Retro Game Consoles – Magnavox Odyssey 2
Magnavox Odyssey 2
Above: Magnavox Odyssey 2 Game Console
What lead to the end of the Odyssey 2 was the lack of game cartidges made for the unit. However, the console did manage to sell well over 1,000,000 consoles by 1983. Compettion at the time was tough and the Atari 2600 was leading the way, Atari would soon loose their lead in 1983 and 1984.
The Odyssey used an intel 8048 processor running at 1.79MHz. It had a resolution of 160 x 220 with 16 colours. The sound, like many consoles of the second generation, was limited to mono. Output was to a TV through an RF modulator.
There is an open source project to run Odyssey 2 games. The project is known as the O2EM.