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Author Topic: How many games (released/hack/proto/etc) exists for the Videopac+ ?  (Read 959 times)
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« on: August 21, 2018, 02:28:34 AM »

Hi folks,

I'm a new member here but been collecting video games for about 25 years (or more) and sadly,
i've sold a big part of my collection for the past 13 years and i did sold my Magnavox Odyssey2
with the Voice, a couple of cartridges (don't remember the titles) and i had a 72-in-1 multi-cart
from John Dondzilla which he sold me at PhillyClassics 2 his prototype multicart (I know, i'm a
dumbass to have sold this multicart).

But now, i have brought x2 Odyssey2 (one to play with and the other for spare parts) and i'm waiting
for the second to arrive in 2-3 days.

But i was wondering how many games exists for the Videopac+ (released, protos/hacks/etc..) as i'm
tempted to buy a Videopac+. Thaks in advanced to any inqueries! Smiley

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« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2018, 12:25:55 PM »

Assuming you mean with + graphics, and not just released in the + style box, the following were the original list:

1. Race +
11. Cosmic Conflict +
20. Stone Sling +
34. Satellite Attack +
38. Munchkin +
39. Freedom Fighters +
43. Pickaxe Pete +
54. Loony Balloon +
55. Neutron Star +
56. Norseman +
58. Air Battle +
59. Helicopter Rescue +
60. TransAmeric. Rally +
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« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2018, 02:14:27 PM »

1. Race +
11. Cosmic Conflict +
20. Stone Sling +
34. Satellite Attack +
38. Munchkin +
39. Freedom Fighters +
43. Pickaxe Pete +
51. Terrahawks +
52. Killer Bees +
53. Nightmare +
54. Loony Balloon +
55. Neutron Star +
56. Norseman +
58. Air Battle +
59. Helicopter Rescue +
60. TransAmeric. Rally +

(and 38. Munchkin+ is not the original game, it`s a hack from Revival Studios)
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« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2018, 02:27:47 PM »

Jopac official releases:
Moto Crash+
Bowling/Basketball+ (Philips #6)
Billard+ (Philips 35)
Flipper+ (24)
Demon Attack+ (Imagic)
Exojet+ (Imagic)
Syracuse+ (Archimede+) -prototype - never released

Others:
FLASHPOINT -Odyssey 3 prototype - released by CCC---
BASEBALL+ -Odyssey 3 prototype - released by CCC---

MONSTER (22+) released by René van den Enden & VPB
KILLER BEES (52+) Odyssey 3 background released by René van den Enden & VPB
WESTERN+ (14) released by René van den Enden & VPB

... and many more
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« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2018, 04:20:06 AM »

Thanks very much guys for the list!

So there's at least 28 games that has extra backgrounds ? And i think there's only 3 games
that has enhanced graphics et pixels (Norseman, Helicopter Rescue and Trans American Rally) ?

A shame that the Odyssey2 can't display the extra backgrounds, some really enhanced the game
like Demon Attack.

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« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2018, 12:23:10 PM »

Sly DC,

We are proud that you are a member of our forum!
You worked with René Spéranza & Nicolas Sapin, you worked on the translation of INTERPOL instructions #61.
Tell us more ...
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« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2018, 10:24:09 PM »

And i think there's only 3 games that has enhanced graphics et pixels (Norseman, Helicopter Rescue and Trans American Rally) ?

Only for VIDEOPAC+ computers (G7400/JOPAC) are:

Videopac 56+ NORSEMAN
Videopac 59+ HELICOPTER RESCUE
Videopac 60+ TRANS AMERICAN RALLY

Jopac MOTO CRASH+

and Videopac 63+ FLASHPOINT released from CCC. See here:

http://www.classic-consoles-center.at/videopac/flash-point-introduction

So there's at least 28 games that has extra backgrounds ?

There are much more than 28 games with Videopac+ background.
For example from:

VideopacBelgium= http://videopac.fr/
Revival Studios= http://revival-studios.com/videopac.php
Packrat= http://www.packratvg.com/o2hbrews.html
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« Reply #7 on: August 26, 2018, 06:14:15 AM »

Thanks very much TomBeck, this helps a lot to make myself a list of all games with extra backgrounds
and looks like it's going to take me a while.  Wink

VideopacBelgium: There's not much to say except that back then René and Nicolas and some other from Club 8-bit (club defunct) ask me if i could translate the French manual to English as i was (back then) more fluent in English then them.

I think i still have both manuals (French & English) on an old back-up somewhere. Oh and the artwork on the cover was made by René Sperenza. He was a natural choice since he's also a Comic Book collector and artist, you should see his comic book "Nono" that he made for his son, very talented!

Oh and thanks for the kind words as a new member! =)

So there's a few categories for "+" games like: Enhance (only extra background), Hacks (like Munckin by Revival Studios) which added an extra backgound and the G7400 only games (Like Norseman, Helicopter Rescue, Trans American Rally and Moto Crash (by Jopac)) which has extra backgrounds but also foreground and enhanced sprites ? (oh and almost forgot Flashpoint (thanks TomBeck!))

The G7400 only games fascinates me the most as i'll never see those work on an Odyssey2. Is there versions of those games without enhancements ? (to compare the "+" and without "+")

Sorry for all those questions but i'm curious to learn (and catch up to..lol) Wink

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« Reply #8 on: August 26, 2018, 10:29:05 AM »

It`s always a pleasure to help new members here to enter the world of Videopac.  Smiley

You are right. There are some hacks from original Philips games, that became + games:

Like Munchkin (Videopac 38 from Revival Studios) or Space Monster (Videopac 22 from VideopacBelgium) or Western (Videopac 14 also from VideopacBelgium. This version were released as a Jopac + game, because it was announced on Jopac posters, but were never released). There is also Videopac 52+ Killer Bees, that get a „new“ background (VideopacBelgium), because this new background was for the release of Killer Bees for the US Odyssey3 computer, but were never released.  Rene and Marc from VideopacBelgium make this possible.
There are also some original Philips games, that pushed Rafael from Brazil into Videopac+. For example:
Power Lords, Quest for the Rings or Super Bee... and some more

I only know, that a non plus version of MOTO CRASH exsit. It´s on my C7060 Multicart. But I think, there is no version without plus from the other „only plus games“.


We had a small discussion in the past, because of Videopac+ games. Here are great guys, who know much more about the backgound of Videopac+. When you have time, you can read it here:

videopac.nl/forum/index.php?topic=2763.0

I ask in the past if something like the project "Intelli-Xpander“ were possible for Videopac computers.
I learned much about Videopac+ backgrounds there.  Smiley
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