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#1 0078265317 OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon May 23, 2011 10:46 AM

Just found this that states there was supposed to be a intellivision 3 but never got released. Sounds cool. I wish it was released back then. Would of been cool with improved graphics. Is this true or fake?

http://www.intellivi...elli3_tech.html

Edited by 0078265317, Mon May 23, 2011 10:47 AM.


#2 PsychoKittyNet OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon May 23, 2011 11:27 AM

There was an INTV III, but from what I know it was the same as the original. It was produced until 1991.

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Posted Mon May 23, 2011 11:54 AM

Here is a picture. Was release by Intv, and is indeed the same as the intellivision 1 but now with a power led between the reset and power button.
http://gaming.wikia....tellivision_III
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Edited by Seob, Mon May 23, 2011 11:57 AM.


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Posted Mon May 23, 2011 12:05 PM

The "Intellivision 3" that the OP is referring to and the INTV System III are not the same systems. The Intellivision 3 was intended to be the successor of the Intellivision, a direct progression of the original Intellivision hardware (improved graphics, extra RAM, integrated IntelliVoice, an extra sound chip, four controller ports, etc). As the article mentions, it died of feature creep. An even more ambitious project, the Intellivision IV, also died in its early stages.

The INTV System III was introduced years later, and was merely a repackaging of the original Intellivision Master Component.

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Posted Mon May 23, 2011 12:17 PM

Just found this that states there was supposed to be a intellivision 3 but never got released. Sounds cool. I wish it was released back then. Would of been cool with improved graphics. Is this true or fake?

http://www.intellivi...elli3_tech.html

It is true and the website is not an Intellivision fan made website. The Intellivision Seob, and PsychoKittyNet talk talked or showed isn't the same Intellivision 3.


The people in charge of the Intellivision.com website is actually a company owned by former Intellivision programmer Keith Robinson. Keith was one the early programmers for the Intellivision.

Edited by 8th lutz, Mon May 23, 2011 12:23 PM.


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Posted Mon May 23, 2011 3:43 PM

:x :x :x

Ya know what? There's nothing more frustrating than people who confuse Intellivision III with the System III component and then speak of it from a false podium of knowledge. It just adds to something that's already confusing.

Let's clear this up:

During the last year that Mattel still owned Intellivision, there were TWO new Intellivision systems being developed: Intellivision III and Intellivision IV. These are NOT to be confused with the re-release of the original Intellivision system (called System III and pictured above) after Intv bought the rights to Intellivision from Mattel. These are completely different systems and the Intv System III is no different than the original Intellivision.

Right before the crash, Intellivision III was under development to be a stop gap between the existing Intellivision line, and a super advanced console that would be called Intellivision IV.

Intellivision III was reverse compatible with existing Intellivision games and could play new games with graphics about equal to or slightly better than ColecoVision. It had 4 wireless joysticks for up to 4 players, cool lights for pause, etc. and some other nifty features. It was pretty far along in development but got caught in "development hell" because they kept tacking on new features. I'm including a picture of the Intellivision III system below.

Beyond that, Mattel had begun development on Intellivision IV, which would be an all-new system that would be very advanced and would carry Mattel Electronics through the rest of the 1980s. Supposedly it would have been even more advanced than the NES. Development was early and no games were finished, but they had started on Masters Of The Universe (which looks nearly identical to the ColecoVision prototype) which again was going to be really advanced. The other picture im including is what was to be the splash screen for Castle Greyskull for the Intellivision IV Masters Of The Universe game. Here's a link for more Intellivision 4 information : http://www.intellivi...elli4_tech.html

Again, to clarify, there are really two eras of Intellivision systems: those made by Mattel Electronics BEFORE the crash, and those made by Intv Corp. AFTER the crash. When Mattel divested itself of the Mattel Electronics, a group of former employees got together and bought the rights to manufacture the Intellivision and its games. Instead of continuing the white Intellivision II, they went back to the original brown Intellivision, but changed the gold to silver. What's confusing is that they called it the "Intv System III" yet it was no different than Intellivision One. This was NOT the Intellivision III or IV that were in development before the crash. They tried to bring those out but didn't have enough money and then Nintendo showed up and it was game over.

Intv likes to brag that in 1985 they were the only system on the market etc. etc. To their credit that's when some of the best games came out like Diner.

Hope that clears things up.

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#7 PsychoKittyNet OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon May 23, 2011 4:52 PM

Sounds like the Intellivision III would of kicked ass.

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Posted Mon May 23, 2011 5:16 PM

I'm waiting for Intellivision V: The Final Frontier and Intellivision IV: The Undiscovered Country

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Posted Mon May 23, 2011 5:40 PM

Or Arcadia 2003: Up From The Gutter

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Posted Mon May 23, 2011 11:11 PM

I'm waiting for Intellivision V: The Final Frontier and Intellivision IV: The Undiscovered Country

Ah yes, "Intellivision V: The Final Frontier". The most ambitious Intellivision sequel, but the only one to make less money than its predecessors. It came with an eccentric collection of pack-in games: "ELIZA: Tell Me Your Secret Pain", "Karaoke Revolution Presents: Campfire Songs!", and an infamously buggy version of Elevator Action with discontinuous and repeating floors. Other titles included:

  • "Extreme Backpacking with Sulu and Chekov": An educational game in which you play the role of Uhura, using the Enterprise scanners to guide your comrades through harsh forest terrain and unexpected winter weather to a series of national monuments.
  • "BurgerTime III: Marshmallow Madness": The only game to support the exclusive marshmallow dispenser controllers (marshmallows not included).
  • "Utopia: The Nimbus III Edition": Carefully manage your resources on a barren desert planet to keep your population of dangerously underutilized character actors happy.
  • "Fan Dance Revolution": Need I say more?
(Sorry ... I watched "Star Trek V" again this past weekend, so it's still fresh in my memory.) :)

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Posted Tue May 24, 2011 5:15 AM

(Sorry ... I watched "Star Trek V" again this past weekend, so it's still fresh in my memory.) :)


LOL, me too, otherwise I might have missed some of those references but I got em all :D

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Posted Tue May 24, 2011 7:46 AM

I think you're my new hero jaybird3rd

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Posted Tue May 24, 2011 11:15 AM

(Sorry ... I watched "Star Trek V" again this past weekend, so it's still fresh in my memory.) :)

It's still fresh in my memory even though the last time I saw it was probably around a decade ago. :)

"I know this ship like the back of my hand." *CLANK*

"What is Emergency Landing Plan B?" "B, as in 'barricade.'"

"He is my half brother." "I need to sit down."

"I need to shower." "Yes."

What a sad, sad fate for Pioneer 10.

Oh, and there are nowhere near that many decks on the Enterprise-A, geez. And who numbers starship decks bottom to top?

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P.S. I apologize for continuing to keep this thread off the original topic. Thanks for the BSR's Intellivision III and IV links, though; they were interesting reads.

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Posted Tue May 24, 2011 2:28 PM


(Sorry ... I watched "Star Trek V" again this past weekend, so it's still fresh in my memory.) :)


LOL, me too, otherwise I might have missed some of those references but I got em all :D


Sad thing is I got the references without watching them recently

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Posted Wed May 25, 2011 11:55 AM

Ya know what? There's nothing more frustrating than people who confuse Intellivision III with the System III component and then speak of it from a false podium of knowledge. It just adds to something that's already confusing.


Like you said confusing. So don't blame somebody for getting it wrong.

Here are intellivision III specs
During the winter Consumer Electronic Show in January 1983, Mattel present the project Intellivision III. The rival ColecoVision is gaining big percentage of the american market, and that's why Mattel decide to "jump" one console generation to propose the machine of the decade.
For several months, all the gaming magazines speak about this amazing hardware.
The graphic chipset shouyld be capable of high resolution 320x192 pixels.
The audio processor perform 6 stereo channels and the module Intellivoice should be integrated in the console.
The Intellivision III would be the first console to provide built-in retro compatibility with all the existing carts.
Even the controllers should be substituded by wireless infrared joypad!
Maybe too many improvement in one step: after much rumour, the project is dismissed at the summer Consumer Electronic Show the same year, when Mattel annonce that the features of Itellivision III would be integrated in the Entertainment Computer System.
The suddendly dead console will have a comeback thans to INTV Corp. in 1987, when the INTV System IV will be announced... but never marketed.
http://www.intellivi...ivision-III.asp

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Posted Wed May 25, 2011 1:12 PM

Intv likes to brag that in 1985 they were the only system on the market etc. etc. To their credit that's when some of the best games came out like Diner.


Anyone do business with INTV "back in 'the day"? I never saw their stuff anywhere ... even the Atari machines had more distribution where I lived. Did they have distribution in retail stores or was everything mail-order?

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Posted Wed May 25, 2011 1:24 PM

Intv likes to brag that in 1985 they were the only system on the market etc. etc. To their credit that's when some of the best games came out like Diner.


Anyone do business with INTV "back in 'the day"? I never saw their stuff anywhere ... even the Atari machines had more distribution where I lived. Did they have distribution in retail stores or was everything mail-order?

They had games at Toys R Us, I remember seeing them there but I didn't bother because I didn't have an Intellivision (never had one until much later). They were in a tiny little area at the end of the wall beyond the SMS and NES games.

The thing I never remember seeing were Atari XE games. Maybe my TRU just didn't carry them (they had 2600 games though).

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Posted Mon Aug 15, 2011 8:43 AM

Would be cool if an emulator could mimic what the Intellivision 111 would have been. I remember reading about it in Electronic Games and really really looking forward to it.

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Posted Wed Aug 17, 2011 11:11 PM

I bought an Intellivision Super Pro System in 1989 from Toys R Us. This was back when they kept everything in the glass cases and you had to pull a tag and take your receipt to the video game booth to pick it up after you paid. The girl at the register asked if I pulled the wrong tag. When I informed her that I really wanted the Intellivision, she tried to persuade me into getting a Sega Master System instead. When I picked it up at the window the clerk mentioned that thayhad never seen one of those sell. TRU had a buch of newer games also. Unfortunately I bought Super Pro Footballand Hover Force. I saw a bunch of Stadium Mud Buggies but never picked one up (I think they were $19.90). Of course I wish I would have bought them all now. Later I bought Super Pro Basketball instead of Thunder Castle.

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Posted Fri Aug 19, 2011 1:49 PM

what about giga intellivision? :)

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Posted Fri Aug 19, 2011 5:24 PM

what about giga intellivision? :)


I'd forgotten about that! That was a great hoax. :)

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Posted Fri Aug 19, 2011 10:27 PM

Would love to know even more about what Intellivision 3 might have been. Would be cool if someone could interview the people that were working on the hardware, its just a system that fascinated me as a kid. Ever since that dam Electronic Games article. How much better would it have been, how would it of compared to the Sega Master System for example.

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Posted Fri Oct 26, 2012 11:14 AM

Is the INTV III compatible with all the games on the original Intellivsion? How about the Invtellivoice module?

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Posted Fri Oct 26, 2012 11:19 AM

Is the INTV III compatible with all the games on the original Intellivsion? How about the Invtellivoice module?


Yes, and yes. :)

It IS the original Intellivision, with a facelift.

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Posted Fri Oct 26, 2012 12:07 PM

I know it's an old thread, but was there ever an INTV System IV made. I know it wasn't produced or even sold, but did INTV at least make some kind of test model or was it going to look exactly like the Intellivision III console?

joystick-Intellivision3.JPG

Even if the above unit isn't a functioning unit (i.e. a dummy box), I'm surprised it has never surfaced after all these years. I mean something existed, didn't it? I would assume that's where the promo pic came from. Unless it is just an artist pic, but it doesn't look like that to me. I can't believe someone would have just thrown it out.




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