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Odyssey
Magnavox • 1972

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Launched ByMagnavox
Type1st Generation Console
Launch1972
Discontinued1975


The Magnavox Odyssey was launched in late 1972, and was the first home TV game. The machine could only display three 'dots' on screen, and many of the games had televison overlays, and board game elements added to them. 28 games were launched for the system, though these weren't ROM Cartridges like we are used to now, but basically circuit boards that you plugged into the system. The table tennis game, was the inspiration for Atari's Pong.

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Magnavox Odyssey Game Console GAME CARD #1

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Magnavox Odyssey Game Console Instruction Book Installation and game rules 1972

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1972 Odyssey by Magnavox / Run 1

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Magnavox Odyssey Game Console GAME CARD #5

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Original 1972 Magnavox Odyssey

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Popular Odyssey games

Emulation

Platform Emulator Notes
Windows OdySym -
Windows / Mac OdysseyNow HAL Part of the Vibrant Media Labs Odyssey Now Project
MS-DOS OdyEmul Can be run in the DOS BOX emulator

Tech Specs and further details

Name Magnavox Odyssey
Origin United States
Developed by Ralph H. Baer at Sanders Associates
Processor n/a
Memory n/a
Colours Monochrome
Audio None
Storage Printed Circuit Boards
Input Custom controllers with dials and buttons
Cost $100 (USA)