Wonder Wizard and Gulliver
were trademarks used by General Home Products for selling video games
manufactured by Magnavox.
The first game in the line was called Triple Challenge (model 7701) and sold under the Gulliver trademark. All later models were sold under the Wonder Wizard trademark. One of the most interesting is model 7702. It was sold in 1976 and contains a Magnavox Odyssey 300 circuit board housed into a derivate of the 1972 Odyssey case. The bottom part of the case is identical, only the top differs and was made in two versions: one with silver knobs and woodgrain only in the section containing the "Wonder Wizard" name, and one (as pictured) with black knobs and woodgrain everywhere. Like Odyssey 300, this system used a 3-position switch to choose one of three predefined combinations of difficulties, avoiding the need to change the ball speed, ball angle and bat size separately. Few systems used this design and most others used individual skill level switches.
The Bulls Eye (model 7704) and Sharp Shooter (model 7705) had a rather unique metal case which allowed it to be attached to the left or right side of the TV set. The Model 7704 played only four games; the model 7705 added two target shooting games with a light gun. They both used the same AY-3-8500 game chip.
The Scoreboard (model 7706) was a clone of the 1976 Gamatic 7600 (Japan), which was sold under many brand names all over the world (Univox in France, Intel in Germany -short name of Interelectric-, Grandstand in England, etc.)
The model 7709 apparently closed the line. It was designed in a flat case and decorated similarly to model 7702; it played the six games of the AY-3-8500 chip.
Finally, David Winter discovered an unreleased model in a 1976 sales brochure: Desert Fox (model 7707), a Tank Battle system playing four games using the General Instruments AY-3-8700 chip. Model 7708 was neither included in the 1976 brochure nor reported so far. It is believed that it has been planned later like model 7709 and included another dedicated game chip like Car Racing, Motocross, Submarine or others. It is likely that we will never know.
Models known to exist:
|Wonder Wizard 7702: a luxuary design.|
|Wonder Wizard 7702 in its original packaging,
with the user manual, and the switch-box which
connects it to the television set.
The user manual has the same size than the one
of Odyssey 300. The switch box is identical to
all the Odyssey 100 to 4000 switch boxes.
|Original box of Wonder Wizard 7702.|
|Wonder Wizard model 7709.
This is a quite small unit (about nine inches wide).
Only models 7702 and 7709 have no name.