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Intellivision Lives! (PlayStation 2)

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Written by  :  xofdre (70)
Written on  :  Feb 29, 2004
Platform  :  PlayStation 2
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Summary

What a blast from the past!

The Good

I never knew it was possible, but here they are again-- all my favourites from the 80's, back on my good old PS2! The Intellivision, originally released from Mattel, was a great console designed to go up against Atari.

Atari won, of course, but there were still some amazing games made for this console despite the graphical limitations, and now you can play them all again in this great package that contains almost 60 Intellivision games! Besides that, there's behind-the-scene production notes on every game, as well as bonus commercials that were aired, as well as some cool unlockable games that were never released!

The Bad

Hmm, well, if I had to complain, it'd probably be about how the Intellivision controller (an awkward thing with nine programmable keys) is mapped to the PS2 controller. You hit the "Select" button and the intellivision controller appears on your screen, complete with the themed overlay for that game (ahh, overlays.. you don't see those much any more, do you?) You then navigate through the controller by selecting one of the 9 buttons and hitting enter.

It's probably the only way that you could manage something like this, so I'm not complaining. I'm sure it will become intuitive after further play.

The Bottom Line

In the past year or so, I haven't found a game that has really warranted my purchase-- that made me REALLY want it. This game cost only $20, and I'm sure it will last me for months on end. Highly recommended.