Magnavox Odyssey

Magnavox Odyssey

The Magnavox Odyssey was the very first home video game system. It played "Ball and Paddle" games such as "Ping Pong", "Table Tennis", "Volleyball" and others. The Odyssey has no real specs. It contained no processor or memory. The box is made...

Analogic

Magnavox Odyssey - Released - 1972

Analogic...a space race through the numeric maze of a computer charted galaxy! A fascinating electronic addition game for all ages! (For 2 players.) PLAY: The players start on the planet markings close to them. The players establish contact by pressing the Space bar. The players flip a coin to see who goes first. The player from the planet Odd must reach the planet Even and vice versa. The principle for the succeeding moves of the game: The Even player may move only to a square whose number combines with Odd's last move to total to an even number. Odd may move to a square whose number totals...

Baseball

Magnavox Odyssey - Released - 1972

Baseball will take you out to the ball game in the basic sense! The pitcher is able to throw inside and outside curves! An undisputable electronic umpire calls the balls and strikes! The outfielders can play to a batter's faults. A batter can find an opening in the field and aim for it. Except for the hot dogs, peanuts, popcorn and beer this game has it all Triples, doubles, singles and home-runs On-screen digital displays show balls, strikes and score! Full sync-sound action - from the crack of the bat to the cheers of the crowd! This is a two player game.

Basketball

Magnavox Odyssey - Released - 1973

Two players use paddles to knock a ball back and forth on a screen; uses an overlay of a basketball court. This cart has 2 different spots games: bowling and basketball. Be the king of the alley or the court. Bowling is up to 4 players while basketball is 2.

Brain Wave

Magnavox Odyssey - Released - 1973

In Brain wave you must shoot down the invaders and dodge the incoming. Use dice to decide the next move.Watch out for falling air craft because it can kill you just as quick as the gun fire can. This game forces you to think and of course take a chance.

Cat and Mouse

Magnavox Odyssey - Released - 1972

You play as the mouse trying to avoid the cat by moving side to side and hiding. The cat claws and scratches at you as you move around. You also have to watch out for mouse traps especially the big ones which kill you. The cat gets faster as the game moves forward and the fame is set on a time limit.

Dogfight!

Magnavox Odyssey - Released - 1972

In dogfight you shoot at enemies in rapid fire shots. It takes place in the woods. You can hide behind trees and bushes during battle with the guns. The enemies can kill you if they hit you with one shot so you have to be very careful.

Football

Magnavox Odyssey - Released - 1972

At the start of a game the player in control of the ball selects the kind of play (pass, punt or run) and the second player attempts to predict which one they chose. If the defensive player predicts correctly, the Offense will undergo a penalty on any yardage gained if and after that play is successful. Following any successful play, the players see the position at which the Ball Spot exits the screen (in the case of a punt or a pass play) and the Offense draws a card. Most cards have a mini-map of the playing field and will designate the total of yardage gained depending on where the Ball...

Fun Zoo

Magnavox Odyssey - Released - 1972

Fun Zoo is a pleasurable game intended for juvenile players to aid them in identifying the printed names of animals with their pictures, and also develop hand-eye skill with the use of the controllers.

Handball

Magnavox Odyssey - Homebrew - 1972

Move the ball left or right then toss it.. The ball goes back and forth as you sling it. You have to be alert at all times in order to win at this game.

Haunted House

Magnavox Odyssey - Released - 1972

This game features your character in a cart rolling side to side to avoid the ghosts that came near you. The game has 30 clue cards and it also has secret cards. Bonus levels are awarded for fastest time navigating through the mansion. The game has spooky sounds and creepy music playing while your in the scary house.

Hockey

Magnavox Odyssey - Released - 1972

The game starts with a face-off, which is refreshingly different from the first three games played. (Table Tennis, Tennis and Football) Set the two paddles across from each other and maneuver the puck between them so that it is whizzing back and forth at an amazing' speed.

Interplanetary Voyage

Magnavox Odyssey - Released - 1973

Interplanetary Voyage is an Action game, developed and published by Magnavox, which was released in 1973. The player guides their dot, which has momentum, to planets to complete missions given by cards with a maximum number of moves allowed.

Invasion

Magnavox Odyssey - Released - 1972

Aliens have landed on earth and you must shoot them down and end their attacks on earth. It is played on a board game type of platform and it features a ship and two treasures. The graphics, although plain looking now, were very advanced for their time and so for that matter was the sound effects.

Percepts

Magnavox Odyssey - Released - 1972

This game falls into the "seek and go to" category of Odyssey games in that a player must determine where to go on the screen and get there before their opponent does. Percepts comes with two decks (Purple and Green) of 15 cards each, an Überlay (both sizes) and a set of instructions. There are two Percepts games described in the instructions, but you can have fun coming up with your own variations if the mood hits you.

Prehistoric Safari

Magnavox Odyssey - Released - 1972

Watch dinosaurs and move out of the way of the T Rex. This game features side to side and up and down running to avoid disaster. The dinosaurs in this game bite your character unless you duck, jump or dodge their bites. They have several types of dinosaurs in this game and facts about each one appear on the screen during game play.

Roulette

Magnavox Odyssey - Released - 1972

Play roulette with fake money, casino gaming chips and it is played on a colorful roulette board. The game has geat sound effects and music especially for the time when it was produced. This was the first casino style game to ever be released for a home video game system.

Shooting Gallery

Magnavox Odyssey - Released - 1972

Your character shoots a rifle at ducks and at targets with a bulls eye. It lets you aim up, down, left and right and has one fire button. The game is pretty entertaining even though the graphics are subpar. The sounds on the other hand are good for the game and they go well with it.

Shootout!

Magnavox Odyssey - Released - 1972

involves moving your Outlaw Gang (little white square) from window to window without getting shot by the gun-wielding Sheriff. Your Outlaws start at the upper left and move to the upper right, obliged to light each window along the way. As though a single organism, they then cross the street to the "low side" of the screen using the stagecoach as cover, then they make their way to the lower left corner where "escape" horses await. This all takes place while your friend, parent, spouse, offspring or other loved one tries to shoot your Outlaws, and, symbolically, you! As you sneak from window to...

Simon Says

Magnavox Odyssey - Released - 1972

Simon Says is best played with three people. Two people each handling a controller and a third person who plays the role of Simon. Simon draws one of the provided off-screen accessory cards, reads it and says aloud: "Simon Says: fine the (body part indicated on card)". The players have to move their Player-spots from their starting square to the corresponding body-part on one of the colorful Überlay children or one of their strangely legless pets. The person who gets their Player-spot to the correct spot first, gets to keep the card. The person with the most cards wins the game.

Ski

Magnavox Odyssey - Released - 1972

One player moves a dot representing a skier back and forth as they go down a mountain path; players must keep track of their own time and penalties.

Soccer

Magnavox Odyssey - Released - 1972

Two players use paddles to knock a ball back and forth on a screen; uses an overlay of a soccer court and players score only if the ball reaches the opponent's goal on the overlay.

States

Magnavox Odyssey - Released - 1972

The overlay is a map of the good 'ol United States of America, which wouldn't be complete if they didn't have the Alaska/Hawaii combo scaled-to-fit and hovering over a vanished Mexico. The off-screen props consist of 50 cards, an answer brochure entitled “Affairs of States” and a “study map”. The 50 cards each highlight a specific state with three questions about the state. The answer brochure is exactly what it sounds like, and is handier than dragging out an encyclopedia.

Submarine

Magnavox Odyssey - Released - 1972

Player One plays the Convoy Commander and controls the square on the screen designated as “The Convoy”. The Convoy Commander must move the Convoy Spot through the shipping lanes, represented by a convoluted path, by staying on the path the whole way. If the Commander strays off the path, a ship in the aggregate Convoy Spot inevitably hits a mine and sinks. Meanwhile, Player Two is the Submarine Commander. The Submarine Commander sits just outside the shipping lanes and tries to sink the convoy ships.

Table Tennis

Magnavox Odyssey - Released - 1972

Hit the ball back and forth, very similar to Pong. It was the first ever game made for the Odyssey. It has had many reboots since it's release but the first one is always the best. It is a one or two player ping pong game. Its very simple with horrible graphics but it's an addicting video game nonetheless.

Tennis

Magnavox Odyssey - Released - 1972

Two players use paddles to knock a ball back and forth on a screen; uses an overlay of a tennis court and players are intended to follow the rules of tennis.

Volleyball

Magnavox Odyssey - Released - 1972

Two players use paddles to knock a ball back and forth on a screen; uses an overlay of a volleyball court, and players must knock the ball over the net for scores to count.

W.I.N.

Magnavox Odyssey - Released - 1973

Players move their dot to symbols on the overlay to fill out their "Win card", while their dot is invisible until the reset button is pressed.

Wipeout

Magnavox Odyssey - Released - 1972

A racing game using both a track overlay and a game board; the game board keeps track of laps and the second player's dot along with the ball dot keeps time.

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