Impressive Intellivision…

As briefly mentioned in another post; I picked up a new baby for the collection earlier this week, a nice golden shiny Intellivision.

Obviously the games are very basic, what do you want from 1981! :)but the machine also came with the Intellivoice add-on.  It is very impressive, for it’s early years. I had a quick bash of Space Spartans.

I’ve put an MP3 of the voice synth in a dropbox for those interested. Listen and love 🙂

Intellivision Space Spartans MP3

EDIT: A few pictures added: a separate shot of the Intellivoice module, as you can see it had a through-port for the cartridges, and some box art from the games I have, again these are quite impressive for the time.

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8 Responses to Impressive Intellivision…

  1. stiggyworld says:

    A great post mate and would love to see more, fancy posting any video footage? I really like to the photographs too, I bet you had fun taking those.

    I had no idea the Intellivision had a speech cart and after hearing those quintessentially retro samples, I WANT ONE 🙂

    • smuggsy says:

      Thanks mate 🙂
      Added a few more pictures for you, including the Intellivoice module and some rather cool box art. Will try and get a video done at some point 🙂
      I think the Intellivoice only works with certain games; It would have been nice to be able to create and manipulate your own speech, but I’m not sure you can :/

  2. smuggsy says:

    Oh, and I think I’ve realised the huge problem with modern day games consoles: not enough wood-grain paneling 😀

  3. Man.. that speech add-on rocks! When listening to it I feel like I’m trapped in some old-school sci-fi movie. 🙂 Thanks for a great article mate!

  4. stiggyworld says:

    Nice one, , those game box covers are fantastic, I love those older painted covers. Bring em back I say!

  5. Superb, Oh Lock n Chase! How many hours did you steal from me! Great article, great pics

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