Archive for Philips Videopac G7000
This is were my gaming passion really started, the ‘Philips G7000 Videopac Computer’ being my first ever computer console (definitely showing my age here lol). At the time i desperately wanted an Atari 2600 as it was the console to have at the time but was absolutely bouncing when i got my Philips G7000 on Christmas Day.
It came about with Philips and Magnavox merging in 1974, however it wasnt until in 1978 that the Philips G7000 Videopac Computer was released. Other versions such as the philips G7200 and the philips G7400 arrived later.
The Philips G7000 was known worldwide as it followed in the footsteps of the Atari 2600 and the Fairchild F. In USA was known as the Magnavox Odyssey 2 (or Odyssey 2) and in 1983 the Brazilian branch of Philips released it as the ‘Odyssey’ where it became more popular than it ever did in the USA; Tournaments were even held for popular games like “Videopac 44‘ - ‘KC’s Crazy Chase‘. Television commercials for most of the videopacs games were made such as this Freedom fighters clip.