Intellivision Lives! Finally coming to DS in 2010!

Discussion in 'NDS - Console and Game Discussions' started by Rayder, Dec 3, 2009.

  1. Rayder

    Rayder Mostly lurking lately....

    Former Staff
    Jan 14, 2007
    United States
    According to IGN the Intellivision Lives! DS compilation is finally coming in 2010, over 3 years after it was originally announced.

    In case you don't know, here's the Wiki on what Intellivision is:

    And here's the Intellivision official web site:

    I had 73 official games for this system way back when. That's like 3/5 of the entire 125 game Intellivision library. If I'm not mistaken, this has like 40 games in the DS compilation, including the games that used the Intellivoice unit to put speech in 5 games which had accents and male and female voices.

    This is one system I've always wished the DS had an emulator for....this compilation (and maybe a lack of interest?) is likely why one was never made. Apparently, it will be exactly what I imagined it should be when I asked about an emu for it years ago. The "overlay" that went on your Intellivision controller will be a pic on the touchscreen and you just tap the buttons to execute whatever commands pertained to any given game's overlay. This makes the DS uniquely suited for this compilation more than almost any other system because of the control method alone. Anyone who has ever attempted to play the PC compilations of this should know what I am talking about. It was nearly unplayable due to the unique controls the Intellivision had and juggling between a standard PC controller and the keyboard. The DS version should be the best for pure playability because of the touchscreen.

    Many of you younger members probably won't care about this compilation simply because this system competed with the Atari 2600 and will feel the games are too primitive to be worth your time. But for someone like me who grew up with the system, it's one of my dreams come true for it to come out for my little DS. It will be full of old-school fun.

    (if one of the Mag Staff wants to frontpage this (and word it however you want), go for it)
  2. iFish

    iFish Slower than a 90s modem

    Jul 11, 2009
    Montreal, QC
    i still have my intellivision i bought online i find i hard getting the games in lol [​IMG] sounds cool
  3. callmebob

    callmebob The Grandpa of Awe!

    Jan 24, 2007
    Bitburger Brewery (a lot)
    Sweet! never had one myself, but I had some friends who did. Far as I can remember the sports games on this system were pretty good for that time.

    I will definitely check this out when it comes out.
  4. Guild McCommunist

    Guild McCommunist (not on boat)

    May 6, 2009
    United States
    The Danger Zone
    There's some decent games, but it's a little too old for my time. I do appreciate the retro gaming, though.
  5. outgum

    outgum Pokemanz Master

    Sep 22, 2009
    New Zealand
    Hamilton, New Zealand
    Im like Guild, I do enjoy Retro gaming, But im in the same boat, i think its just alittle too old for my liking, not to mention ive never heard of it before lol, Read the wiki page it sounds... ok, Ill definatly give it a go though.
  6. worlok375

    worlok375 GBAtemp's prince

    Feb 17, 2009
    United States
    The ultimate irony, using the couch potato tool (the remote) to play sports games.
  7. _Chaz_

    _Chaz_ GBAtemp's Official Mook™

    Sep 12, 2009
    United States
    Here's hoping that it's not only on DSiWare.
  8. kingsanto

    kingsanto GBAtemp Regular

    Sep 15, 2009
    United States
    I bought the PC version when it came out like 10-11 years ago.
  9. Retrievil

    Retrievil GBAtemp Fan

    Jul 6, 2006
    I have the same one I bought when it first came out lol. It doesn't work anymore, just get a screwy pattern on the TV. I have like 20 games for it. Could be the RF modulator but I haven't had the interest needed to track down a new one and try it.

    Intellivision, Atari, and Colecovison emulation is good for a laugh, but the games really don't hold up anymore. NES is the oldest system that has games that have the potential to hold your interest, even today, imo.
  10. zeromac

    zeromac Finally reached 1000 posts EXACTLY

    Mar 7, 2009
    ah so this is a ancient console?
  11. wanderone

    wanderone Advanced Member

    Mar 26, 2009
    United States, I remember that system. Graphics were okay. Used to play it in one of those kiosks in some department store...*sigh*...the days when I had no money and no gaming hopes...:-)
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