Summary: Mattel Electronics' classic Intellivision
console lives once again on the PS2 and this compilation largely lives up to
legend. It offers more than 60 classic Intellivision games including several
unreleased titles. The games work well with the PS2 controller and cover most of
the classic console's library including big hits like Astrosmash, Night Stalker,
and B-17 Bomber plus many other unforgettable games from the golden age.
Excerpt: Intellivision Lives! is a collection of over 60 Intellivision games in their original form, including never before released titles. For $20, this bargain-title is worth purchasing whether you owned an Intellivision in the 80Ã¢â‚¬â„¢s or if you are a new gamer looking for classic games to play. Intellivision Lives! comes packed with interviews, commercials, the Ã¢â‚¬Å“History of IntellivisionÃ¢â‚¬? video, and of course the games themselves.
Excerpt: At first glance, Intellivision Lives! seems to be nothing more than an excellent collection of eminently playable classic games for the Intellivision console. However, it also serves as an interesting look back at both the history of the console and its distributor Mattel, and the highly competitive electronic gaming industry in the '80s in general, as well as a personal glimpse into the lives of the people behind Intellivision and its games.
Excerpt: They say fads like to come back every 20 or so years, which accounts for some of the resurgence of 70's themes in the 90's and must go a long ways towards explaining why all the companies around back in the early 80's are kicking out nostalgic bundles these days. Activision gave us their Anthology, Midway has their Arcade Treasures, and now Intellivision, once contender to the pre-NES home console crown (an adornment which never really left the heads of Atari during the...
Excerpt: Si vous avez lu le super méga génial dossier sur l'histoire des machines (écrit par un garçon formidable), vous devez savoir que l'Intellivison était l'une des toutes premières consoles de jeu, une antiquité, presque une relique. La mode actuelle étant de se plonger dans nos souvenirs, le corps de la machine a été exhumé et autopsié pour momifier ses organes ludiques et les caser dans une galette laser moderne. C'est beau le progrès, même si ça ne sert pas à grand-chose.