Intellivision Rocks for Windows
Intellivision Rocks for Windows
Over 30 MORE classic games not included on Intellivision Lives!
First we brought you Intellivision Lives!, a collection of classic games originally released by Mattel Electronics. But Mattel wasn't the only company that produced games for the Intellivision system. Some of the biggest hits were published by Activision and Imagic.
So now we bring you INTELLIVISION ROCKS, a collection of every game released for Intellivision by Activision and Imagic!
We're also including games for the Intellivision peripherals Intellivoice and ECS (Entertainment Computer System).
And as with Intellivision Lives!, you'll meet the programmers and learn the histories of the games through exclusive stories, photos and video clips.
- Plays actual game code from the original Intellivision cartridges on your PC!
- 25 of the original Intellivision games, including Beamrider, Microsurgeon, B-17 Bomber, The Dreadnaught Factor and Mind Strike! (See list below.)
- Unreleased Intellivision games!
- Package art, credits, development history and trivia!
- Game controller support!
- Even more video clips, including programmer interviews, original TV commercials and never-before-seen footage shot at Intellivision in the early 1980s!
BONUS! Pop Intellivision Rocks into your regular CD player to hear music tracks based on classic video game themes!
RUNS ON WINDOWS XP, WINDOWS 7 & WINDOWS 8 - DOES NOT RUN ON WINDOWS VISTA!
Atlantis, Beamrider, Beauty and the Beast, Demon Attack, Dracula, Dragonfire, The Dreadnaught Factor, Fathom, Happy Trails, Ice Trek, League of Light (previously unreleased), Microsurgeon, Nova Blast, Pitfall, River Raid, Robot Rubble (previously unreleased), Safecracker, Stampede, Swords & Serpents, Tropical Trouble, Truckin', White Water!, Worm Whomper
World Series Baseball, B-17 Bomber, Bomb Squad, Magic Carousel (previously unreleased), Space Spartans
ENTERTAINMENT COMPUTER SYSTEM:
World Series Baseball, Game Factory (previously unreleased), Melody Blaster, Mind Strike, Mr. BASIC Meets Bits N' Bytes, Number Jumble (first released on Intellivision Lives!)
Deep Pockets, Thin Ice (release version), Minotaur
Intellivision Rocks is the second retro compilation for PC owners to come from the ex-Blue Sky Rangers at Intellivision Productions. Like the first disc, Intellivision Rocks is a cornucopia for Intellivision fans and history buffs alike.
Within the 36 games are some famous titles like Pitfall!, Demon Attack and River Raid, and plenty of obscurer ones like Truckin', Mr. Basic Meets Bits 'n Bytes and Worm Whomper. Space battles are represented by Nova Blast, Space Spartans, Beamrider and the aforementioned Demon Attack. Run / jump / climb arcade contests are present in Tropical Trouble and Beauty and the Beast. Safecracker, Bomb Squad have some strategic elements. Most ECS games are a mix of edutainment and arcade action. And Dracula lets you bite people on the neck. In short, the '80s form of practically every genre is represented in here somewhere.
Like most games of the time, the titles on Intellivision Rocks emphasize action and reflexes over heavy thinking, although a few of the titles require some strategy. The graphics of these games are among the best that the early '80s had to offer. They're blocky and abstract by today's standards, but that doesn't mean the games aren't fun.
The emulation is excellent - the low-res graphics come through in all their blocky glory, and the sound effects are sharp and clear. These are the games exactly as you remember them (or don't remember them, as the case may be).
Intellivision Rocks isn't only about the games. Video game history buffs will want this collection for the Museum alone. The Museum is where to go to watch commercials where George Plimpton explains how Intellivision's graphics are superior to Atari's. It contains a small archive of magazine advertisements for Intellivision games and photos of a giant hamburger used in the filming of a Burgertime TV commercial. There's even an utterly priceless orientation video that was required viewing for new Mattel Electronics employees. Digging through the Museum's archaeological treasures can be almost as much fun as the games themselves.
Intellivision Productions has succeeded again in breathing new life into Mattel's classic console.... The games are as good they ever were, dimmed only slightly by the passage of time.... Younger gamers may not be able to appreciate these older games, but for those older (and perhaps, wiser) gamers who grew up with an Intellivision, this collection of years-past games will make you feel old - and like a kid again. - William Cassidy, GameSpy