Magnavox Odyssey 200
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Gameplay[edit | edit source]
The Magnavox Odyssey 200 features an identical design to the previous system, the Magnavox Odyssey 100, providing the same controls and score slider, but with a silver body. The Magnavox Odyssey 200 features three games, Hockey, Tennis, and Smash, that can be played by two or four players. The in-game paddles are controlled by three knobs located on each side of the console; two knobs move the paddles vertically and horizontally, while the third paddle affects the balls direction. The score is kept manually with a score slider built onto the console; the highest possible score is fifteen.
Design[edit | edit source]
The Magnavox Odyssey 200 can be powered by six "C" batteries, or via the mains with a 9-volt AC adapter.
The Magnavox Odyssey 200 only had five functions: auto serve, manual serve, ball speed control, ball angle control and player size control.
Reception and Legacy[edit | edit source]
The Magnavox Odyssey 400, released in 1976, is an update of this system with all the same features and games plus a dedicated chip for digital on-screen scoring instead of the sliding manual scoreboard found on the Magnavox Odyssey 200.