Intellivision Lives!

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Intellivision Lives!
Intellivision Lives cover art.jpg
PAL region cover art for PS2
Developer(s) Realtime Associates
Publisher(s) Crave Entertainment
(Xbox, GameCube, PS2)
Virtual Play Games
(Nintendo DS)
Platform(s) Nintendo GameCube, PlayStation 2, Xbox, iPhone, iPad, Xbox 360, Nintendo DS
Release date(s) Windows
  • NA April 30, 1999
PlayStation 2
  • NA November 20, 2003
  • PAL September 24, 2004
Xbox
  • NA February 2, 2004
GameCube
  • NA November 4, 2004
Xbox Originals
September 15, 2008
Nintendo DS
  • NA October 27, 2010
Genre(s) Compilation
Mode(s) Single-player, Multiplayer
Distribution DVD-ROM, Nintendo optical disc

Intellivision Lives! is a compilation of various games from the Intellivision and released for the Nintendo GameCube, PlayStation 2, and Xbox. In addition, there are three exclusive games that were never released for the original console. A Nintendo DS version was released on October 27, 2010.

It was originally released in 1999 for PCs. A bug fix was released in 2001, and a sequel named Intellivision Rocks was released in 2002; Intellivision Rocks included more Mattel-published Intellivision games in addition to third-party games originally published by Activision and Imagic.

The games are accessed from a 3D "overworld" set in a circa 1980s pizza parlor, although this is an inaccurate representation of the games in question which are designed for a home console. On some platforms, some games require two controllers, even to play single player. In addition to the games there are several unlockables such as the classic Intellivision commercials.

Games[edit]

List of Available Games by Genre
Game Title Genre Notes
Bomb Squad Arcade
Buzz Bombers Arcade
Car Racing Arcade Car Racing (aka Racing Cars) was originally part of Triple Action
Night Stalker Arcade
Pinball Arcade
Shark! Shark! Arcade
Snafu Arcade
Thin Ice Arcade
Vectron Arcade
Armor Battle Combat & Sorcery
Battle Tanks Combat & Sorcery originally included as part of Triple Action
Biplanes Combat & Sorcery originally included as part of Triple Action
B-17 Bomber Combat & Sorcery
Hover Force Combat & Sorcery
Sea Battle Combat & Sorcery
Sub Hunt Combat & Sorcery
Thunder Castle Combat & Sorcery
Tower of Doom Combat & Sorcery
Utopia Gaming & Strategy
Astrosmash Space
Space Armada Space
Space Battle Space
Space Hawk Space
Space Spartans Space
Star Strike Space
Auto Racing Sports
Baseball, Classic Sports
Baseball, World Championship Sports
Basketball, Classic Sports
Basketball, Super Pro Sports
Bowling Sports
Boxing Sports
Decathlon Sports
Football, Classic Sports
Football, Super Pro Sports
Golf, Classic Sports
Golf, Super Pro Sports
Hockey, Classic Sports
Hockey, Super Pro Sports
Motocross Sports
Skiing, Classic Sports
Skiing, Super Pro Sports
Soccer Sports
Stadium Mud Buggies Sports
Tennis Sports
Volleyball Sports
Wrestling Sports
Backgammon Gaming & Strategy
Checkers Gaming & Strategy
Horse Racing Gaming & Strategy
Poker & Blackjack Gaming & Strategy
Reversi Gaming & Strategy
Roulette Gaming & Strategy
Royal Dealer Gaming & Strategy
Crosswords Children´s originally included as part of The Electric Company: Word Fun
Frog Bog Children´s
Factor Fun Children´s
Math Master Children´s released as The Electric Company: Math Fun
Memory Fun Children´s
Sharp Shot Children´s
Word Hunt Children´s originally included as part of The Electric Company: Word Fun
Word Rockets Children´s originally included as part of The Electric Company: Word Fun

Game availability[edit]

Not every title was made available on each system Intellivision Lives! was released for. Below is a chart identifying the titles and the systems they were included.

(* = Unlockable games as rewards. ** = Portions of this game are represented in part or whole. *** = Multi-player only game - must have 2 Nintendo DS units)

List of Available Games
Sports Network
Game Title Windows/Mac Xbox PlayStation 2 Gamecube Nintendo DS Notes
Bowling Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Known as "PBA Bowling" on Windows/Mac version.
Auto Racing Yes Yes Yes Unknown Yes***
Hockey Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes***
Soccer Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Tennis Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Golf Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Skiing Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Boxing Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes***
Football Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes***
Major League Baseball Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes***
Basketball Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes***
Action Network
Game Title Windows/Mac Xbox PlayStation 2 Gamecube Nintendo DS Notes
Armor Battle Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes***
Sea Battle Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes***
Sub Hunt Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Advanced Dungeons and Dragons Yes No No No Yes Sometimes called "Adventure" or "Cloudy Mountain".
Snafu Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Triple Action Yes Yes** Yes** Unknown Yes***
Frog Bog Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Night Stalker Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Sharp Shot Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes***
Shark! Shark! Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Gaming Network
Game Title Windows/Mac Xbox PlayStation 2 Gamecube Nintendo DS Notes
Las Vegas Roulette Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Horse Racing Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Las Vegas Poker & Blackjack Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Royal Dealer Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Space Action Network
Game Title Windows/Mac Xbox PlayStation 2 Gamecube Nintendo DS Notes
Astrosmash Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Space Armada Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Space Battle Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Space Hawk Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Star Strike Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Arcade Network
Game Title Windows/Mac Xbox PlayStation 2 Gamecube Nintendo DS Notes
Vectron Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Children's Learning Network
Game Title Windows/Mac Xbox PlayStation 2 Gamecube Nintendo DS Notes
Electric Company Word Fun Yes No No No No
Electric Company Math Fun Yes No No No No
Strategy Network
Game Title Windows/Mac Xbox PlayStation 2 Gamecube Nintendo DS Notes
Backgammon Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Checkers Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Chess Yes No No No No
Utopia Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes***
Reversi Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
1983 Releases
Game Title Windows/Mac Xbox PlayStation 2 Gamecube Nintendo DS Notes
Motocross Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Pinball Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Buzz Bombers Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
AD&D: Treasure of Tarmin Yes No No No Yes Sometimes called "Minotaur".
INTV Corporation and Third-Party Releases
Game Title Windows/Mac Xbox PlayStation 2 Gamecube Nintendo DS Notes
Thunder Castle Yes Yes Yes No Yes
World Championship Baseball Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Thin Ice Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes sometimes called "Duncan's Thin Ice"
Super Pro Football Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Hover Force Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Tower of Doom Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Chip Shot: Super Pro Golf Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Slam Dunk: Super Pro Basketball Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Learning Fun I Yes Yes** Yes** No Yes***
Slap Shot: Super Pro Hockey Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Learning Fun II Yes Yes** Yes** No Yes***
Mountain Madness: Super Pro Skiing Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Super Pro Decathlon Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Body Slam: Super Pro Wrestling Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Stadium Mug Buggies Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Spiker! Super Pro Volleyball Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Intellivoice Games
Game Title Windows/Mac Xbox PlayStation 2 Gamecube Nintendo DS Notes
Space Spartans Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Bomb Squad No Yes Yes Yes Yes released for Windows and Mac on "Intellivision Rocks"
B-17 Bomber No Yes Yes Yes Yes released for Windows and Mac on "Intellivision Rocks"
Unreleased Games
Game Title Windows/Mac Xbox PlayStation 2 Gamecube Nintendo DS Notes
Air Strike Yes No No No No
Brickout! Yes No Yes* Yes* Yes
Crazy Clones Yes No No No No
Deep Pockets: Super Pro Pool & Billiards Yes No Yes* No Yes
Demo Cartridges Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Go For the Gold Yes No No No No
Grid Shock Yes No No No No
Happy Holidays: Santa's Helper Yes No No No No
Happy Holidays: Easter Eggcitement Yes No No No No
Happy Holidays: Trick or Treat Yes No No No No
Hypnotic Lights Yes Yes Yes No No
King of the Mountain Yes No No No No
Land Battle Yes No No No No
Magic Carousel No Yes Yes No No
Meteor! Yes No No No No
Number Jumble Yes Yes* No Yes* No
Party Line: Blow Out No No No No Yes***
Party Line: Space Cadet Yes Yes* No Yes* Yes***
Party Line: Hard Hat Yes No Yes* No Yes***
Super Soccer Yes No No No No
Takeover Yes Yes* No Yes* Yes*** Sometimes called "Empire".

Critical reaction[edit]

Reception
Review scores
Publication Score
GameSpot 6.8/10[1] Gamespot editors said that although the controller emulation is a little hard to handle, the collection does a fine job in delivering classic Intellivision games.
IGN 6.0/10[2]

IGN said that Intellivision Lives! is "still blocky after all these years, sure...but these games really need the controller."[3]

Nintendo DS version[edit]

A version of Intellivision Lives! was released on October 27, 2010 for the Nintendo DS. The DS Intellivision Lives! includes over 60 different games including, Astrosmash, B-17 Bomber, Shark! Shark!, Motocross, Space Cadet and Thin Ice. It also features games not released at the time of the original launch as well as Head-to-Head local wireless game play. The Nintendo DS's touch screen emulates the Intellivision's 12-button keypad: each game features a custom touch-screen layout mimicking that of the button overlay supplied with the original Intellivision cartridge. The DS version of Intellivision Lives! is published by Virtual Play Games and only 10,000 copies were ever printed.[4]

Xbox Originals[edit]

The Xbox version of Intellivision Lives! is fully forward compatible with the Xbox 360 console and it can also be downloaded from Xbox Originals for 1200 MS points.[5]

Xbox Live and Games for Windows[edit]

Microsoft has announced that Game Room for Xbox Live, a virtual online arcade was launched on March 24, 2010. It features Intellivision games also.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tracy, Tim (2004-02-09). "Intellivision Lives! Review". GameSpot. Retrieved 2010-03-20. 
  2. ^ Harris, Craig (2003-11-18). "Intellivision Lives! Review". IGN. Retrieved 2003-11-18. 
  3. ^ IGNPS2 (2003-11-18). "Intellivision Lives! Review". IGN. Retrieved 2010-03-19. 
  4. ^ "Intellivision Really Lives". 
  5. ^ "Intellivision Lives!". 
  6. ^ "Microsoft Game Room". 

External links[edit]