Bad News for Intellivision Owners?

Imagic made some truly great games during the 8-bit era. Demon Attack was a personal favorite on the 2600 ? but I was always jealous of the enhanced graphics that Intellivision owners got to enjoy. What I really enjoy about this ad from the January 1983 edition of Electronic Games Magazine is that, unlike many other ads of the time, it showed screenshots of the games. In an era of rough home video game graphics, Imagic demonstrated their prowess by their willingness to show what the game would look like.

Scan is from January 1983, Electronics Games Magazine, Page 16-17


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Vinvectrex has not only reviewed every game made for the Vectrex, but discovered a long lost game for the IBM Jr. and probably changed the history of Star Wars fandom.

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5 thoughts on “Bad News for Intellivision Owners?

  1. Atari Adventure Square says:

    Great scan, Vin.
    Microsurgeon is still one of my favorite games of all times.
    Gameplay, co-op possibility, graphics, concept, the doctor’s bill as score results (!) – it was the cure for VG blues.

    That page ad really sells Imagic’s superiority in terms of Intellivision outings.

  2. vinvectrex says:

    I always wanted to play Microsurgeon, but haven’t picked up a copy yet. I’ll have to see if I can find the TV commercial on youtube..

  3. mwentworth says:

    Demon Attack for the Inty looked great, and the boss stage was a grat addition, but oh man, the game was really buggy for me and messed up every time I was getting a great score. The Atari version looked pretty good too, the graphics had fine lines that glowed like vectors and of course the controls of the Atari were probably better suited to the game.

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