Intellivision Lives

MPN: 650008399189
Product Details
Description
Following the success of 1998's PC version, the multi-game compilation Intellivision Lives! makes its PlayStation 2 debut with more than 50 playable titles originally designed for Mattel's classic console. Rather than simply choose games from a list, players can navigate their way across a 3D pizza parlor filled with icons of the 1980s, including neon signs, a jukebox that plays Intellivision music, as well as a number of arcade cabinets lining the walls. Each cabinet houses a different genre, such as space, sports, and more, with the coin-op game's screen serving as the interface. Developer Realtime Associates, which produced original INTV Corp. titles during the waning years of the console, designed the emulation software used to re-create the games on PlayStation 2. The process for creating the compilation was overseen by Intellivision Productions' own Keith Robinson and Stephen Roney, who ensured each emulated title mirrored the originals as closely as possible. ~ Scott Alan Marriott, All Game Guide
Quick Glance
ESRB Rating E (Everyone)
Game Genre Strategy
Expert Reviews
Intellivision Lives!
4 Star Review  GameZone - Jan 24, 2004

Once, a very long time ago, there was no such thing as a Playstation, Xbox, Gamecube, or Gameboy. In fact, Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo weren’t even making video games yet. Instead, the good citizens of America had Ataris and Intellivisions; which, at that time, were the coolest things ever. With the new age of games and their beautiful graphics, sound, and gameplay people tend to forget all about these gems of the past. Crave and Realtime have brought back these classics; sparking memories in older gamers while showing newer gamers where it all began. Intellivision Lives! features 60 games from the late 70’s/early 80’s ranging from sports to space to arcade classics to unreleased games.

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Intellivision Lives!
3 Star Review  TopTenREVIEWS.com - Mar 17, 2008

Intellivision Lives! receives an overall TopTenREVIEWS rating of 2.43 out of 4.00. It is ranked the #5,611 game of all time, #192 game of 2003 for the PlayStation 2 and #1,093 PlayStation 2 game of all time. The rating and ranking is based on an average of 28 critic scores, awards and other criteria. To see a breakdown of the game ranking, read individual critic reviews, or see how other games ranked, click on the link below.

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User Reviews
Intellivision Lives! In your distorted, foggy dreams
2 Star Review   By member dutchfudge - Mar 29, 2006   

Strengths: You can switch the case with one of your good games, if your worthwhile game's case has gotten beaten up. The Orignal Box covers are neat to look at. Buzz Bombers.

Weakness: Confusing controls/option selection. The intellivision controller is not meant for being emulated.

I had high hopes for this game. I figured it would be similar to an Atari 2600 collection. I was wrong. While the graphics capabilities are similar, there just are no good games(except Buzz Bombers). I was looking forward to playing shark! shark!, because I love Feeding Frenzy (xbox live arcade). Most of these games are variants of space invaders, asteroids, or a combination of these two. But all these games are super slow paced, and the controls are not crisp. If you can master the arcane art of remembering all the different button mappings, you might get by. But then you have to press select to bring up the number pad. Meanwhile you are dying in your game. Oh yeah, the cancel button(l1/l2?) doesn't work while you are in the keypad. You have to move the cursor to "enter" or hit select to exit, then hit enter. Unless you are nostalgic about intellivision, AVOID THIS GAME! I only paid five bucks and I feel ripped off!

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old intellivision games
5 Star Review   By member a.guenin_1091717075 - Feb 12, 2006   

Strengths: lots of games on one disk

Weakness: probably won't appeal to youngsters

This collection is great for old people who grew up playing two dimensional games. If you didn't play these games in the eighties, you probably won't like them.

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It lives! It lives!
3 Star Review   By member michaelsarris - Dec 29, 2005   

Strengths: Good collection of Intellivison games. Superlative interface.

Weakness: Lacks important games. Control is sometimes lacking. Intellivision is not as captivating as it once was.

Probably the best thing about Intellivision Lives is the interface. *This* is the way to do a classic game collection. Well-organized, with games, instructions, information and extras easily findable and navigable. Sure, the pizza parlor setting is a little weird, since there were never Intellivision arcade games, or Intellivisions in pizza parlors, but it works and the effort and polish that went into it are light years beyond most compilations. Then there are the games. Unfortunately, only the most hardcore nostalgia fans will get a whole lot out of the games. They were great for their time, but many of them would be hard-pressed to keep the average person's interest for long. Is anyone really going to play Intellivision sports games? Board games? The truth is that game design has changed a lot in the twenty years (or more) since these games were made. Playing the same simple games over and over is not the thrill it used to be. An example is one of the very first challenges the game offers to unlock one of the unreleased games : score 15000 points on Night Stalker. Night Stalker isn't a pain to play, but the most difficult part of the challenge would be to keep playing and stay awake long enough to attain the score. One severe deficit is the games that are missing in action. Some licenses were hard to obtain, so seminal games like Discs of Tron, Advanced Dungeons and Dragons, Burgertime, or any of the Imagic games (Microsurgeon, Dragonslayer, Demon Attack) aren't there. These were some of the best and most popular, so their absence is a loss that really hurts. The other problem is the control. The Intellivision had bizarre controllers, with 9 number keys, a disc, and 4 fire buttons. You would think the PS2 controller could handle it, and the designers tried their best to map controls to buttons that make sense. You can even put a virtual Intellivision controller on the screen and use it, though it's beyond clunky. Even still, the control is sometimes awkward, and sometimes difficult. The disc wasn't the best controller in the world, so does the emulation deserve points for preserving bad control? The jury's out on that one. Intellivision Lives does what it's supposed to do, and it does it pretty well. The emulation of the Intellivision controller and the missing games are the only weaknesses. If you had an Intellivision, or knew someone who did, this is a good collection to rekindle those memories. Otherwise, if you never saw an Intellivision in your life before, now is not the place to start.

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3 Star Review   By member Warner1281 - Oct 5, 2005   

Strengths: Plenty of older, yet fun titles

Weakness: Not for the newest generation of gamers

I bought this game for nostalgic purposes. I remember the games of old and finding a large number of them on this one disc just brought back lots of old memories. Anyways, for those of you who enjoy the older games (like Battle Tanks, B-17 bomber, etc.), this will definately keep you entertained for a few days. The nostalgia definately wears off after a few days, but you can always give a break and then go back to it another time. Overall, I'd say if you can find it for a low price, definately pick it up, as it is worth it for those of us who remember some of these games.

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Intellivision Lives
4 Star Review   By member Alive741 - Aug 19, 2005   

Strengths: Classic games brought to one disc

This is basically a large compilation of classic games brought to PS2. Obviously if you don't appreciate the old gaming systems, you will NOT enjoy this at all. I myself love the old gaming systems, so I will rate this high now. This game is more preference than anything else.

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4 Star Review   By member JDreborn - Jul 6, 2005   

Strengths: Over 60 games on one disc.

Weakness: Games may be too simplistic or old for todays gamers.

Intellivision Lives is a compilation of over sixty Intellivision games for PS2. What can I say? You get 60 games for the price of one. Amazing deal if you are into retro gaming. I personally grew up playing the Intellivision and it has some fun and memorable games. If you like to play games for high scores and don't mind the dated graphics or simplistic gameplay this is the game for you. Give the game 4 stars if you like to retro game and 1 star if you can't stand the old.

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Product Details
Description
Following the success of 1998's PC version, the multi-game compilation Intellivision Lives! makes its PlayStation 2 debut with more than 50 playable titles originally designed for Mattel's classic console. Rather than simply choose games from a list, players can navigate their way across a 3D pizza parlor filled with icons of the 1980s, including neon signs, a jukebox that plays Intellivision music, as well as a number of arcade cabinets lining the walls. Each cabinet houses a different genre, such as space, sports, and more, with the coin-op game's screen serving as the interface. Developer Realtime Associates, which produced original INTV Corp. titles during the waning years of the console, designed the emulation software used to re-create the games on PlayStation 2. The process for creating the compilation was overseen by Intellivision Productions' own Keith Robinson and Stephen Roney, who ensured each emulated title mirrored the originals as closely as possible. ~ Scott Alan Marriott, All Game Guide
Quick Glance
ESRB Rating E (Everyone)
Game Genre Strategy
Summary
Product Title Intellivision Lives
Manufacturer Crave
Power Score 3.6 | 8 Reviews
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Parent Retsku: B001EHD91K
Expert Reviews
Intellivision Lives!
4 Star Review  GameZone - Jan 24, 2004

Once, a very long time ago, there was no such thing as a Playstation, Xbox, Gamecube, or Gameboy. In fact, Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo weren’t even making video games yet. Instead, the good citizens of America had Ataris and Intellivisions; which, at that time, were the coolest things ever. With the new age of games and their beautiful graphics, sound, and gameplay people tend to forget all about these gems of the past. Crave and Realtime have brought back these classics; sparking memories in older gamers while showing newer gamers where it all began. Intellivision Lives! features 60 games from the late 70’s/early 80’s ranging from sports to space to arcade classics to unreleased games.

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Intellivision Lives!
3 Star Review  TopTenREVIEWS.com - Mar 17, 2008

Intellivision Lives! receives an overall TopTenREVIEWS rating of 2.43 out of 4.00. It is ranked the #5,611 game of all time, #192 game of 2003 for the PlayStation 2 and #1,093 PlayStation 2 game of all time. The rating and ranking is based on an average of 28 critic scores, awards and other criteria. To see a breakdown of the game ranking, read individual critic reviews, or see how other games ranked, click on the link below.

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User Reviews
Intellivision Lives! In your distorted, foggy dreams
2 Star Review   By member dutchfudge - Mar 29, 2006   

Strengths: You can switch the case with one of your good games, if your worthwhile game's case has gotten beaten up. The Orignal Box covers are neat to look at. Buzz Bombers.

Weakness: Confusing controls/option selection. The intellivision controller is not meant for being emulated.

I had high hopes for this game. I figured it would be similar to an Atari 2600 collection. I was wrong. While the graphics capabilities are similar, there just are no good games(except Buzz Bombers). I was looking forward to playing shark! shark!, because I love Feeding Frenzy (xbox live arcade). Most of these games are variants of space invaders, asteroids, or a combination of these two. But all these games are super slow paced, and the controls are not crisp. If you can master the arcane art of remembering all the different button mappings, you might get by. But then you have to press select to bring up the number pad. Meanwhile you are dying in your game. Oh yeah, the cancel button(l1/l2?) doesn't work while you are in the keypad. You have to move the cursor to "enter" or hit select to exit, then hit enter. Unless you are nostalgic about intellivision, AVOID THIS GAME! I only paid five bucks and I feel ripped off!

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old intellivision games
5 Star Review   By member a.guenin_1091717075 - Feb 12, 2006   

Strengths: lots of games on one disk

Weakness: probably won't appeal to youngsters

This collection is great for old people who grew up playing two dimensional games. If you didn't play these games in the eighties, you probably won't like them.

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It lives! It lives!
3 Star Review   By member michaelsarris - Dec 29, 2005   

Strengths: Good collection of Intellivison games. Superlative interface.

Weakness: Lacks important games. Control is sometimes lacking. Intellivision is not as captivating as it once was.

Probably the best thing about Intellivision Lives is the interface. *This* is the way to do a classic game collection. Well-organized, with games, instructions, information and extras easily findable and navigable. Sure, the pizza parlor setting is a little weird, since there were never Intellivision arcade games, or Intellivisions in pizza parlors, but it works and the effort and polish that went into it are light years beyond most compilations. Then there are the games. Unfortunately, only the most hardcore nostalgia fans will get a whole lot out of the games. They were great for their time, but many of them would be hard-pressed to keep the average person's interest for long. Is anyone really going to play Intellivision sports games? Board games? The truth is that game design has changed a lot in the twenty years (or more) since these games were made. Playing the same simple games over and over is not the thrill it used to be. An example is one of the very first challenges the game offers to unlock one of the unreleased games : score 15000 points on Night Stalker. Night Stalker isn't a pain to play, but the most difficult part of the challenge would be to keep playing and stay awake long enough to attain the score. One severe deficit is the games that are missing in action. Some licenses were hard to obtain, so seminal games like Discs of Tron, Advanced Dungeons and Dragons, Burgertime, or any of the Imagic games (Microsurgeon, Dragonslayer, Demon Attack) aren't there. These were some of the best and most popular, so their absence is a loss that really hurts. The other problem is the control. The Intellivision had bizarre controllers, with 9 number keys, a disc, and 4 fire buttons. You would think the PS2 controller could handle it, and the designers tried their best to map controls to buttons that make sense. You can even put a virtual Intellivision controller on the screen and use it, though it's beyond clunky. Even still, the control is sometimes awkward, and sometimes difficult. The disc wasn't the best controller in the world, so does the emulation deserve points for preserving bad control? The jury's out on that one. Intellivision Lives does what it's supposed to do, and it does it pretty well. The emulation of the Intellivision controller and the missing games are the only weaknesses. If you had an Intellivision, or knew someone who did, this is a good collection to rekindle those memories. Otherwise, if you never saw an Intellivision in your life before, now is not the place to start.

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Plenty of titles for cheap
3 Star Review   By member Warner1281 - Oct 5, 2005   

Strengths: Plenty of older, yet fun titles

Weakness: Not for the newest generation of gamers

I bought this game for nostalgic purposes. I remember the games of old and finding a large number of them on this one disc just brought back lots of old memories. Anyways, for those of you who enjoy the older games (like Battle Tanks, B-17 bomber, etc.), this will definately keep you entertained for a few days. The nostalgia definately wears off after a few days, but you can always give a break and then go back to it another time. Overall, I'd say if you can find it for a low price, definately pick it up, as it is worth it for those of us who remember some of these games.

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Intellivision Lives
4 Star Review   By member Alive741 - Aug 19, 2005   

Strengths: Classic games brought to one disc

This is basically a large compilation of classic games brought to PS2. Obviously if you don't appreciate the old gaming systems, you will NOT enjoy this at all. I myself love the old gaming systems, so I will rate this high now. This game is more preference than anything else.

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4 Star Review   By member JDreborn - Jul 6, 2005   

Strengths: Over 60 games on one disc.

Weakness: Games may be too simplistic or old for todays gamers.

Intellivision Lives is a compilation of over sixty Intellivision games for PS2. What can I say? You get 60 games for the price of one. Amazing deal if you are into retro gaming. I personally grew up playing the Intellivision and it has some fun and memorable games. If you like to play games for high scores and don't mind the dated graphics or simplistic gameplay this is the game for you. Give the game 4 stars if you like to retro game and 1 star if you can't stand the old.

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