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My first Intellivision

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Sorry, this one's a bit self indulgent.

Just got my first ever Intellivision (I've never seen or played one before)

I've got the master component (what a great name ) and the intellivoice unit. The speech in Tron - Solar Sailer is totally mindblowing - there's emotion there!!

Those controllers are a bit odd though aren't they. Not half as bad as everyone's been saying, but I wouldn't want to change direction with em in a hurry.

Atari VCS still rules though

Anyway, what games should I get for my new teak wonder?

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auto Racing

Beauty and the Beast

NHL hockey (if you like sports)

Space Spartans (Voice module)

B-17 bomber (voice module)

Advanced D&D

Night stalker

 

these are a few of my favorites for the Intelivision

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I'd recommend Astrosmash and Burgertime. Every Intellivision owner should have Astrosmash, it's a fun game and incredibly common.

 

Burgertime on the Intellivision is probably the best home version available.

 

Chad

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I actually prefer my Colecovision version of Burgertime to the others...

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I have Space Spartans. its pretty good (speech is good) but theres too much hanging around crippled while your ship repairs.

Solar Sailer is my favourite game so far.

I can't get on with Auto Racing at all. But then I hated Super Sprint as well

Yeah, keep em coming - this is good

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try

Truckin

Horse Racing

Bump N jump(my fav.)

 

and if you want to get really CRAZY

try the Electric companies Math fun

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yeah, doesn't sound fun.

did they also release rectal prolapse fun and cucified with rusty nails fun?

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My recommendations:

 

Utopia - This game is basically a competitive, simplified SimCity kind of game. I haven't actually put a lot of play into it, but it's definitely ahead of it's time, and totally worth a mention.

 

Treasure of Tarmin - A 3D dungeon crawl game. Imagine an 80's version of Eye of the Beholder or Dungeon Master. I'm always impressed by this game every time I play it Not only are the graphics amazing, but the game itself is actually quite fun too!

 

Dragonfire - If you don't already have the Atari version. This one is slightly better, with an archer added to the opening screen (He only starts firing when you get to later castles).

 

Pitfall - Well, actually, it's the same as the Atari version... but hey, it's a staple

 

Any Sports Game - I'm not much into sports games... but there was a reason that this system was known for these kinds of games.

 

--Zero

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Cool yeah, I'm not big on sports either, but I might get that baseball game and pretend it's rounders (see'off topic - world series')

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I agree. Though I must say that Atari games (particularly in-house and Activision titles) do have that indefinable feel that the INTV lacks.

But..oh...that speech unit!!!

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Here is my history involving Intelivision

 

Back in 1984 my Girlfriend had a Intelivision and we played Happy Trails constantly, then when we broke up in 1992 i offered to buy it off of her, i payed $25 for the system and 20 games, then in 1996 she calls me up and asks to buy it back

 

--I said what for

-she said cause she wants to play it

--i said ok fine how much do you want to pay?

-she said $25 like i sold it to you

--I said no thanks thats to low now the system is worth that alone now, plus i have 14 new games for it

 

*after 10 min of bickering*

 

i sold it back to her for $50

 

so i used that money at the flea market to get a new system w/Box, intelivioce w/box and 25 games (that i liked)for $35

 

[ 11-20-2001: Message edited by: Lemmi ]

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Congrats on your first Intv!! I had one growing up and still play it once in a while now!! Here are some classic games -

Bugertime

Lock & Chase

Beauty & the Beast

Super Slam Dunk Basketball (awesome!!)

Astrosmash

AD&D

Tron Deadly Discs

NightStalker

Shark Shark

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quote:


Originally posted by Lemmi:

*after 10 min of bickering*

 

i sold it back to her for $50


 

I was expecting this to end, "And after 10 minutes of bickering, I invited her over to play Happy Trails and a few days after that we ended up getting back together." Then you'd have an even more interesting Intellivision tale to tell. Heh.

 

..Al

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quote:

Originally posted by Albert:

I was expecting this to end, "And after 10 minutes of bickering, I invited her over to play Happy Trails and a few days after that we ended up getting back together." Then you'd have an even more interesting Intellivision tale to tell. Heh.

 

..Al

 

NO WAY i would rather have stuck pencil's in my eyes then to get back together with that woman

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Hehe, yeah - the only time you should let yourself be dragged back into a loveless relationship is if she has a Vectrex

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While I've had an inty sitting in my cupboard for a little while (snagged one among a large windfall of various systems...), I had no games to play

 

However, yesterday I managed to pick up another console (soon to be traded), & the following games:

Burgertime (fairly decent

Happy Trails (not bad to play)

Dracula

Safecracker (no clues on how to play this...)

& Q*bert

 

All of this was among a lot of other things I picked up.

 

Played the inty well into the night, but still prefer the 2600... inty controllers suck too much (not enough weight, so they don't feel right).

 

It's an ok system though, wish I had the voice module...

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my intellivsion II would be cool, but both controllers are missing 1 button and one of them has number pad buttons that doesn't work. AND IT MAKES ME MAD!!!!

 

and i cant even play early non mattel games :S WHAT A MESS!! THE DAMN THING COST ME 10BUCKS!

 

then i found out i needed another adapter for it too!

 

4 MORE BUCKS!!!!!

 

then i needed a game!

 

2 MORE BUCKS FOR ASTROSMASH??????

 

THEN I REALIZED I SPENT 16 BUCKS ON A CONSOLE I NEVER PLAY

 

(i cant count, time to play basic math on the 2600! i said 15...)

 

THEN I REALIZED THAT I HATE MY INTELLIVISION

 

then i sighed and rolled defender.

 

ohh the life of a videogamer.

 

at least i might be getting the oh so longed for XEGS soon!!!

 

[ 12-18-2001: Message edited by: Atari-Jess ]

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heh heh heh

cmon defender isn't THAT hard, actually im not sure HOW i rolled it, i just was really able to play that day. 3 hours i think it took. Ive not even given the Intellivision that much total!

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Its a shame, there are some good titles on Intellivision. I still love Tron-solar sailer. However, the interface is absolutely awful.

Mind, even though my INTV cost me a load of cash (they're well expensive in UK), my brother and I are gonna rip it to bits over Xmas and recase it (with voice unit built in this time) with some modified Jag controllers. I'll keep you posted

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