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ABPA Backgammon

ABPA Backgammon

Mattel Intellivision - October 16, 1980

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! Here's a game you can win if you're good, and improve your play and sharpen your skills whether you win or lose!

Advanced Dungeons & Dragons: Cloudy Mountain

Advanced Dungeons & Dragons: Cloudy Mountain

Mattel Intellivision - August 16, 1982

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 Mountain. Here you'll find the Crown of Kings...and the deadliest terror of all, the Winged Dragon.

Advanced Dungeons & Dragons: Treasure of Tarmin Cartridge

Advanced Dungeons & Dragons: Treasure of Tarmin Cartridge

Mattel Intellivision - January 1, 1983

The search for treasure leads to high adventure, as you wind through an underground maze of corridors, gates, hidden doors, ladders and rooms. Inside the maze are weapons, magical items, spiritual books,...and the Tarmin treasure! But beware. Within these walls also lurk deadly monsters and horrifying beasts...including the repulsive Minotaur...just waiting for you! The flashing white dot in the map of the ancient castle tells you where you are and how to get to the Tarmin treasure! Conquering your way through ever-deeper beast-infested labyrinths, can only lead to the ultimate...

Adventures of TRON

Mattel Intellivision - Unreleased

[Unreleased 1983] Welcome to the digital world. It is a shame that you were forced here. Are you thinking of trying to go home so soon? Not if the MCP can help it. You can run, jump, use elevators, and even catch a ride on the Solar Sailer but you can not hide. Give an escape your best shot if you want. Keep your man, TRON, alive and scoring points. Move from side-to-side and floor-to-floor. Send him up the elevators or jump him down a floor. Wave after wave of Master Control Program attackers, deadly Recognizers, Grid Bugs, even cannon-firing tanks must be avoided. At the start, TRON...

Adventures of TRON

Adventures of TRON

Atari 2600 - Released - 1982

Adventures of TRON is based on the motion picture TRON from Walt Disney Productions. The game was released in Europe after the Walt Disney license expired as "Adventures on GX-12". The game environment consists of 4 floors, each with flying "bits" as well as enemy MCP attackers. The objective of the game is to control TRON (you) in a maze of platforms and elevators while trying to intercept the flying bits (intercepting bits on higher floors are awarded higher points). Dodge enemy MCP attackers by jumping, using elevators and hitching a ride on the Silver Sailor. Capturing all 7 "bits"...

Air Strike

Air Strike

Mattel Intellivision - Unreleased - 1998

[Unfinished 1982] You're piloting a biplane through enemy territory. Drop bombs on factories and ammunition depots. Engage enemy planes in dogfights to the death! Due to the popularity (especially with APh and Mattel programmers) of the Biplanes game in the Triple Action cartridge, APh proposed this one-player version. A prototype was shown to Mattel with scrolling mountain terrain and targets that could be bombed. The plane graphics, sound effects and flight control were lifted directly from Biplanes. (Enemy planes, which would have presented an artificial intelligence-programming...

Armor Battle

Armor Battle

Mattel Intellivision - September 4, 1980

It's armored conflict and you command the spearhead! Combat missions galore in this computerized tank battle! Maneuver two tanks through hundreds of different terrains! Battles are waged with a full complement of simulated sound effects to add to the realism! All-out tank combat! You and your opponent are rival commanders. Each of you must maneuver, lay mines, go for tactical surprise! A two player game...you and your opponent each have two tanks per battle. You play your tactics on over hundreds of different battlefield maps! Assess the battlefield, avoid mines, and move quickly...

Auto Racing

Auto Racing

Mattel Intellivision - October 3, 1980

Grand Prix action awaits you at every turn. Choose from 5 different courses, 5 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! Choose a course and choose a car. Race alone against the clock for 5 thrilling laps... or race two cars, side-by-side. Hug those curves - don't let your competition run you off the road! Take on an opponent in a race for points - or compete solo against the clock 5 different courses vary in length and number of turns. Study the maps, then "take the...

Backgammon

Backgammon

Microsoft MSX

ABPA Backgammon is a backgammon video game for Intellivision (ABPA stands for American Backgammon Players Association). This was one of the original four games introduced with the Intellivision system and is in the Intellivision Lives! game package for modern systems. The code for the game was later re-used in another game Triple Challenge by INTV Corporation.

Boxing

Boxing

Mattel Intellivision - October 21, 1981

Slip into the powerfully muscled body of the fighter of your choice. Maybe you'll go for a power slugger, or an agile defender. Or a completely unpredictable fighter. Pick from 6 fighters playing head to head or against the computer. There's the bell! Remember that your fighter is using up precious energy. And each punch he takes has its toll. So use your brains as well as your brawn -- and keep your warrior in shape to go 15 rounds.

Brickout!

Brickout!

Mattel Intellivision - Unreleased - 1998

[Unreleased 1981] An alien force field has blocked your only means of escape, preventing you from returning home. Your only hope is to use your supply of proton balls to try and destroy the field, one block at a time. Use your deflector to bounce proton balls against descending rows of energy layers. When a ball contacts the force field, it will neutralize that part of the barrier. But just when you think you're making some headway, more layers appear to seal you in. Just how much damage can you do to the force field before running out of proton balls? Features A one player action...

Checkers

Checkers

Mattel Intellivision - September 17, 1980

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. - Two ways to play, vs. a friend or the ultimate competitor, the canny computer. - HI and LO skill levels when playing the computer. Added difficulty... added excitement. - "Bail Out" button - COMPUTER SUGGESTS MOVE, when you're stumped against the computer. - Simulated sound effects - BELLS, BUZZERS, A BRONX CHEER and a VICTORY TUNE. - No time limit on moves! - CLEAR button that lets you change your move!

The Electric Company Math Fun

The Electric Company Math Fun

Mattel Intellivision - December 1, 1979

Math fun is an educational game which can be played by one or two players. Each player controls a gorilla which is wandering through the jungle. As the gorilla walks on, it will encounter a creature which has a math problem with it. You need to enter in the correct answer to the problem as quickly as possible. If you get the answer correct, your gorilla may continue on. If you get the answer wrong, then your gorilla must jump into the river. Your gorilla is unable to leave the river and continue on until you answer another math problem correctly. The goal is to correctly answer as many of the...

The Electric Company Word Fun

The Electric Company Word Fun

Mattel Intellivision - Released - November 5, 1980

Word Fun was developed in conjuction with the Children's Television Workshop, and features three different word based educational games. The games are: Crosswords, letter hunt and Word Rockets.

Frog Bog

Frog Bog

Mattel Intellivision - May 25, 1982

You control one of two frogs sitting on a lily pad in a bog. The object of the game is to eat as many flies as you can in the three minute time limit. Your frog can jump back and forth between the two lily pads in order to catch the flies that go by overhead. When jumping, be careful not to fall in the water or your frog will have to swim back to the lily pad which can waste time. The game can be played during the day, or at night making it more difficult to see the flies. At the end of the time limit, whichever player has eaten more flies wins! One player can compete against a computer...

Horse Racing

Horse Racing

Mattel Intellivision - October 3, 1980

This game is for 1 up to 6 players. When the game begins, you can place the bets, for the winner or for the first and second place. Then you can choose if an horse must be driven by a player or by the CPU. Only the third and the fourth horse can be driven by the players. There are 3 types of terrain: turf, mud or dry. When the race begins, the horses are speedier at the beginning, slower toward the end. They are different for speed at the starting gate, stamina, speed at the straight line, and for speed with different conditions of the race terrain. You (and the CPU too!) have the whip and the...

Land Battle

Land Battle

Mattel Intellivision - 1998

[Unreleased 1982] Land Battle is a two player war game which utilizes both strategic and tactical modes of play. Each player controls an array of forces with the objective of capturing or destroying his opponent's "flag." The game can be played on any of thousands of different countryside maps -- the first thousand of which are selectable at the beginning of the game. All of these maps show roads, towns, hills, lakes, forests, orchards, and fields, and these geographic features impose restrictions and necessitate clever planning on the part of the player. Completed in mid-1982, Mattel...

Las Vegas Poker & Blackjack

Las Vegas Poker & Blackjack

Mattel Intellivision - December 1, 1979

Las Vegas Poker & Blackjack is a computerized version of different types of Poker and Blackjack, including 7-Card Stud and 5-Card Draw. The player inputs how much "money" that is available to bet with. There is one and two-player games, and Las Vegas Poker & Blackjack includes a dealer to play against.

Las Vegas Roulette

Las Vegas Roulette

Mattel Intellivision - October 3, 1980

Implements Las Vegas style roulette game. Most of the screen consists of the standard Las Vegas roulette betting table, and a moving strip on the top with wheel numbers on it represents the roulette wheel. Place your bets on the betting table, and spin the wheel. The game calculates your wins and losses.

Major League Baseball

Major League Baseball

Mattel Intellivision - September 4, 1980

Major League Baseball is an action baseball game for two players. The game follows most professional baseball rules and allows you to control all of the players on the team. You can throw a variety of pitches (from curve balls to fast balls), steal bases, tag players out, bunt, try for a home run, and in the event of a tie the game goes into extra innings! Several difficulty levels are available which control the game speed and whether or not stealing bases is allowed.

NASL Soccer

NASL Soccer

Mattel Intellivision - September 4, 1980

NASL Soccer is an action soccer game for two players. The game follows typical soccer rules; attempt to score more goals than your opponent in the two 45 minute periods (this is in simulated time). You control one player on your team at a time while the computer takes control of the rest. The game allows you to dribble and pass, and features throw ins, corner kicks, goal kicks, and in the event of a tie the game goes in to overtime! Several skill levels are available which control the speed of the game.

NBA Basketball

NBA Basketball

Mattel Intellivision - August 25, 1980

NBA Basketball is an early, very basic basketball game. While officially licensed by the NBA, the game contains no team names or players to speak of. There are only two teams, a Home team and a Visitor team. The Home team is red and the Visitor team is green.

NFL Football

NFL Football

Mattel Intellivision - August 27, 1980

NFL Football contains almost all the elements of a real football game. The game consists of four quarters, fifteen minutes each. There are four difficulty levels; high school, college, semi-pro, and pro. There are nine different plays to call, including running plays, field goals, passing plays, and punting. The only thing that's not realistic about NFL Football is the teams only have five players on offense and on defense.

NHL Hockey

NHL Hockey

Mattel Intellivision - October 3, 1980

NHL Hockey is a two-player, action hockey game for the Intellivision. Players control their team's puck handler, while the CPU controls all other team members, including the goalie. The players can either shoot the puck quickly or pass it slowly, and can also trip other players (at the risk of a penalty if they do not have the puck.) Stealing the puck and intercepting shots are also possible during gameplay. NHL Hockey features 4 different speed settings, selectable at the beginning of the game.

PGA Golf

PGA Golf

Mattel Intellivision - November 5, 1980

PGA Golf is a golf game played from an overhead point of view. Up to four players can compete on a nine hole, par 38 course containing a variety of terrain (greens, fairway, rough, water, and sand) as well as numerous trees. Each player has nine clubs (3 woods, 4 irons, a wedge, and a putter) and is able hook, slice, and control the power of each shot. You will receive penalty strokes for balls that land out of bounds and in the water, and of course the lowest score at the end of the round wins!

Reversi

Reversi

Mattel Intellivision - May 11, 1982

Reversi is a computerized version of the board game Othello. During the game, two players take turns placing game pieces on the board in an attempt to trap pieces of their opponents color. Any trapped pieces will then be reversed in color. When the board becomes completely filled up, whomever has the most pieces of his own color on the board wins. The game can be played by two players, or one player against the computer. There are three skill levels the computer can use, and three different board sizes are available, 6 by 6, 8 by 8, and 10 by 10.

Royal Dealer

Royal Dealer

Mattel Intellivision - August 30, 1982

Pull up a chair and join the party! Your computer-controlled opponents are ready to take you on, in four card game classics -- Crazy Eights, Rummy, Gin Rummy and Hearts. Computer shuffles the deck and deals. Your choice of 1, 2 or 3 poker-faced ladies play the opposing hands. You provide the peanuts and chatter. The computer provides the challenge.

Sea Battle

Sea Battle

Mattel Intellivision - October 3, 1980

Sea Battle is a strategic game for two players only. Each player controls a fleet of ships including Submarines, Destroyers, and Battleships. The goal is to engage and sink enemy ships. The winner is the player who commands the troop transport ship into the opponent's harbor. There are two phases in Sea Battle; the strategy phase, and the combat phase. The strategy phase includes maneuvering your fleet into different strategic positions on the map, laying mines, and repair fleets. Opponents engage in ship-to-ship warfare in the combat phase, triggered by the ENGAGE button. Each of the...

Sharp Shot

Sharp Shot

Mattel Intellivision - October 28, 1982

Originally designed for a call-in TV game show so the single button action can be activated by yelling into the telephone. Sharp Shot is a collection of 4 single-button action games: Touchdown Passing, Space Gunner, Submarine, and Maze Shoot. The goal of each game is to score as many points as possible within 60 seconds.

Space Armada

Space Armada

Mattel Intellivision - October 15, 1981

Space Armada is a clone of the game Space Invaders. Rows of bomb dropping aliens are invading your home planet, and you need to protect it! You control a laser gun at the bottom of the screen; your goal is to earn as many points as possible by destroying the waves of attacking aliens at the top of the screen. The aliens march steadily downward, and if they reach the ground or you run out of laser guns, the game is over. When all aliens in a wave are destroyed, you move on to the next, more challenging round. From time to time, a flying saucer will pass by at the top of the screen which can be...

Space Battle

Space Battle

Mattel Intellivision - August 25, 1980

Space Battle is a one player game that pits you against the computer. Six alien fleets of different sizes are attacking your mothership, and it's up to you to defend it using your three squadrons. Alien ships will dodge your attacks and will attack you with photon blasts.

Star Strike

Star Strike

Mattel Intellivision - December 22, 1981

Star Strike was clearly inspired by the Death Star battle sequence in the movie Star Wars. You fly a space craft into the enemy launch trench. Your mission: to destroy the alien station before Earth passes directly over the launch trench. You must evade the alien ships that are defending the launch trench while being sure to bomb the red "Hot Targets". The very first red target that is missed when the Earth is directly in the middle of the launch trench becomes a missile. The missile is launched and destroys Earth.

Sub Hunt

Sub Hunt

Mattel Intellivision - May 6, 1982

In Sub Hunt you control a group of four submarines one at a time. The goal is to destroy six convoys which will be attempting to cross the stretch of sea you are guarding. You can aim and fire torpedoes using a periscope view, have your submarine dive and surface, and adjust your speed. An overhead display allows you to strategically move your submarines in the position of your choice. There are five difficulty levels to choose from.

Tennis

Tennis

Mattel Intellivision - December 10, 1980

Tennis is a singles tennis game for two players. The game follows standard tennis rules, and allows you to hit both forehand and backhand shots to any location on the court. Whether serving or volleying, you have the choice of hitting the ball hard or soft, and you may hit either a lob or a regular ground stroke. The game allows you to set the difficulty by selecting one of four different speeds.

Triple Action

Triple Action

Mattel Intellivision - October 15, 1981

Three games in one! Triple Action features three uniquely different arcade games: Racing Cars - Race side-by-side down the highway against an opponent, dodging standard traffic as you go. First one to 100 miles wins! Battle Tanks - Get in a tank and fight another player, hiding behind cover as you go. Choose between long-range or short-range bullets, or the ability for the bullets to bounce off objects for a true strategic challenge. Biplanes - Get into the cockpit of a biplane, fighting another player with either short or long range bullets. Hit the balloon for an extra point, but...

U.S. Ski Team Skiing

U.S. Ski Team Skiing

Mattel Intellivision - December 10, 1980

In U.S. Ski Team Skiing, players race down the hill, avoiding trees and jumping moguls in their path. The game features both slalom and downhill courses. 1 player may race against the clock, or 2 to 6 players can alternate turns and race to see who gets the fastest time, and each race has 3 heats. Both downhill and slalom courses have 15 different slope grade settings to affect acceleration. 4 different settings for overall game speed are also available.

World Championship Baseball

World Championship Baseball

Mattel Intellivision - January 1, 1986

An improved version of Major League Baseball. New features include playing against the computer, fly balls, sliding, repositioning fielders

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