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Philips Videopac+ G7400

The Philips Videopac+ G7400 was released in limited quantities in 1983, and only in Europe. An American release of it as the 'Odyssey Command Center' was planned, but never occurred. Prototypes do exist, and it was shown at the Consumer Electronics Show in 1983, but compared to other machines being demonstrated at the same time, it was rather basic, so was shelved.

Also the consumer console market, had been all but wiped out by the American videogame crash, so the timing could not have been worse for an American release.

The G7400 was the successor to the Philips Videopac G7000, it could play all G7000 games, and also the G7000 games that were enhanced with hi res graphics characters that only appeared when plugged into the G7400. The first game to take advantage of the new hardware was Terrahawks. Enhanced games can be identified by the a red stripe along the top of the case.

There were also G7400 exclusive games that had hi res backgrounds and characters, three were released, Helicopter Rescue, Norseman and Trans American Rally.

There were rarer versions of the console released, the Schneider G74+ and the Radiola Jet 741.

 

 

Manufacturer: Philips
Date: 1983

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This exhibit has a reference ID of CH61004. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.

 
Philips Videopac+ G7400


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