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Odyssey 2001

This is an exclusive european version derived from Magnavox pong systems (the Magnavox Odyssey 4000 has the same case), as Philips owned Magnavox at this time. It offers three games in color (Tennis, Hockeu & Squash) via a National Semiconductor chip. There are 6 game variations, automatic speed adjustment and the active player gets highlighted.

There are absolutely no button or switch on this system, all settings are made with the two buttons on the controllers. One button is used to select a game while the other one resets the game. These paddles are very similar to those of the later Odyssey²/Videopac systems, except that they have knobs instead of sticks.

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Here are a few subtle bonus features of this system, thanks to the National Semiconductor chip:
- To change the paddle size, move your paddle off the playfield and press the reset button. Each player can independently choose from 3 paddle sizes.
- When it is your turn to serve, the ball will be served from the location of your paddle.
- To pause a match between balls, move your paddle off the screen when it is your turn to serve. The game will wait until your paddle returns to the playfield.

          
Tuesday 23rd May 2017
Scott Elliott (Oregon, USA)

i bought one last year for 4 euros

          
Sunday 23rd January 2011
ronnie

How much is this odyssey 2001 worth ?

          
Tuesday 13rd July 2010
Nick

 

NAME  Odyssey 2001
MANUFACTURER  Philips
ORIGIN  Netherlands
YEAR  1977
BUILT IN GAMES  Hockey, Tennis, Squash
CONTROLLERS  2 controllers with knob and one button
CPU  National Semiconductor MM-57105-N
BUTTONS  No
SWITCHES  No
SCORE  On screen
COLORS  Yes
SOUND  through TV speaker
I/O PORTS  RF TV video output (VHF channel 3)
BATTERIES  No
POWER SUPPLY  9v DC


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