one of the little known regions which the Odyssey2 was released was Japan, where it had a few titles released but never really gained a foothold in the technology rich Japanese markets. There was a version of this game released for that market and we're even now still trying to quantify the scale of that market. If you get the chance to pick up any Japanese cart, easily identificable of the ones we know of, as they are simply magnavox (USA) carts, with monochromatic labels stuck on, plus they seem to have b+W manuals. Very interested to hear anything you have or any photos. Theyre really rare, but a value has not been established. because we dont know yet how collectable or rare each cart is.PLAYING
This cart comprises of the three games listed, each played quite distinctly. The first one being Race is your average vertical scrolling car game, reminiscent of the old handheld game "Demon Driver" where you avoid the approaching obstacles "Race cars of a different colour" with your car at the bottom of the screen. There are only two options, left and right, other joystick functions don't do anything. The longer you manage to avoid the oncoming bouncing cars that move from left to right as you approach, the further you travel, the higher you score. There is no chequered flag in this game, the fun is in just continuing to survive as far as you can go. It's a fun game showing off the consoles use of larger sprites. scrolling is smooth and flicker free for its age. Collision detection works well. Spinout. A great 2 player game, you have a top view of a race track, and you race around the grid avoiding each other and the maze (track) complete the laps ahead of your opponent and you win, hitting the sides causes a "spinout!" which slows you down. Cryptogram is what happens when you have some spare space on your rom to fill. a simple 2 player "game" where player one types in a word, while player 2 covers their eyes and pinky promises not to peek. when submitted the super genius computer uses all its cryptographic algorithms to jumble the letters up. Its player twos challenge to unscramble the fiendish anagram.