Intellivision History
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Intellivision History

The first idea for the IntelliVision came about in 1976. Mattel Electronics Decided that there was no market for it and shelved the idea. The idea was preposed again in 1978, and this time it was given the go ahead. IntelliVision was test marketed in Fresno CA, and did very well in 1979. It was released nationally in 1980 and did great. In 1982 the IntelliVision II was released with a new look. It was the only major change. In 1983 work started on the IntelliVision III, promising new and better graphics, and the ability to play the old games as well. Also secretly work on the IntelliVison IV was started. A whole new system that would give IntelliVision new life. IntelliVision III (The Intellivision III looked just like the Intellivision I) was shelved in late 1983. When the Video game market crashed in 1984, Mattel Electronics closed its doors, and the IntelliVision IIII project died with it. Some programers and designers bought the rights to IntelliVision, and started selling games in 1985 as INTV Corp. They sold games and produced new ones until they closed their doors in 1991, from bankruptcy.

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Picture Description

Top Right:
The Intellivision I System the Later Intellivision III system looked just Like This One.
Bottom Right:
The Intellivision II System There were two differences Outside Power Cable and New Smaller Design.

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