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Intellivision coming to iPhone/iPod Touch

05-06-2009, 06:46 PM
#1
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Location: Central FL
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Intellivision coming to iPhone/iPod Touch

According to this article from IGN:

http://ds.ign.com/articles/979/979960p1.html

Basically about how Nintendo won't let the IP owner of the Intellivision games put out a downloadable Intellivision arcade, this last paragaph made me happy:

"At the very least, Robinson has said that he and his development studio are still moving forward with the conversion of Intellivision Lives to DSi, in hopes that Nintendo changes its policy. He is also preparing to release Intellivision games on the iPhone and iPod Touch platform in partnership with VH1 later this year, apps that have already received Apple's blessing. "

Woo. Hoo.
05-06-2009, 06:58 PM
#2
Joined: Mar 2009
Posts: 818
nice find =]

05-06-2009, 08:04 PM
#3
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Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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'Bout damn time. I loved that Blue Sky Rangers brought the Inty Lives compilation to a bunch of different platforms, and have been waiting to see if they'd finally bring it to the iPhone. I'm glad to hear they're on board and gearing up for it. I for one can't wait!

Now we just need to convince Atari to bring a software version of the Flashback to the iPhone. I know the dude who could do it, too; he worked on the Flashback 2 hardware and was responsible for adding the circuitry to make it possible to mod it for a cartridge port. (Among other things, anyway.) Crossing my fingers...

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05-06-2009, 08:43 PM
#4
Joined: Mar 2009
Location: Tampa, FL
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Neat as this is, seems mostly nostalgic in value. 30 years on, Intellivision games don't hold up too well. However, getting almost the entire library for a few dollars on the iPhone is a value no matter how you look at it. Since Apple has been more lenient with emulators lately this seems a sure thing.
05-06-2009, 08:45 PM
#5
Joined: Apr 2009
Location: Chicago
Posts: 280
Awesome but I wouldn't know which games are good, I never played Intellvsion.
05-07-2009, 12:13 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Mindfield View Post
Now we just need to convince Atari to bring a software version of the Flashback to the iPhone.
Hope so.

Last edited by DaveMc99; 05-07-2009 at 12:29 AM.
05-07-2009, 05:48 AM
#7
Joined: May 2009
Location: Oxford, England
Posts: 19
Hope Astro Smash makes it in some shape or form to the iPhone. One of my fave Intellivision shooters evaaah!
05-07-2009, 06:47 AM
#8
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Posts: 106
I liked that sea battle type game they had, what was it called? Sea Battle?
05-07-2009, 07:14 AM
#9
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Location: Birmingham, UK, dull corner of the world
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I loved the Intellivision back in the day (and the Atari 2600), but I can't help wonder if it's just going to be a bit pants now.
05-07-2009, 08:18 AM
#10
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Location: Oxford, England
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Quote:
Originally Posted by wastedyuthe View Post
I loved the Intellivision back in the day (and the Atari 2600), but I can't help wonder if it's just going to be a bit pants now.
Probably. I dug mine out of the loft just before christmas and it hadn't aged well at all (oh god, those joypads!) but Astro Smash was still great. I had the world record on that once...for about a week

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