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If you are interested in retro gaming be sure to pick up this title. This title brought back quite a few great childhood memories. I couldn’t even begin to tell you how many hours I spent in front of the television playing many of these titles with my friends. The best thing about these titles was that I didn’t have to practice them in order to beat my son. He seems to pick up any of the newer Xbox titles very quickly and it doesn’t take him very long to whip me in them. Like any good father, I congratulate him for a job well done. Of course he doesn’t know that I stay up all hours of the night practicing just so I can keep the edge on him.
Intellivision Lives! is a great opportunity for older gamers to take a stroll down memory lane and lets younger gamers get to know the roots of video gaming. With limited memory capacity and graphical power, Intellivision games left quite a bit to the player’s imagination, and this may turn off some gamers. However, it’s interesting to see the surprising amount of depth and gameplay found in these early titles. Gamers will be shocked at the quality and addictiveness in many of the games featured in Intellivision Lives! As a bargain title, this is a no-brainer for retro gamers or collectors, and would probably make an interesting weekend rental for gamers not acquainted with this classic system.
Ah… Retro Gaming. Will your kids enjoy it? Probably, but don't expect them to share your feelings for certain titles just because you enjoyed them in your gaming halcyon days. Instead, they can serve as valuable human garbage detectors, using their un-biased eyes to either validate, or eradicate your memories of what you once thought were great games.
Intellivision Lives! Is made for a specific crowd and if you're a member of the old school gaming days this will spark some old memories of the dawn of the videogames. The collection of games isn't bad, but most will become bored in a day or two and turn back their beautiful bitmaps and physic engine spoils.
The amount of games and the retrospective elements: good. The horrible controls: extremely bad. To rectify this, someone needs to create a third-party Intellivision controller. Anyone up to the task?
It’s obvious that the target consumers for this compilation are the Intellivision fans of old. Considering all the historical aspects put in the game, including documentaries, production notes, commercials, and talks with the game developers, its bound to take the fans back down memory lane. And for the retro buff that never owned an Intellivision before, there’s enough here to get him/her caught up to appreciate it. Other than that, it’s a game that will not be on everyone’s wishlist.