Electronic Table Soccer!

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Electronic Table Soccer!

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Odyssey 2 - USA - 1st edition.

Developer Magnavox
Publisher Philips, Magnavox
Published 1980-??-??
Platforms Odyssey 2
Genres Action, Ball and paddle, Single-screen, Sports
Themes Sports
Multiplayer Simultaneous versus
Distribution Commercial

Electronic Table Soccer! is a foosball (aka table soccer) video game developed by Magnavox and published by Philips for the Odyssey 2 in 1980. Like with the real-life game, players try to knock a ball past their opponents and into a goal to score a point. The first player to 10 points wins.


Won?Yes. 10-0 score.

After finding a few Odyssey 2 games where the AI was easy to beat, I decided to try and find others. I ended up beating this one on my first try. Later that day, after several more attempts, I beat the game with a score of 10 to 0, completely shutting-out the AI.


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Best Version: Odyssey 2

— This section contains spoilers! —


  • The game features an AI, which was a rarity at the time. Too bad it's terrible.
  • The flipping animation players make when you score is cute.


  • I do not like the controls. You have to keep left or right held down to move the associated players, but you have to press a different direction to have them kick. This makes it awkward and takes a while to get used to.


  • There is very little to the game. You'll see everything it has to offer after a few seconds.
  • This was the first foosball video game to attempt to draw humanoid players, and the awful graphics and animation make that clear. The audio is also grating.
  • After playing for only a couple minutes, I discovered how to abuse the AI in such a way that, whenever I got control of the ball, I was guaranteed to score.


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Strong female character?FailThere are no women.
Bechdel test?FailThere are no women.
Strong person of color character?FailCharacters don't have a clear race.
Queer character?FailThere are no queer characters.


Role Staff
Entire Game Ed Averett


Language Native Transliteration Translation
Danish Indendors Fodbold Indendors Fodbold Indoor Foorball
Dutch Elektronisch tafelvoetbal Elektronisch tafelvoetbal Electronic Table Football
English (Jopac version) Baby Foot
English (UK) Electronic Table Football
English (USA) Electronic Table Soccer!
French (Canada) Soccer de Table Électronique! Soccer de Table Electronique! Electronic Table Soccer
French (France) Football de table electronique Football de table electronique Electronic Table Football
German Tischfußball Tischfussball Table Football
Italian Gioco del calcio Gioco del calcio Football Game
Portuguese (Brazil) Futebol Eletrônico! Futebol Eletronico! Electronic Football
Portuguese (Portugal) Futebol de mesa Futebol de mesa Table Football
Spanish Cuadro electronico de futbol Cuadro electronico de futbol Electronic Table Football
Swedish Elektronisch bords-fotboll Elektronisch bords-fotboll Electronic Table Football


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