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• $199.00
• 2,000,000
1978 •
Gen 2 •

Magnavox Odyssey²

NAME Odyssey²
MANUFACTURER Magnavox
ORIGIN U.S.A.
YEAR 1978
BUILT IN SOFTWARE / GAMES None
CONTROLLERS Two 8-directions self-centered joysticks with fire button
CPU Intel 8048 microcontroller
SPEED 1.79 MHz
CO-PROCESSOR Video Display Controller (VDC): Custom Intel IC generating all audio & video
RAM 64 bytes (8048 internal RAM) + 128 bytes
ROM 1 KB (system BIOS)
GRAPHIC MODES 154 x 100
COLORS 12
SOUND Beeper
I/O PORTS Cartridge slot
MEDIA Cartridges
NUMBER OF GAMES 49 (47 from Magnavox and 2 from Imagic)
POWER SUPPLY External power supply (12v, 600mA)
PERIPHERALS The Voice (voice synthesizer), Chess Module

Intel 8048 8-bit microcontroller
1.79 MHz

CPU-internal RAM: 64 bytes
Audio/video RAM: 128 bytes

160×200 resolution (NTSC)
16-color fixed palette; sprites use 8 colors
4 8×8 single-color user-defined sprites
12 8×8 single-color characters; 64 shapes built into ROM BIOS;
4 quad characters;
9×8 background grid; dots, lines, or blocks

Mono audio with:
24-bit shift register, clockable at 2 frequencies
noise generator