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  • Summary: Relive the 80?s with Intellivision Lives! Over 60 classic Intellivision games available all in one package. Your all-time favorite games like Baseball, Astrosmash, Space Battle and more! A library of over 60 classic Intellivision games; Historical information and fun facts about the games, including interviews with the original Intellivision developers; View original Intellivision commercials and archival footage! All games optimized for the DUALSHOCK2 analog controller; Exclusive unreleased games: Hardhat, Brickout and Deep Pockets for the PlayStation 2. [Crave] Expand
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 15
  2. Negative: 2 out of 15
  1. The appeal of Intellivision Lives! is greater for those who were there the first time around, but with an '80s-style price tag of only $20, this is an absolute must-buy. [Feb 2004, p.38]
  2. For about the price of a DVD offering a flashback look at classic gaming, you’re getting the story of the company, told by the people who were there, and then you can experience their handiwork.
  3. There are so many fun games that it’s hard to stop playing. If you happen to run into a game you don’t like, no big deal – just move on to the next.
  4. 60
    Wisely priced at 20 bucks, and its historical info alone makes it a must for anyone with an interest in video-game lore, but not one of the included games is anything more than a mild curiosity.
  5. 60
    The amount of games and the retrospective elements: good. The horrible controls: extremely bad.
  6. While its bonus features (interviews, commercials, etc.) and interface far outclass those in "Midway Arcade Treasures" the 60+ Intellivision titles in this compilation lack a single breakthrough star of the caliber of a "Joust" or "Robotron 2084."
  7. 40
    The game tries to adapt the various keypad functions, and you can use an on-screen virtual Intellivision paddle, but neither works as well as the original hardwired controllers did.

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  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
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  3. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. RodrigoG.
    Dec 2, 2003
    Intellivision is back!
  2. MelvinH.
    Aug 15, 2004
    A well-done trip down memory lane for me, as I was an Intellivision fan for a long time (still am!). Controller issues are a problem--imagine driving your car with a PS2 joystick controller--and some games require either two players or the use of the phone keypad onscreen. Biggest wish: Some way to update the games, either completing the revisions (I.e. Basketball III) or making it somewhat more realistic (i.e. five-a-side basketball or more players or allowing rule changes). Overall, however, if you like retro-gaming, this is worth the price no matter the platform. Expand
  3. AlS.
    Dec 14, 2003
    Only for Intellivision Fans. I'm one, but after playing some of these games again, man do I feel old. Anyone who didn't play intellivision won't get the appeal. Although Utopia is still one of the best. Expand
  4. KnightFire
    Nov 7, 2004
    I'm a huge fan of the Intellivision, and even owned one as a teen, but this is such a poor port of the system to the PS2 that I can't recommend it to anyone but a collector. I nor my 4 years son enjoyed this title - so sad :-( Expand