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If you wanted to introduce a friend to the Intellivision, and show them what makes it a special system, what three games in your collection do you pull out? Share below. Here's mine in no order:

 

  • B-17 Bomber
  • Space Spartans
  • Safecracker

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If I was simply choosing games to impress aesthetically and/or on a technical level, three that I'd pick include:

 

Dracula

Thunder Castle

Tower of Doom

 

 

Three games I'd choose that genuinely demonstrate what makes Intellivision special are:

 

Treasure of Tarmin

Sea Battle

Utopia

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1 minute ago, Black_Tiger said:

If I was simply choosing games to impress aesthetically and/or on a technical level, three that I'd pick include:

 

Dracula

Thunder Castle

Tower of Doom

 

 

Three games I'd choose that genuinely demonstrate what makes Intellivision special are:

 

Treasure of Tarmin

Sea Battle

Utopia

I'm interested in why you picked Sea Battle as one of your three. I like it too.

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2 minutes ago, BiffMan said:

Utopia

Utopia 

Utopia

 

🙂

For variety's sake... 

Space Spartans

Sea Battle

Utopia is so fun. Graphics are rather spartan, but the depth of gameplay is great!

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Definitely a showcase game for what made the Intellivision so different. Since the graphics are iconography, I think they hold up just fine. Quite clear what everything is meant to be. 

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To impress:

 

DK Arcade or D2K Arcade (after showing the original Coleco version)

Christmas Carol 

Space Patrol

 

For fun legacy games that take advantage of the controller:

 

AD&D Cloudy Mountain

Baseball

Utopia

 

 

 

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2 hours ago, BiffMan said:

Utopia

Utopia 

Utopia

 

🙂

For variety's sake... 

Space Spartans

Sea Battle

Which two Utopias would they replace?

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From BITD I'd choose...

 

Beamrider

AD&D Cloudy Mountain

Burgertime

 

3 awesome games for three different genres

 

I haven't played all of recent releases but Christmas Carol, Stonix and D2K are incredible

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1 hour ago, cvga said:

Which two Utopias would they replace?

The 4th and 5th ones. Utopia should still have the top 3 slots 🙂

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1 hour ago, cvga said:

From BITD I'd choose...

 

Beamrider

AD&D Cloudy Mountain

Burgertime

 

3 awesome games for three different genres

 

I haven't played all of recent releases but Christmas Carol, Stonix and D2K are incredible

How is Beamrider?

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In no particular order:

 

- Defender of the Crown

- TNT Cowboy

- Intellivania

- Burgertime

- He-Man

- Atlantis

Edited by cmadruga

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57 minutes ago, Intelligentleman said:

How is Beamrider?

Beamrider is fantastic,although from Activision I like Dreadnaught factor best of all!

Worm Whomper and River Raid are great too!

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16 minutes ago, JacobZu7zu7 said:

Thunder Castle

 

Night Stalker

 

Lady Bug

I love me some Night Stalker, although I've never been able to unlock the invisible robots! (...at least, I don't think so, HAHA)

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Not including homebrew:

AD&D: Treasure of Tarmin

Thin Ice

Thunder Castle

 

Just missing out...

Burgertime

Bump 'n' Jump

AD&D: Cloudy Mountain (the game that I remember most vividly being used to display an Intellivision at a Grace Bros department store back in the early 80s)

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3 hours ago, Intelligentleman said:

How is Beamrider?

 

It's my favorite game on any system. I love how it continues to add new enemies with different features deep into the game. The controls allowing you to jump from beam to beam are very responsive and the difficulty ramps up at a reasonable, but fairly quick, pace. The key to getting high scores is to build a large reserve of ships and hit the mother ship at the end of each sector for a large bonus.

 

1 hour ago, Intelligentleman said:

I love me some Night Stalker, although I've never been able to unlock the invisible robots! (...at least, I don't think so, HAHA)

I've never seen them either lol

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6 hours ago, save2600 said:

To impress:

 

DK Arcade or D2K Arcade (after showing the original Coleco version)

Christmas Carol 

Space Patrol

 

For fun legacy games that take advantage of the controller:

 

AD&D Cloudy Mountain

Baseball

Utopia

 

 

 

Very much in agreement with these six. 

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Man, this is tough.  I'm going to cheat 😁  Not Inc homebrews...

 

Burgertime/Diner

AD&D Cloudy Mountain/Treasure of Tarmin

Worm Whomper/Dreadnaught Factor/Beamrider

Atlantis/Demon Attack/Microsurgeon

World Series MLB

Thunder Castle

 

That's only 12.  Top 3 bolded.

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4 hours ago, IntyFanMatt said:

Thunder Castle

Dreadnaught Factor

Burgertime

These were exactly the same as my top 3 answers to the original question so I'll add my next 3 choices...

 

Major League Baseball

Tron Deadly Discs

Bump 'N' Jump

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From the classics:

 

Burgertime (for great Arcade games)

Atlantis (to show the difference to the Atari VCS)

Sub Hunt ( to show the good use of the keypad and complex gameplay)

 

From the homebrew:

Defender Of The Crown (wtf. A 16 bit game on the Intellivision with all game elements)

AF (wtf. parallax scrolling and voice on a 70s machine)

Sydney Hunter and the cursed tribe (what a big and beautiful game). 

 

and many more...

 

 

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1 hour ago, Intymike said:

From the classics:

 

Burgertime (for great Arcade games)

Atlantis (to show the difference to the Atari VCS)

Sub Hunt ( to show the good use of the keypad and complex gameplay)

 

From the homebrew:

Defender Of The Crown (wtf. A 16 bit game on the Intellivision with all game elements)

AF (wtf. parallax scrolling and voice on a 70s machine)

Sydney Hunter and the cursed tribe (what a big and beautiful game). 

 

and many more...

 

 

 

It's of course a Sacred Tribe. :) 

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Major League Baseball 

Tron Deadly Discs

Treasure of Tarmin

 

Homebrew:

Space Patrol

Sydney Hunter Sacred Tribe

TNT Cowboy

 

I could go ten deep easily on both the old school and post 125 released games,but I will stop here!

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