THE CLASSIC VIDEO GAME SYSTEM OF THE 1980s
Newsletter July 14, 2000
A few quick announcements from the world of INTELLIVISION: a party, a free song, new game trivia and the return of BurgerTime!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY INTELLIVISION!
Come to the Classic Gaming Expo in Las Vegas July 29 & 30 and help us celebrate Intellivision's 20th birthday! Meet THE BLUE SKY RANGERS - the original programmers! Preview INTELLIVISION ROCKS!, our upcoming collection of 25 classic Intellivision games! Take the VIDEO GAME KARAOKE challenge! Play and buy unreleased cartridges from the early 1980s: SEA BATTLE and SWORDFIGHT for Atari 2600 and STEAMROLLER for Colecovsion! Watch rare videos! And, of course, there'll be cake and balloons! Parrrrty!
For more info: http://www.intellivisionlives.com/news_cge00.shtml
People always ask us for BurgerTime. Unfortunately, due to licensing restrictions, we haven't been able to re-release the Intellivision version. But the next best thing is the REAL thing. The original arcade version of BurgerTime is featured on ARCADE'S GREATEST HITS: THE MIDWAY COLLECTION 2, now available on our website. If you liked the Intellivision version, you'll LOVE the arcade version - WE do. This is the version WE played for hours on end back in 1982 (research, of course) while the Intellivision cartridge was being developed. As a bonus, the other six games in this collection - Blaster, Joust 2, Moon Patrol, Splat, Spy Hunter & Tapper - are a lot of fun, too! For PlayStation.
For more info: http://www.makingit.com/bluesky/store/index.shtml
FREE SONG: "SURFING ON THIN ICE!"
To celebrate Intellivision's 20th birthday, world-famous game composer George "The Fat Man" Sanger (Loom, 7th Guest, Wing Commander) has revisited his very first game theme - the music for Intellivision's THIN ICE - and given it a new arrangement. At the beginning of "Surfing on Thin Ice" you hear an Intellivision playing the simple melody. Then the drums kick in and we're off on a rocking surf extravaganza!
Listen to the song in Real Audio or download the CD-quality MP3 file FREE at:
NEW WEB PAGES!
We've added new web pages packed with game histories, credits and trivia. The pages cover Mattel's M Network for Atari 2600, IBM PC and Apple II, plus Activision and Imagic's games for Intellivision. (The Activision and Imagic games will be included on our INTELLIVISION ROCKS! collection, available in October.)
Links to the new pages: http://www.makingit.com/bluesky/games/index.html
POST MY MUG!
Our thanks to all of you who've sent photos of yourself in your Intellivision caps! We enjoy seeing the photos and reading your comments. And did the rest of you know that everyone submitting pictures of themselves wearing an official Intellivision cap or t-shirt gets a free Intellivision Running Man button?
Check out the photos:
We hope to see you all in Las Vegas. But if not, we'll see you on the web!
Viva Las Vegas! Viva Intellivision!
THE BLUE SKY RANGERS
INTELLIVISION PRODUCTIONS, INC.
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