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Intellivision
Mattel • 1979

Launched ByMattel
Additional BrandsBandai
Tandy Corporation
Sears
GTE Sylvania
Digiplay
Type2nd Generation 16-bit Console
LaunchDecember 1979
Discontinued1990


The Intellivision was launched in very late 1979 by Mattel. Compared to its rival, the Atari 2600, the Intellivision featured better graphics and sound, though still sold in fewer numbers. Mattel sold their video game division to investors, that formed a new company INTV Corporation. The Intellivision was discontinued in 1990. In 2018, a new company was formed by Tommy Tallarico, to relaunch a modern successor to the Intellivision.

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Las Vegas Poker & Blackjack
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Major League Baseball
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Astrosmash
1981

B-17 Bomber
1981

Snafu
1981

Utopia
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Atlantis
1982

Night Stalker
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Shark! Shark!
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BurgerTime
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Dracula
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Body Slam - Super Pro Wrestling
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Intellivision Emulation

Intellivision Emulators require the following BIOS files to run: exec.bin and grom.bin. For Intellivoice support, you would also need IVOICE.BIN

System Emulator Notes
Windows / Mac OS / Linux MAME/MESS Good Support. Setname: intv
Windows / Mac OS / Linux / Raspberry Pi (jzIntv](http://www.spatula-city.org/~im14u2c/intv/) -
Retroarch lr-freeintv -
RetroPie lr-freeintv, jzIntv -

Emulator information last updated 18th March 2020

Intellivision Tech Specs and further details

Name Mattel Intellivision
Licensed Versions Sears Super Video Arcade, Tandyvision One, Bandai Intellivision
Origin United States
Processor CP1600
Developed by David Chandler, David Rolfe, Dave James et al
Memory 1K RAM, 6K ROM
Display Output Television via RF
Storage ROM Cartridge
Input 2 x Keypads with 16-directional dials
Cost $299

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