Space Battle: The Mattel Intellivision and the First Console War (Steel Gear Press)
Friday, 19 January 2024

Mattel's Intellivision console rocketed into homes across the U.S. in the early 1980s and transformed video gaming. Jamie Lendino looks at how its arcade action and 16-bit system with the industry's first voice synthesis and controls unlike any other console were key to its success.

<ASIN:‎ 1957932112 >

Lendino charts Mattel's ill-fated foray into Intelligent Television. He examines the system's surprise history; reviews more than 60 of its most dynamic and groundbreaking games; and explores how its legacy continues today in new titles, updated hardware, and a thriving enthusiast community collecting and modding the system in ways Mattel never could have imagined.

Author: Jamie Lendino
Publisher: Steel Gear Press
Date: January 2024
Pages: 284
ISBN: 978-1957932118
Print: ‎ 1957932112
Kindle: ‎ B0CRGD18H7
Audience: Mattel enthusiasts
Level: Introductory
Category: History and Graphics & Games


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