The Video Game Project

A Closer Look At The Prototypes That Became Your Favourite Games!

Electronic Table Soccer

Electronic Tablle Soccer - Magnavox Odyssey 2

Table Soccer is essentially a digital version of the ever popular Foosball Table game for the Magnavox Odyssey 2. It takes advantage of the Odyssey 2's unusual controllers to operate three lines of soccer players at the same time.

Pressing left-up or left-down allows you to control the goalie, while up or down to control the middle line. Right-up or right-down is used to control the line on the right. The games large white ball is automatically caught by any player it touches, although holding the button deflects it instead. This makes it possible to pass the ball around, thus creating a strategy element to the game. The slow movement of the ball and constant pause in play as the ball is caught, can tend to suck the excitement out of the game!

Electronic Table Soccer - Magnavox Odyssey 2 - Eprom

Proto - Eprom