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Mattel Intellivision

The Intellivision - meaning 'intelligent television', was Matel's answer to the Atari 2600. Originally retailing at $299, approximatly 3 million Intellivisions were eventually sold.

Telegames Super Video Arcade

Sold by Sears. Featured detachable hand controllers.

Tandyvision One

Sold by Radio Shack. This was similar to the original Intellivision but with the gold plates replaced with more wood trim.

GTE SlyvaniaVision

GTE stores modified the labeling of the power and reset switches.

Intellivision 2

Mattel phased out the original master component. Intellivision II was restyled in light grey. It featured detachable hand controllers and an on/off light.


a.k.a. INTV Super Pro System or INTV Master System. The INTV Corporation sold these after liquidating. Like the original Intellivision but with an on off light.

Intellivision Specs

General Instruments CP1610:- 16bit processor @ 894 KHz


56-by-8-bit static RAM chip, used by the system so 147 bytes are left over for use by the game program.


GRAM has space for 64 program-defined 8 by 8 bit images


3 channel sound chip + noise generator chip


2 controller ports (some versions - undetachable)

Intellivision Peripherals and Accessories

System Changer module that enables Atari 2600 cart to be played on Intellivision 2. (No lawsuit appeared)

The infamous Keyboard. A trickle of Keyboard Components was made available to selected stores and offered by mail to consumers who complained.

Intellivision Games

The first Intellivision game programmed was Major League Baseball by David Rolfe in 1978.

There are 115 games in total. They were released by:
Mattel (51) ,INTV Corp. (21), Activision (7), Atari (3), Coleco (8), Dextell (2), Imagic (14), Interphase (2), Parker Brothers (6) Sega (1).

Chess, which included RAM in the cartridge, was the most expensive Intellivision cartridge.