Ever need to buy, browse or research computer parts, software and business equipment while at work? Yes? Then you might need to visit Ebuyer.com. As it happens, Ebuyer happens to be running an interactive tour through the history of gaming consoles.
Did I say “interactive tour”? I suppose that’s one way of putting it. Another way is to to suggest that Ebuyer’s Odyssey is a collection of browser games. This is a set of run and jump adventures – with levels that you have to unlock – that tours through 102 different consoles. 102! That means PlayStation, NES but also the Action Max and the SEGA Pico too.
Ebuyer are rightly proud of this adventure – nicely timed for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One launch. Managing Director Stuart Carlisle said in a press release;
“We’re all gamers at heart and we all remember the amazing consoles from our childhood. At the same time, we’re excited about the innovative new Xbox One and PlayStation 4, so we wanted to create something special to celebrate everything we love about console gaming. We want players to be able to have fun with Odyssey and at the same time learn more about the history of gaming.”
“We’ve been having a lot of fun playing it around the office, and I have to say that we’ve got quite good at it. We’re looking forward to seeing whether players around the world can match up to our skills and collect every console.”
I found the game didn’t load correctly on my Windows 8.1 laptop but it runs sweetly on my Windows 7 Asus PC (built from scratch with parts from Ebuyer). You can get to the game yourself via ebuyer.com/odyssey.