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Videopac / Odyssey2 => Stories... => Topic started by: LS650 on January 18, 2014, 05:33:56 AM



Title: New Odyssey 2 owner
Post by: LS650 on January 18, 2014, 05:33:56 AM
Hi!
I never had a chance to play Odyssey2 back in the 70s, though I do recall seeing them in the store back then.  I started playing with the O2EM emulator a few months ago.  
I really like some of the games, especially UFO! and Killer Bees! so I decided to get an O2 console.  

I won an eBay auction a couple of weeks ago, and today my O2 arrived!
It came with 10 games, including boxes and manuals in decent shape.  The games are Football, UFO, Alien Invaders Plus, Speedway, Thunderball, KC Munchkin, Alpine Skiing, Computer Golf, Monkeyshines, and Freedom Fighters.  I played with it for a bit just now and found that everything seems to work well.

As a new owner, do you have any recommendations?  I like arcade action type games, and think UFO is a superb game.  

I notice from eBay that although common games are not too bad for prices, some of the rarer release like the Imagic or Parker Bros games can be very expensive.  I am more into playing than collecting, although real hardware beats emulation every day of the week.

I have been thinking of picking up a few homebrews and maybe a multicart.  Is there a website vendor you can recommend I check out for either homebrews or a multicart?

Thanks...


Title: Re: New Odyssey 2 owner
Post by: VideopacBelgium on January 18, 2014, 07:16:57 PM
Hi LS650 & Welcome here !

It depends if you are a collector or a player, or both.
That's the question.

If you're a collector, search & find, trade, swap, buy the O2/VP games (and systems), it's the fun.
If you're a player, buy the multi-cart. it's the fun too.
If you're both, it's the perfect fun.


Title: Re: New Odyssey 2 owner
Post by: Rafael on January 18, 2014, 10:14:41 PM
Congratulations
Congratulations
Congratulations
Congratulations
You have just acquired the ultimate video game system!

I still remembering me reading the O2 owner manual when my ody came to me at 3:00 am. At my point of view you can find a lot of fun games. UFO is for sure a great title, recently I had big exciment till beat Serious score: http://www.highscore.com/game/?g=1283&enterscore=1
In other side Tom beat me on Killer Bees http://www.highscore.com/game/?g=1277&enterscore=1  >:(

The rest is just like Marc said.

Welcome!


Title: Re: New Odyssey 2 owner
Post by: daddy_scott on January 19, 2014, 12:39:53 AM
How do I get people to verify the high score I posted on that site?  I did Tutankham a while back, but no votes have been cast for it.


Title: Re: New Odyssey 2 owner
Post by: Rafael on January 19, 2014, 09:31:34 PM
How do I get people to verify the high score I posted on that site?  I did Tutankham a while back, but no votes have been cast for it.

Better you verify it. I go to vote in your score, but seems itīs not there ???


Title: Re: New Odyssey 2 owner
Post by: Rafael on January 19, 2014, 09:33:45 PM

As a new owner, do you have any recommendations?  I like arcade action type games, and think UFO is a superb game.  

If you like space arcade games I think Freedom Figthers is close to UFO. I like to play with the blue ship. Itīs seems hard at the beggin but with practice you can get fun with it.


Title: Re: New Odyssey 2 owner
Post by: daddy_scott on January 19, 2014, 10:45:43 PM
How do I get people to verify the high score I posted on that site?  I did Tutankham a while back, but no votes have been cast for it.

Better you verify it. I go to vote in your score, but seems itīs not there ???

Hmmm....I log into my account and I can find it when I look up "Waiting on Votes".  It shows I need 11 votes. 

It's under Odyssey 2/Videopac, not the emulator.

How can I verify it myself?


Title: Re: New Odyssey 2 owner
Post by: LS650 on January 19, 2014, 11:44:49 PM
If you like space arcade games I think Freedom Figthers is close to UFO. I like to play with the blue ship. Itīs seems hard at the beggin but with practice you can get fun with it.
I have F.F. also.  It's fun also, though I think UFO is better.  IMHO UFO is a great safe shooter - really a lot of fun.  I spent a solid hour playing it this morning.

I'm looking for a multi cart as some of the games I'd like to get - Turtles, Frogger, Atlantis, etc are just not affordable to buy. 


Title: Re: New Odyssey 2 owner
Post by: Janzl on January 20, 2014, 12:28:42 AM
I'm looking for a multi cart as some of the games I'd like to get - Turtles, Frogger, Atlantis, etc are just not affordable to buy. 

http://videopac.nl/forum/index.php?topic=1987.0


Title: Re: New Odyssey 2 owner
Post by: LS650 on January 20, 2014, 12:48:05 AM
Thanks - I have heard from Rene and he will let me know if he ends up with any extras from this latest run.


Title: Re: New Odyssey 2 owner
Post by: Serious on January 21, 2014, 04:05:37 PM
How do I get people to verify the high score I posted on that site?  I did Tutankham a while back, but no votes have been cast for it.

Better you verify it. I go to vote in your score, but seems itīs not there ???

Hmmm....I log into my account and I can find it when I look up "Waiting on Votes".  It shows I need 11 votes. 

It's under Odyssey 2/Videopac, not the emulator.

How can I verify it myself?

I did a bit of research to try to find what the issue is here.

I found one Tutankham score submitted that hasn't been accepted, by username duek469. I am guessing this is you?

There is a URL in the comments, but scores will not go into voting unless a photo was added though the submit evidence mechanism. I'm not sure why you had trouble adding the photo. Feel free to PM me if you run into this problem again.

Using the URL you posted in the comments, I manually added the photo as evidence, so the submission should go into voting now. You can see the submission at http://highscore.com/score/?s=2983 (http://highscore.com/score/?s=2983).

One suggestion: There doesn't appear to be anything identifying in the photo to help show that it is indeed you who submitted the score, so there may be some doubters in the voting. If you have a piece of paper with your username written on it in the photo, that is usually enough to remove most doubts.







Title: Re: New Odyssey 2 owner
Post by: daddy_scott on January 21, 2014, 05:41:10 PM
How do I get people to verify the high score I posted on that site?  I did Tutankham a while back, but no votes have been cast for it.

Better you verify it. I go to vote in your score, but seems itīs not there ???

Hmmm....I log into my account and I can find it when I look up "Waiting on Votes".  It shows I need 11 votes. 

It's under Odyssey 2/Videopac, not the emulator.

How can I verify it myself?

I did a bit of research to try to find what the issue is here.

I found one Tutankham score submitted that hasn't been accepted, by username duek469. I am guessing this is you?

There is a URL in the comments, but scores will not go into voting unless a photo was added though the submit evidence mechanism. I'm not sure why you had trouble adding the photo. Feel free to PM me if you run into this problem again.

Using the URL you posted in the comments, I manually added the photo as evidence, so the submission should go into voting now. You can see the submission at http://highscore.com/score/?s=2983 (http://highscore.com/score/?s=2983).

One suggestion: There doesn't appear to be anything identifying in the photo to help show that it is indeed you who submitted the score, so there may be some doubters in the voting. If you have a piece of paper with your username written on it in the photo, that is usually enough to remove most doubts.


Yep, that's me.  I didn't think about the ID when I took the picture.  I might have to submit another score.  Thanks for the help.  When I do submit another score, I might call on you for help with the photo.  I can't remember off the top of my head what the exact problem was with the picture.


Title: Re: New Odyssey 2 owner
Post by: Serious on January 22, 2014, 04:04:20 AM
Yep, that's me.  I didn't think about the ID when I took the picture.  I might have to submit another score.  Thanks for the help.  When I do submit another score, I might call on you for help with the photo.  I can't remember off the top of my head what the exact problem was with the picture.

Sure. I'm more than happy to help.

Understanding any trouble you have with posting a photo will help me figure out how to make it easier for everyone.

Besides, I'm always completely thrilled to see more Odyssey scores on the site..