Playing with the Odyssey2
We made a playlist, which you can watch below, with us playing some Odyssey2 games. Since the speech synthesizer module was installed, pay attention to the additional sound effects produced by this device.
One of the things that really sucked on most of the Odyssey2 games was the fact that the player had only one “life.” From the games displayed below, only on Turtles! did we start out with three “lives.”
Here are the games that we included:
- Attack of the Timelord!: Destroy the spaceships and don’t get destroyed. Pay attention to the “Attack and destroy!,” “Destroy the earthling!,” and “Seize this planet!” phrases spoken by the Timelord through the speech synthesizer. (Several other phrases are available.) You can write the name of the record holder at the bottom.
- Turtles!: You have to get the turtle babies and deliver them to the little house without being killed by the bugs. You can drop bombs that knock down the bugs. After delivering all the babies, you move to the next floor. Every two floors the maze changes. The annoying music is produced by The Voice.
- K.C.’s Krazy Chase!: You have to eat the worm’s tail and don’t get touched by the ghosts. Pay attention to the several words spoken by the speech module. You can write the name of the record holder at the bottom. The game also included a maze editor, where you could create your own mazes for playing.
- K.C. Mushkin!: This Pac-Man knock-off was released before K.C.’s Krazy Chase!, but Atari sued Magnavox for it, and the company decided to create a different version.
- Speedway!: A car race game. This was one of the three games included in the cartridge that came with the Odyssey2 (the other two were Spinout! and Cryptologic!).
- Blockout!: A Breakout knock-off.