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Got questions about the Odyssey²? Well, here are some answers! Over the years, a number of authors have written various Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) and FAQ-like lists about the Odyssey² and compatible systems. The latest versions of these FAQs are available here. Please read through this page carefully to find the best answers to your questions.

The Essentials

If you want to learn about the Odyssey² or Videopac, this should be your first stop! This FAQ contains answers to a lot of common questions, including:

  • How do I connect my Odyssey² to a TV set?
  • How do I obtain replacement Odyssey² power supplies?
  • How do I replace Odyssey² joysticks?
  • What is the history of the Odyssey²?
  • Is it true that Atari sued Magnavox/Philips over K.C. Munchkin?

...and that's only the beginning!

Lists for Collectors

Collectors usually have questions like "What Odyssey² games are available?", "Which games are most valuable?" and "What prototypes are known to exist?" General answers to some of these questions can be found in the "Essentials" FAQ, but serious collectors need more than that – they want detailed lists and rarity ratings. Luckily, there are some great, current lists out there for collectors:

To really keep on top of the latest information, I recommend that collectors regularly visit Web sites such as:

Archived FAQs

Some Odyssey² FAQs were originally written years ago and have not been updated for a long time. That doesn't mean they have no value, but it does mean parts of them are out-of-date. Please keep in mind that information in these FAQs is not guaranteed to be current. Likewise, because of their age, they may contain some statements that are now known to be incorrect. Game and rarity lists are particularly likely to be incomplete or outdated. For the most current information, I recommend reading the other FAQs on this page and visiting the Web sites listed above.

  • Odyssey2 and Odyssey3 FAQ (HTML version and Plain Text version available) - At one time this was the best source of Odyssey² information on the Internet, but it has not been updated since 1999.
  • Brazilian Odyssey² Rarity List - This FAQ was the precursor to the Odyssey Mania Internet site, which has unfortunately gone offline. The FAQ has not been updated since 2002.