Mattel Intellivision
Mattel Intellivision

The Mattel Intellivision was test released in 1979 by Mattel Electronics, and was the first Video Games Console to have a 16Bit processor. The console had a 4K Internal Rom system, and was based on a General Instruments Chipset. The console came with two hand controllers built in which sported a twelve button keypad, four action keys and a direction disc. At the time when Atari was the only other major video game manufacturer, this control pad was very unusual.

General release went ahead in 1980, with four cartridges: Poker & Blackjack, Math Fun, Armour Battle, and Backgammon. The original price was $299 which was double the cost of Atari's game console, but this didn't affect sales - nearly 200,000 units were sold in the first year. With the promise of an imminent keyboard add-on which would turn the console too, consumers were interested in the new video games console.

In 1981 Mattel went ahead with an aggressive advertisement campaign, which proclaimed the Intellivision better than the number one selling consoles at the time - the Atari VCS (later the Atari 2600). This in turn generated a lot of media coverage of the 'war' between the two consoles, which in fairness did neither of them any harm. By the end of its second year the Intellivision had sold close to one million consoles.

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Join the high rollers at the roulette table. Place your pretend bets then spin the electronic wheel. Try your own system, but watch out - Lady Luck is fickle! Your make-believe winnings may grow or dwindle - just like in Las Vegas.
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Your thief is robbing the local bank! Four police officers are hot on his trail. Grab gold coins & treasures on the run! Keep one jump ahead of the law! When the cops close in.make tracks in another direction. Run into a cop and your caught - there's nowhere to hide.
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Not just baseball. But baseball where you control the action. Two nine-man teams play a full nine-inning game with all the strategy of real Major League Baseball! It's all there from the crack of the bat to the simulated roar of the crowd - and you control it all!
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The Mattel Intellivision - the worlds first 16Bit console! Comes complete with Power Supply, TV Lead, Console & two hand controllers. The console has had an AV mod on it to improve the picture quality and allow it to be played on newer TV's. This console comes unboxed with a Joystick, AV Leads and Power Supply.
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The Intellivision Computer Adaptor simply plugs into any Intellivision master component to unlock the power of its 16-bit microprocessor. The Adaptor features a simple BASIC program language built right in. And 2K RAM to expand the Intellivision memory. It even expands the sound capabilities of Intellivision. But the real power of the Computer...
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The Mattel Intellivision - the worlds first 16Bit console! Comes complete with Power Supply, TV Lead, Console & Two unique hand controllers. This item is boxed, the console is fully working and in good condition.
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The Intellivoice plug-in speech-synthesis unit adds voices to special Intellivision cartridges, such as B17 bomber and Tron Solar Sailor. This item is boxed and fully working.
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The Intellivoice plug-in speech-synthesis unit adds voices to special Intellivision cartridges, such as B17 bomber and Tron Solar Sailor. This item is loose and fully working.
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Introducing the Intellivision Music Synthesizer. It's a full-size, 49-key music keyboard. With the same look, feel and touch as a real organ keyboard. Together with the Intellivision Computer Adaptor and Master Component, the keyboard becomes a six-note, polyphonic synthesizer. A unique audio/video environment that lets any member of the family...
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An unbranded but brand new power lead that will substitute the one that came with your console. Connects your machine to the power - an ideal replacement if the original one that came with your console is lost or faulty. Length is one metre. This is fitted with a UK plug. This item is fully tested and is brand new.
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An unbranded but brand new RF lead that will substitute the one that came with your console. Connects your machine to the TV - an ideal replacement if the original one that came with your console is lost or faulty. Length is one metre. This item is fully tested and is brand new.
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The musical version of the popular video game, Astrosmash. And a fun, new way to learn musical notation. As musical notes fall from the sky in the pattern of a popular song, you must play the right keys to shoot them down. The faster you shoot down the notes, the faster you're learning to play your favorite songs! Requires the Music Synthesizer...
Requires the Music Synthesizer Add-On
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A futuristic, 3-dimensional space version of a chessboard game. Pit your skill against a computer, or another player. Alternate turns with your opponent or move simultaneously for a fast-action game. You can even sit back and watch the computer play itself. Use the keyboard to program the computer opponent to match your skill as you master the...
Requires the Computer Module Add-On
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You control a World War II plane, bombing enemy targets and shooting down enemy planes. Awesomely dangerous, your mission takes you over combat ships, aircraft carriers, bridges, roads, trains, tanks, and the like, which you must immediately destroy.
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You control a crafty mouse, weaving his way through a tricky maze of doors and corridors, munching on cheese bits as he goes. Hungry cats pursue him every step of the way, making his journey very hazardous!
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The speed and excitement of real basketball court action! Life like figures and authentic game plays as two teams compete in 48 thrill packed minutes. Put yourself at centre court!
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Your man is trapped in the maze! Spiders, bats and robots are tracking him down! The robots and creatures never stop. Shoot one.another appears! Fire off six shots, then pick up a reloaded weapon. The higher your score, the trickier the robots become.
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A demanding 9-hole course! You'll need all the concentration, control and strategy you can muster to come in under par. Sandtraps, rough, water-this course has them all! Play medal or match, single or best ball. Even figure your own handicap! You'll get all the fun, all the stimulation of a real game of golf, everything in fact, except the greens...
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This is it! The sounds, skills, hits and misses of the all-time arcade favourite. There are three screen, each with differnt playing setups. You'll work your way up - if you're a sharp enough shooter. Pinball has bumpers, slippers and targets - even a tilt feature. Bonus points for big winners!
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et me introduce myself. I'm Pitfall Harry, veteran jungle explorer. Fortune Hunting's my game, and yours, too, if you're daring enough to take this trip. Now don't be nervous. I'll be your guide through the jungle, and I'm one of the best.
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Climb aboard and join Popeye as you race him through a crazy maze in pursuit of Olive Oyl's falling hearts. The more hearts you help him catch, the higher your score. Of course, it won't be easy with Brutus and the Sea Hag around! Lead Popeye to his spinach in time and it's curtains for this pesky pair. If not - it's into the briny deep for this...
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Q*Bert springs to life with all the adventure of the popular arcade! Colourful graphics and arcade-like sounds accompany the games lively action.
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Here's an old favorite to really stimulate your strategic thinking! Bracket your opponent's pieces in any row (straight or diagonal) to "capture" everything in between. Play against a friend or take on the computer at any of three skill levels. Pick one of 3 board sizes... play short or medium-length games, or go for the challenge of the big...
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Fold up the card table and bring out the snacks! Here are four old favourites of card players everywhere - Hearts, Crazy Eights, Rummy and Gin Rummy.
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You're Scooby-Doo chasing ghosts through a baffling maze. When suddenly you discover you're the one being chased -- by the evil skull and crossbones. Drop magic obstacles to slow the Jolly Roger's pursuit. Choose from 10 pre-programmed mazes. Or, use the computer keyboard to create your own. Requires the Computer Module Add-On.
Requires the Computer Module Add-On
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Battle action on the high seas. Deploy fleets of ships. Lay mines. use diversion tactics. It's your strategy and skill on the line. Engage in sea combat and battle it out. Go full ahead to capture opponent's home base - Victory!
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