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Intellivision Lives! Coming to GameCube

by Michael Cole - August 4, 2004, 1:01 pm PDT
Total comments: 8

Intellivision finally lives on the GameCube.

VIDEO GAMES FROM ONE CLASSIC TO ANOTHER!

INTELLIVISION RELEASES INTELLIVISION LIVES! FOR NINTENDO GAMECUBE

Dine on a Virtual Slice of Hal’s Pizza and Relive 1982 with Classic Intellivision Games such as Astrosmash, Space Armada and Snafu!

LOS ANGELES (August 2, 2004) – Time to dig out those parachute pants, 12-sided dice and Flock of Seagulls albums because the 80s invasion has finally hit the Nintendo GameCube with the release of Intellivision Lives! This addicting slice of video game nostalgia comes loaded with more than 60 of Intellivision’s classic games all on one disc, including Astrosmash, Night Stalker, Shark! Shark! and Baseball.

Intellivision Productions, Inc., the company that popularized home video games in the 1980s, in association with Crave Entertainment and Realtime Associates, takes you back in time to when Members Only jackets were the rage, Duran Duran rode the radio waves and the Rubik’s Cube was driving people crazy!

Intellivision Lives! places the gamer in a 360-degree 3-D pizza parlor environment called Hal’s Pizza, circa 1982. Arcade machines, serving as an interface to the more than 60 games available, line the walls of the restaurant sporting different themes – space, sports, combat & sorcery, arcade, gaming, unreleased, and kids.

Other exciting features include the original Intellivision TV commercials, never-before-released games, “radical” game modes, and two exclusive historical documentaries featuring interviews with the Blue Sky Rangers, the name given to the original Intellivision game programmers. The pizza arcade also features a jukebox that plays music inspired by the Intellivision console and many of its games.

“We’re excited to have Intellivision Lives! available for everyone,” said Keith Robinson, president/co-founder of Intellivision Productions, Inc. and an original Blue Sky Ranger. “Now gamers can enjoy their favorite Intellivision games on the three most popular gaming consoles! Intellivision Lives! is more than just a game collection. With all these extra features, the games have taken on a new life for a new generation of video game players.”

Intellivision Lives! comes loaded with more than 60 of Intellivision’s classic games including:

· Astrosmash

· Baseball

· Basketball

· Buzz Bombers

· Football

· Golf

· Hockey

· Hover Force

· Motocross

· Night Stalker

· Pinball

· Shark! Shark!

· Skiing

· Snafu

· Space Armada

· Space Battle

· Space Hawk

· Star Strike

· Sub Hunt

· Thin Ice

· Thunder Castle

· Tower of Doom

· Vectron

· Volleyball

· Wrestling

· And many more!!

Intellivision Lives! was developed by Realtime Associates, the software firm founded by David Warhol, another Blue Sky Ranger. Realtime Associates produced all the original Intellivision games published by INTV Corp. in the mid- to late- 1980s. Intellivision co-founders Robinson and Stephen Roney were involved in each stage of development to ensure that the design and game emulation are faithful to the original Intellivision system.

Published and distributed by Crave Entertainment, Intellivision Lives! (MSRP $19.99) for the Nintendo GameCubeÔ will be available this fall through mass merchants and online retailers nationwide. Intellivision Lives! is also currently available on the Sony PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, and the Xbox® video game system from Microsoft.

Talkback

ruby_onixAugust 04, 2004

Problem:

The Intellevision boasted 12-button numerical keypads (like having a telephone on your controller), and they were used by most Intellivision games.

The PS2 version apparently tried to cope with this by assigning nine different positions to the right analog stick (top-left, top-center, top-right, you get the idea), and then having you hit an "R" button while the analog stick was in one of those positions.

Definitely not a fun way to play a game.

Thanks to Tommy Tallarico of The Electric Playground for pointing it out (yeah Tommy, some Nintendo fans actually DO watch your show every now and then, you stupid a**hole).

Flames_of_chaosLukasz Balicki, Staff AlumnusAugust 04, 2004

Why!!!!!!!!!!! The PS2 version is already UNPLAYABLE since it trys to emulate the intelevision telephone knob controller and if you cant map those controls on to a PS2 pad then how can the developers map the controls on a cube or Xbox pad !?!?!


Edit: Arg Ruby beat me to it oh well and Tommy Tallarico is a major ass he rated the nintendo '04 E3 both a 5.5/10 while Victor Lucas rated the nintendo both a 7.5/10. G4 should make another show filled with non biased reviewers.

ruby_onixAugust 04, 2004

Considering that the game's only $20, they should've charged just a little bit more for it, and tossed in an Intellivision-replica controller, with reproductions of the little plastic overlays. Quite a shame.

Flames_of_chaosLukasz Balicki, Staff AlumnusAugust 04, 2004

But the publisher is crave entertainment so BLOL.

Koopa TroopaAugust 04, 2004

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The PS2 version apparently tried to cope with this by assigning nine different positions to the right analog stick (top-left, top-center, top-right, you get the idea), and then having you hit an "R" button while the analog stick was in one of those positions.


I'd like to meet a game so hardcore he(or she) could play a game that way (play well).

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Thanks to Tommy Tallarico of The Electric Playground for pointing it out (yeah Tommy, some Nintendo fans actually DO watch your show every now and then, you stupid a**hole).


God I hate that guy. He is such a schmoe.

NinGurl69 *hugglesAugust 04, 2004

Then enourage people not to watch it. I have a tough time eating at my couch when that show's on.

3rdrocketAugust 04, 2004

I have a tough time keeping down what I ate when I watch it

Infernal MonkeyAugust 04, 2004

I don't care if it's almost impossible to play, I really want this collection. Considering they canned the PAL release on PS2, OH NO. ;___;

The jukebox sounds nifty.

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