At the risk of kicking off yet another "bad people are leading the Intellivision Community to Hell in a handbasket" thread, my son and I have taken one for the team and gone through all 240 games on his Retro Mini Arcade The results suggest that m-crew might have a point, once you start being "inspired" by other's work it seems it might be difficult to stop...
Fancy a game of
Sub Hunt Silent Hunter anyone?
Sticking with the martime theme,
Shark Shark Hexapod War looks strangely familiar. Before someone asks, yes the black eel thing is the shark and yes, you can tweak its tail:
Then there's the bizarrely named IQ Champion which is a slightly surreal take on Buzz Bombers...
However, the developer's don't seem to have felt that fully capture the essence of Buzz Bombers, so they gave it another crack with Hexapod New...
Although it has had a bit of a new skin, Air Alert plays alot like Astrosmash, including the decrementing score, background changes, death explosions and "Peak Score" screen:
Shrew Mouse is clearly a clone of SNAFU, it even has the same game selection screen:
Baseball New is an out and out lie, it comes straight from 1978...
Whilst it might not seem obvious from the name, I think that Surfg Sport's heritage is clear (no I have no idea how surfing through a future version of Venice works either)...
Warrior is Night Stalker, all day long
DaDa plays very like Popeye to me
Aimless feels alot like the battle part of Space Battle (although they totally failed to nail the fluid movement of the enemy patterns)
While it is a step up graphically, I can't help but notice how the spectators are all lounging around under umbrellas at the wood? in Volleyball 2P
So I make that 13 games in all. And that is before you consider games that were Intellivision ports like Mission-X or more generic games like Wrestling. For those that are interested, this is the machine in question. Yet another way in which the Intellivision legacy lives on, although perhaps not one Intellivision Entertainment would wish to publicise.
Happy Christmas everyone. I hope you have a good one, see you on the other side.