Released in 1978, the Magnavox Odyssey² “followed in the steps of the Fairchild Channel F and Atari 2600 by being designed to play programmable ROM game cartridges.” Video after the jump.

One of the strongest points of the system was its excellent speech synthesis unit, which was released as an add-on for speech, music, and sound effects enhancement. The area that the Odyssey² may be best remembered for was its pioneering fusion of board and video games. Unlike any other system at that time, the Odyssey² included a full alphanumeric membrane keyboard, which was to be used for educational games, selecting options, or programming

Released in 1978, the Magnavox Odyssey² “followed in the steps of the Fairchild Channel F and Atari 2600 by being designed to play programmable ROM game cartridges.” Video after the jump.

One of the strongest points of the system was its excellent speech synthesis unit, which was released as an add-on for speech, music, and sound effects enhancement. The area that the Odyssey² may be best remembered for was its pioneering fusion of board and video games. Unlike any other system at that time, the Odyssey² included a full alphanumeric membrane keyboard, which was to be used for educational games, selecting options, or programming