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Darth Groovy
11-28-2003, 09:37 AM
Back when I was little, my first ever video game was the Intellivision game system. Now I was looking up info to try to explain these games to some youngsters in #echonet, then I stumbled upon this gem. I had almost everyone of these games, sure some of them sucked, and some of them I would play for hours on end. Check out the specks on each game. Come payday, I think I am gonna send off for this game. Let the good times roll!

http://www.intellivisionlives.com/retrotopia/lives.shtml



Oh yeah, and if you wear a t-shirt that looks like this:

http://www.intellivisionlives.com/retrotopia/store_pix/astroblackT_small.jpg

You most likely will not attract members of the opposite sex! :p

BongoBob
11-28-2003, 09:54 AM
:rofl:
No, you won't
If you wear one that says, "Elvis isn't dead, he just lives in my pants. Touch him for 25 cents." then you are sure to get them coming at you from every angle.

;)

Darth Rythe
11-28-2003, 10:24 AM
Originally posted by BongoBob
:rofl:
No, you won't
If you wear one that says, "Elvis isn't dead, he just lives in my pants. Touch him for 25 cents." then you are sure to get them coming at you from every angle.

;)

But what about those people that wont to kill Elvis if he is alive again?

Kurgan
11-28-2003, 02:15 PM
I never had an Intellivision (or even touched one) but that is definately cool. They should do that for ALL the dead classic console systems (sorry to call them dead, I mean "no longer commercially sold in their original hardware form).

I got into consoles somewhat late... when I started saving for a NES (which I never bought, got a Genesis instead), the Atari 7800 and SMS were on the way out...

Still, I had a ton of fun with my roommate's Colecovision w/ Atari 2600 expansion port (he got it off ebay) in college. ; )

Back in the days when nobody cared about graphics, and only about addictive gameplay!

Good stuff!

The_One
11-28-2003, 06:50 PM
"I have found the Holy Grail!"

Blasphemy!!!!

Tyrion
11-28-2003, 08:08 PM
Bah, the book I'm reading now(The Da-Vinchi Code) says that the Holy Grail is a woman who's the wife of Jesus. So it kinda seemed like..yeah.

IG-64
11-28-2003, 10:57 PM
Originally posted by Kurgan
(sorry to call them dead, I mean "no longer commercially sold in their original hardware form).


you mean discontinued, *sniff* A sad word in the world of video gaming :eyes3:

btw, hey kurg!:D Strange seein you around these parts.

BCanr2d2
11-28-2003, 11:10 PM
Don't know if the change to law has happened here in Australia, but hasn't the US' DMCA just recently changed to allow people to have copies of those programs of such things as Atari cartridge games, etc???

Darth Eggplant
11-28-2003, 11:11 PM
i had an Intelevision, that was long before my computer days. i had like 11 games or something. one of my fav's was the ship game where you try to sail into your oppent's habour. ya I thought the game interface thing was cool, cause you just slipped plastic templates on and off to control each game.
good luck getting iy Groovster, it is a wonderous piece of gaming history

Darth Groovy
11-29-2003, 05:42 AM
Originally posted by BCanr2d2
Don't know if the change to law has happened here in Australia, but hasn't the US' DMCA just recently changed to allow people to have copies of those programs of such things as Atari cartridge games, etc???

Since Mattell Electronics and The Intellivision system no longer exist, I seriously doubt it. Haven't you heard of Midway's Arcade's Greatest Hits? This is not necessarily knew, I just never knew the Intellivision games were available on any platform, so this is why I say I found the Holy Grail.

Kylilin
11-29-2003, 06:14 AM
I had intelevision way back when. My favorite game was Bump N Jump. But boxing was cool, as was B-17 bomber. And advanced dungeons and dragons was always a personal fav of mine.

Darth Rythe
11-29-2003, 06:15 AM
There is a game you can get on PS2 (i think) that has all the old Atari games on it.

(BCanr2d2, where in Australia do you live?)

Darth Groovy
11-29-2003, 08:12 AM
Originally posted by Darth Rythe
There is a game you can get on PS2 (i think) that has all the old Atari games on it.

(BCanr2d2, where in Australia do you live?)

One has the Atari games, and two I remember for the psone called Arcade's Greatest hits.

Darth Rythe
11-29-2003, 09:10 AM
That sounds about right, but i'm not forking out that much money to get atari games when my brother still has an atari somewhere.