Back in my childhood, my cousins had an Atari 2600, my best friend a Colecovision and I had Intellivision. Needless to say, it always felt like I had the short end of the stick, with games that felt like knockoff compared to the branded titles and slick graphics the other two systems provided. Recently, Intellivision games have been making a huge comeback, with releases on Xbox Live and the Wii…and announced yesterday, the Nintendo DS with Intellivision Lives!
The game features over 60 classic Intellivision titles, including Astrosmash, B-17 Bomber, Shark! Shark!, Motocross, Space Cadet, Thin Ice and more and will hit retail in September 2010. Anyone interested in checking it out can see it at the Classic Games Expo in Las Vegas, held at Tropicana Hotel today and tomorrow.
Virtual Play Games
Announces Intellivision Lives!
Classic Console games for Nintendo DS™
provide fun for the whole family
Los Angeles - (July 30, 2010)-Virtual Play Games, a global Console and PC video game publisher announced today the release of one of the most recognizable classic games in video game history by bringing Intellivision Lives! to the Nintendo DS™ family of hand-held systems.
"Virtual Play Games is very excited to bring Intellivision Lives! to a broader audience at a time when both adults and kids are enjoying casual games even more than ever", said Virginie Grange, Business Development for Virtual Play Games.
"2010 being the 30th anniversary of the Intellivision console, I'm looking forward to seeing how many new fans will discover Intellivision thanks to this DS version. The Nintendo DS is the perfect platform for the classic Intellivision games", said Keith Robinson, Owner of Intellivision Productions.
Intellivision Lives! includes over 60 different games including, Astrosmash, B-17 Bomber, Shark! Shark!, Motocross, Space Cadet, Thin Ice and many more classics, giving players countless hours of enjoyable play. The iconic space ships, robots, sharks, etc. makes it fun for both kids and parents. For the nostalgic players, they will recognize the 12 button key-pad displayed on the screen that made it so easy to play. The game also features games not released at the time of its original launch as well as Head-to-Head local wireless game play.
A preview of the game will be available at the Classic Gaming Expo taking place in Las Vegas on July 31-August 1st, 2010
Intellivision Lives! will be available at retail in September of 2010.