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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.

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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.

    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 […]

    401: Plus!

    401: Plus!

    Exterminate!! Some podcasts should be heard and not seen, but now Select Game offers you the chance to do both! Well, due to an unidentified microphone-and/or/-software issue, that might be a stretch, as your host sounds a bit Dalek-ish for the first several minutes of the show. In this edition, more listener letters, game names […]

    304: The Balloon’s Going Up

    304: The Balloon’s Going Up

    Poppin’ Fresh D’OH!! Some podcasts should be heard and not seen, but now Select Game offers you the chance to do both! In this edition, we play P.T. Barnum’s Acrobats! and the Videopac-only Loony Balloon, we ask why the Jopac had to have square balloons in the former, and we trace both games to their […]

    303: Who Killed The Odyssey3?

    303: Who Killed The Odyssey3?

    A Deep Dive Into The Vaporware Realm! Who killed the Odyssey3? Was it a machine with underwhelming capabilities that would’ve been DOA? Or was it killed by its own heir apparent, the Odyssey4? Forget everything you thought you knew about the end of the Odyssey consoles. (53:53) Right-click and “save as” to download manually | […]

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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