10 episodes

Select Game explores the software library, marketing strategy, history and lore surrounding the Magnavox Odyssey2 video game console and its European equivalents, the Videopac and Jopac consoles. Hosted by Earl Green. Frequency: monthly.

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Select Game explores the software library, marketing strategy, history and lore surrounding the Magnavox Odyssey2 video game console and its European equivalents, the Videopac and Jopac consoles. Hosted by Earl Green. Frequency: monthly.

    503: What’s New With The New O2?

    503: What’s New With The New O2?

    Everything old is new again! The latest directly from the developers of the potential new member of the Odyssey family, a look at Odyssey Retro’s potential risks, potential greatness, and very cautious and frank analysis of the system’s chances of actually happening at all. And if the thought of the O2 making a comeback is […]

    502: Retro WHAT?!?

    502: Retro WHAT?!?

    You wanna retro that by me again? The shot heard ’round the Odyssey2/Videopac world. Is someone seriously trying to bring this hardware platform into the present, or allowing it to stubbornly stick to the past? There are so many questions yet to be answered…and this edition of the show is asking them. (21:48) Right-click and […]

    501: A New Look For The Odyssey2?

    501: A New Look For The Odyssey2?

    Clothes maketh the game: The black background. The vanishing point logo with its very, very seventies font. The Helvetica lettering. Could anything ever replace the classic look of vintage Odyssey2 packaging? Should anyone even try to come up with a new look? Hear from someone who tried, but apparently didn’t stick the landing. (10:25) Right-click […]

    404: Third Party Invitation!

    404: Third Party Invitation!

    Anyone wanna make games for this machine? Third-party games were – and remain – a real rarity for the Odyssey2 and Videopac. But who, aside from Parker Brothers and Imagic, should’ve stepped up to the plate? Another bite-sized edition of the internet’s only podcast with sync-sound action ponders who might have dared to create more […]

    403: The Top 5 Odyssey2 Characters!

    403: The Top 5 Odyssey2 Characters!

    Back In Action? Yes, Select Game is still here…and yes, Select Game still covers the Odyssey2. A bite-sized edition of the internet’s only podcast with sync-sound action is here to let Odyssey2 and Videopac (and Jopac and Radiola Jet…) fans know that there’s more to come. (10:21) Right-click and “save as” to download manually | […]

    402: The Pinball Wizard Of Odyssey2!

    402: The Pinball Wizard Of Odyssey2!

    Back In Action! Now with 100% less Dalek vocalization. Is the Odyssey2 up to the task of simulating the physics of pinball? And if it falls short…well, little multicolored dudes cracking electrical whips will do just fine, right? Sure they well! Also, we get to test-drive PackratVG.com’s amazing C7061 multicart to play Thunderball!, Pachinko!, and […]

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
5 Ratings

5 Ratings

Ozyr ,

Great look at the Underdog of the 70/80’s

Professionally done, with a nice sense of humor and detail too on the Odyssey2 system and games. Well done!

Yuberus ,

Nice look back at the Odyssey2

There are plenty of video game podcasts out there, but very few focus on the Magnavox Odyssey2. Which isn't surprising - it was a less popular competitor to the dominating Atari 2600 in the early 80s, petering out in late 83 in North America. Nevertheless this is a great look back at its library from someone who was "on the ground" during the system's heyday and is practically an expert on the platform now. Memories, trivia and thoughts on each game abound in a program well worth checking out.

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