PAL region cover art for PS2
(Xbox, GameCube, PS2)
Virtual Play Games
September 15, 2008
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.
|Car Racing||Arcade||Car Racing (aka Racing Cars) was originally part of Triple Action|
|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|
|Baseball, World Championship||Sports|
|Basketball, Super Pro||Sports|
|Football, Super Pro||Sports|
|Golf, Super Pro||Sports|
|Hockey, Super Pro||Sports|
|Skiing, Super Pro||Sports|
|Stadium Mud Buggies||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|
|Math Master||Children´s||released as The Electric Company: Math Fun|
|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|
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.
IGN said that Intellivision Lives! is "still blocky after all these years, sure...but these games really need the controller." 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.
- "Intellivision Really Lives".
- "Intellivision Lives!".
- "Microsoft Game Room".
- Tracy, Tim (2004-02-09). "Intellivision Lives! Review". GameSpot. Retrieved 2010-03-20.
- Harris, Craig (2003-11-18). "Intellivision Lives! Review". IGN. Retrieved 2003-11-18.
- IGNPS2 (2003-11-18). "Intellivision Lives! Review". IGN. Retrieved 2010-03-19.