Philips videopac g7000 had a cartridge for learning how to program your console. The videopac used the standard joystick design of the 1970s and early 1980s. Due to the collapse of computer console market in 1984, however, this promising console never took a great hold on the market, and the fifty cartridges quickly became four. Obviously that had in no way been videopac compatible, but at least an initiative from philips to hang onto console gaming. This is a philips g7000 videopac games starting from 5. Central community for the philips videopac and odyssey 2 consoles. View and download philips videopac g7000 instructions for use manual online.
It was sold in europe as the philips videopac g7000, in brazil as the philips odyssey and in japan as odyssey2 2 odessei2. Philips p354 software on punch cards, philips, p354, 15 dec 1975. The 1982 philips videopac 7200 computer was the follow up of its. Philips videopac g7000 pal rgb video mod nightfall. I was the only bidder on ricardo and got the videopac for only 30 chf.
Munchkin is cartridge number 38 in the official magnavox philips line of games for the philips videopac. Philips videopac 03 american football, philips, philips g7000, cartridge, 1978. At the time i desperately wanted an atari 2600 as it was the console to have at the time but i was absolutely bouncing when i recieved my philips g7000 on christmas day. It was sold in europe as the philips videopac g7000, in brazil as the philips odyssey and in japan as odyssey2. Software is started from rom cartridges inserted before powering on. Videopac games is a site all about the software library for the underappreciated classic console computer hybrid, the philips g7000 videopac computer, also known as the magnavox odyssey 2 in the united states. It was the first console id done and had a bit to learn about photographing them. Jan 14, 2017 in a distant parallel universe, philips may have done the same, release a msx console which to some part had looked like a slightly upgraded colecovision or sg, but cartridge games compatible with their computer line.
Websites of other videopac odyssey2 collectors classic consoles center bas en ditta, videopac pagina phosphor dot fossils odyssey2 archive videopac. Videopac computer g7000 instructions for use 1978philipsendea. Philips videopac g7000 game console computing history. Videopac g7000 welcome to the philips videopac g7000 emulator section of the emulation database. A further evolution of the hardware was released in europe as philips. It is written in ansi c using the allegro game library for easy portability to different hardware platforms. The g7400 was the successor to the philips videopac g7000, the european counterpart to the american magnavox odyssey. The console was most widely known as the philips videopac g7000, or just the videopac, although branded variants were released in some areas of europe. A second indicator of the hobbyist interests was the hcc software library, which. Game console philips videopac g7000 instructions for use manual 7 pages game console philips videopac g7000 instructions for use manual 7 pages. Oct 18, 2006 today i finally got my own philips videopac g7000.
Sep 08, 2012 a video overview of my philips videopac g7000 known as magnavox odyssey 2 in north america. The first games were initially released in a glossy cardboard box with a black front cover. Philips videopac computer g7000 odyssey 2 as an initial note. Videopac computer g7000 instructions for use 1978 philips endea. Philips videopac g7000 instructions for use manual pdf. The graphics are very crude and the game play very simple. Due to the collapse of computer console market in 1984, however, this promising console never took a great hold on the market, and. A video overview of my philips videopac g7000 known as magnavox odyssey 2 in north america. Make offer philips g7000 videopac computer game cartridge no 52 with manual ex. Philips videopac 30 battlefield game computing history. Please scroll down for more sections and remember to share this page. Philips videopac g7000 abbreviation philips videopac g7000 alternative name magnavox odyssey.
Philips videopac 1978 intellivision 1979 arcadia 2001 1982 colecovision 1982 sega sg 1983 family computer 1983 pv 1983 super cassette vision 1984 nintendo entertainment system 1985 sega master system 1986 atari 7800 1986 pc engine 1987 sega mega drivegenesis 1988 turbografx16 1989 nintendo game boy 1989. It featured a full alphanumerical keyboard, 1k rom with each cassette having 2k of plugin rom. Philips videopac g7000 instructions for use manual pdf download. Ads for the philips videopac g7000 computer emphasized its educational. The 7400 was the next generation console for philips which was intended to see them trough till around 19856 with plans for another fifty plus videopac cartridges, however the fable computer crash of 1984 meant development cutbacks and so this promising console never took a great hold on the market. Philips videopac magnavox odyssey 2 forum retrocomputers. Realmente, philips sabia como sacar jugo a sus subsidiarias. In the uk, philips came with a special version of the videopac called the 7200. The odyssey 2 is simply a g7000 model, with a power switch and conversion for usage on the us tv and power supply systems ntsc and 110vdc i believe. This is were my gaming passion really started, the philips g7000 videopac computer being my first ever computer console.
Facebook is showing information to help you better understand the purpose of a page. The actual cleanups are just shown as a few pictures along the video. After the merger of magnavox and philips in 1974 philips released the philips videopac computer g7000 to the european market in 1978. This games console seems to fit between the early bat and ball consoles, and the more sophisticated atari 2600 console. Philips intended to sell the new hardware for at least a couple of years, with plans for more than fifty videopac cartridges. The philips g7000 also provided assembly programming via the purchase of a program card although the actual. Videopac category classic consoles center videopac. In different countries there were different names for it, so in usa it is known as magnavox odyssey 2, while in europe its philips videopac g7000. Then the first 26 games were rereleased in a matte cardboard box with a black front cover. Philips videopac 10 golf software game computing history. Its in fine condition, except that the primary controller is missing the action button, and the. Vintage philips g7000 odyssey 2 videopac 17 chinese logic. The rgb cable of schneider radiolaphilips vg5000 computer is compatible with the videopac g7200.
Treasures of the smithsonian, philips, philips cdi, cd rom, 1990. Radiola did the same with its jet 27 and schneider with its g7200. Videopac collector alex lehman from switzerland saw a philips g7000 with four games for sale in an advertisement some time ago. Philips g7000 videopac computer game cartridge no 17 with manual ex. Though not as popular as the atari vcs, or later intellivision, the odyssey 2 did well in the us and even better in europe where it was marketed by philips as the videopac g7000 and philips c52 in france. Philips videopac g7000 game1 race philips videopac g7000 game1 race. Videopac games is a site all about the software library for the underappreciated classic consolecomputer hybrid, the philips g7000 videopac computer, also known as the magnavox odyssey 2 in the united states. Buy philips videopac g7000 video games and get the best deals at the lowest prices on ebay. Jan 07, 2016 i investigate the possibility of adding an av mod to my philips videopac g7000. The philips g7000 videopac computer g7000 hereafter, known as the magnavox odyssey 2 in the united states, was a secondgeneration computerconsole hybrid, and a contemporary of the atari 2600, fairchild channel f and intellivision platforms. Philips videopac 7 mathematician echo software game. Great savings free delivery collection on many items. I have found this rgb mod for the philips videopac g7000 console fom the gamesx site and i have decided to build the circuit to see if it works this mod is not easy to do, especially if one has no experience in electronics, however the result at the end is spectacular. Philips g7200 video pac console with buildin screen.
Introduced in late 1970s, it was one of the first video game computers publicly available. This is essentially a g7000 with a builtin rgb screen. So he bought the lot and indeed there was an official demonstration cartridge of the videopac game gunfighter included. Videopac computer g7000 instructions for use 1978philips. I investigate the possibility of adding an av mod to my philips videopac g7000. In fact its a gaming console with some computer capabilities.
It was the successor to the philips videopac magnavox odyssey2 which was sold in europe and the us since 1978. One of the games attracted his attention, as it was titled as demo cartridge no. The philips g7000 was basically a games console, although philips magnavox had plans to make this a fully fledged home computer, its limitations in that area were quickly realised after their first attempt videopac 9 computer programmer fell over big time when for some obscure reason they decided not to put any method of reading or writing. Videopac computer g7000 instructions for use 1978philipsen.
The system had 16 kb of both ram and rom and featured excellently tailored backround and foreground graphics. Philips videopac g7000 platform all games best games the videopac used the standard joystick design of the 1970s and early 1980s. Please quote this reference id in any communication with the centre for computing history. Videopac games an odyssey of interactive entertainment. Pre1983 games were rereleased with additional graphics. In the early 1970s, magnavox was an innovator in the home video game industry.615 475 424 793 1486 752 1185 1274 1146 1414 1530 1580 1243 295 1339 1444 1549 452 1146 149 685 1484 808 474 443 1111 19 746 100 1000 1218 135 90 1413 1505 684 729 290 718 503 1034 1000 647 1036 380 746