Ah, now I can see the image.  Looks very nice!  I really like that billiards game!
Title: Re: Phillips Videopac & Magnavox Odyssey 2 Owners
Post by: TL on July 16, 2013, 19:46:30 PM
TV Advert:

Philips Videopac Commercial (http://http)
Title: Re: Phillips Videopac & Magnavox Odyssey 2 Owners
Post by: jdanddiet on July 18, 2013, 12:50:29 PM
One of my friends had a videopac and I remember spending a lot of time playing a two-player asteroids clone that was pretty cool.
Title: Re: Phillips Videopac & Magnavox Odyssey 2 Owners
Post by: Gorf on July 18, 2013, 19:53:03 PM
I have two O^2's and I love them both.

I think in many cases the gfx are better than the Atari 2600's.

The flicker in many 2600 games sucks. Most of the O^2's games are very smooth and flicker free.
The sounds are definitely in need of help though.

I think the games are by far some of the best ideas ever.

UFO!
Freedom Fighters
Take the Money and Run
Attack of the Time Lord
KC Munchkin: the best Pac Man clone ever!
Invaders From Hyper Space: totally Kills...awesome game, especially with a bud
There are tons of really good games for this system. I actually started a few myself...never got around
to finishing them up though.
:(
Title: Re: Phillips Videopac & Magnavox Odyssey 2 Owners
Post by: TL on July 20, 2013, 19:41:57 PM
I never realised Super Cobra was released for the Videopac!

Super Cobra for the Philips Videopac (http://http)

Or Demon Attack for that matter!

Demon Attack for the Magnavox Odyssey/Philips Videopac (http://http)
Title: Re: Phillips Videopac & Magnavox Odyssey 2 Owners
Post by: TrekMD on July 20, 2013, 19:45:23 PM
Interesting how they have to scroll the screen on Super Cobra.  Demon Attack doesn't look bad.
Title: Re: Phillips Videopac & Magnavox Odyssey 2 Owners
Post by: Gorf on July 21, 2013, 18:56:54 PM
That must be an early version of Demon Attack...I have that for the O^2 and the sound
is better and the game play is much faster....maybe that was ran on an emulator. It's
definitely a better game than what that video portrays.
Title: Re: Phillips Videopac & Magnavox Odyssey 2 Owners
Post by: TL on July 25, 2013, 18:53:00 PM
A couple more games on the machine, firstly a nice variation on Outlaw:

Showdown in 2100 A.D. for the Magnavox Odyssey / Philips Videopac (http://http)

And a really cool looking clone of Space Invaders:

Alien Invaders - Plus! for the Magnavox Odyssey/Philips Videopac (http://http)
Title: Re: Phillips Videopac & Magnavox Odyssey 2 Owners
Post by: onthinice on July 25, 2013, 19:07:24 PM
Great vids! Alien Invaders-Plus is tough. Also, one of the few games on the Odyssey 2 that gives the player more then one life.
Title: Re: Phillips Videopac & Magnavox Odyssey 2 Owners
Post by: TrekMD on July 25, 2013, 20:31:29 PM
Those cowboys do look better than the cowboys on the 2600!  Is the collision detection faulty on Alien Invaders-Plus or was it intentionally programmed that way?!
Title: Re: Phillips Videopac & Magnavox Odyssey 2 Owners
Post by: Gorf on July 26, 2013, 00:34:56 AM
Quote from: "TrekMD"
Those cowboys do look better than the cowboys on the 2600!  Is the collision detection faulty on Alien Invaders-Plus or was it intentionally programmed that way?!

Nothing at all faulty. The bottom row are the invaders shields. They can't be destroyed.
Title: Re: Phillips Videopac & Magnavox Odyssey 2 Owners
Post by: Gorf on July 26, 2013, 00:42:26 AM
War Of Nerves was a fun game to play!

War of Nerves! for the Magnavox Odyssey / Philips Videopac (http://http)
Title: Re: Phillips Videopac & Magnavox Odyssey 2 Owners
Post by: TrekMD on July 26, 2013, 02:13:42 AM
Quote from: "Gorf"
Quote from: "TrekMD"
Those cowboys do look better than the cowboys on the 2600!  Is the collision detection faulty on Alien Invaders-Plus or was it intentionally programmed that way?!

Nothing at all faulty. The bottom row are the invaders shields. They can't be destroyed.

Ah, ok.  They have better protection than the player then!  LOL
Title: Re: Phillips Videopac & Magnavox Odyssey 2 Owners
Post by: Gorf on July 26, 2013, 02:15:59 AM
Quote from: "TrekMD"
Quote from: "Gorf"
Quote from: "TrekMD"
Those cowboys do look better than the cowboys on the 2600!  Is the collision detection faulty on Alien Invaders-Plus or was it intentionally programmed that way?!

Nothing at all faulty. The bottom row are the invaders shields. They can't be destroyed.

Ah, ok.  They have better protection than the player then!  LOL

Pretty much.
Title: Re: Phillips Videopac & Magnavox Odyssey 2 Owners
Post by: onthinice on July 30, 2013, 05:23:40 AM
I appreciate, that Phillips and Magnavox tried to make games that were different enough from Atari, Coleco and Mattel. War of Nerves proves that theory. I can't think of any other game that comes close.

Only so many ways you can change Space Invaders or Pac-Man, but still I give an A for effort.
Title: Re: Phillips Videopac & Magnavox Odyssey 2 Owners
Post by: TL on August 01, 2013, 19:16:36 PM
A few more:

Magnavox Odyssey 2: Pick Axe Pete! [Philips] (http://http)

Pachinko! (Odyssey 2) game play (http://http)

Magnavox Odyssey 2: Monkeyshines! [Magnavox] (http://http)
Title: Re: Phillips Videopac & Magnavox Odyssey 2 Owners
Post by: TL on September 09, 2013, 22:59:59 PM
James and Mike look at the O^2

Odyssey II (http://http)
Title: Re: Phillips Videopac & Magnavox Odyssey 2 Owners
Post by: onthinice on September 09, 2013, 23:13:04 PM
Thanks Laird!!!! Sad to see the video end. Good reviews.  :113:
Title: Re: Phillips Videopac & Magnavox Odyssey 2 Owners
Post by: Gorf on September 10, 2013, 20:59:46 PM
"looks like a pink dildo!"  :21:


Unfortunately the rest of their videos suck moose. They really trash the Jaguar CD, clearly admitting they don't een know how to play the games. What a bunch of ass devils.
Title: Re: Phillips Videopac & Magnavox Odyssey 2 Owners
Post by: TL on September 23, 2013, 20:25:34 PM
A couple of new videos from the Classic Game Room:

Classic Game Room - FOOTBALL! review for Magnavox Odyssey 2 (http://http)

SEGA DREAMCAST vs MAGNAVOX ODYSSEY 2 (http://http)
Title: Re: Phillips Videopac & Magnavox Odyssey 2 Owners
Post by: TrekMD on September 23, 2013, 21:30:45 PM
Very nice!  I really like his videos.  I wonder if he'd ever consider joining a forum like ours.
Title: Re: Phillips Videopac & Magnavox Odyssey 2 Owners
Post by: onthinice on September 24, 2013, 00:51:48 AM
I say Odyssey 2 wins. It kept Hi-score. At least till you shut it down.
Title: Re: Phillips Videopac & Magnavox Odyssey 2 Owners
Post by: Gorf on September 25, 2013, 19:26:18 PM
As much as I love the DC, I have to go with the O^2.....I had tons of great memories from that machine.
I only wish Magnavox had Atari's IP's...they would have been better on O^2 for a good deal of the games.
Title: Re: Phillips Videopac & Magnavox Odyssey 2 Owners
Post by: TL on December 11, 2013, 23:18:25 PM
[align=center:2agd2re2]Some classic adverts for the machine:

The Quest For The Rings Magnavox Odyssey 2 1981 Commercial (http://http)

Pick Axe Pete Magnavox Odyssey 2 1982 Commercial (http://http)

K.C. Munchkin Magnavox Odyssey 2 1981 Commercial (http://http)

McDades 1980 Christmas Commercial Magnavox Odyssey 2 Sale (http://http)

Magnavox Odyssey 1973 Commercial (http://http)[/align:2agd2re2]
Title: Re: Phillips Videopac & Magnavox Odyssey 2 Owners
Post by: Gorf on December 14, 2013, 14:55:53 PM
Still lovin' my O^2.
Title: Re: Phillips Videopac & Magnavox Odyssey 2 Owners
Post by: TL on January 01, 2014, 19:44:12 PM
Here is a video of the Terrahawks 2 prototype that was released recently:

TERRAHAWKS THE SECOND ASSAULT VIDEOPAC (http://http)
Title: Re: Phillips Videopac & Magnavox Odyssey 2 Owners
Post by: onthinice on January 02, 2014, 18:48:16 PM
Love the Intro! Nice looking game :113:
Title: Re: Phillips Videopac & Magnavox Odyssey 2 Owners
Post by: Gorf on January 04, 2014, 16:30:08 PM
Good to see folks are wringing more out of the old O^2. :)
Title: Re: Phillips Videopac & Magnavox Odyssey 2 Owners
Post by: zapiy on January 07, 2014, 23:32:01 PM
Looks good.. and as above good to see dev still going on.
Title: Re: Phillips Videopac & Magnavox Odyssey 2 Owners
Post by: TL on January 07, 2014, 23:37:10 PM
It's not a new game, it's a prototype as I have previously said, that was recently released on cart.
Title: Re: Phillips Videopac & Magnavox Odyssey 2 Owners
Post by: TL on February 25, 2014, 19:01:31 PM
I already posted this in the Android thread but some people probably will have missed it there:

Quote from: "The Laird"
[align=center:2nqo68ug](https://lh6.ggpht.com/LO345qDVOsFdt4s2KivZh-JG3cOzVez4Uj0XtqUx3Ozrpsjwjwe4qlZn8IkP8EogklY=h310-rw)[/align:2nqo68ug]

[size=240]VpacApp[/size]

Remember SELECT GAME ?

A must for retro-gamers, play the original Philips Videopac/Magnavox Odyssey 2 games in your phone.
A complete collection of games is included, just install VpacApp and play.

Features:

+ Play over 40 original games.
+ All games are preinstalled and ready to play.
+ Original game manuals included.
+ Totally free, no ads or other distractions

----------------------------------------------------------------

Disclaimer:
Game content with permission by Philips.
The games are provided "as is", Philips will not provide technical or other support or accept any liability arising from their use of any nature whatsoever.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... p&hl=en_GB (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.gooh.vpacapp&hl=en_GB)
Title: Re: Phillips Videopac & Magnavox Odyssey 2 Owners
Post by: TrekMD on February 25, 2014, 19:25:32 PM
I tried it out.  I don't really like how the touch controls work.  I have to see if it works with a joypad.
Title: Re: Phillips Videopac & Magnavox Odyssey 2 Owners
Post by: onthinice on February 26, 2014, 15:14:25 PM
That is cool!

Wonder why Philips treats the system like a red headed step child? The are still many fans of Philips Videopac/Magnavox Odyssey 2 systems and it seems like a slap in the face not support it better!  >:(
Title: Re: Phillips Videopac & Magnavox Odyssey 2 Owners
Post by: TL on March 02, 2014, 12:20:08 PM
[align=center:2f3rdv88]Some more Videopac/O2 games that haven't been posted yet:

Magnovox Odyssey 2 game Catch the Ball Noughts and Crosses (1979 N.V. Philips)1013 (http://http)

INTERPOL by GSTvideo for VIDEOPAC & ODYSSEY2. (http://http)

Quest for the Rings - Magnavox Odyssey 2 (1981) (http://http)

Turtles! for the Magnavox Odyssey / Philips Videopac (http://http)

Frogger for the Philips Videopac (http://http)[/align:2f3rdv88]
Title: Re: Phillips Videopac & Magnavox Odyssey 2 Owners
Post by: TrekMD on March 02, 2014, 14:49:50 PM
That Frogger port looks cool.  The way it was done is also interesting with the screen changing once you get to the edge of the river.  Quest for Rings is a pretty unique game too.
Title: Re: Phillips Videopac & Magnavox Odyssey 2 Owners
Post by: onthinice on March 02, 2014, 20:00:21 PM
Always good to see some different games for the system. I have never tried the board game part of Quest for the Rings, bought my copy years later. Back in the early 80's the board/video game must have been a dream for Videopac/O2 players. Something they could brag about to their Atari friends.
Title: Re: Phillips Videopac & Magnavox Odyssey 2 Owners
Post by: TL on March 07, 2014, 20:22:53 PM
[align=center:18meky5a]Some more for you:

Philips Videopac No.29 Dam Buster 1981 (http://http)

Cartouche N55 Neutron Star - Videopac + - Odyssey (http://http)

Prototype of game Catburglar for Videopac / Odyssey 2 discovered. (http://http)

Prototype of game Himalaya for Videopac / Odyssey 2 discovered. (http://http)

Prototype of game Bastion for Videopac / Odyssey 2 discovered. (http://http)[/align:18meky5a]