Cosmic Conflict

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Cosmic Conflict
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Developer(s) Philips
Publisher(s) Magnavox / Philips
Platform(s) Magnavox Odyssey² (US)
Philips Videopac (Europe)
Release date(s) 1978 [1]
Genre(s) Scrolling shooter
Mode(s) Single-player

Cosmic Conflict from 1978 is the 11th official game released for the Philips Videopac console (known as Magnavox Odyssey² in the United States).

The game is a 2D shooter that allowed one or more players along with one choosable skill level to play. The plotline for the game was very basic (as with many games of the period), in which the player was a commander of the Centurion, an Earth Federation starship that guards a remote corner of the galaxy and defend against the alien invasion fleet trying to enslave Earth. In the end, the game did not sell as well as Atari, though it did do somewhat well in Brazil and Europe.



Cosmic Conflict is a first person, one skill level scrolling shooter in 2D perspective (similar to such other games as Star Fox). In the game, the player must travel through a space-themed environment filled with colorful planets in the background. The player must travel within the Centurion and shoot different enemies. The player's score depends upon how many enemies the player is able to shoot.


The cartridge was reviewed by Video magazine in its "Arcade Alley" column where it was generally praised as "a classic space battle that brings the flavor of Star Wars to the home screen".[1]:84


  1. ^ Kunkel, Bill; Laney, Frank T. II (January 1980). "Arcade Alley: Magnavox Odyssey²". Video (Reese Communications) 3 (3): 72, 73, and 84. ISSN 0147-8907. 

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