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Parker Bros. for Intellivision



PARKER BROTHERS FOR INTELLIVISION

Parker Brothers, famous for their board and card games since 1883, entered the electronic age in 1977 with Code Name: Sector a tabletop submarine-hunt game. A series of successful handhelds followed, including the 6-games-in-1 hit Merlin.

In 1983 they announced they would enter the video game market with a full slate for the Atari consoles and computers, Intellivision and ColecoVision, the Commodore computers, the Texas Instruments TI99/4A and the IBM PC.

Despite owning some of the best known titles in the business, including Monopoly, Clue and Risk, Parker Brothers did not use any of their own properties as the basis for their video games, except for announced versions of Risk for Atari 5200 and Atari computers. Instead, they licensed hit arcade games - including Frogger and Q*bert - and top-grossing movies - including Star Wars and James Bond. They spent a fortune outbidding Atari, Mattel and Coleco for the properties they obtained.

While they did release a number of titles on several platforms, most of the games they announced went unfinished as the video game industry collapsed in late 1983.

Following the crash, General Mills (owner of Parker Brothers since 1968), dumped the company. It bounced through a couple of other owners before winding up as a part of Hasbro in 1991.

Under Hasbro, Parker Brothers finally capitalized on their own properties, releasing versions of their most famous board games for various video game and computer systems.


Frogger

INTELLIVISION CARTRIDGE [PARKER BROS. #6300]
Under license from Sega Enterprises, Inc.

Learn more about the original arcade game here.

CATALOG DESCRIPTION
Based on the popular Arcade Game from Sega.

Life isn't all lazy days and lily pads for a frog - it abounds with dangers. Guide your frantic frog home to safety in a madcap dash across a busy highway and a treacherous river. Fast and furious action is guaranteed to keep things hopping. 1 or 2 players.

DEVELOPMENT HISTORY
Parker Brothers
also released Frogger for Atari 2600, Atari 5200, Atari 400/800/600XL, ColecoVision, Commodore Vic 20, Commodore 64 and TI99/4A.


G.I. Joe: Cobra Strike

INTELLIVISION CARTRIDGE [PARKER BROS. #6920, unreleased]
Under license from Hasbro

CATALOG DESCRIPTION
This fast-action game features exciting game graphics! In a nearly impossible mission, G.I. Joe takes on the archenemy - a giant COBRA snake that looks over the G.I. Joe base. Different game variations let you command COBRA's attack or defend the G.I. Joe camp. 1, 2, or 3 players.

DEVELOPMENT HISTORY
Although this game came out for Atari 2600, the Intellivision version was never released. The design of the game is unrelated to the G.I. Joe arcade game released by Konami.


James Bond 007

INTELLIVISION CARTRIDGE [PARKER BROS. #6110, unreleased]
Based on characters licensed from Eon Productions Ltd./Glidrose Publications, Ltd.

CATALOG DESCRIPTION
Based on the daring train sequence from the James Bond adventure "Octopussy." Take the train ride of your life with Agent 007 in this fast-moving action video adventure. A deadly knife-thrower and some trigger happy gunmen are on the heels as you battle across the top of a speeding train. Think fast - and act even faster - as you try to avoid their attacks without being knocked off the train. 1 or 2 players.

DEVELOPMENT HISTORY
Although the game came out for Atari 2600, the Intellivision version was never released. The packaging for the released Atari version varies from the shown Intellivision mockup. The artwork is different and "as seen in Octopussy" is added under the title.


Lord of the Rings: Journey to Rivendell

INTELLIVISION CARTRIDGE [PARKER BROS. #6950, unreleased]
Under license from The Saul Zaentz Co. and Tolkien Enterprises, a division of Elan Merchandising, Inc.

CATALOG DESCRIPTION
THE LORD OF THE RINGS, JOURNEY TO RIVENDELL is a new adventure game based on the fantasy novels by J.R.R. Tolkien. Relive the adventures of Frodo as he travels from his home in the Shire to Rivendell. You'll face constant choices as you journey through Middle Earth, trying to avoid the Black Riders. Use the unique map to pinpoint your location as you move through more than 2000 exciting screens. 1 player.


Popeye

INTELLIVISION CARTRIDGE [PARKER BROS. #6370]
Based on the Nintendo of America, Inc. arcade game featuring characters licensed from King Features Syndicate, Inc.

Learn more about the original arcade game here.

CATALOG DESCRIPTION
Climb aboard and join Popeye as you race him through a crazy maze in pursuit of Olive Oyl's falling hearts. The more hearts you help him catch, the higher your score. Of course, it won't be easy with Brutus and the Sea Hag around! Lead Popeye to his spinach in time and it's curtains for this pesky pair. If not - it's into the briny deep for this sailor! A fast and fun game for all ages! 1 or 2 players.

DEVELOPMENT HISTORY
This game was also released for Atari 2600, Atari 5200 and ColecoVision.


Q*bert

INTELLIVISION CARTRIDGE [PARKER BROS. #6360]
Under license from D. Gottlieb & Co.

Learn more about the original arcade game here.

CATALOG DESCRIPTION
All the action and excitement of the popular arcade game are here! Hop Q*bert up and down a pyramid of cubes, changing colors on each of the cube tops. When they're all the same color, Q*bert moves to a new - and more difficult - pyramid. But strange characters want to stop Q*bert from his fanciful mission. You'll have to do some fast hopping in this quick and "quasy" game! 1 or 2 players.

DEVELOPMENT HISTORY
Parker Brothers
also released Q*bert for Atari 2600, Atari 5200, Atari 400/800/600XL, ColecoVision, Commodore Vic 20, Commodore 64 and TI99/4A.


Reactor

INTELLIVISION CARTRIDGE [PARKER BROS. #6330, unreleased]
Under license from D. Gottlieb & Co.

Learn more about the original arcade game here.

CATALOG DESCRIPTION
You're trapped inside a nuclear reactor! It's nearing melt-down, and it's core is expanding. The only hope is to blast the control rods with nuclear particles and force the reactor's core to shrink. If you're not careful, you may be rammed by other particles and destroyed! 1 or 2 players.

DEVELOPMENT HISTORY
Although this game came out for Atari 2600, the Intellivision version was never released.


Spider-Man

INTELLIVISION CARTRIDGE [PARKER BROS. #6900, unreleased]
Used under license from Marvel Comics Group, a division of Candence Industries Corporation

CATALOG DESCRIPTION
Join forces with SPIDER-MAN in this action-packed adventure game! You'll come face to face with THE GREEN GOBLIN's sly band of criminals as they try to stop you from completing your mission. There's even the GREEN GOBLIN himself to contend with! 1 or 2 players.

DEVELOPMENT HISTORY
Although this game came out for Atari 2600, the Intellivision version was never released. The design of the game is unrelated to the Spider-Man arcade game released by Sega.


Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back

INTELLIVISION CARTRIDGE [PARKER BROS. #6050]
Used under license from Lucasfilm Ltd.

CATALOG DESCRIPTION
Based on the classic scene from THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK, you battle gigantic IMPERIAL WALKERS on the ICE PLANET HOTH. Quick reflexes and nerves of steel are needed to halt the WALKERS before they blow up the power generator at the Rebel base. 1 or 2 players.

DEVELOPMENT HISTORY
This game was also released for Atari 2600 and Atari 5200.


Star Wars
Return of the Jedi
Death Star Battle

INTELLIVISION CARTRIDGE [PARKER BROS. #6060, unreleased]
Used under license from Lucasfilm Ltd.

CATALOG DESCRIPTION
Relive the exciting exploits of LANDO CALRISSIAN in this fast-action game based on scenes from RETURN OF THE JEDI. The DEATH STAR, once destroyed, is now being rebuilt by the Imperial forces. As pilot of the MILLENNIUM FALCON, you must maneuver your way through the enemy's moving force field and destroy the DEATH STAR - this time for good! But TIE INTERCEPTORS pursue you from every angle and try to shoot you down. You'll need split-second timing to avoid danger and accomplish your mission. 1 or 2 players.

DEVELOPMENT HISTORY
Although this game came out for Atari 2600 and Atari 5200, the Intellivision version was never released.


Star Wars
Return of the Jedi
Ewok Adventure

INTELLIVISION CARTRIDGE [PARKER BROS. #6065, unreleased]
Used under license from Lucasfilm Ltd.

CATALOG DESCRIPTION
You take the role of an EWOK in this thrilling game based on scenes from RETURN OF THE JEDI. Now a member of the Rebel cause, you must hang glide over dangerous territory in order to reach the Imperial shield generator. Your mission: to blow it apart! But as you swoop through the forest, IMPERIAL STORMTROOPERS, AT-ST's and BIKER SCOUTS will try to shoot you down. Hurl rocks at the enemy as you avoid their fire and close in on the shield generator. 1 or 2 players.

DEVELOPMENT HISTORY
In the mockup cover shown from the catalog, the game had not yet been named. It is identified as "Game I."


Star Wars: Jedi Arena

INTELLIVISION CARTRIDGE [PARKER BROS. #6000, unreleased]
Used under license from Lucasfilm Ltd.

CATALOG DESCRIPTION
Find out what it takes to become a JEDI MASTER in this exciting video game based on scenes from STAR WARS. You control the LIGHTSABER that guides the SEEKER's attack. With it, try to penetrate the opponent's defenses. Play alone or in head-to-head competition. 1 or 2 players.

DEVELOPMENT HISTORY
Although this game came out for Atari 2600, the Intellivision version was never released.


Strawberry Shortcake Musical Matchups

INTELLIVISION CARTRIDGE [PARKER BROS. #6910, unreleased]
Used under license from American Greetings Company

CATALOG DESCRIPTION
Strawberry Shortcake and her friends come to life in this delightful video game. You'll mix and match various parts of the Strawberryland characters to create whimsical animation and music. Combines learning skills with light-hearted entertainment, making this a fine video game for little girls. 1 player.

DEVELOPMENT HISTORY
Although this game came out for Atari 2600, the Intellivision version was never released.


Super Cobra

INTELLIVISION CARTRIDGE [PARKER BROS. #6320]
Used under license from Konami Industry Co.

Learn more about the original arcade game here.

CATALOG DESCRIPTION
Set off on a high flying, dangerous gunship mission to destroy the enemy's base. Fly your helicopters through mazes, caves, and cities filled with tall buildings. The enemy tries to shoot your helicopter down with missiles, tanks, meteors, and even flying saucers! 1 or 2 players.

DEVELOPMENT HISTORY
This game was also released for Atari 2600, Atari 5200 and ColecoVision.


Tutankham

INTELLIVISION CARTRIDGE [PARKER BROS. #6340]
Used under license from Konami Industry Co.

Learn more about the original arcade game here.

CATALOG DESCRIPTION
Wander King Tut's tomb in search of fabulous treasure! Keys are used to unlock the passageways to the treasure. But snakes, griffins, and beetles will guard the tomb at all costs. With lasers and flash bombs, try to defeat these protectors of the tomb and escape with the loot. 1 or 2 players.

DEVELOPMENT HISTORY
This game was also released for Atari 2600 and ColecoVision.



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