BigO Posted July 24, 2022 Share Posted July 24, 2022 (edited) Doing a little bit of closet cleaning/collection re-evaluation today. I've had this game organizer of O2 carts and manuals for years and never really have looked at it. There's a little booklet with all(?) of the games listed. As best I can read through the permanent marker, it says "The keyboard is the key to over 50 games!" Thumbing through, I see bold, black, mostly one word reviews so thought I'd entertain myself for a few minutes by reading through. THE VOICE OF ODYSSEY - rates a "good" TYPE & TELL! - apparently is "ok" FOOTBALL! - seems that football is just "stupid" BOWLING! - also "stupid" COMPUTER GOLF! - gets a "yuck" (or maybe it's "yack", which seems similar but somehow worse) VOLLEYBALL! - I'm not sure whether it's a step up or a step down from "stupid", but this one gets a "dumb" POCKET BILLIARDS! - "stupid" ARMORED ENCOUNTER! - here the critic chooses to go artistic, marking this one with a drawing that I can neither understand nor describe. COSMIC CONFLICT! - Here they stray into what I reckon to be a pejorative use of "gay" INVADERS FROM HYPERSPACE! - I may have to check this one out as it's rated as "good' THUNDERBALL! - is just "ok" SHOWDOWN IN 2100 A.D.! - this one made me a laugh and tells me it's probably not a keeper if I have it. This title gets a big fat "na!" WAR OF NERVES! - writer breaks the pattern here and rates this with a "have". Maybe these reviews really constituted a wish list at some point OUT OF THIS WORLD! - another semi-cursive "have" lends a little more insight into the author's collection PACHINKO! - "stupid" (I've never played the O2 version, but, I won't argue on this one) COMPUTER INTRO! - "dumb" BUZZWORD! - "stupid" BLOCKOUT! - "ok" ECHO! - well, here things get exciting as words and art are combined to yield a large, and surprising "cool" with the second o being decorated as a happy face. With eyebrows even. DYNASTY! - "have", which is among the cartridges that came with the pamphlet so maybe I got their collection SPEEDWAY, CRYPTO-LOGIC!, SPIN-OUT! - another "have", adding to the thought that the other titles are have-nots UFO! - this one garnered the uncharacteristic use of capital letters with a hearty "UFO is Weird" ALIEN INVADERS PLUS! - "have", confirmed by its presence in the box I bought KEYBOARD CREATIONS! - "ok" FREEDOM FIGHTERS! - "ok" MONKEYSHINES! - "have", yep it's in the box PICKAXE PETE! - "have" - also present THE QUEST FOR THE RINGS! - "ok" CONQUEST OF THE WORLD! - "ok" THE GREAT WALL STREET FORTUNE HUNT! - "ok" (that's quite a title right there...) SMITHEREENS! Under "COMING SOON! Challenger Series With Voice" - the hype seems to have failed to impress with yet another "stupid" awarded KC's KRAZY CHASE! - it's a "have" ACROBAT!* (COMING SOON! Challenger Series With Voice) - "stupid". *"Descriptive name only" Did this title ever come out? I'm a fan of Circus Atari so I'd like to try this. Playing Circus with a joystick is terrible, but I'd still try this. Going to check my multi-cart. Maybe this is the thing that would get me to try my hand at O2 programming. Maybe try to build a paddle controller since I have a removable controller console. Per the last page of the pamphlet, I wonder if I can still get a 1 year, 4 issue subscription to Odyssey2 Adventure by sending $3.00 to P.O. Box 6950 Knoxville, TN 37914 It's only $3.00. Might be worth it to see if I get a response. Edited July 24, 2022 by BigO 4 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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