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In Topic: Intellivision Flashback Upgrade Service

Wed May 16, 2018 8:19 AM

I appreciate the feedback guys. Mattel cartridges like locknchase are programmed with a 20hz cycle on reading the controller (worse if you are playing a slower speed). Other than that there should be no latency on controller input using real hardware. Locknchase is notorious for its controls, and you do have to get use to being early on turns, and that's likely due to poor programming. You can compare with Atarisoft Pac-man, or even Carl's mspacman which is extremely responsive even in emulation. Don't know for sure but Carl's might be programmed to read the controller and update graphics at 60Hz. Another thing to consider is that unless you are using a standard CRT each brand of television can introduce varying amounts of lag, some can be quite bad. If you played Intellivision skiing a lot you might notice a difference in emulation.


All of what you say may be true...but its a non event to me and the way i play.

Again, Billy Mitchell has refused my offers to challenge him on Triple Action or Math Fun :-)


At 49 years old, i just enjoy the nostalgia of it all.

In Topic: Intellivision Flashback Upgrade Service

Wed May 16, 2018 7:37 AM

You don't notice any input lag compared to real Intellivision?


As a recording engineer that deals with 'latency' i am hyper sensitive to it.


So, when i scored my huge intellivision system 2 christmases ago that had 50+ games and a tech cleaned original system....i was taken aback at the OEM game latency. It had been many many years since i had played. I had to relearn the quirks about the disc on certain games ...lock n chase comes to mind. So i approach the OEM with knowledge that there is some latency as compared to modern games.


The BK Flashback does not seem any more or less to me than the OEM. What you gain is HDMI crystal clear lyrics that look spectacular on a 70" LCD tv.  I am playing these games for nostalgia sake. A way to unwind from reality. I am not a competition gamer looking to beat Billy Mitchell's Astrosmash score (ahem). 


So, the benefits FAR outweigh any perceived latency that may exist. Again, i dont notice anything out of the ordinary when i play.



In Topic: Intellivision Flashback Upgrade Service

Mon May 14, 2018 7:51 AM

I've just received my Ultimate Intellivision Flashback from ByteKnight and just wanted to say how awesome it is!

The instruction manual he put together to help you connect to wifi and upload your own roms is really easy to follow and the Flashback system itself is absolutely faultless. It all looks so polished -the "Mattel Electronics" loading screen as it boots up, the Emulation Station front end and menus, the box art, and most importantly the games play and sound just as they should (unlike the stock Atgames Flashback!). And they look even better in wide-screen with full HD (you can play it in 4:3 too if you prefer).

The only thing I've had trouble with is getting used to the slightly different feeling side buttons on the Flashback controllers (the ones that come with the original Flashback - nothing to do with ByteKnight). They feel kinder on the fingers than the old Intellivison buttons, but seem a little less responsive to me. I guess they just take a bit of getting used to.

So in summary, if you're thinking of getting one of these updated Flashbacks, do it! You won't regret it!


It is arguably the most perfect complete intellivision system ever. I cant see ever plugging in my old systems again.....and for someone that was raised on the original system in the time it came out...that's quite an endorsement.


Truth be told, the ONLY reason (as i see it) to get an old system again ...is because you are a collector. If you are just an old fart like me (49) and want to relive the joy of playing Intellivision and are not a collector...then BK's system is the one for you.


So....any collectors out there wanna buy my systems and games?



In Topic: Retro Gaming - Intellivoice

Fri Mar 23, 2018 7:02 AM

It was too long ago for me to remember, and many other podcasts that have filtered thru my head.

Could you be thinking of Retro Gaming Roundup?




Dude....dude...i think you nailed it. Looking at the show notes it may be this exact one




Thanks for the reply on this!


In Topic: Retro Gaming - Intellivoice

Thu Mar 22, 2018 2:11 PM

The Bomb Squad part at the end was so funny.

Lmao !!!


I remember the triumph i felt when i beat bomb squad back in the day! The fireworks splash screen.......i let it play for an hour till mom told me to turn it off!


The guy doing this silly review seems to have missed what the Intelli part of Intellivision stands for. Yeah, you gotta RTFM for games like bomb squad.


Alas, i dont think this was what the guys mention in the Keith tribute. They mentioned something about "Retro Gaming". Is that a podcast?