Blaze Entertainment has announced a new partnership and will be bringing Intellivision games to Evercade. The first collection is coming later this year in the fall with a total of 12 games coming. Each game will be individually adapted for modern controls. So far, Blaze Entertainment has announced three games, Astromash, Night Stalker, and Frog Bog will be a part of Intellivision Collection 1. The other 9 games will be announced later.
Intellivision is coming to Evercade! 🕹️
3 Confirmed Games:
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— Evercade (@evercaderetro) February 12, 2021
Astrosmash has players control a laser cannon at the bottom of the screen with the goal of earning as many points as possible by destroying the various incoming meteors, bombs, and other objects. You earn points for destroying objects and lose points for letting them get past the player. Night Stalker has robots, bats, and spiders chasing you around a maze. There is a gun randomly placed in the maze that players must pick up to survive. The gun has a certain number of shots and when it is depleted, players have to once again navigate the maze to find the gun again placed in a random part of the maze. In Frog Bog, the object of the game is to eat as many flies as you can in the 3-minute time limit. The frog can jump back and forth between the two lily pads in order to catch the flies. Falling into the water will have the frog swim back to the lily pad which eats time up.
Intellivision was originally released by Mattel Electronics in 1979 and was discontinued as late as 1990. During that time, 125 games were released as well as various educational and computing cartridges. Intellivision had a unique software design within the console and included memory. Games could use up to 16 KB of ROM; in some cases, over double of the memory in combination with a game cartridge. This provided a graphical leap from the previous generation of home computing systems and a unique style compared to the competitors of the time. Intellivision also had a unique control solution with a touch disc and a number pad for different game inputs. Key cards slotted into the keypad for each game’s control instructions. Blaze Entertainment said, “adapting Intellivision’s unique control method to the modern style controller is not an easy task and the new collection will keep the feel and playability of the games intact whilst bringing their controls up to date.”