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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Alpine ski competition! Pick your course & choose the slope! The race is on! Manoeuvre through the gates. Jump the moguls & watch out for trees! Speed through the downhill runs. Edge through precision slalom turns. Go flat out to the finish line!
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Pit your fast thinking and reflexes head-to-head against a friend.take on the computer! Grab all the territory you can and get your opponents into a corner - trapped!
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Kicking, passing, scoring, stealing the ball! Intellivision Soccer puts you on the playing field! Two ten man teams, plus goal keepers compete for ninety thrill packed minutes.
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An armada of thirty-two bomb-dropping, moving targets descend on your defences. You have a supply of laser "guns" and bunkers that shield them from the sir attack. Shoot your laser and clear the screen. Another armada appears and it might surprise you with a new kind of attack! The higher your score , the more challenging the game...
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Outer-space action, science fiction thrills! Computer-controlled alien invaders attacking! You check the Mother Ship radar map, deploy the defence. Ready, aim, fire missiles! Win the battle, save the day!
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Imagine a hunter, alone in Deep Space. You control his movements. He's armed with a gas blaster. His prime target is the white Space Hawk. If a Hawk, deadly gas bubbles, comets or amoebas touch the hunter, he tumbles into infinity. The longer the game goes on, the more exciting it becomes so. GET THE HAWK!
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The new wave in space adventure takes you beyond sound effects, beyond the skills you've already mastered. Space Spartans sends you on an odyssey against overwhelming alien odds, in a tougher than ever game that talks to you!
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Here's video game action as wild as the Wild West. Ride fast and rope as many stampeding calves as you can. They're all worth points. But keep your eyeballs peeled. You wont always travel on 'happy trails'
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Here's a spectacular planetary adventure: You're in command of a lone spaceship on an attack run over an alien star. Below you, a trench will soon be pointed like a gun barrel at Planet Earth. Before that deadly alignment occurs, you must destroy FIVE targets - while you fight off squadrons of defending alien spaceships. The faster you bomb all...
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Based on the classic scene from THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK, you battle gigantic IMPERIAL WALKERS on the ICE PLANET HOTH. Quick reflexes and nerves of steel are needed to halt the WALKERS before they blow up the power generator at the Rebel base.
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You go to seas in 4 submarines, one at a time. Your mission is to intercept and destroy six convoys of enemy ships, even though each convoy has a destroyer escort that can quickly fin you and fire depth charges with deadly accuracy.
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Set off on a high flying, dangerous gunship mission to destroy the enemy's base. Fly your helicopters through mazes, caves, and cities filled with tall buildings. The enemy tries to shoot your helicopter down with missiles, tanks, meteors, and even flying saucers!
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You're at centre court! It's your coordination, judgement and reflexes in a fast-paced match competition! Lifelike, animated 'tennis players' do the running for you, on a regulation tennis court, designed to scale. You and your opponent put them through the paces - serve and rally, double fault and let service, too!
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Guide your Knight through the deadly mazes of Thunder Castle, slaying evil dragons, sorcerers and demons as you go. Watch for gates that block your path... magic objects that grant special powers, extra points or extra lives... and magic creatures that energise your Knight. Complete all three mazes - forest, castle and dungeon - and the game...
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It's three classic video games in one! Racing Cars -- You and your opponent race against the clock down a crowded highway. Battle Tanks -- It's a duel to the finish between two heavy tanks. One of you will end up as scrap iron. Biplanes -- It's a thrilling dogfight -- biplane style! Watch out for the control tower.don't get lost in the clouds. But...
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Based on the futuristic adventure Motion Picture from Walt Disney Productions. Your task is to bring TRON safely through battle after battle against computer-controlled attackers. Lethal saucers are the weapons. it's a soaring blocking, running fight.
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Inspired by the motion picture TRON from Walt Disney Productions. You are the daring, young programmer, FLYNN, zapped into the sprawling circuit maze of a computer system, by the evil master control program.
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Your opponent is the tireless Master Control Program! The Solar Sailor will be attacked relentlessly on its way to the MCP centre and the decoding phase. In both phases, you'll hear VOICES instructing, even taunting you to give you all!
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It's basic chess for the beginner.. it's a tactical opponent for the more advanced! Play for fun.play to improve your skills.play to win!
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If you were the ruler of your very own country, how good a ruler would you be? Find out, with a strategy game that captures the realism - and problems - of governing. Your goal is the happiness and well being of your people.
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Look out! The nasties are back and they're after your energy bases. Hungrees, Splitters, Diamondbacks and Prizums gobble up your bases and attack your energy block.
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Winky the heroic adventurer is off to claim the treasures that lay hidden in the depths of the dungeon. In each chamber lies a valuable prize protected by dangerous monster. Equipped with only a bow and arrow, Winky must ward off the monsters to obtain the treasure.
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Shoot the rapids and hold on tight! Fight the river current and its obstacles. Look for adventures and treasure offered by Big Kahuna, Chief of the River Tribe. Hurry! The river reckons!
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The enemy has built battle fortresses in the farthest reaches of space. There's only one way in. and one way out. Your Mission: Infiltrate the enemy's defences and destroy their mother ships!
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