Jump to content

The Intellivision Flashback Megathread


nosweargamer

Recommended Posts

I already did a similar thread for the Colecovision Flashback. 

http://forums.atari.io/index.php/topic/1156-the-colecovison-flashback-megathread/

Now how about one for the Intellivision Flashback!

Just like the Colecovison Flashback, it seems sales were not strong enough for a follow-up system.

However it is Christmastime and you can still find the original in stores, sometimes on clearance.

 

Current Amazon Price as of this posting: Between $30-$50 (it seems to have held its value better than the CV FB)

 

What's in the Box?

-1 Console (Very light, cheap feeling with two buttons. Resembles a shrunken original model Intellivision. There is no Cartridge Slot or SD slot)

-2 Removable Controllers (Not compatible with the original system. Very similar to the original controllers)

-1 AC Adapter (resembles a cell phone charger with a small light to indicate power. It plugs in the side near the buttons)

-10 Pairs of Overlays for Astrosmash, Buzz Bombers, Crown of Kings, Minotaur, Night Stalker, Space Spartans, Space Hawk, Utopia, World Championship Baseball and Word Fun. You used to be able to buy the missing overlays from intellivisionlives.com for $15, but they are sold out right now.

-1 B & W Manual with a short paragraph for each game and pictures of the overlays.

 

You can see everything in this Unboxing video I did (Including a cool comparison of the new controller with the original controller):

 

The No Swear Gamer on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChtJuo040EOCTVziObIgVcg

Host of The Atari 7800 Game by Game Podcast on iTunes, Stitcher and YouTube

Link to comment
Share on other sites

THE GAMES:

SPACE

01 Astrosmash

02 Space Armada

03 Space Battle

04 Space Cadet

05 Space Hawk

06 Space Spartans

07 Star Strike

SPORTS

08 Auto Racing

09 World Championship Baseball

10 Slam Dunk: Super Pro Basketball

11 Body Slam: Super Pro Wrestling

12 Bowling

13 Boxing

14 Deep Pockets: Super Pro Pool & Billiards

15 Football, Super Pro

16 Chip Shot: Super Pro Golf

17 Golf

18 Slap Shot: Super Pro Hockey

19 Motocross

20 Soccer

21 Spiker: Super Pro Volleyball

22 Stadium Mud Buggies

23 Super Pro Decathlon (Decathlon)

24 Tennis

GAMING & STRATEGY

25 Backgammon

26 Bomb Squad

27 Checkers

28 Chess

29 Horse Racing

30 Las Vegas Poker & Blackjack

31 Las Vegas Roulette

32 Royal Dealer

33 Utopia

BATTLE & FANTASY

34 Armor Battle

35 B-17 Bomber

36 Crown of Kings (Originally Advanced D & D aka Cloudy Mountain)

37 Minotaur (Originally D & D: Treasure of Tarmin)

38 Sea Battle

39 Sub Hunt

40 Tower of Doom (see notes in Cons section)

41 Takeover

ARCADE

42 Brickout

43 Blowout

44 Buzz Bombers

45 Frog Bog

46 Hard Hat

47 Hover Force

48 Night Stalker

49 Pinball

50 Shark! Shark!

51 Sharp Shot

52 Snafu

53 Thin Ice

54 Thunder Castle

55 Triple Action

56 Vectron

EDUCATIONAL/OTHER

57 Learning Fun

58 Learning Fun II

59 Math Fun

60 Word Fun

DOLLAR GENERAL EXCLUSIVE

61 Baseball

 

Here’s my review of the system with footage for all 61 games!

Pros & Cons:

 

Pros:

Great value (Including same rare games like Spiker)

Great reproduction of the controller

Large number and variety of styles of games

Solid (although not perfect) emulation

 

Cons:

Missing some titles due to licensing like Burger Time & Masters of the Universe.

No third party titles.

Controller is not compatible with INTV 2 systems as originally planned (unless you get specially made adapter. Paul from The Intellivisionaires Podcast makes some)

Tower of Doom has a game breaking bug in most if not all systems (I heard rumor that it works on some systems, but have no proof of this)

Several games are not “pick up and play” and require time to learn how to properly play them.

 

Recommendation: Great value if you are a retro fan and don't have an Intellivison or if you are a big Intellivision fan. Overall, i would recommend it.

 

The No Swear Gamer on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChtJuo040EOCTVziObIgVcg

Host of The Atari 7800 Game by Game Podcast on iTunes, Stitcher and YouTube

Link to comment
Share on other sites

As an owner of the INTV FB and one of the few owners of the INTV FB supplemental overlay pack, I must say it is a great alternative to the actual hardware/software. The controllers are right on (on my first INTV FB player 1 controller buttons 1, 4, 7 stopped working - brought it back to the store and another one). 

Yes some of the games do have a learning curve to them. My daughter and I last night, just found out that games 4, 8,12 on Snafu are a 2 player "chase the others tail" game!

 

Good review nos!

Brian Matherne - owner/curator of "The MOST comprehensive list of Atari VCS/2600 homebrews ever compiled." http://tiny.cc/Atari2600Homebrew

author of "The Atari 2600 Homebrew Companion" book series available on Amazon! www.amazon.com/author/brianmatherne

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I do confess when I first started playing Tower of Doom, I really was wondering why none of the monsters ever attacked me. :P

Is that the bug in that game? I heard there was a bug but never what it was.....................

Brian Matherne - owner/curator of "The MOST comprehensive list of Atari VCS/2600 homebrews ever compiled." http://tiny.cc/Atari2600Homebrew

author of "The Atari 2600 Homebrew Companion" book series available on Amazon! www.amazon.com/author/brianmatherne

Link to comment
Share on other sites

bought mine off clearance on 1/1/15 for under $10 at Walgreen's and paid $15 for the supplemental overlay pack :lol:  

Brian Matherne - owner/curator of "The MOST comprehensive list of Atari VCS/2600 homebrews ever compiled." http://tiny.cc/Atari2600Homebrew

author of "The Atari 2600 Homebrew Companion" book series available on Amazon! www.amazon.com/author/brianmatherne

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I've yet to get the overlay pack. :(

If you didn't order last Dec/Jan then they are Sold Out. Some people still have received theres. 

 

http://intellivision-productions-inc.myshopify.com/products/missing-overlay-pack-for-intellivision-flashback

Brian Matherne - owner/curator of "The MOST comprehensive list of Atari VCS/2600 homebrews ever compiled." http://tiny.cc/Atari2600Homebrew

author of "The Atari 2600 Homebrew Companion" book series available on Amazon! www.amazon.com/author/brianmatherne

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

  • Join the Atari Party! :donkey_kong_big:

    How lucky are you that you've finally found this place?
    It's time to join the best kept secret in classic gaming.
    Membership is limited, so let's get started! :wreck-it-ralph:

     

×
×
  • Create New...