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Hope everyone is well.  Just wondering what everyone's top 3 favorite INTV games and 3 hidden gems that you feel are great games, but are often overlooked.  Really getting back into enjoying INTV again the last year or so now that my kids are getting a bit older.  Going to fire up the INVT tonight for the first time in a month or so and am always looking to add better games to my modest collection.  Thank you.

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Donkey Kong, Carnival and Pole Position.  All gems that should be buried.  
 

Top 3 change but right now it’s AD&D Cloudy Mountain, Space Battle and Dreadnaught.   
 

Actual gems are Mouse Trap, Venture and PAC-Man

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3 FAVORITES

Advanced Dungeons & Dragons - Treasure of Tarmin

Advanced Dungeons & Dragons - Cloudy Mountain

Thunder Castle

 

3 "HIDDEN" GEMS (well, not so hidden)

White Water!

Ice Trek

Worm Whomper

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3 Favorites:

Space Battle

Beamrider

Shark! Shark!

 

3 Hidden Gems:

Beamrider

Thunder Castle

Slam Dunk! Super Pro Basketball

 

3 Great Homebrews:

Christmas Carol

Stonix

TNT Cowboy

 

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3 of my favorites:

 

Treasure of Tarmin

Cloudy Mountain

Thunder Castle

 

 

3 that aren't well known outside of the Intellivision community:

 

Dreadnaught Factor

Happy Trails

Vectron

 

 

3 of my favorite homebrews:

 

Piggy Bank

Princess Quest

Ninja Odyssey

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added homebrews

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3 favorites

Utopia

Cloudy mountain

Shark shark

 

Hidden gem

Worm whomper!!!!

 

Also great

Snafu

Bump n jump

He man

 

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8 minutes ago, JasonlikesINTV said:

Lately for me it's been:

 

Favorites:

Worm Whomper

Beamrider

Frog Bog

 

Hidden Gems:

Word Fun: Word Rockets

Popeye

Yogi's Frustration

Shocked to see WW on your list. Shocked. 😛

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Lately my top 3 have been:

Diner

Frog Bog

AD&D Cloudy Mountain

 

Hidden gems:

Q Bert

Thin Ice

Tropical Trouble

 

I picked up Worm Womper a couple years ago and really enjoy it as well.  Looks like I may need to pick up Beamrider, White Water (Imagic is typically great), and Dreadnaught Factor.

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Beamrider is a great game.   I enjoy it on 2600, Intellivision and Atari computer.  Though I find the missile firing trickier on the Atari's.

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12 hours ago, cmart604 said:

Shocked to see WW on your list. Shocked. 😛

I'm trying to get people to move it from their hidden gems list to their favorites list, cause

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40 minutes ago, JasonlikesINTV said:

I'm trying to get people to move it from their hidden gems list to their favorites list, cause

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I got me some Worm Whomper, and I love it!

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Favs:

Cloudy Mountain

Deadly Discs

Space Battle

 

Hidden Gems:

Bomb Squad

Bump n Jump

Burgertime!

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I have to say the Happy Trails is a very addictive game! I don't think people give it enough love.

 

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2 hours ago, IMBerzerk said:

Favs:

Cloudy Mountain

Deadly Discs

Space Battle

 

Hidden Gems:

Bomb Squad

Bump n Jump

Burgertime!

Sorry man, but BurgerTime is definitely not a hidden gem.

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Hidden gems include Dreadnaught Factor, Thunder Castle, Sea Battle.  Sea Battle might stay hidden to most people because it's a two player only game.  The other two were hidden for me because I didn't even know about them until the 1990s.

 

Other favourites include AD&D, Deadly Discs, NBA Basketball.

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42 minutes ago, IntyFanMatt said:

Sorry man, but BurgerTime is definitely not a hidden gem.

Umm.. it's my opinion... you're entitled to yours...

 

It's a fun port of an arcade game.  Not an original... so compared to some of the other ports that were shit.. Burgertime! was a well polished hidden gem... in my opinion.

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1 hour ago, IMBerzerk said:

Umm.. it's my opinion... you're entitled to yours...

 

It's a fun port of an arcade game.  Not an original... so compared to some of the other ports that were shit.. Burgertime! was a well polished hidden gem... in my opinion.

I totally agree it’s a well polished game and a very good one, and it’s known as one of the best, if not THE best game, on the entire system. I picked it in my top 3.  I don’t disagree with you there but I think you may have missed my point. What I’m saying is that just about everyone here knows it very well, especially within the Intellivision community, and it’s regularly found at the top of many “best Intellivision games” lists.  So therefore it isn’t “hidden”. That’s my point.

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Faves:

1. AD&D Treasure of Tarmin and AD&D Cloudy Mountain (tied!)

2. Burgertime!

3. Bump 'n' Jump

 

Hidden Gems:

1. Thin Ice!

2. Thunder Castle

3. Tower of Doom

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On 7/3/2020 at 11:56 AM, BBWW said:

I have to say the Happy Trails is a very addictive game! I don't think people give it enough love.

 

Locomotion is fun too.

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3 Favorites
Beauty and the Beast
Tarmin
Dreadnaught Factor

 

3 Hidden Gems
Pinball
Thin Ice
Space Spartans

 

I also like Truckin as a hidden gem, but it definitely is not for everyone.

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On 7/5/2020 at 9:57 PM, HunterZero said:

Locomotion is fun too.

I'd definitely keep it in a list of great Intellivision games. But in a list if 3, Happy Trails is more enjoyable.

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3 Favorites:

Shark! Shark!

Utopia

Dracula

 

3 Hidden Gems:

Pinball

Skiing

Night Stalker

 

3 Great Homebrews:

Stonix

Super Space Patrol

Maria

 

But there is more great and fun games than this short list! (thunder castle, AD&D, venture, frog bog, world cup soccer, demon attack (the 6 second alternative game mode is excellent!), sydney hunter sacred tribe, etc.). What a great system it was (it is!) :) Too difficult to just extract 3 games!

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