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MAGNAVOX
Odyssey 300

After both Atari and Magnavox released their first pong systems (Odyssey 100, Odyssey 200, Pong) in 1975, Magnavox continued with the Odyssey 300 in 1976, which was one of the first system to use a single game chip containing the major circuitry of a PONG system. This system was Magnavox' answer to Coleco Telstar, the first game to use the GI AY-3-8500 chip.

From the manual:
"Odyssey 300 literally turns your TV screen into a challenging electronic playground, and it attaches to any size or brand... black and white or color.
Odyssey 300 features games of Hockey, Tennis and Smash, and as an extra challenge has switchable skill levels of Novice, Intermediate and Expert which automatically adjusts the player size, speed of the ball and deflection of the ball."


 

Oh wow, I got one of these for Christmas around 75/76. Everyone was transfixed (for about two days). Like other dedicated-chip game systems, its major drawback was lack of other games to play. Boredom set in within a year. But what thrill when I first played it!

          
Thursday 14th July 2011
Dan Cochran (Leesport, PA)

 

NAME  Odyssey 300
MANUFACTURER  Magnavox
ORIGIN  U.S.A.
YEAR  1976
BUILT IN GAMES  Tennis, Smash, Hockey
CONTROLLERS  two built-in knobs
CPU  General Instruments AY-3-8500
BUTTONS  None
SWITCHES  game selection, skill level (1, 2 or 3), power/reset
SCORE  On screen
COLORS  Black & white
SOUND  Built-in speaker
SIZE / WEIGHT  Unknown
I/O PORTS  RF TV video output
BATTERIES  6 ''C'' batteries
POWER SUPPLY  External power supply (9v)
GUN  No
PRICE  69$ (USA, 1977)



Software for this system!

TENNIS
1976 Magnavox
 
 
 
game
SMASH
1976 Magnavox
 
 
 
game
HOCKEY
1976 Magnavox
 
 
 
game




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