Intellivision Lives!

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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

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.[citation needed]

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.[citation needed]

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

Development[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.[1]

The Xbox version of Intellivision Lives! is fully forward compatible with the Xbox 360 console and it can also be downloaded from Xbox Originals.[2]

Microsoft has announced that Game Room for Xbox Live, a virtual online arcade was launched on March 24, 2010. It features Intellivision games also.[3]

Reception[edit]

Reception
Review scores
Publication Score
GameSpot 6.8/10[4]
IGN 6.0/10[5]

IGN said that Intellivision Lives! is "still blocky after all these years, sure...but these games really need the controller."[6] 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.[4]

References[edit]

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

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