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Re: Phillips Videopac & Magnavox Odyssey 2 Owners
« Reply #30 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.

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Re: Phillips Videopac & Magnavox Odyssey 2 Owners
« Reply #31 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.
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Re: Phillips Videopac & Magnavox Odyssey 2 Owners
« Reply #32 on: July 20, 2013, 19:41:57 PM »
I never realised Super Cobra was released for the Videopac!

Super Cobra for the Philips Videopac

Or Demon Attack for that matter!


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Re: Phillips Videopac & Magnavox Odyssey 2 Owners
« Reply #33 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.

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Re: Phillips Videopac & Magnavox Odyssey 2 Owners
« Reply #34 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.

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Re: Phillips Videopac & Magnavox Odyssey 2 Owners
« Reply #35 on: July 25, 2013, 18:53:00 PM »
A couple more games on the machine, firstly a nice variation on Outlaw:



And a really cool looking clone of Space Invaders:


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Re: Phillips Videopac & Magnavox Odyssey 2 Owners
« Reply #36 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.

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Re: Phillips Videopac & Magnavox Odyssey 2 Owners
« Reply #37 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?!

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Re: Phillips Videopac & Magnavox Odyssey 2 Owners
« Reply #38 on: July 26, 2013, 00:34:56 AM »
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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.

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Re: Phillips Videopac & Magnavox Odyssey 2 Owners
« Reply #39 on: July 26, 2013, 00:42:26 AM »
War Of Nerves was a fun game to play!


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Re: Phillips Videopac & Magnavox Odyssey 2 Owners
« Reply #40 on: July 26, 2013, 02:13:42 AM »
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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

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Re: Phillips Videopac & Magnavox Odyssey 2 Owners
« Reply #41 on: July 26, 2013, 02:15:59 AM »
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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.

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Re: Phillips Videopac & Magnavox Odyssey 2 Owners
« Reply #42 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.


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Re: Phillips Videopac & Magnavox Odyssey 2 Owners
« Reply #44 on: September 09, 2013, 22:59:59 PM »
James and Mike look at the O^2

Odyssey II

 

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