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#851 JasonlikesINTV OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Aug 23, 2014 9:50 PM

Fairly bad quality video, but you get the idea:


 
I'm very pleased with this product. The controllers are awesome! While they feel just like the old ones in terms of size, they are much nicer in terms of mechanics. The disk feels great, the side buttons are much smoother than the original, and the numeric pad feels just like the old one.

Very good emulation, also. I tested Astrosmash, and everything "computes". Sounds, speed, even the rapid fire by pressing 1.
 
Excellent product!


Did come with overlays? Which ones were included?

#852 didimo63 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Aug 23, 2014 10:38 PM

Somewhere in the Midwest an employee is out a job after a very thorough chewing by his boss for letting the stuff out a little too early.

 

I hope it wasn't anyone I know. :D

Evil :). They were on the shelves. Easily available to all :).



#853 didimo63 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Aug 23, 2014 10:41 PM

Did come with overlays? Which ones were included?

Yes. Astrosmash, Buzz Bombers, Crown of Kings, Minotaur, Night Stalker, Space Spartans, Space Hawk, Utopia, WC Baseball, Word Fun.



#854 didimo63 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Aug 23, 2014 10:44 PM

Evil :). They were on the shelves. Easily available to all :).

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#855 TrekkiELO OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Aug 23, 2014 10:51 PM

 

That wouldn't happen to be Rite-Aid, would it?

 

Sure looks like 'em as they have been stocking Atari Flashbacks right around Labor Day in the past.


Edited by TrekkiELO, Sat Aug 23, 2014 10:54 PM.


#856 SoulBlazer OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Aug 23, 2014 10:52 PM

This is really both good news and confusing.  Are these supposed to be out this early?  Could I find one if I go to a store in my area?  What's the deal here? :ponder:



#857 didimo63 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Aug 23, 2014 11:05 PM

This is really both good news and confusing.  Are these supposed to be out this early?  Could I find one if I go to a store in my area?  What's the deal here? :ponder:

I think it was an honest mistake, and I got lucky. Fate decided to do me good, probably because a) I'm really old (51 y.o.), b) two days ago was my birthday and I flew back from Europe, and c) I'm a college prof and my DOOM starts on Monday ;-)



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Posted Sat Aug 23, 2014 11:05 PM

 

That wouldn't happen to be Rite-Aid, would it?

 

Sure looks like 'em as they have been stocking Atari Flashbacks right around Labor Day in the past.

 

Pretty sure that's Toys R Us stickers on those shelves.



#859 SoulBlazer OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Aug 23, 2014 11:15 PM

 

Pretty sure that's Toys R Us stickers on those shelves.

Hum, it just may be worth checking out he local TRU in my area, then, on a long shot.



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Posted Sun Aug 24, 2014 7:53 AM

Did come with overlays? Which ones were included?

Sure the Astrosmash sounds are ok but what about the Buzz wrong you make a wrong entry sound? In the DOS emulator that came on the Intellivision lives CD ROM it had all the sound correct but the famous every Intellivision owners knows about buzz sound.



#861 daldude OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Aug 24, 2014 7:58 AM

Someplace in the Midwest today, a European 51 y.o. dude stopped at some store, and bought these. [Yeah, I know. They were not supposed to be sold until October 1st. Maybe my charming accent helped ;-)].

I love the units and the controllers. They feel "real", look about the same size as the original (will check later on), and the Colecovision controller feel better, more responsive, less clunky!

 

Will try them out later on, after dinner.

 

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The Coleco Flash Back has Zaxxon? I thought they could not get the License titles? Not fair that Colecovision gets the License titles but Intellivision doesnot.



#862 daldude OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Aug 24, 2014 8:03 AM

Fairly bad quality video, but you get the idea:

 

I'm very pleased with this product. The controllers are awesome! While they feel just like the old ones in terms of size, they are much nicer in terms of mechanics. The disk feels great, the side buttons are much smoother than the original, and the numeric pad feels just like the old one.

Very good emulation, also. I tested Astrosmash, and everything "computes". Sounds, speed, even the rapid fire by pressing 1.

 

Excellent product!

How do you reset the game without going back to the game select screen?



#863 Flojomojo OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Aug 24, 2014 8:40 AM

The Flashback games before Atgames came along required you to hit the reset button on the console ...just like the old machines!

#864 didimo63 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Aug 24, 2014 8:42 AM

Sure the Astrosmash sounds are ok but what about the Buzz wrong you make a wrong entry sound? In the DOS emulator that came on the Intellivision lives CD ROM it had all the sound correct but the famous every Intellivision owners knows about buzz sound.

You mean outside a game, at the game selection screen? [not a native speaker of English here]. Well, I'm not that picky, I suppose :). However, I would not trust the bad quality of my iPhone 4 video/audio capture.



#865 didimo63 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Aug 24, 2014 8:43 AM

How do you reset the game without going back to the game select screen?

Wait for game over, then press 1. You cannot reset a game before game over unless you press the reset key and select the game again.



#866 Flojomojo OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Aug 24, 2014 8:45 AM

Btw seeing all those game boxes on the back of the package really, really makes me want these things.

#867 didimo63 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Aug 24, 2014 8:46 AM

The Coleco Flash Back has Zaxxon? I thought they could not get the License titles? Not fair that Colecovision gets the License titles but Intellivision doesnot.

Yes. In terms of third-party, it has Imagic, Atari (Jungle Hunt), Parker Brothers (Montezuma's Revenge), Sierravision, Xonox, Interphase, Spectravideo (Cross Force), Probe, Micro Fun, Epyx.
I guess that's maybe because the Intellivision was created in conjunction with the BlueSkyRangers? Right licensing is such a grey area to me.



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Posted Sun Aug 24, 2014 11:38 AM

Disappointed that Mountain Madness Super Pro Skiing doesn't appear to be on there, despite Keith Robinson mentioning it in the latest Intellivisionaries podcast.  The INTV Skiing game was one of my faves.   But I'm still looking forward to getting this console.



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Posted Sun Aug 24, 2014 1:55 PM

Disappointed that Mountain Madness Super Pro Skiing doesn't appear to be on there, despite Keith Robinson mentioning it in the latest Intellivisionaries podcast.  The INTV Skiing game was one of my faves.   But I'm still looking forward to getting this console.

 

I'm disappointed too, maybe they made Keith Robinson an extra special version with all the games!

 

:grin:


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#870 TrekkiELO OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Aug 24, 2014 1:57 PM

I knew Labor Day was the target, apparently all Toys R Us stores have these on their shelves now at $39.99, so hopefully Dollar General won't be too far behind!

 

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Posted Sun Aug 24, 2014 3:08 PM

I knew Labor Day was the target, apparently all Toys R Us stores have these on their shelves now at $39.99, so hopefully Dollar General won't be too far behind!

 

 

Not so sure about that. Toys R US made a mistake.  I managed to get one this morning but they pulled the rest off the shelves once they realized it wasn't suppose to go on sale until October 1st.



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Posted Sun Aug 24, 2014 3:35 PM

Not so sure about that. Toys R US made a mistake.  I managed to get one this morning but they pulled the rest off the shelves once they realized it wasn't suppose to go on sale until October 1st.

Ah, that explains it then.  Well, at last a few people got these and can offer reviews and feedback in prep for the regular sale date.

 

I was going to get the Sam's Club version anyway.



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Posted Sun Aug 24, 2014 4:31 PM

So close but yes so far. I went to toys R us and had two in my cart . He rang them up and said sorry these are not available to October 1st :(
I should of thrown a fit but my kids were with me, so I guess i have to wait.

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Posted Sun Aug 24, 2014 4:49 PM

Toys-r-us as I suspected by the shelving I saw in the picture.

 

 Mine in Northridge CA. had 3 in stock of which I bought 2.

 

They look extremely well made with many cool unreleased games and many others games most fplks probably do not have.

 

They also had the Colecovision Flashback and the Atari Flashback 5 which, since I had my blinders on that was all I noticed. ;) .



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Posted Sun Aug 24, 2014 4:50 PM

So close but yes so far. I went to toys R us and had two in my cart . He rang them up and said sorry these are not available to October 1st :(
I should of thrown a fit but my kids were with me, so I guess i have to wait.

The manager overrode it for me without question all though the line backed up a bit. well worth it!







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