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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Journey into a land of treasure, adventure and dark, dark danger. Lead a 3 man expedition through winding mountain caverns, in search of tools and arrows. Within the caverns, deadly monsters lie in wait. Slay the monsters, overcome the obstacles of a hostile land and enter the legendary cloudy kingdom.
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It's armoured conflict and you command the spearhead! Combat missions galore in this computerised tank battle! Manoeuvre two tanks through hundreds of different terrains!
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You're in command of a battery of laser guns. You have unlimited ammo and a lot of targets! You can roll up big scores by hitting a spectacular barrage of falling rocks, bombs, guided missiles and attacking UFOs.
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Grand Prix action awaits you at every turn. Choose from five different courses, five different cars. Then take the controls. Zoom down straightaways, clip curves, make a fast break around hairpin turns. You're the driver - the race is on.
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A real battle of wits and strategy! It's you against the computer in this test of imagination, skill, and luck! Designed to help improve beginner and intermediate skills as well as providing a real test for the champion player.
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First select one of ten conditions of alley slickness. Pick your own ball weight. Control your aim, curve and loft, and deliver the ball - to go for the strike pocket! This is electronic high precision bowling at its best!
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The strategy and excitement of real ring action! Punches and counterpunches, plus a variety of quick moves as two fighters face each other. Win by knockout or 15 rounds to a decision. Put yourself at ringside!
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Bees to the right of you! Bees to the left of you! Bees above you! Bees, Bees everywhere! Boldly into the flower garden you charge with your spray can, blasting those little Buzz Bombers into oblivion. Red honeycombs and yellow honeycombs checker your screen, trapping bees. Your friendly Hummingbirds darts in and out of honeycombs eating honey and...
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It's just like an old fashioned shooting gallery! Fire away at clay pipes, dancing bears and sitting ducks! But keep an eye on those ducks, because they sometimes come to life when they reach the end of the gallery and avenge themselves by eating from your limited supply of ammunition.
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Challenge Tradition! Beat a friend electronically for practice. Then go for it against the Ultimate Checker Player - a Wiley computer who asks and gives no quarter.
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Donkey Kong the ape has stolen Mario's girlfriend and has taken her to the top of a steel fortress. Mario must get to the top to save her! Use the controls to manoeuvre Mario across the girders and up the ladders. But - as he runs, the ape throws barrels at him to prevent his progress.
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Sitting upon two lily pads in the middle of a lily pond are a pair of hungry frogs; one for you, one for your opponent. Overhead swarm delicious flies. Whether or not your frog scores his dinner while you rack up points is entirely up to you. You control the height and direction of his jump; even the flick of his long pink tongue. Leap too high or...
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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. Sand traps, rough, water - this course has them all! Play medal or match, singles or best ball. Even figure your own handicap.
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Blackjack! Five Card Stud Poker! Seven Card Stud Poker! Five Card Draw Poker! You play against a shifty eyed, computer-smart dealer. Fast playing, pretend stakes! Action direct from Las Vegas - A Casino in a cartridge!
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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 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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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 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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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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