After one heck of a crazy 2018...
In celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Intellivision game console, Freewheeling Games is proud to finally announce the release of FW Diagnostics, the first diagnostic cartridge intended for home use. This cart provides a complete checkup of the control, audio, and video components, and comes with tools to help adjust your Intellivision - and television - to run your games as they were always meant to be ran.
But I think George can explain better than I can:
This is a serial numbered release, limited to 125 copies in honour of the "Original 125". Copies come CIB with manual, 4(!) overlays, triangle screwdriver, spudger, Tune-Up Team membership card, and color calibration/tool instruction card (not shown in commercial).
Pricing varies by serial, of course (all pricing in US Dollars):
1 - $200 + shipping
2-10 - $100 + shipping (first 10 copies come with a bonus extra screwdriver and spudger!)
11-125 - $54.95 + shipping
Shipping is $12 to Canada, $15 to the US and international destinations. I can fit 2 copies in a box for the same shipping cost. Sorry, international orders do not include tracking (it's literally $42US for that option!).
For right now, I'm just taking serial number reservations. I won't be shipping games until early February (I need to visit Hawaii first), so I'll invoice people and set up PayPal ordering on my website at that point. I just wanted to give the AA crew first dibs on their favourite serial number First come, first served. I'll put together a list of what's been taken in a few days, once the usual suspects claim the usual numbers. Send me your emails via PM if you want me to invoice you and ship as soon as I get back! Oh, and #1 is on hold pending a discussion, but feel free to put your hat in the ring if you're interested. You never know
The commercial should explain what this is all about, but please ask any questions that come up. To be clear, this is NOT a chip-level diagnostic, in the sense that it will tell you which RAM chip is broken, etc. This is aimed at the average person. It's something that conceivably could have been sold in stores back in 1980. And it does more than MTE-201 - MUCH more, if you ask me. So just ask, if you're curious. There are a lot of tests and calibration routines packed into a few menus.