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Odyssey2 Adventure Magazine

When North American Phillips renewed their promotional push for the Odyssey2 in 1981, one of their first steps was to look at what was working for other console manufacturers, and follow suit. Atari had a colorful “fan club” magazine in print, so Phillips began to create a similar publication for Odyssey2 afficionados, Odyssey2 Adventure. Players were profiled, high scores were put on display (at least initially), products were hawked (such as plush Quest For The Rings dragons and console dust covers), and upcoming titles were previewed. There was also an active letters section, though some of the early issues’ letters were culled from consumer comments not specific to the magazine.

This section of our Odyssey2 Archive chronicles this much-loved print source of info on Odyssey fans’ favorite machine, with complete, full-color, cover-to-cover scans of the magazine.

Odyssey AdventurePREMIERE: interviews with the Odyssey game designers, a critical look at the O2 by Bill Kunkel, and a nifty Odyssey board game.Special thanks to Renè van den Enden for the scans of the Winter ’82 issue!
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Odyssey AdventureHigh scores, strategy tips, the benefits of video games, previews: The Great Wall Street Fortune Hunt, Pick Axe Pete.
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Odyssey AdventureGame testing; more high scores and Odyssey addict confessions; introducing the Voice; previews: Smithereens, K.C.’s Krazy Chase.
Special thanks to Marcello Iannuzzi for the scans of the Summer ’82 issue!
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Odyssey AdventureThe Wizard Of Odyssey2; Odyssey2 crossword puzzle; disabled Odyssey2 gamers.
Special thanks to Marcello Iannuzzi for the scans of the Fall ’82 issue!
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Odyssey AdventureThe Pick Axe Pete Pick-Off; Wizard Of Odyssey comics; Quest For The Rings fiction.
Special thanks to Marcello Iannuzzi for the scans of the Winter ’83 issue!
Click here for a PDF of these scans.

Odyssey AdventureOdyssey in schools; Wizard Of Odyssey comics; previews: Demon Attack, Atlantis.
Special thanks to Marcello Iannuzzi for the scans of the Spring ’83 issue!
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Odyssey AdventureAdventure Club Story Contest winners, Otto C. (the Odyssey robot), Odyssey merchandise, previews: Turtles, Power Lords.
Special thanks to Brian Husek for the scans of the Summer ’83 issue!
Click here for a PDF of these scans.

Special thanks to the readers who made this section possible: this project started out with a 2-3 year timeline by my estimation; I figured it would take that long to either track down all the issues myself or get scans from the site’s interested readers. Instead, merely six months after this section opened, it was complete. My sincere gratitude to Brian Husek, Renè van den Enden, and especially Marcello Iannuzzi, who filled in the blanks for me. All three of them sent in razor-sharp scans of the magazines in question, completing this archive much, much faster than I would have thought possible.

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