The Inquirer reports today on the revival of Intellivision by a man named Tommy Tallarico, who describes it as "new concept, design and approach to gaming." One hopes so as the original model sported an awe inspiring 1.78 MHz processor, 524B of RAM with 932B of graphics RAM; no there are no missing K's or M's in those specs. The system did offer numerous impressive features for the time, including voice synthesis and add-ons such as a keyboard and of course, Burger Time!
Some of these revivals have gone well, others like the Sinclair not so much. There is a while to go before the October reveal, but more news may slip out as we approach the announced date.
"Intellivision, launched by Mattel in 1979 as a rival for the likes of the Atari 2600, is set to re-emerge this October, presumably to do battle with the Atari VCS, also due later this year."
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That system sucked. Please
That system sucked. Please let it rot on the waste bin of history. Right next to the ColecoVision.
Hardware was rather good.
Hardware was rather good. Games were trash. Atari at least have Pong, Breakout, Asteroids and Tempest. Intellivision has nothing.
I think the Intellivision may
I think the Intellivision may have come out first I do not remember the Atari 2600 being a thing until a bit later on.
Intellivision came after the
Intellivision came after the 2600. Mattel wanted something to challenge Atari.
There are some people that
There are some people that will really enjoy this system and the nostalgia 🙂
That said #AtariVCS for me.
Let me tell you, in 1980 this
Let me tell you, in 1980 this system was *the shit*. We all wanted one because it really blew away the creaky old 2600. I played the hell out of it, but a big weakness was the controllers. They were fully analog, but did it by using this weird disc thing (they had a joystick add-on that only sorta-kinda worked).
But none of that mattered, because this system had Tron Deadly Discs. Surely the greatest videogame of all time.