The Odyssey² is a 2nd gen console made by Magnavox in the US. Across the world, the console has been released under different names with different manufacturers:
Europe in general – Philips – Videopac G7000
France ————— Philips – Videopac C52
Italy —————— Radiola – Jet 25
Germany ———— Schneider – Videopac
Brazil —————- Philips – Odyssey
Japan —————- Kōton Trading Toitarii Enterprise – Odessei 2
This page will highlight some of the different console revisions and their differences.
Magnavox Odyssey² / Philips Videopac
This version comes with 2 attached controllers, an attached power cord and RF cable.
You will be able to play RGB on NTSC but you won’t be able to play Videopac + games (see below).
The ultimate experience would be to either get a US RGB modded Odyssey² AND a Videopac +
… or to get the Analogue Nt Mini with Kevtris custom firmware.
In the UK, Philips came with a special version of the Videopac called the 7200.
This is essentially a G7000 with a built-in RGB screen.
Radiola did the same with its Jet 27 and Schneider with its G7200.
There has also been another version called the Philips N60.
Philips Videopac +
Also being called G7400, this version has several improvements from the Odyssey²/Videopac.
It features detachable cables and pads, a more powerful CPU but also it displays RGB natively!
It was compatible for 7000 games and some got some enhancements with the 7400, similar to GameBoy/GameBoy Color games.
Unfortunately for the US, an Odyssey³ never hit the market.
Like for the other models, Schneider launched its own version with the G74+ and the Radiola with the Jet 741.
Brandt is a French company which took just the architecture of the 7400 and released another case, rebranded it and even released unique games of the 7400 systems.
The name of the console was Jo 7400.
The JOPAC did get another branding though by Continental Edison, also known as the SABA machine, called the JO1450.
A note on the writer:
This article has been written by me, Beyond Pixels. I apologize in advance if something isn’t clear enough, English isn’t my mother tongue. If you have any question or suggestion, please feel free to contact me through Bob from RetroRGB.
Special thanks to:
– videopac.org and Wikipedia for the information on the different models.
– Grips03 from AtariAge to make an RGB board.
– Bob from RetroRGB for letting me write articles on his wonderful site.