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Monkeyshines! on Magnavox Odyssey 2: Tag Monkeys and Dodge Trouble

Experience the classic Monkeyshines! game on Magnavox Odyssey 2. Tag as many monkeys as you can while avoiding their retaliation.

Dive into various gameplay variations, including Monkey Tag, Tailspin, Shuteye, Monkey Chess, and more!


General Information

Developer - Ed Averett

Publisher - North American Philips Consumer Electronics Corp.

Release - January 1, 1981

Platform - Magnavox Odyssey 2

Genre - Action

Number of players - 1P / 2P / 3P alternating


Monkeyshines! on Magnavox Odyssey 2 - A Retro Gaming Classic Reimagined

Get ready to relive the excitement of Monkeyshines! on the Magnavox Odyssey 2, a timeless gaming experience created by Ed Averett and published by North American Philips Consumer Electronics Corp. In this retro gem, one or two players will embark on a thrilling monkey-tagging adventure like no other.

Monkey Tag Mania

The core gameplay of Monkeyshines! revolves around the fast-paced thrill of monkey tagging. Players must navigate platforms teeming with mischievous monkeys, aiming to tag as many as possible while dodging their relentless attempts to retaliate. Move strategically, jump with precision, and use your wit to outmaneuver these agile simians.

Tag 'Em and Toss 'Em

Catching a monkey is just the beginning. Once captured, players must press the "action" button to tag the monkey and hurl it in any desired direction. But beware, the tagged monkey will turn red and seek revenge! Can you escape their swift retaliation, or will you be tagged out of the game?

Ramping Up the Challenge

As the game progresses and players tag more than 10 monkeys, the challenge intensifies. Red-tagged monkeys will persist for longer durations, making it increasingly difficult to avoid getting tagged back. Can you maintain your composure and tag your way to victory?

Customizable Gameplay

Monkeyshines! offers a range of gameplay variations to keep things fresh and exciting:

Tailspin!: Randomize platform positions with the press of a button (R) or stop it (S) for added unpredictability.

Shuteye!: Make platforms invisible (I) or visible again (V) to test your memory and agility.

Monkey Chess!: Get creative and edit the playfield by adding or removing bars. Build ladders and cages to aid your gameplay strategy. Bananas!: Experience a combination of all the previous variations for a true test of your skills.

Endless Fun with a Classic Twist:

Monkeyshines! on Magnavox Odyssey 2 combines nostalgia with timeless gameplay, offering hours of entertainment for both solo and multiplayer gaming sessions. Whether you're a retro gaming enthusiast or new to the Odyssey 2, Monkeyshines! promises a wild and unforgettable adventure.

Don't miss your chance to dive into the Monkeyshines! madness. Rediscover this retro classic on the Magnavox Odyssey 2 and see if you have what it takes to tag your way to victory in the world of mischievous monkeys!

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