By Michael Fontanini / February 12th, 2021
Blaze Entertainment is still busy making new partnerships in the name of bringing more retro games to the Evercade. This time around, they announced 12 Intellivision games coming on one cartridge. The Intellivision Collection 1 cartridge will be launching sometime this Fall according to the press release, and will be made available by their partner retailers. Find your region on that page to see which retailers in your area are partnered with Blaze Entertainment. As you may have guessed by the name of the cartridge, more Intellivision game collections are planned to come to the Evercade beyond this one.
Of the twelve games included on the Intellivision Collection 1 cartridge, three have been announced so far, so let’s take a look:
Astrosmash | Original Release: 1981
Man a laser cannon at the bottom of the screen and blast away incoming hazards like bombs, meteors, and more. Earn as many points as you can by destroying hazards and not letting them slip past your defenses, as this will cost you points!
Frog Bog | Original Release: 1981
Eat as many flies as you can in three minutes. Jump between a pair of lily pads to nab the little buzzy pests out of the air and fill your belly! Avoid falling off into the water, as swimming and getting back on the lily pads will eat up precious time.
Night Stalker | Original Release: 1982
Make your way to the gun that appears at a random spot in the maze, while avoiding bats, robots, and spiders! Once you grab it, you have limited shots. When it runs out of ammo, the gun will appear in a new random place in the maze. Use your shots wisely!
Originally released by Mattel Electronics in the US market back in 1979, Intellivision was a portmanteau of “Intelligent Television”. The line of consoles would go on to launch around the world. It saw 125 titles launch for it during its life span, some of which were educational cartridges. The Intellivision was discontinued by around 1990.
Intellivision games were able to use as much as 16Kb of ROM (Read-Only Memory) in some cases, which was more than double that available on other home consoles of the time. The hardware allowed for a significant graphical improvement compared to the preceding console generation.